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Anyone used these here in Italy and if so did they work out ok and where do you buy them?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 09:57

This link in para 8 indicates there is the concept of "freehold" and "leasehold" here in Italy, does anyone know

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 06:22

Does anyone know if you can get RAI (in fact all Italian digital channels) on a Sky Italia digi box and how?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 06:44

Hi  We need urgent information on this as we have been told what looks like rubble to us is "stabilizzante" a mix of gravel and sand to harden off and level out an area where a building has been knocked down to create a solid base....?

Sun, 03/06/2011 - 16:01

Hi   Has anyone any idea if the Italian Poste has the equivalent of a bankers draft and if so, are there are any limits on the amount and what is the cost...?

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 13:30

  Anyone care to hazard a guess at the current cost to have an old(ish) 250sqm house rewired? Also do you know if they do low level voltage lighting?

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 12:33

We are unsure about moving articles over there as opposed to buying when we get there, but know it will likely cost more to buy over there and be more hassle. So we want to get an idea of the cost of moving some of our stuff out there?

Mon, 11/29/2010 - 18:14

  We are here in Abruzzo now and are thinking about privately buying a car. We have been told we need a notario to buy, is that correct? If this is the case does anyone have any idea of the likely cost?

Thu, 08/05/2010 - 10:35

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Thu, 01/28/2021 - 10:53

Ah so it's the mag, time to leave...

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 15:27

You can do most things in Italy, but it would be good to have.

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 14:57

Alan I suspect my post does not read well for your dispensation, however open fires as nice as they are IMHO have little on a woodburner, which would give much better output (for the same input) AND just as good ambient effect. The little gaseous images produced in a woodburner are superb . Also coming back to a home with a temperature of -4c in the living room a open fire will take x10 to get you warm... 

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 14:26

An open fire seems daft when you look at the efficiency, even if I love them it does not make sense. So replace with a woodBurner or pellet stove (if you must). Regards  vents a small 12v pc vent/fan would suffice  any option.

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 05:13

If you want an idea what an area is like, use Google street view here. This is the Montesilvano build area. Using a PC you can drag the mouse around to view the place or click on the road in front to drive around. Basically it's a suburb of Pescara, personally I would look further North at somewhere like Silvi or Pineto. Note the railway runs the entire length of the coast between you and the sea.

I'm not too sure it is the same "Rightmove" mentioned in an earlier post, but this Rightmove site here has houses listed to get some ideas. However the best thing about it is it is telling you for each house who the agent is selling. From this you will be able to find their websites - good hunting!

Sat, 01/02/2021 - 06:07

No, we sold. But we have many friends still there and still look at the market very often.

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 17:49


Wed, 12/30/2020 - 17:42

Small world.... Hope you get sorted and also get back to enjoy that lovely coast line now and then :)

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 06:02

I'm sure there was a way of doing this in the past, but it's a while since we've had to deal with them. Perhaps another way forward either temporary or otherwise without getting an Italian mobile is to look at a virtual sim with an Italian number - cloud sim or the like. Search virtual SIM.

Fri, 12/18/2020 - 13:22

Have a look at google street view here if you have not already done so (you should). I would be concerned again at how high it is, the thin supports for the balcony and the house attached. But a road back and front!