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All about renovation / Re: Windows and Swimming pool
« Last post by rsetzer99 on Yesterday at 08:39:41 PM »
I too found them expensive, but worth it. We actually got triple glazed, two french doors for terraces, one standard do and three windows. Screens on all so we can keep the breeze flowing and bugs out, and full shutters on the terrace doors which overlook the street. Total cost was about 8K EU, including the masonry work, which was fairly extensive. It made a big difference this last winter.
Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by Rustychain on Yesterday at 08:28:42 PM »
Some interesting replies there. Thanks to Levi & Brush Strokes for their suggestions... Trieste I was aware of but had never really thought about. I looked into it & it looks absolutely lovely, so thanks for the tip. Likewise Ferrara.

I agree that Campo is magical; I love it at any time of the year but I think late Oct might be my favourite; still nice & warm but with those gorgeous autumn colours. We've walked there for hours at that time of year & seen nothing but sheep & dogs. Plus the odd hare, viper or chamoix!

But Geordie being disappointed by Pisa & Florence?  ??? I know we're all different & like different things but I find that amazing. By chance we had a week in Tuscany just last month & I found both cities to be stunning (again). For us, Tuscany is one wonder after another; we did Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, the MotoGP race!, Lake Trasimeno and Assisi. It was amazing.

Pescara isn't a "great" city but then it was practically flattened during WWII so I think it can be excused.

We've done Ischia (like rometony) & Capri & loved them both but only really saw a snap-shot of each island. The high speed ferry is a great experience by itself!
All about renovation / Re: Windows and Swimming pool
« Last post by Scott on July 17, 2018, 10:52:20 PM »
Many thanks to everyone who has replied and I am following up some options given the information re the Windows .
All about renovation / Re: Windows and Swimming pool
« Last post by rometony on July 17, 2018, 03:54:16 PM »
I put in some bought from OBI in some places around the house and they are ok
All about renovation / Re: Windows and Swimming pool
« Last post by GeordieBorn on July 17, 2018, 01:46:11 PM »
A long time since Iíve read a post(s) on the subject of windows, but I seem to recall that many people imported windows from Germany and/or Scandinavia because of cost and quality issues here in Italy. Mind you judging by the cost one of our children paid in the UK recently it is not cheap for good quality windows there either.
All about renovation / Re: Windows and Swimming pool
« Last post by SALCIM on July 17, 2018, 12:38:09 PM »
I agree Scott, the cost of windows is very high, but, generally, they are bespoke and tailored to your exact specifications (i.e. hardwood, softwood, softwood with aluminium, aluminimum, with mozzie screens or without etc. etc.) unless you have your openings configured for off the shelf windows. We've used De Ninis in Vacri (not that far from Guardiagrele). Their website is Best of luck.
Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by Brush Strokes on July 16, 2018, 06:16:20 PM »
Locally, the place I really like is Campo Imperatore and the surrounding area, especially Rocca Calascio. Always great for a walk and/or a hike, always take visitors there.

Further afield, Ferrara is a favourite place of mine. It's a stunning city with so much to see and do and not the crowds like other more famous cities. The music festival at the end of August/beginning of September has to be one of the best festivals I have been to.
All about renovation / Re: Windows and Swimming pool
« Last post by Rustychain on July 16, 2018, 03:36:31 PM »
We had new windows and doors fitted a year after moving out here & thought the price was great for what we got; top quality windows, mozzie screens & shutters; made a big difference to heating in winter / keeping cool in the summer.

We used Ideal Fenster; PM me if you want any further info.
Other sports topics / Yoga in Moscufo Pianella
« Last post by Wheppy on July 16, 2018, 02:25:43 PM »
There is a Tuesday pm class in this area. Fabulous setting. Great Italian teacher. Pm me if you want more info.
General Discussion / Man with a Van
« Last post by fluffchops on July 16, 2018, 12:02:36 PM »
I'm looking for a Man with a Van..but just for a local removal , 45Km infact from Lanciano. They would need to be able to carry the furniture etc( nothing is too heavy) and load the van themselves though. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I know there is Superman, we have used him before for a  trip back to the UK..not sure this is his thing though. Was wondering if anyone more local perhaps.?
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