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Old Jul 29th 2017, 8:10 pm   #1
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Hi all! We are moving to Siracusa area of Sicily at the end of August and would appreciate details of any UK Expat groups or community activities so that we can make friends when we get there and also to learn Italian language!
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Hi all! We are moving to Siracusa area of Sicily at the end of August and would appreciate details of any UK Expat groups or community activities so that we can make friends when we get there and also to learn Italian language!
Hi Neil, my husband and I moved to Sicily on 1 August. We are living in Avola, a town about 20 minutes south of Siracusa city. Don't know of any expat group yet in Siracusa Province. More people in Catania. when you get here please get in touch. Always looking to meet new people.
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Old Aug 17th 2017, 3:46 pm   #3
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Hi Linda,
We have bought a Villa near Cassibile and Fontain Bianche which is not far from Avola! Our estate agent from Gabetti (Davide Lombarde) told us about a couple from Luton who had bought a place from him and had just moved over, is this you? He was going to put us in touch so that we could swap our experiences of relocating to Sicily. Would be great to meet up when we are finally over to live in Sicily from about 7th September we are driving down with our 2 dogs and taking our time and making a holiday of the relocation so no set in stone arrival date! It might be an idea if there is not one already set up to try and establish an Ex pat group in the area to swap information and experiences and learn Italian etc. what do you think? So stay in touch and talk soon.

Neil & David.
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Hi Linda,
We have bought a Villa near Cassibile and Fontain Bianche which is not far from Avola! Our estate agent from Gabetti (Davide Lombarde) told us about a couple from Luton who had bought a place from him and had just moved over, is this you? He was going to put us in touch so that we could swap our experiences of relocating to Sicily. Would be great to meet up when we are finally over to live in Sicily from about 7th September we are driving down with our 2 dogs and taking our time and making a holiday of the relocation so no set in stone arrival date! It might be an idea if there is not one already set up to try and establish an Ex pat group in the area to swap information and experiences and learn Italian etc. what do you think? So stay in touch and talk soon.

Neil & David.
Hi again,
How wonderful. I know that is a fabulous area. Like the expat group idea, we can talk more about it when you're over. We are not the couple you mentioned. We are renting a wonderful flat, not buying, or at least not now. Who knows. Sounds like a great way to relocate by driving leisurely down. I've lived in italy before, just not Sicily. Oh oh our pizza delivery just arrived. Might be easer to friend me if you are on Facebook. Not the easiest to send messages here. My name is Linda Love and my photonics myself and my husband. Probably says I live in Gozo. Look forward to meeting you and David. Cheers
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Hi again,
How wonderful. I know that is a fabulous area. Like the expat group idea, we can talk more about it when you're over. We are not the couple you mentioned. We are renting a wonderful flat, not buying, or at least not now. Who knows. Sounds like a great way to relocate by driving leisurely down. I've lived in italy before, just not Sicily. Oh oh our pizza delivery just arrived. Might be easer to friend me if you are on Facebook. Not the easiest to send messages here. My name is Linda Love and my photonics myself and my husband. Probably says I live in Gozo. Look forward to meeting you and David. Cheers
FB profile shows me living in Xaghra (village on Gozo)
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HI guys. Hope your trip to Sicily is going well. Have you arrived yet? Weather getting wonderful now.
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Old Sep 10th 2017, 4:41 pm   #7
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Hi,
My wife and I own a house in Fontane Bianche, and are there as often as we can come over. We have a couple of local friends and one that has helped us work with a local builder to do renovations on our house. Our next trip will on October 8 for a week. We actually dont know any Brits in the area, so it would be good to meet some.
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Old Sep 10th 2017, 7:47 pm   #8
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Hello Miguel,my husband and I would be happy to meet up when you are over..just get in touch closer to the time and we can organise meeting up.
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Linda

QUOTE=MigsAngel;12335402]Hi,
My wife and I own a house in Fontane Bianche, and are there as often as we can come over. We have a couple of local friends and one that has helped us work with a local builder to do renovations on our house. Our next trip will on October 8 for a week. We actually dont know any Brits in the area, so it would be good to meet some.
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Miguel[/QUOTE]
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Old Sep 16th 2017, 9:45 am   #9
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Hi Neil,

I am about to move from Reading to Motta, starting a new job on the 2nd of October and looking to get in touch with some expats once we arrive. Be good to catch up. My wife and two boys aged 6 and 7 are moving out too.

Excited but stressed about the move! So much to take in and still lots to organise, only found out two weeks ago that I got the job. Be good to catch up with people just arriving and those who have experience that might be able to give us pointers.

My wife has a blog if anyone is interested: The Larges Move to Sicily

She has also setup a facebook page if anyone is interested in joining, it will be easier to communicate with everyone that way. Sicily Facebook Page

Ciao for now

Dave
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Old Sep 17th 2017, 11:25 am   #10
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Hi,
My wife and I own a house in Fontane Bianche, and are there as often as we can come over. We have a couple of local friends and one that has helped us work with a local builder to do renovations on our house. Our next trip will on October 8 for a week. We actually dont know any Brits in the area, so it would be good to meet some.
Cheers
Miguel
Hi it would be great to meet up when you are over next we have been down to the beach bar in Fontane Bianche we could meet up for a drink and a chat there if that is ok with you Davids mother is over visiting us during this period also! we are doing a lot of work to our villa so would be great to get some advice as we are relying on our estate agent at the moment! Let me know when would be good to meet up, talk soon Neil.
Ps my email is [email protected] if it is easier to chat by email?
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FB profile shows me living in Xaghra (village on Gozo)
Hi we have been here for 2 weeks now and been busy settling in and buying furniture etc it would be great to meet up some time, we shopped at Lidl in Avola it only took us about 15 mins to drive! My email is [email protected] hotmail.com if you want to arrange to meet up for a drink or dinner?
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Hi,
My wife and I own a house in Fontane Bianche, and are there as often as we can come over. We have a couple of local friends and one that has helped us work with a local builder to do renovations on our house. Our next trip will on October 8 for a week. We actually dont know any Brits in the area, so it would be good to meet some.
Cheers
Miguel
Hi it would be great to meet up when you are over next we have been down to the beach bar in Fontane Bianche we could meet up for a drink and a chat there if that is ok with you Davids mother is over visiting us during this period also! we are doing a lot of work to our villa so would be great to get some advice as we are relying on our estate agent at the moment! Let me know when would be good to meet up, talk soon Neil.
Ps my email is [email protected] if it is easier to chat by email?
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