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Old 15th January 2009, 02:47 PM
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You should try to look for a second hand store, there is a chain called Mercatopoli, (they have a website in Italian) and I know that one of their outlets is specializing in antique and design (is the one in Alba Adriatica, via Cesare Battisti, run by Vanny and Riziero, I gave them lots of stuff to re-sell, and they had last summer a couple of interesting things).

In Ascoli Piceno they have an antique and brocante markets one Sunday per month. And you shpould just make friends in the village and ask around if they have any old stuff lying around.

Think of this: the mentality is that you do not throw anything away, god forbid, but also that old stuff cannot decently be given away. So you might want to insist that you really like repairing things yourself, and that it doesn't matter.

You might also ant to check at the carpenters behind Millennium, the building materials outlets down at the road to l'Aquila, because they do renovate old stuff and they might have tips.

I also know someone who is trying to sell her house, and who might want to sell all the furniture apart, before moving to the Casa di Riposo voor elders, but I can talk to these people only in summer.

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Thank you Barbara for the information. I really do rely on word of mouth as to places to go. I appreciate you sharing your finds

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Have you tried Mondo Convenienza in Citta S'Angelo for furniture. We bought our beds and a beautiful wooden chest of drawers(for the bedroom) from them. They have got a large display of furniture and will either deliver it or if it is in stock you can take it away with you.
We have used both Iperidil(which is the big hardware store in Ofena) and Marini's in San Pio and they are both very good. The hardware store has all sorts of bricks, wood and tiles and we have found them good value.
We are also in Ofena from the 5th February to the 12th.
Perhaps we will get to meet up.
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Hello Judy,
Thank you for sharing your knowledge, it helps me tremendously. Yes, I believe it would be fun to meet up I will keep you informed as to where abouts the closer we get to the date.

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They have all sorts of stone in the hardware stores so I'am sure you could find something to fit. I've seen little electric generators for sale everywhere, even in Auchan and I imagine that as long as you didn't run it at night it would be no problem.
Are you saying you don't have any electricity? How are you going to stay warm?
Hi Barry,
I am updating the electrics or currently having what is there checked out. I plan on staying hopefully at a local B&B or house, working on the place during the day and retiring to comfort at night. I just want to have light and power for tools from the get go as my time is short. They tell me it is 3 degrees C right now, I don't know how much wood I would need to keep warm at night? The fireplace does work.... I might experiment

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I am updating the electrics or currently having what is there checked out. I plan on staying hopefully at a local B&B or house, working on the place during the day and retiring to comfort at night. I just want to have light and power for tools from the get go as my time is short. They tell me it is 3 degrees C right now, I don't know how much wood I would need to keep warm at night? The fireplace does work.... I might experiment
I forgot, did you buy through House Around Italy? If so they have a card you can use to get discounts at Globo and Smeg in Pescara. They claim you can get 20-30% off building supplies and appliances.

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I forgot, did you buy through House Around Italy? If so they have a card you can use to get discounts at Globo and Smeg in Pescara. They claim you can get 20-30% off building supplies and appliances.
Thank you Barry! I will inquire with the good folks at House around Italy. That would be a huge plus.....

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Thank you Barry! I will inquire with the good folks at House around Italy. That would be a huge plus.....
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You can get the discount at those stores via HAI. They will give you card to use at the stores.
We used our card at Globo and got 10% discount, although the sales advisor still had to contact HAI to confirm it. I don't think that all of the sales advisors are aware of the agreement that they have with HAI.
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hi a verry good place to buy second hand furnature is BANCADILLUSATO in montesilvano near pescara , its easy to find its on the side of corso umberto .there are flags of all naition flying and they allso sell american cars , there is to barns full of second hand furnature speaking of american cars i have a freind in abruzzo who hires them out he is italian american as for stone mantels its verry cheap to have one made to your spec ,if you need more detail contact me

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Approx. how much would a very small house be in this area? I'm talking like a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom (or something similarly small).
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Approx. how much would a very small house be in this area? I'm talking like a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom (or something similarly small).
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I used house around italy, as their web site was quicker to get around Tricali is a British company that offers renovated small properties. I wasnít impressed with the standard and think you can do better

maybe 50,000Euro?

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Judy
Red brick sounds nice! Ours is done in that white shiny tile. In fact our whole kitchen is done in this white tile which extends half way up the walls. Looks like a hospital room! We have started to do some painting but the price of paint compared to Calgary is a shock (about double) and those plaster walls are like sponges so 5 liters dosen't go very far.
Barry

I was thinking can you get bond crete there? You can thin it down and seal the wall first or maybe chuck some in the paint. It's like PVA glue and might stop the paint sucking in?

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