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Il contenitore arriva!!! (The Container Arrives)

When we hired Omega to ship our household goods to Italy, we knew the nearest port was in Civitavecchia, Rome; so when we were told our goods would be sent to Naples and then trucked to Ficulle we were a bit surprised.    Well, who were we to question the wisdom of this. Once the […]

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Sending the Container

When anyone came to Casa Le Crete to have a look around or give an estimate (preventivo) for some needed work they would survey the interior, shake their heads and murmur, ‘tutto IKEA’. (ALL IKEA)  Yes, the house had been furnished almost exclusively with furniture and accessories from this mammoth Swedish store.  Don’t get me […]

Ficulle

The town associated with the house is actually Ficulle, but the home is located in Zona Le Crete  up in the hillside and far removed from the little town itself.  Today we took the scenic drive to see and explore the little town.  We traversed the windy road and eventually arrived at the medieval stone […]

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Back to Italy

Fall 2015 We arrived back in Italy on Thursday afternoon after a long but comfortable flight on         Alitalia. We had used our miles to upgrade from economy to business class and it made for a more comfortable flight. Watched a movie, had a nice meal with lovely service and slept for […]

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All ‘inizio (in the beginning)

Last autumn we traveled to Italy again with the hope of finding a place to purchase.   Our first instinct was to buy a ‘city home’ in Firenze or Lucca that could be rented when we were at our home in Coral Gables. However, after looking at several properties in various locations in Tuscany it […]