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Forum: Italy
Aug 24th 2022, 9:14 am
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Length of rental contracts

It's true that it happens but it's not true that this is always the case. Some rentals are fully furnished - including furniture & kitchen and varying amounts of white goods - others are as you say....
Forum: Italy
Aug 23rd 2022, 4:18 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Length of rental contracts

I would imagine it's also possible to sign up to a 4-year contract and then give notice after 1 year. I think the standard notice period is 6 months, so it's not an ideal situation and you might...
Forum: Italy
Aug 23rd 2022, 4:16 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,860
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: GP access in Italy

Minor point of order but prescription charges only apply in England & Wales, they're free in Scotland & NI.
Forum: Italy
Aug 11th 2022, 10:56 am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,860
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: GP access in Italy

My memory may be failing me or I may have just been lucky. Not sure how relevant vet bills are for human prescriptions though?

I agree that paracaetomol etc. was far more expensive but I don't...
Forum: Italy
Aug 11th 2022, 10:14 am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,860
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: GP access in Italy

I used to text my GP asking for an appointment and he would usually reply within an hour. He had 3 surgeries a week in the village, 1 of which was a walk-in one. It was incredibly simple to get an...
Forum: Italy
Aug 2nd 2022, 9:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: WeBuyAnyCar equivalent

We sold my wife's car to Noicompriamoauto just before leaving Italy - it was not in great shape but they still made us an offer and it was better than we expected. Obviously their business model is...
Forum: Italy
Jul 11th 2022, 3:01 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Driving UK to Italy

Low speed limits apply to snow chains but that's fairly self-explanatory & self-regulating given the conditions you'd be driving in if you have them fitted!

I strongly recommend trying them out at...
Forum: Italy
Jul 11th 2022, 3:00 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Driving UK to Italy

In provinces of Trento & Bolzano, plus I believe Austria & Germany, a set of snow chains is considered adequate preparation. I think there is a proviso that if it is currently snowing then you may be...
Forum: Italy
Jun 24th 2022, 3:48 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Non Residency Conditions

Short answer: no.

Longer answer: still no, I'm afraid. Even before Brexit it would not have been legal and post-Brexit you risk losing the right to enter the EU in the future as an "overstayer"....
Forum: Italy
Nov 22nd 2021, 10:32 am
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Online grocery Shopping Piemonte .

Iperpoli did a click & collect scheme but you had to have their loyalty card to use it, for some inexplicable reason.

During lockdown last year, a lot of small, independent shops did home...
Forum: Italy
Nov 1st 2021, 4:15 pm
Replies: 1,413
Views: 249,828
Posted By GeorgeYoung

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

I can't give precise information for Genoa or Milan but in my experience you can sometimes find beans in Asian grocery shops. When I lived in Trento, there were a couple of stores, one run by a...
Forum: Italy
Oct 8th 2021, 2:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Sicily...a couple of questions

It depends on how you want to visit Etna - we hired a car to drive up the mountain and stay up there, would have been a challenge to do that with public transport. But if you are more interested in...
Forum: Italy
Oct 8th 2021, 11:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Removals

Sorry I couldn't help more, good luck with the move.
Forum: Italy
Oct 8th 2021, 11:56 am
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Sicily...a couple of questions

I realise if the OP is coming from Australia as the username suggests that Sicily might not seem like a big island but most people find it is much bigger than you might expect. As the other posters...
Forum: Italy
Oct 5th 2021, 10:41 am
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Removals

Are you looking to move within that area or internationally? I can offer a recommendation for the latter, not the former.
Forum: Italy
Sep 30th 2021, 11:05 am
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: RISK CERTIFICATE

Yes, would have been good to know about that when I moved to Italy. However, when moving back, I got a certificate from my Italian insurer, issued in English, which was accepted in the UK. Which was...
Forum: Italy
Sep 28th 2021, 3:13 pm
Replies: 1,498
Views: 259,650
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: TALK THE TALK. ITALIAN LANGUAGE QUESTIONS.

The common man is "l'uomo della strada", so you could perhaps use that in a similar context, along the lines of "non รจ in sintonia con l'uomo della strada"
"uomo della strada


Fig.: il...
Forum: Italy
Sep 27th 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: Italy
Sep 17th 2021, 3:42 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: UK national coming from PORTUGAL to Italy - what requirements ?

Has anyone travelled over land to Italy? How did the process work when entering France (or other point of entry to Europe)? Presumably there were no checks at the Italian border?
Forum: Italy
Sep 17th 2021, 8:54 am
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Meeting people

Good point, I missed that part of your original post.

My wife joined a book group with some Italian friends who spoke decent English and who wanted to get better, so they would read English...
Forum: Italy
Sep 16th 2021, 3:08 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Meeting people

If you have hobbies or interests, joining a club is a good way of getting involved in Italian life, Italians love an associazione. When we were in Italy, my wife joined the local choir and had some...
Forum: Italy
Aug 13th 2021, 12:03 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Moving to Bozen/Bolzano

Great, I hope it all goes smoothly for you. I'm sure you already know Bozen but it's a great town, with plenty to do. I love days out up at Oberbozen or St Jenisien, or just a rainy afternoon at...
Forum: Italy
Aug 10th 2021, 11:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Moving to Bozen/Bolzano

I hope it helps, I would definitely recommend asking your landlord/letting agent about it. I presume you already have a codice fiscale? If not, you should get that immediately (it's very easy but...
Forum: Italy
Aug 10th 2021, 11:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Moving to Bozen/Bolzano

When I moved to Trento, the letting agent did that for me. Otherwise, I think it is up to the previous tenant to inform the supplier - most likely Alperia in Bolzano.

There is also some...
Forum: Italy
Aug 10th 2021, 11:10 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By GeorgeYoung

Re: Insurance

Can you not get a quote based on putting in the vehicle type, even without the targa? Obviously you couldn't proceed with it until the vehicle was registered in your name but it would at least give...
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