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If you are pondering the safety of house prices in Italy this article in The Money Spy might give you some encouragement....

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 13:00

Has anyone had any experience with the Lycee in Florence to relate please?  The dilemma with further education for an 11 year old boy looms.  Already fluent in Italian it would certainly be a great asset for him to go to a French school.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 09:49
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 08:47

I have a domestic emergency which can only be solved by going to the Marmite shop in Rome. Can anyone kindly direct me there please.Thanks

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 07:10
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 07:07

Just out of interest are there any Scottish reeling clubs operating out there? I'm starting one in Umbertide where there seem to be a few enthusiasts and others willing to have a go.

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 07:50

The Beeb site has an article on exceptional glacial melting going on right now making the 2012 records show that something really different is under way.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 07:42

The Perseids appear to come from the direction of the Persius constellation so if you look generally North or better still point your i-Pad you'll get there. There are also a few from Delta Aquarid which come across from the South I think.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 08:46

The local comune recently started a purge on stranieri who had not got an 'agibilita' for their property. Large fines were being dished out so we started to get organised.

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 10:01

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Fri, 09/13/2013 - 03:09

Hi Maggie,   We are hoping to sell our Toyota RAV4 (€12,000 if anyone is interested) so we might well be interested in your car offer.  I'm near Preggio/Umbertide.Would you mind emailing me on heatingitaly(at) - thanks.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 06:40

If you have internet of some sort and need a source of material for 4 year old and everybody else, then you might consider buying a little box called Apple TV.  I hate to say this about a company that is so 'not open source' but this works really well and you can watch loads of free movies and clips and educational stuff too.

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 05:44

... there was also the bit about the red dotted projection line sagging around the retirees area... isn't that because they either die or emigrate?I remember a survey once that concluded that 5% of people in the UK were considering emigrating to a warmer place on retirement. The popularity of 'A place in the sun' type programs seems to back this up.  I agree that Italy is not the only place but for us Europeans we have the whole of Europe as our free choice whereas the US is almost impossible. As for Spain - yes some fabulous bits in a dry deserty sort of way but they did steal a lot of real estate recently and it will be hard to trust them again. Having said that a carefully executed purchase could be very shrewd right now.  France?  Well Im not sure they all like us much and why not? Centuries of war and then an annual invasion of caravans. OK, food and wine is the best so I'm sure France will get her fair share of the 700,000 annual retirees but Italy must have her share too.OK - a question for the panel then. If you won the pools tomorrow where would you live and why?

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 04:34

just click on the link above - still OK this morning

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:10

Billy,  I think the old crew must have abandoned ship ... this would have 'G'd them up big time in the old days.  Rather begs the question of who answers the questions on this site if the experts have gone.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 02:11

.... no way  ....  round here anything over 3m x 3m has to have permission and even if it is within that you have to notify the comune

Answer to: Perugia Airport
Mon, 05/13/2013 - 08:20

The concrete surrounds for the garden beds etc have very sharp edges and a friend found to their cost that they can cut open a tyre in a flash.

Answer to: Perugia Airport
Mon, 05/13/2013 - 08:16

I think I read from previous posts that the charges are waived for anyone who left a car there before the charges arrived....  however if you find yourself inconvenienced in any way have a chat with Francesco at the Avis desk... he's a good man and speaks English too... best place to hire from too as the rest of the plane will be queued up at the sponsored Hertz desk and Avis pre booked is quite cheap.  I wonder what the situation would be if you got a new ticket from the entry machine and then used that to drive out???  One of the car parks is free for an hour anyway.

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:16

Glad to hear you are sitting comfortably etc.  To complete the story please could you say what dish etc you get this on and where you are located.  Thanks

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 05:23

... just been looking at where there is all the info and lots of interesting chat on the forum. It seems that 28.5E position will be back up in July. After that, as now, it all comes down to your location and the footprint of the satellite. I know folks here in Umbria still get FTA TV with circa 1m dishes.  The forum chat implied that equipment made a big difference - specifically Opticom lnb's - and Humax receivers.