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Ficulle

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I Cipressi

Now that the renovation of the home has been completed, it is time to turn our attention to the exterior of the house.  At present it is a bit too austere for our tastes.  The former owner purchased the house in 2002 as a ruin.  There was no electricity until 2008 and he had to […]

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First Year

In essence we have completed our first year of ownership.   It has not been without its trials and tribulations; but has come with rewards as well.  One of the first things we wanted to do was have a gathering to celebrate this milestone.  Even though we are entirely ensconced into the Italian way of […]

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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Renovation Begins

Even though we ultimately had to purchase the property  as three separate homes, we began to develop a plan to combine the houses and ultimately have two houses with three bedrooms and two baths respectively.     Along with this our renovation included updates to the septic tank, heating and a rather large dampness issue that […]

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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 […]