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I've been without hauling capability since I moved to Italy from the US for two years.  I have FINALLY found a vehicle that is perfect, at an excellent price.  Unfortunately, it is registered as a commercial vehicle.  Our insurance agent pointed o

Thu, 01/07/2010 - 14:03

Hi, we are trying to liquidate some antique jewelry and gold from an uncle's estate.  One of the items is a platinum ring with a very nice, large diamond.  We are wary of taking these items to just any jeweler.  Does anyone have a recommendation f

Wed, 11/25/2009 - 08:11

Ok, been here a year and a half and STILL haven't found a shoe repair shop!!!  I ask locals, no one knows of any or tell us about shops that are now closed.  Do Italians just throw away old shoes and get new ones?  I'm looking for repair around Am

Fri, 05/29/2009 - 05:22

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Fri, 01/08/2010 - 10:14

  Hi Penny!  Thanks for your response. I am willing to pay some amount for changing the title, as the price being quoted on the vehicle is well below book value, mostly because the vehicle is involved in an estate for a  deceased UK citizen who had residence here in Italy.  His family just want to sell the vehicle and all reside in the UK.  I haven't been able to get anyone, including auto scolas, to answer how long and how much.  Everyone says they will research it and call me back.  Of course, I never hear from them again.  Anyway, may have to give it up.  The vehicle is a lovely Nissan Cabstar, 3.5t dumper.  As I am doing lots of landscaping, the ability to haul stone and other landscaping materials is a major plus for this vehicle. Also, I do woodworking and would like to be able to haul larger dimension wood.  Our Renault Clio just doesn't do the trick.  I will pursue this a bit longer and then will probably need to look for a smaller truck, which will, alas, be very limited on amounts of stone I can haul.   Regarding the driver's license, my husband and I both have our Italian patente and passed the exam on 1st go. 

Tue, 08/25/2009 - 04:49

Thanks for your common sense evaulation, Al.  Predicting earthquakes is impossible.  And even if the powers that be were concerned that a larger earthquake was imminent, there was no predicting when it would happen.  As well, most people would have chosen to stay in their homes rather than evacuate.   After living in California, I know how the locals adapt to the constant tremors!!    

Answer to: New Earth Tremor
Tue, 06/23/2009 - 11:36

I have felt minor tremors for a few days, but the one last night first one to recall the April series.  It seems Gran Sasso activity is picking up.

Answer to: Shoe Repair??
Sun, 05/31/2009 - 16:33

Thanks everybody!!  I now have some options!!  My boots appreciate it, too!!!