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I am waiting to go into Santa Chiara hospital for a gyny operation.  Has anyone been there and can they give me some advice?

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:28

Can anyone help me with information on Santa Chiara Hospital, Pisa.

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 14:20

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Thu, 11/01/2018 - 17:44

We live in central Tuscany in a village called Orciatico close to Voltera.  Very cheap propeties and very cheap to live

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 13:25

Hi/  My apartment is called Cristina and has a page on fb Apartment Cristina.  On this page you can see some pics of the inside of the apartment. Apartment Cristina  is located in the old medieval village of Orciatico, which lies in the hills, 16 km from Volterra and in the centre of an area in which lie the most important art cities of Tuscany, such as Pisa, Florence, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano and only 40 km from the coast.  The village is surrounded by forests and is the starting point for walks or bike rides in unspoiled countryside which is also rich in ruins from the past.  The village has two grocery shops, bar, restaurant and ATM machine.  All main supermarkets are 20 to 30 minutes away. FREE INTERNET NOW AVAILABLE JUST ACROSS THE ROAD IN THE LOCAL BAR.  The apartment  will accommodate up to 4 people.  FULL GAS CENTRAL HEATING.  Fully equipped kitchen and sitting area with microwave, toaster, kettle, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery, coffee machine.  4 ring gas hob and electric oven.   Dining table and chairs, TV/DVD player. Washing machine, ironing board and iron. Sofa bed,  Double bedroom with double wardrobes and drawers and electric fan. Fully fitted bathroom with shower, bidet and hairdrier.If you think you are interested please contact me again and we can chat about things.

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:25

Hello.  I have a beautiful little apartment here in the centre of Tuscany which I rent out if you are interested.  We would be available to help and advise you on any problems you might have

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:55

You cannot keep a right hand drive car for more than one year in Italy.  Insurance is very expensive and the Italian system works on a 14 years no claim bonus situation which starts from year l when you come here. They will not accept uk bonus here at all. 

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:31

Hi. Healthcare here is not a problem and once your are resident it is completely free.  At the moment conversion to euro is great so now would be the time to invest.  Driving is easy.  I am almost 70 and have no problems at all.

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 14:15

Hello.  We retired to Tuscany four years ago, after having lost absolutely everything in the U.K thanks to the recession.  Property here is not expensive and the cost of living  very cheap.  We live in a small medieval hillside village called Orciatico, which is in the Commune of Lajatico, home to Andrea Bocelli.  Life here is wonderful and the people very friendly and welcoming.  It is possible to buy a small one bedroom apartment here for less than 80,000 EURO, usually fully furnished and with central heating.  We too thought it would be impossibly expensive to live in this area but were very pleasantly surprised.  I even managed to buy another apartment to rent out and this brings in a little extra income over and above our U.K state pension. If you wish to try out this area I would be very happy to rent out the apartment to you so that you could look around.  We are only one hour from Pisa, Florence, Siena and the coast.  Very central location and many tourists come back time and time again.