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I have tried to contribute, I have taken advice, I have given (hopefully) advice, I have tried to generate discussion, I have now given up, good luck to the rest of ya !S

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 17:27

Does anybody know more about this ?SReform of Italy: "40 provinces, 10 metropolitan areas"Rome - More than half of the Italian provinces are going to be cut and 10 metropolitan areas introduced.

Sat, 07/21/2012 - 11:25

How bad can life be..........desperate.........Ancona - Two illegal immigrants have been found dead, one almost dead and two in a coma on the Superfast ferry from Greece. The ferry docked at Ancona this afternoon at around 5.30 pm (CET).

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 03:44

Can anyone explain in simple terms, where all these BILLIONS of euros actually go? We now have Cyprus saying 'Can we have some?' This is the 5th eurozone country so far to say this..............Will I recieve a few hundred grand soon? S

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 15:31

We have just returned from a driving trip (slog!!) to the UK, and on the way back, we booked into a BARGAIN IBIS hotel in 'Grandate'.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 11:47

I KNOW WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE...........Is anybody getting UK TV (and maybe SKY) here in central Italy OTHER THAN via the Internet ?If so............please let me know howThanks in advance,S

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 16:52

Afetr 4 years of 'bliss' (!?!) here in Le Marche, I recently took my four year old car for it's first revisione. A few hours later, I got back the paperwork, with an appropriate stamp.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 11:46

I know we've been here before but...........Italian tax men blitz the chic in ski resort raids Italian tax agents donned skis, gloves and goggles to launch an unusual blitz in the chic ski resort of Courmayeur, two months after a similar raid on

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 02:05

I have seen that the Italian Government is eliminating some public holidays in 2012 and/or moving those that occur mid-week to a Sunday.Does anyone have a link reflecting whether or not this has been officially confirmed ?Thanks in advance,S

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 05:56

Whilst snowed in here in Penna San Giovanni, I was looking for some bright spots in the financial world.

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 02:08

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Sun, 10/21/2012 - 14:57

This tax malarkie is a right nuisance ! " taxed in the UK if other government pensions are also taxed" What actually, are OTHER GOVERNMENT pensions ? I want (yes want !) to pay whatever taxes we should pay, but these commercialiste seem to be a law unto themselves, if they are wrong 'we' pay all ways ? S

Sat, 10/20/2012 - 05:40

Mick chick...........I'll be intrigued at the responses,..does one HAVE to be resident 'somewhere' ? S

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 15:12

Whilst we are not in the same position as yourselves.............. I have always commented that I see little reason/benefit to be a resident here(we are by the way).....what benefits there are............minimal allowance on utilities, you save a bit on taxes when buying a property, but....... apart from the 'legal' position...........I'm not sure S

Answer to: change overs
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 10:19

I have no idea what one should pay, I suggested €100-€150............as an answer to Lucy and Gerry's question.......... I thought that they were after a number as a guideline ? S

Answer to: change overs
Thu, 10/18/2012 - 08:50

I just think the whole effort, cost and responsibility deserves at least €100...........and then there are bound to be hiccups ! We saw someone waiting for an arrival at 10pm on one night.............the arrivals had got lost ! €150 seems reasonable............. Good luck to those who do this ! S

Answer to: change overs
Thu, 10/18/2012 - 07:53

If you assume 6 hrs.............4 hrs clean etc, 1 hr 'attendance' - travel,  waiting, meet & greet, cost of laundry, etc, I can certainly see €100 being eaten into very quickly.............on top of this, there will be other unknown issues & costs. S

Answer to: change overs
Thu, 10/18/2012 - 05:52

I would GUESS at about €100-€150 sounds about right, assume €50 per bedroom, the laundry, the cleaning and the meeting the greeting ? €200 sounds too much for an apartment, €100 sounds too little to get a proper job done? There may well be such a service provided by one or more of the forum users... Good Luck, S

Answer to: Electricity
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 14:58

We have everything on 6Kw..........pool pump, electric toaster, etc etc...no probs Here is an interesting link: http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/howmuch.html May not be useful to all but play around with it ........ S

Answer to: UK Food Delivery
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 10:07

gambas piri piri is reet good ! S

Answer to: UK Food Delivery
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 14:23

Eels....................give me a pork pie anyday !! S