Cicero 101 Meet the man.

As I prepare to return to Arpino for a well earned rest and for the Gonfalone 2019, it’s a great opportunity to introduce you to one of Arpino’s most famous residents; Marcus Tullius Cicero! Overlooking the traditional games soon to be taking place Cicero has a legacy which is another great reason to visit Arpino….

Home from home 🇬🇧🇮🇹

Ciao! After buying the house and completing the process, I was looking forward to spending some quality time in the house itself and relaxing. Heading over in February, I was looking forward to spending my first Winter months in Italy and Arpino. Once on our travels, we boarded the plane, took off and managed to…

2019! Essex to Italy 🇮🇹

Happy New year 2019 Thank you to everybody who has so far followed my Blog. As I spend time in Italy this year, I will be happy to share with you my experiences as they unfold and answer any questions you have about any subject to do with buying a home or spending time in…

Dining out in Arpino

Dining out in Arpino: Apart from having a great location, climate and being rich in history, Arpino has amazing food and wine! Great family restaurants, using local produce and locally produced wine is a perfect way to enjoy the evening with friends and family.  I’m still exploring the town myself so here I will share…

Buying in Italy 🇮🇹 Part 3

Buying a Home in Italy 🇮🇹 Part 3   Welcome back. In this chapter I shall explain the process from the buyers point of view when buy a property in Italy. I hope this may offer potential buyers some understanding of whats to be expected and may help someone move towards owning their own dream home.   …

Learning Italian.

Learning Italian!    As a beginner, myself, I think it’s important to be open to ideas and try what works for you. I believe you can learn new skills at anytime of life and I do not believe when people say it’s harder the older you get excuses, excuses.    Although I’m starting out to learn Italian I…

Buying a home: Part 2

Part 2 welcome back, So the day had arrived for us to view some properties around the town, we met with the agent and started to walk through the streets taking in the views, once at the properties we were shown in sometimes with the owner present other times without, I was amazed how much…

Meet the Family….

Hi Everyone, Good to have you back. This photo is where it all began for me, below in the picture is my great grandfather Antonio Campagna on the right and my grandfather George Emidio Campagna, left.   This wedding photo is actually the wedding of my great grandfather with his son as his best man, unfortunately, my…

Buying a Home in Italy : Part 1

Hi, welcome back. Whether you are thinking of buying a home in Italy, looking for a bolt hole to get away a few times a year, or looking to retire, the process of buying a home abroad can seem to be very daunting for some and not so much for others. A whole range of…

The Gonfalone festival!

The Gonfalone festival is the biggest festival in Arpino, held in August. The festival is a series of traditional games. Each neigbourhood has its own team with unique flags that hang from the houses and competition is strong. This is the most popular time to visit the town and people come from surrounding areas to…