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Possible ban on small domestic appliances in the EU. Any thoughts?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:23

Another photo pasting attemptI hope it works12th century fortress  - 16th century church - near Piegaro, PG Umbria

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:17

Just Curious....I am curious what are the oldest properties owned by posters here. We have purchased a very old property which is "chained" / vincolati .

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 20:55

Disposal of garden debris? Does anyone have advice for disposing of 50++ years of ivy, trees and undergrowth in a roofless building?

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 18:23

I have been having trouble logging in. I asked for a password reset and found that my user name had been changed. It's now my usual name ..."+c". I did not make or request this change. Has this occurred for anyone else?

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 19:45

Hello, I was a sometimes user of the Forum. I found a lot of the information shared very useful.I live in New York City. I work on Broadway as a theatre electrician.

Wed, 05/20/2009 - 10:52

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Fri, 01/26/2018 - 15:46

Hi Sue, once you are in contact with the Belli Arti everything will change. You can lose the decision making about your own home. So, think before contacting them. Personally I would do your floor work first. Can you get any information about the restowork of 20 years ago? Again, best wishes.

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:12

We have a medieval period home too. Our house was partly a deconsecrated church so we have been heavily regulated by the Belli Arte comission. Are you working with a geometra or on your own? I honestly don’t know the answer to your question. If you are doing the floor work yourself, perhaps you can sneak by without notice.
Good luck with your project.

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:29

Hi Lisa, it’s so good to make contact. It’s not my heritage but I have learned Italian pretty well. I’m learning more every day.I bought a vacation home with British cousins 11 years ago. In 2013 my partner Stewart and I started looking for a project to restore and we found our home in Oro.Both properties are in the same area. Oro is much closer to services. The vacation home is further up a mountain road. I do want to get Elective Residency. I’m also working on an Irish Passport from my Grandfather’s heredity.Interesting you decide what your items are worth. We are keen thrift store shoppers. Everything we will take is old and bought for a fraction of its original retail value.Did your movers give you a list to fill out of values you declared?In Italy too we spend much of our time shopping at mercatini and with a couple of friends who are sellers of old stuff. I’m on Facebook if you do that.Jane Masterson A dopo e grazie,Jane

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 09:45

Thanks so much for your reply!my main question now is - who or what decides what is the value of an item to then charge the 10%?I”ve got a mover involved. We were proceeding assuming I had already achieved Residency.I’m trying to decide if I should wait a few months or go forward and risk paying duty fees. If they are comprabile to the costs of an extra trip to Italy just to deal with the documentation procedure it might be worth it. where in the US are you?our Italian home is in Oro, the first little hamlet up from Tavernelle at the Est exit from the new highway. I do know MAFF. The Ferramenta right in Tavernelle is good also. very best,Jane

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:32

Hi Lisa, we are sort of neighbors. Our house in the other side of hills near Tavernelle.we live in NY. I’m currently arranging a container shipment. I am about to apply for Elective Residency. I have everything I need except patience.i had started the shipment scheduling when I learned how long the application would take. I’m considering paying the duty fees.how were your fees calculated? All our belongings are old/ used. A few pieces of furniture, boxes of books, fabrics, household goods. I’d love to see some documentation on how the charges are levied. Who decides what something is worth. any advice from your experience would be appreciated.thanks,jane

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:32

I'm going back to the stove top rack I grew up with.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:07

Some articles refer to a pending ban on toasters and hair dryers as well.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:25

Thanks!now the church has been cleared out it will have to wait for another phase of work. First we are doing he roof on the rectory. Fingers crossed we'll be starting in October.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:33

Sadly you cannot hit two buttons on an iPad, although we do have other nifty options for copying and pasting.as I mentioned above, I happily copied 3 photos which I pasted and they transferred beautifully but  do not show up after closing and reopening the Italy Mag site.its a bummer. I'd love to show you our project.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:44

I am using an iPad and the Italy Mag site doesn't behave well on mobile devices. When posting the screen jumps and wiggles about. There is no option for adding photos as a part of a conversation. Starting a fresh subject didn't work either. I've had the same issue on 2 different devices.The copy and paste method works at first, image posted nicely, but it is not there when opening the page again.