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Legal marriage /registry office in ItalyHas anyone experience of the process for UK nationals / foreigners getting married in Italy in terms of civil registration?

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:04

Plates and glases ~ Umbria/TuscanyAre there any supermarkets or catering supliers stocking plates, glasses and cutlery. We are having a small party but needed to stock up.  Ideally betwen Perugia and Southern Tuscany.

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 04:34

Change of use of stables - planning permission?There is a small wooden stables built on a concrete base close to our house.

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 04:01

Renting a field to a farmer A farmer is interested in buying a small area of land (1 hectare) about 80 m from our house.

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:12

Water supply - shared pipe   Our house is on a hill and water is pumped up from below.  The mains water pressure enables a supply to a house just below us - about 200m away.  There is a connection there with an electric pump which

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:05

We have a couple of 'semi-nativo' fields next to our house.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 09:45

I was looking for some new (old) traditional dining chairs. Both Ikea and Marino Fa Mercato do traditional -looking rush-seated chairs very cheaply. But are there any artisan or local craftsmen who make this type of chair in Tuscany/Umbria???

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 07:25

I need to arrange a delivery of my furniture out to Southern Tuscany ideally towards the end of June. The house is up a long dusty track and so I have one smaller van booked for July.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 09:50

Are there any particular regulations for making available your house for holiday rentals? Like many, I guess, we'd like to start offering the house from next year (2013) and I wanted to prepare for that.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 09:45

Thinking of doing this for more water for the garden. Has anybody done this?What does it cost per metre and how is the well lined?And do you think water divining works or is it better to use some kind of geologist???thanks for any guidance!

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 04:58

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Fri, 06/07/2019 - 06:00

GETTING MARRIED IN ITALY: PROCESSThanks Steve - very reasured now.Process seems to be:

  1. Book appointment and attend at your local UK Registry Office with passport (or birth certificates) and bank statements
  2. (In meantime, book date and time for ceremony at local comune in Italy)
  3. 29 days after appointment the 'Certificate of No Impediment' is issued:  cost £40-£60
  4. Statutory Declaration sworn before any solicitor - 1 day
  5. The certificate legalised at the UK Governement Legalisation Office: 5 days  (Cost £35.50 inc. courier fees)
  6. Legalisation in Italy - if you are there: 3 days
  7. Lodge papers with Town Hall - 3 days before ceremony
  8. Note: Some comunes require local banns to be read - 8 days
  9. Ceremony at local Town Hall (20 mins):  Typical cost 100-350 euros deoending on comune and location/office of ceremony
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 03:36

UK Residence?Thank you Vesparina.  Do you know if it matters if you are an Italian resident or not?  Can a UK resident for instance get married in Italy as you did.  many thanks

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 06:02

ThanksMuch appreciated - thanks, Modicasa

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:07

ChiusiAlso look at Chiusi.  The old town is fascinating with wonderful Etruscan remains and the railway station at Chiusi-Chianciano has regular and fast trains to Florence, Rome, Bologna and siena.

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 03:38

BOLOGNA HISTORIC ARCHITECTi can highly recommend Maurizio Bonfatti.  He lives in Bologna but did a superlative and sensitive restroration of an old farmhouse in the val dOrica.  His speciality is historic buildings 

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:27

FurnitureAlthough it might seem perverse, we found it cheaper to buy all our furniture at local auctions in England and then have a van take it out to the house.Brown furniture fetches almost nothing in the UK (both in London and in the country) and can often be fabulous quality.  Do go and sit in on one for a morning and you will see.Italian shops tend either to be unbelievably-priced antique shops or modern stores - there don't seem to be the bric-a-a-brac / brocante stores that you see in the UK or France.It's such a shame to furnish a house wth things from Ikea when there are wonfderful period items that have so much more character.

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 03:01

The Italian HouseI would certainly recommend Francesca Olivieri at The Italian House - English of Itatlian descent and operating around Cortona and Sansepolcro.

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:27

DENTAL CARE IN ITALYWe used one local dentist who, although speaking little English, was excellent for a chipped tooth. The price was about half what the English cost would have been. So I would certainly encourage you to use a recommended Italian dentist rather than necessarily waiting a return to the UK.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:14

Very interesting.  The chase continues! Another way forward might be to see where the artist also painted in 1839 by looking at his other paintings and drawings..  It seems that he was in Messina, Palermo, Naples as well as elsewhere in Italy.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:36

Romantic British ArtistIn my opinion, it's by William Leighton Leitch dating from the late 1830's.From searches, it's the interior of a mosque rather than a church. He travelled and made paintings in Constantinople.