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As the temperature rises, we deal with exchanging driving licences and buying a new car. More tourists have also returned to Scalea.

Italy has reopened, so has Scalea

Italy is open, so is Scalea. We also leave Scalea for a night and see 1 euro properties.

Still in lockdown but things are changing

The view of the setting sun on the way to our post box

Still in lockdown but things are changing. Relaxation of lockdown and hoping to have a bit more freedom that has been lacking for two months.

Our Life Under Lockdown

Our Life Under Lockdown.
We moved to Italy 15 months ago. March 2020 is our experience of life under lockdown. This is my view of what is happening in Scalea, Calabria in South of Italy.

First visit to an Italian cinema, John’s eye & our trip to Rome was different to expectations.

It is our first visit to an Italian cinema. What has happened to John’s eye and our trip to Rome was different to our expectation.

A Trip to The Hospital, Having Friends and John on Video

Sunset Scalea Style

January 2020 was a month of a hospital visit, friendships, learning Italian and letting the world know what our town Scalea is like.

A Second Christmas and New Year in Scalea but Without the Chaos

A Second Christmas and New Year in Scalea but Without the Chaos of Last Year. Also starting to learn the language of the country we live in.

We have Survived a Year in Italy

We have survived a year in Italy. That has gone very quickly. See how we are, after a year living in Italy. Warm in November, beautiful sea and dealing with officials.

Festival, Thunderstorms & Friends

September, the month of change from summer to autumn. A visit from old friends and the meeting of new ones.

Living near a James Bond film set

Living near a James Bond film set... well maybe or maybe not.

August is a month that is different to the rest of the year so far, Scalea becomes a true holiday destination. There was the August rush of tourists, mainly Italians, mainly from Naples. It’s been an interesting month.