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French tolls.

Hi I travel across to northern Italy multiple times a year.

For various reasons I avoid the Swiss route and travel via France Monte Blanc route.

Tue, 04/25/2023 - 12:32

Permesso di soggiorno

Hi I find myself planning to stay in Italy for approx 6 months next year. I won't be trying to work there just visiting.

Fri, 11/18/2022 - 04:11

Fuel shortages in France. 

Hi we are planning to drive down to Italy next Monday.

Tue, 10/11/2022 - 04:31

Hi. Just wondering if anyone has experienced and opinions of the Italian dental service? How did it compare to the UK regarding costs? I am sure the standard works be very good.


Wed, 06/15/2022 - 09:42


Hi I am just trying to get a sense of roughly how much the waste tax is in your various areas. 

I think part of the calculation is on the m2 of the property, would this include all outbuildings, the catena etc? 

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 07:01

Hi we have just been up to our local commune and collected a form to apply for residency {EU passport holders} 

Mon, 02/21/2022 - 07:17

My wife is an EU national {eire} 

As I understand it she can apply in Italy for some sort of permit to stay which gets around the 90 in 180 day issue. 

Does this mean that as her spouse I can then also gain the same status. 

Sun, 01/23/2022 - 16:25

Question about pharmacies 

I am currently in Italy but managed to forget my invaluable back tablets. 

Do pharmacies require a doctors prescription are can you purchase medication over the counter. 

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 12:44


We are just arranging our next trip over to Northern Italy and looking at the Covid requirements. 

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 06:07

Hi we are planning to drive down this summer.

In the old days we would take a trailer loaded with personal effects, mainly old used items of very little if any value. 

Fri, 06/25/2021 - 04:52

Comments posted

Thu, 04/27/2023 - 06:38

Thanks for that. I do have a Monte Blanc multi use pass that brings down the cost massively. It comes down to about 16 euro each way. The telepass is the same price plus the monthly admin fee.

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 08:11

Thanks for all the help.

I think something has been lost in translation as no one has suggested deceiving any authority.

I will update as things progress (hopefully).



Sat, 11/19/2022 - 04:24

English (with Italian father)

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 07:51

Quick update found this website that seems to give stock levels at the petrol stations (remains to be seen if its accurate)

Have filled jerry cans and hope to make Italy in 1 run if needed.

Seems like years since it was straight forward. Covid, boarder control issues, fuel strikes etc. 

Tue, 10/11/2022 - 19:08

Thanks for all the details. The main reason I avoid Switzerland is we take a trailer and they limit the speed to 80kmh, which means takes an absolute age, but may not have much choice.


Answer to: UK gas oven ?
Sun, 09/25/2022 - 06:37

Realise I am late to the conversation. 

I have a UK gas cooker which runs of a calour  gas bottle outside, with yours you just connected it up to an Italian purchased gas bottle?



Thu, 06/16/2022 - 07:45

OK so dental is private, any idea about the costs vs the UK. The service is effectively private in the UK with some procedures being subsidised {but not many} 

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 09:38

Yes I only meant that it's very hard to undo.


Tue, 06/07/2022 - 10:20

I think it's called terrazzo.

If you are really sure you can use a primer first that's called zinssler bin. It's bullet proof so you best be sure. Oh and easier to throw away the brushes after,  too tough to clean. 

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 13:07

I wish we had that setup. Our only option is to get it to the local tip ourselves. It's great that they take all waste but we did have to pay a local company to drive 4 lorry loads down over a couple of days. 

We bought an old mill and I spent 1 year filling jumbo bulk bags with all the junk and they shifted it in 2 days.