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Must see / Re: Vasto
« Last post by nil satis on Yesterday at 11:27:10 PM »
Just to let you all know, my friends just got back from their holiday in Vasto and all I can say is thank you for all the recommendations. They had the greatest time and will definitely be returning. They did everything I recommended and more including all of your places Southern girl. They loved Vasto, Tremiti islands, Cimitario Inglese , lunch on a Traboccho and they even made it up to my local restaurant in Palombaro.But most of all they loved the non commercial typical touristy style holiday. Maybe this is how Abruzzo should market itself but that would just be like letting daylight in upon magic. So thank you all for your help
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by Venatore on Yesterday at 09:13:36 PM »
Sitting on my steps in Pettorano with a coffee watching the sun rise.
V.
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by PJM on Yesterday at 09:05:46 PM »
Abruzzo is top of the list. Worked in Pisa and lived in Viareggio some years ago and top of my list in that area is Lucca
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by Cassius on Yesterday at 12:48:47 PM »
I think the problem with Pisa and Florence is that both of these cities, like Venice, are really victims of their own success - just too many people trying to see the same things...... (that said they are popular favourites because of their beauty).

Slightly off the beaten trail, we really like Bolzano, great architecture, shops and walks. Agree that Assisi is wonderful (if touristy). Locally, we really love Lake Scanno - just the right size to walk around.

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General finance / Re: Private House purchase between UK citizens in Italy
« Last post by old timer on Yesterday at 11:42:35 AM »
If you are going to cut out the estate agent etc. please bear in mind that, I think I am correct in saying all bills electric, gas, mortgage belong to the house not the person. so if there are bills unpaid then they will be down to the owner. This can transfer to the new owner. I am sure If I am wrong somebody will correct it.
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General finance / Re: Private House purchase between UK citizens in Italy
« Last post by GeordieBorn on Yesterday at 11:26:50 AM »
I also would get in touch with a Notaio for concrete advice. We used this guy mfaieta@notariato.it (Marco Faieta). He speaks English and give us advice before buying via email, mind you he is based in Pineto. Oddly enough we were told just recently it is possible to use GBP, but you still have to use the official exchange at the point of sale to have Euro in the documentation. I would imagine you will also need the same evidence/number/reference of the transactions made.
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General finance / Re: Private House purchase between UK citizens in Italy
« Last post by levissima on Yesterday at 11:17:05 AM »
I would think your notaio is best to advise. It shouldn’t be too difficult because all you are doing is cutting out the estate agent.

Whoever is the buyer, should check at the comune that all is in order, but it’s best to do that whether an agent is involved or not.
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Flights / Ryanair flights 25/26 July
« Last post by levissima on Yesterday at 11:12:05 AM »
There are planned strikes by Ryanair employees and Ryanair has cancelled 600 flights. Some flights to/ from Italy could be affected. Best to keep an eye on what’s happening if you’re travelling around these dates
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General finance / Private House purchase between UK citizens in Italy
« Last post by Clive Oldfield on Yesterday at 10:20:21 AM »
Morning, can anyone advise the easiest and cheapest way to go about this? Can you draw up your own preliminary contract, leaving only the final contract with the notario? And...if it is possible to do the deal in sterling but obviously paying all taxes and fees in Euros. NB all the necessary paperwork is in order. We have an Italian friend (just qualified as a solicitor) helping with translations, and will be at our first meeting with our notario tomorrow. Thanks
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All about renovation / Re: Windows and Swimming pool
« Last post by rsetzer99 on July 18, 2018, 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.
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