The hot summer is over, stormy skies and friends from the UK actually visit

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The temperature has gone down, tourists have left, hopefuly fires are are no more, storms have arrived and Scalea has a new mayor.

I had forgotten how crazy August can be

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The heat, the crowds, the birthdays, the visits of local towns all in August from the holiday resort of Scalea

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

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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.

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.

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.

Summer in Scalea

July in Scalea is very interesting as the visitors, events and temperature heats up. How are we?

Someone has turned the heating up.

We visit a different part of Calabria and it is also time for Scalea in Piazza. Oh John's new passport has been on a full length journey across Italy.