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Escribano

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I am moving to Italy 

In a couple of weeks I will be on the road to our new home in Tuscany and the forum should be fine.

Ten years back in the UK after Spain, but we've had enough of Brexit. I am waiting on my Irish passport as well, though we need to get out before October 31st to be safe.

Wish us luck.









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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 15 2019 17:38:42
 
Johnc

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Look amazing!

Good luck!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 15 2019 18:13:46
 
gerundino63

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Good luck my friend...

According to a Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom, who travelled many, many years trough Spain and Italy,: “ Italy conquers you, and Spain you have to Conquer yourself”

I hope for the same for you. Let the world concour you and enjoy it layed back. Your integrity, chivalry-ness, kindness, you have earned it. A wonderful home in a wondeful country. A big smile on my face.😊

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 15 2019 18:43:44
 
Escribano

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to gerundino63

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Italy concours you, and Spain you have to Concour yourself”


I think you mean "conquer"? Anyway, thanks for your kind words Peter. If it is half as good as Amsterdam and how your people treated me during my time there, I will be more than happy enough.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 15 2019 18:53:27
 
Filip

 

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Good luck Simon! That is a wonderful house that you have there!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 15 2019 19:07:25
 
BarkellWH

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Your new home in Tuscany looks wonderful, Simon. You're smart for making the move now, not only to escape the Brexit nightmare, but because you'll have many years in the future to enjoy it.

Cheers,

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 15 2019 19:16:22
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

that looks beautiful! just a little envious. also utterly sick of the Brexcrement....

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gerundino63

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Yes Simon, I ment Conquer...thanks for improving my english. 😊

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2019 8:42:24
 
Neil

 

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Lovely property - enjoy.

We have been watching from afar as the UK has been tearing itself apart and have no plans to go back.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2019 8:56:04
 
flyeogh

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Bon voyage, buen viaje, good trip, buon viaggio, Счастливого пути and 旅途愉快

May your pastas be delizioso

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mrstwinkle

 

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

House looks gorgeous. Enjoy.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2019 10:39:33

payaso

 

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Super house. Good luck!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2019 11:28:18
 
Argaith

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

The house looks amazing Simon.
Good luck with your move and let's hope that the Italians don't follow the British madness!

A

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2019 13:31:30
 
Goldwinghai

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Beautiful house Simon. It looks like a scene in an old romantic movie. The only things missing in the photos are a Flamenco guitarist and a gorgeous singer/dancer.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2019 15:14:42
 
gbv1158

 

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

it's really nice to see how enthusiastically Simon moves to Italy.
Simon : my wish is that you find, here in Italy, all that you are looking for.
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful Italian regions and also allows you to reach the rest of the peninsula in a one day travel. As you know , I live in a small town (Molfetta, 25 km before arriving in Bari) on the Adriatic Sea, in the Puglia region. If you ever come my way, we will always have a nice meal of fresh fish and a nice walk in the old medieval city.
Best wishes for your transfer and your future.
Ciao
Giambattista
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2019 16:40:36
 
Mark2

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Best of luck to you Simon! Amazing home and in Tuscany! Beautiful. The food, the wine.....just wow.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2019 17:52:12
 
Escribano

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to gbv1158

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If you ever come my way, we will always have a nice meal of fresh fish and a nice walk in the old medieval city.


I will make it there soon enough, and take some photos.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2019 18:51:16
 
Escribano

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Thank you all for your supportive comments. The house is the best we could find for the price and we really can't wait to move in and start exploring. I'll up date you on progress in due course.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2019 18:52:28
 
JasonM

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Gorgeous place! And you won’t need a reverb pedal in the new house!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2019 1:17:38
 
Piwin

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Beautiful home. Best wishes for your new life in Italy.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2019 23:17:01
 
Escribano

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Piwin

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Beautiful home. Best wishes for your new life in Italy.


Thanks Piwin. I like your signature.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2019 8:58:52
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Your new house looks wonderful, Simon.

We have enjoyed Tuscany as tourists: Florence, Siena, hill towns, wine and food. I'm sure you will find much more with the opportunity for more in-depth exploration.

Although my Italian is rudimentary, Larisa speaks fluently. As tourists we have been treated very well everywhere we have gone, from the Amalfi coast to the Alto Adige.

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2019 22:22:44
 
Ruphus

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

>deleted<
Sorry for having disturbed Exellence´s conversation.

Not worthy, having never contributed info of value anyway.
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PSII:
I think Brexit to be turning out best thing that could happen to GB.
Needed is a Europe of the people, not of combines.

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mark indigo

 

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Ruphus

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I think Brexit to be turning out best thing that could happen to GB.
Needed is a Europe of the people, not of combines.


could you explain what this means please?

especially "combines"

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Ruphus

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to mark indigo

quote:

ORIGINAL: mark indigo

quote:

I think Brexit to be turning out best thing that could happen to GB.
Needed is a Europe of the people, not of combines.


could you explain what this means please?

especially "combines"


https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=definition+of+combine

combine noun: a group of people or companies acting together for a commercial purpose


Also called "corporations, multicoprorate enterprises, business concerns, industrials" and what have you.

Guess, you could had looked that up yourself, innit?

And while at that maybe looked a bit into details of what the EU has actually been grounded for? It could had explained a bit on the background of my opinion.

While the EU is labelled as "European Union" in reality it is of the same function like common states are, namely administration as ordering office for industrials, only as EU on a turbo scale.
Rules, laws, labor-, tax-, fiscal-, customs-, product-, food-, environment-, norm conditions etc.pp. on inquiry & order. Looting state budgets / sucking off people´s tax money on a larger and more comfortable level, with miniscule crumbles of the cream off dropped as bribe to officially dressed place men.

Long since established procedure and reason for why there being no slightest intention of eliminating anonymous bank accounts and transactions.

No routine that anyone apart from the uber kaste is needing.
Getting out of the creaming off-club is only beneficial to the people of a EU member country.

Remember the hysterical prognosis for Greece?
Now it´s the same demagogical Kool Aid for GB.

It would be good if people wouldn´stick so much to any whatever BS delivered to them through upper caste´s desinforming media, and tried to conclude a bit independently by themselves and to a deeper level.

Back to a nice new democratic, humane and authentic world with mere evil like of Maduro & co. in it.
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Escribano

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Ruphus

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It would be good if people wouldn´stick so much to any whatever BS delivered to them through upper caste´s desinforming media, and tried to conclude a bit independently by themselves and to a deeper level.


Oh please, the EU has allowed me to live and prosper in France, The Netherlands, Spain and now Italy without hinderance. Without it, Britain will be infinitely weaker having been lied to by the "upper caste's media" during the referendum and even to this day.

It will become an unregulated tax haven for the benefit of the very wealthy. I get enough of this kind of uninformed BS at home.

That is why I am leaving.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 23 2019 19:15:14
 
Ruphus

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Hasn´t it been already existing Tax haven that made London insanely expensive?

And if I recall that correctly, it wasn´t really hard for people from GB to settle anywhere in western Europe before Schengen. (Or for any citizen from industrial Europe to settle anywhere in western Europe, for that matter.)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 23 2019 19:48:25
 
Echi

 

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Escribano

Welcome to Italy then.
Lovely house and I would do the same as you if I was in your shoes.
Life is strange though as I’m an Italian living in Ireland.
If you need of any practical/legal advice about Italy just send me a PM, if I can help...
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 6 2019 15:40:02
 
flyeogh

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to Ruphus

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Oh please, the EU has allowed me to live and prosper in France, The Netherlands, Spain and now Italy without hinderance.


Without getting sucked in here it is worth remembering who pays for that freedom.

My step-daughter (Spanish) has gone to Madrid to try and get employment. With a degree and spasmodic employment history (nothing unusual in Spain about that) she has so far been offered a job in Madrid requiring 160 hours a month paying 400 Euros. The EU is good for some but not all.

In truth nothing about Brexit is clear cut regardless how strong opinions.

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Piwin

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RE: I am moving to Italy (in reply to flyeogh

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160 hours a month paying 400 Euros


It should be noted that this is less than 1/2 of the current minimum wage (SMI), set at around 900 EUR/month (based on a 14-month year). In other words, it is very likely that this job offer is quite simply illegal. I'm not faulting the people who don't have any alternative but to accept those jobs. I'm just pointing to the problem of illegality and corruption that is so prevalent in Spain, and that doesn't have anything to do with being part of the EU, at least not as far as I can tell.

edit: one common way of getting around the SMI is to force people into "autonomo" status. Unfortunately a pretty standard tactic of pauperization that sometimes is nonetheless legal. Anyway...

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