Hello All.Like many others I find myself out of work for the first time and am looking at ventures new.
As many of you know, neighbours in Italy can be marvellous.As I have recently had a lawn sown, 120 bay laurel trees and various other plants planted, my worry was how to water them now they are young and in the coming hot summer months.
A few pictures of the town of Barga from where my family emigrated in the early 1900's.
Unfortunately yes Lisa,In order to get going I need to have guests who hopefully will have a nice time and recommend it to their friends....................
Thanks guys.A friend has now mentioned Intasure so I will give them a ring about third party insurance. Better safe than sorry as you say!
Thanks Fillide. She has since sent another email and she gets even more frightening. Perhaps insisting that they have full travel insurance and getting them to sign an ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM may be an answer.
Well, I had a visit yesterday from my procuratore and his wife who came to deliver a letter for me which was sent to them. He was looking rather tired and slow so I thought best not to burden him with my problems again. But as chance would have it the subject of the geometra bill did come up so I mentioned the land as well. It was like a red rag to a bull and suddenly he was his old animated self again, shouting and waving his arms everywhere. He assured me he would be talking to the geometra, especially about the terreno as he thought the caparra should not be a block as so much time had passed. He also added that all these problems kept him active and alert. Who would have thought? I will keep you posted...........
Thank you all for your enlightening responses. Unfortunately I do not have a copy of the contract which I assume is still with the geometra. The contract was signed by my procuratore who is now 83 and has aged somewhat recently so I do not feel I can worry him about this now. I think I will try to "mark my territory" so to speak and see what happens. Just to complicate things even more the original buyer, in order to accommodate one of the other vendors, agreed to them having a piece of my land which adjoined their house. Even though the sale was not finalized they have landscaped this piece of land and it is now part of their garden. I suppose they did it in good faith but I will have to talk to them now which will not be a pleasant experience I'm sure. I have a feeling I may never get to the bottom of this as this is Italy but might get a pleasant surprise if some cash ever does come through. I could do with it as said geometra recently handed me another bill for €18.500 which was a bit of a shock as I had already paid him €30.000 after I bought my house. But that, I'm sure, is another story.......................................................
Normally there are four productions a season in Lecce which usually runs from January-March. The performances take place in the beautiful Teatro Politeama Greco which is on the Viale XXV Luglio. The season is often announced quite late, Nov-Dec, so keep checking the net for details.
Thanks guys, now I know. My procuratore paid so many bills I lost count and assumed one must have been ICI. I filled out the forms for the new tassa di rifiuti and I believe they will send me the bill for that.
Oh yes! I've just got a red bill from the comune for ICI 2008 which is for over €1000 and includes interest owed even though this is the first time they have sent the bill. I now fear one arriving for 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!