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Forum: Italy
Jan 26th 2023, 2:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By philat98

Re: UK Sim card in Italy

I received an Xmas card this morning!
Forum: Italy
Jan 24th 2023, 3:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By philat98

Re: Any ideas where I can....

We have a book exchange in the village. The books are kept on outdoor bookshelves. To make matters worse Italians dont read much in either Italian or English.
A good idea is to forget books and...
Forum: Italy
Jan 24th 2023, 11:13 am
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By philat98

Re: Any ideas where I can....

I sold quite a lot of secondhand books on Amazon UK about 12 years ago. Unless the books are valuable the cost of postage is a killer. In Italy posting things is even worse.
Forum: Italy
Jan 19th 2023, 4:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By philat98

Re: Water

If you use well water in the house do you have to get it regularly tested by the ASL?
Forum: Italy
Jan 18th 2023, 6:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By philat98

Re: Water

No sure about Puglia but it has been raining a great deal in Umbria in the last few weeks.
Forum: Italy
Jan 9th 2023, 11:30 am
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By philat98

Re: Safety in Puglia, organized crime preblems.

If you start operating a business that competes with existing activities there is always a chance of getting in trouble. The same thing might happen anywhere in Italy.
Forum: Italy
Jan 7th 2023, 11:40 am
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By philat98

Re: Parcels to and from the UK

I have bought things from China. On the customs label they always write value €2 regardless. I never paid any tax.
Forum: Italy
Jan 3rd 2023, 4:12 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 6,983
Posted By philat98

Re: Uk passport renewal from Italy

Well done. You got there in the end. I renewed mine 5 years ago and it has been sitting in the draw ever since.
Forum: Italy
Jan 2nd 2023, 9:58 am
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By philat98

Re: The Times for £1 pm for one year

I am just cancelling my subscription. That was a very good offer.
Forum: Portugal
Dec 28th 2022, 6:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By philat98

Re: Lisbon gentrification

There was no mention of learning Portuguese and the difficulty involved. The kids were going to a local school presumably taught in Portuguese.
$6k per month to the US relocation agency!
Forum: Portugal
Dec 27th 2022, 6:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By philat98

Re: Lisbon gentrification

The Portuguese sent Columbus to America. Now the Americans are returning the favour.
Forum: Italy
Dec 25th 2022, 5:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By philat98

Re: Good news for anyone waiting for driving licence

The UK and Italian governments have been working tirelessly on this agreement!
Forum: Spain
Dec 25th 2022, 4:51 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 8,084
Posted By philat98

Re: UK banks closing accounts for no-residents

In Italy the tax authorities call these places a fiscal paradise and deal with them severely. Might be the same in Spain?
Forum: Italy
Dec 24th 2022, 8:04 am
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By philat98

Re: Good news for anyone waiting for driving licence

Is it only for people with a WA card?
Forum: Italy
Dec 23rd 2022, 4:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By philat98

Re: Good news for anyone waiting for driving licence

Yes signed today. They already let Italians living in the UK exchange their licences....
Forum: Italy
Dec 20th 2022, 2:43 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By philat98

Re: UK Sim card in Italy

Giffgaff will send a UK sim to Italy.
Forum: Italy
Dec 11th 2022, 1:40 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 6,983
Posted By philat98

Re: Uk passport renewal from Italy

You can use your ID card for proof of address. It is printed on the reverse side.
Forum: Italy
Dec 10th 2022, 6:03 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By philat98

Re: Starting a business as a tour organiser

Umbria is a perfect region for cycle touring (Slow tourism). Away from the main routes the roads are very quiet. There are plenty of unspoiled towns and villages that you would just drive past as a...
Forum: Italy
Dec 9th 2022, 11:44 am
Replies: 1,420
Views: 250,883
Posted By philat98

Re: The Comfort Zone. Favourite food, drinks, where to buy, and recipes.

At £10 for a 570g jar they are not cheap. I tried growing them a few years ago. The plants were about 1m high and the sprouts were the size of grapes. If I could sell them for £10 per pound I would...
Forum: Italy
Dec 8th 2022, 4:05 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By philat98

Re: Starting a business as a tour organiser

Have you looked at this German company doing a similar thing? Guided and unguided routes. He has the website in 4 languages. In Umbria most of the foreign tourists are German and Dutch....
Forum: Italy
Dec 2nd 2022, 5:29 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 6,983
Posted By philat98

Re: Uk passport renewal from Italy

Follow the instructions carefully. Good luck.
Forum: Italy
Dec 2nd 2022, 4:55 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 6,983
Posted By philat98

Re: Uk passport renewal from Italy

Why dont you just do the photo yourself? I did mine with my mobile phone. You upload it and they check that it is correct before you complete the application. If there is a problem you can make...
Forum: Spain
Dec 2nd 2022, 11:15 am
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By philat98

Re: British run farms in Spain?

Pistachio trees are resistant to heat and draught. Saffron can deal with severe conditions (hot & dry) but the inital planting is expensive and the harvesting is a pain.
Forum: Italy
Nov 25th 2022, 11:38 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By philat98

Re: Applying for citizenship

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If you are in a small comune you could try speaking to the mayor. A call from a lawyer might do something.
Forum: Italy
Nov 25th 2022, 10:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By philat98

Re: Applying for citizenship

I wouldn't accept that. If for any reason you cant make the appointment you lose the application. It only takes 15 minutes.
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