50 Years In Italy

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50 Years In Italy
Happenings, special places, insider tips & knowledge from a veteran journalist, educator,author,guidebook writer living in Italy since 1965
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  • Welcome to The Painted Palazzo and welcome back to 50yearsinItaly! 2 weeks ago As many of  you know, or perhaps suspected due to the  prolonged silence, my award-winning blog about lifestyle and happenings in  central Italy was hacked or blocked for over a year. Now the problem  seems to be resolved and I will be back with information about happenings,  travel tips and...
  • Food and Wine for Easter 1 year ago wine and food of Etruria Easter is only a few weeks away and  here in central Italy, in the province of Viterbo, people are already putting together guest lists and menus for  Easter lunch and, just as important, for  Pasquetta  or  Easter Monday, traditionally the first country outing of...
  • Living near Papal Palaces: Rome and Viterbo 1 year ago  Viterbo Duomo and Papal Palace (right), painting by Justin BradshawIn the 1960s and 70s  I  lived  in Rome  around the corner from the Vatican  and counted St. Peter’s Basilica as my parish church. Several extraordinary events  happened in those years: the  election and death  of two...
  • Rome in Winter 1 year ago  Rome  without  the tourists, near the Pantheon  the palms of Piazza di Spagna January and  February  are  the best months  to explore the center of Rome  and when the sun is shining it is always a good  excuse to spend the day in Rome.  It is rather fun to be a tourist in your own...
  • Autumn comes to Etruria 1 year ago Funghi porcini are a local  autumn  speciality   Now that it is November the days are definitely  shorter (sunset was 5 p.m. today )  and the crisp autumn air entices many  day trippers from Rome.   Most   out of town  visitors   come to see   the area’s magical castles and...

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16:02 PM February 08, 2014

Ciao! As you've been there for 50 years, perhaps I can pick your brain for a few minutes... My husband and I are looking for a small inexpensive home in the Viterbo province. We have begun communicating with Tecnocasa, and we will be there in a couple of weeks to view some properties. Can you recommend any other reliable estate agencies? Thanks for your time! Heather

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