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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Holiday home
« Last post by Fraizer1 on May 19, 2018, 04:20:46 PM »
Thank you for replyís thatís really useful, we did travel to roccasaro in the spring and the road from Casoli was fine but was curious how easy in the winter it would be. Everything I have read about roccasaro is good and itís sounds ideal. Just need to find our little house there now 😊
Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Holiday home
« Last post by Tartufa on May 19, 2018, 08:24:25 AM »
We also ski at Roccaraso. We are 45 minutes away in Sulmona so a half-day is perfectly doable - a total luxury. This year we skied until Easter Monday. 
Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Holiday home
« Last post by PJM on May 19, 2018, 12:45:31 AM »
I have a holiday home in Capestrano and I ski at Roccaraso just over an hour away on good roads .Went this year in mid March .They have a good ski school went with my partner and he had his first ski lesson and not young (over 60)..but fit and a runner. After an hour with the instuctor he was off  on the green run. March at bit icy on the slopes but good cheap refreshments.  Only one problem it was hot !! Set off with loads of layers of clothes ..Italians in lycra ..looked like the crazy English in old ski stuff that has been at the house for 15 years !  Many other ski areas but always go to this place after friends took me years ago.
Hello, I'm ..... / Holiday home
« Last post by Fraizer1 on May 18, 2018, 07:07:27 PM »
I have been a member for a while and find the posts really interesting so thank you. My husband and myself are hoping to buy a property in Abruzzo in the very near future as a holiday home that we will eventually spend a few months a year there when we retire in a couple of years. Just wondering if any one goes skiing in Abruzzo and if so any information, we both love skiing and thatís one of the reasons we like the area we also love walking and cycling. My favourite area is around Casoli and we were very close to buying a property in Civitella Messer Raimondo about 2 years ago but panicked because of Brexit. We would be grateful if any one has any advice or knowledge of the area and how accessable the ski slopes in roccasaro are. Thanks in advance and I hope we will soon be able to enjoy beautiful Abruzzo like you all do. We are over there again in July  :)
Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Into Gessopalena
« Last post by PJM on May 18, 2018, 09:40:28 AM »
Have fun and enjoy!
Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Into Gessopalena
« Last post by levissima on May 18, 2018, 09:38:49 AM »
Congratulations, enjoy!
Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Into Gessopalena
« Last post by GeordieBorn on May 17, 2018, 11:02:47 PM »
Well we gone and done it, now the hard works begin.....

...along with the mega enjoyment!
Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Into Gessopalena
« Last post by malifax on May 17, 2018, 06:34:00 PM »
Well we gone and done it, now the hard works begin.....
Hello, I'm ..... / Re: moving to Abbruzzo
« Last post by Clive Oldfield on May 16, 2018, 10:38:25 PM »
Hi, we brought our two dogs from the UK and picked up a puppy as we moved here. We do lots of walking in the forests etc. Ticks are a HUGE problem here. I always used natural products in the UK, but nothing seems to work other than soresto or scalibor collars and even then we can find up to 4 or 5+ ticks on them all after each walk. The collars are expensive and it works out cheaper if you ask your uk vet for a prescription and then get it yourself off the internet, in the uk. A tick remover is a must, I recommend you get several. If your pet is noise sensitive, I have to warn you, that for each Festa or Saint day (in our village there are over 20), there are fireworks around 8am and then again in the evening, and again around midnight. These fireworks sound like bombs! Medicines for pets and us humans, are expensive.
Apart from that, it is fantastic here, and our dogs love it here too.
Enjoy  :-*
Hello, I'm ..... / Re: moving to Abbruzzo
« Last post by Venatore on May 16, 2018, 08:49:35 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum
Having bobbed around various parts of Italy over the years I would say Abruzzo is an excellent place to spend 6 months or longer.
If you are bringing your dog I would suggest bringing your car as well as there nothing like hopping in and popping out on a whim and a walk. Public transport may not be kso frequent,though it is reliable, or so pet friendly so having a car can really free things up. Overwintering can vary from balmy days by the beach to solid freeze lockdown at altitudes so having transport really Helps. Just make sure it's got winter tyres fitted or at least some snow chains in the boot as even if you don't see a flake of snow it's still a legal requirement.
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