Category Archive: Property Purchase

Jul 21

Exterior & Interior Transformation ‘in Brief’

Inside progress

I’ve not posted for a while but now is the Summer when I’m sentenced to earning in order to keep my RUIN to PALAZZO project on track!! So here are 2 collages of some of the transformations to date! I hope you enjoy them inside and out !!     Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014


Apr 15

A Unique Opportunity – Fulfill Your Dream of Renovating in Italy or Becoming a Writer!

Medieval Streets Await Discovery

I know many of you may think owning and renovating your own home in Italy is completely impossible – and perhaps for many indeed it is. There is a big difference between the romantic idealisation of abstract whimsical dreams and the reality of the act of doing it. I am finding out every day what …

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Nov 03

Before & After – the story so far in pictures

The Ruin March 2011

I recently started posting before and after pictures of the house on my Facebook page – I think it really shows what a dramatic change a building can go through and what is possible with reliable and open minded contractors. I still laugh when I think about how little Italian I speak and my …

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Nov 22

Little Treasures

In Abruzzo

The year has gone by exceedingly fast and I am afraid with that I lost my weekly updates to you all and I am sorry about that!!  But winter is approaching and before I update on how the house plans are coming along I thought a few of you are waiting to see some of …

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Jul 10

Treasures Found

La Chitarra - Traditional Pasta Making Utensil from Abruzzo

The Guitar – La Chitarra La Chitarra or ‘the guitar’ is used to form a traditional Abruzzese pasta which is probably best described to you as a ‘square’ spaghetti. Pasta dough is rolled through the strings of the Chitarra to produce the unique shaped pasta.  Traditionally this pasta is served with a ragu usually with a …

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