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Hello all,

I wondered if anyone might be able to help with registering with a GP in around the Modica area.

I have had Italian residency for 7 years and have had an Italian passport since birth, I'm 60 years old and don't work.

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 18:42

Hello all,

Can anyone help regarding contacting Enel?

Tue, 11/08/2022 - 16:12

Hello all,

I wondered if anyone might be able to throw some light on travelling requirements into Sicily?

I'm travelling to Sicily from the UK and perplexed regarding the entry rules.

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 12:46


I wondered if anybody could help with getting a GP - family doctor... when i inquired in Modica at the polyambulatorio office, they said that

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:08

Hi, can anyone help with leasing a small city car around the Ragusa area in Sicily for a couple of years?


Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:19

Hi All, anyone have any tips on car leasing in Siicly? I'm a UK born Italian passport holder, home owner in Scicli with elective residency  - I travel their several times a year and looking at not having to hire a car.thanskmichael

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 04:20

Hi, I need to get a company out to unblock my loo - i think someoe may have put saniatry towels or wetwipes dow there. Doea anyone know of any comopanies and how much this might  cost? I'm based near Scicli - Modica. Thanks

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 16:09

Hi, I'm refurbing a bouse neae to samperi-scicli and am at the furniture stage:Does any one know where I can buy mid century danish 60s 70s sofas tables or around scicli?

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:01

I'm looking to purchase a cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer in Sicily. Does anyone know of an equivalent company such as UK based kitchen appliances supplier, AO, or Curry's......?thanks  

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 18:11

Hello everyone!  I'm doing some refurb works, nothing too huge, on my single storey house between Scicli and sampieri and am trying to decide whether to install metal security bars in the windows.

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 10:50

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Mon, 05/29/2023 - 03:41


Thanks for your reply.

Your comments, 'consider seeking profession l guidance' and 'there are reputable services' - who exactly do you mean?

Do you know where or who I contact for professional guidance and do you know the reputable services that provide support?

Can you offer help with this?

I don't have a business plan, hence not need for help there.

Sun, 05/28/2023 - 03:15

Thank you for your reply!

I will ask the young people who live me for help!!

Actually, I'm very computer literate and have visited the polyambulatorio in Modica but they seem to offer very contradicting responses, they are not very concise in all manners.

I don't find on-line procedures confusing so if you have any on-line procedures that you think might help, then please do send me them.

btw, I'm fluent in pure Italian


Thanks again

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 03:58

Thanks Ugo for your help.


Wed, 11/09/2022 - 03:57

Thanks Ugo for your help.


Tue, 12/07/2021 - 06:39

Thanks for the advise - great idea to photocopy docs....

just as a matter of interest why do you think photocopying passports?

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 16:14

Thanks so much for your reply - I do have the NHS App but I have elderly relatives flying with me who don't have iPhones.


Fri, 10/08/2021 - 09:46

I'm just interested in what is the main difference between an elective residency or a tax residence - does it mean you can have an elective residency whilst not earning income in Italy?

And if you do start to earn income in Italy do you have th then change the elective to a tax residency?

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 04:06

Thanks Modicasa - I don't understand that,  I'll have to pay the  health insurance for 5 years 

(what happens after that -don't I need to pay it anymore?)

Also I have Italian residency but UK domicile - however, if I changed that to Italian 

domicile then surely I could get a GP....

Also does that mean that all Italians that have a GP, all have contributed to tax and have a

contract of employment? otherwise that would suggest that many are without health care...

It feels quite unclear - as a pure example - if an Italian who's worked in UK, paid UK taxes 

for X amount of years, decides to return to Italy and not yet of age for UK pension, then 

how does that person access health care?

Also, as you mentioned -private health insurance from 370 euro means tested is a fee to

get a GP and health care - NOT private care as it is in UK,such as Bupa?

Is this an actual law or is it decided by each ASL department? 

If that is the case, then I may as well use my annual travel insurance which covers me for

accident and emergency.....

Presumably when pension time arrives,UK state pensions are allowed to be paid in Italy?


Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:30

I agree  -  you need to check that it is all above board - 'The Italian way' when buying property isn't really ideal.

The problem is that you leave yourself open to potential issues - particularly if there are debts' to the property - also you would have no comeback for any pitfalls  because 'the Italian way' says that if you didn't check before completing, then it is your problem....

it's highly subjective I know, the excitement of buying a property but really think it through - I would ask - why is the vendor hesitant? the practice of property ownership nowadays in Italy is pretty much as it is anywhere in the western world - you need to know what you are buying....

I would tell the seller your concern and say that you are prepared to walk away if your needs are not met -see what he says  - the market in italy isn't great at the moment - if the seller refuses, there has to be reason why -I know many people who've bought property in italy and they have all had everything in order.

You ready need to see the cadastral document and a survey (which has to be translated into English)

I'd highly recommend you use a geometra and surveyor from another area -maybe ask around.

As lovely as the property might be, there is a plethora of stock around at the moment....

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 17:01

I would without question have the deed of sale, on there day of completion, at the Notario's office, translated so that you are totally clear of what you are buying -

It is completely within your rights to do so, and you should be sent a copy of  the deeds of sale prior to the final exchange - any seller should be compliant with this - if not, there has to be a reason why...

The day of completion the Notary office can take more than a couple of hours -this is usual practice - I assume you've had a survey for the property......

Would you buy a property in the UK

 when the lawyer and seller only speak Italian....?