So, this move isn’t your normal kind of every-day-house-move. You see, we’re selling up lock, stock and barrel and relocating abroad. To Croatia. A country we only visited for the first time in June! We still pinch ourselves, but there is definitely method in what seems madness…

Moving to northern Italy has been a plan for a very long time. But, northern Italy is as expensive as it’s beautiful. We could get a down town apartment, in the industrial outskirts of Bergamo, but we figured, why? That’s now what we wanted. We want a slowing down of things, being able to not have to work at the pace we’ve doing and just start to enjoy life. We could only do that in Bergamo if we were very, very wealthy 😉

We loved our first visit to Croatia and a chance conversation with a client, and an online search for property, led us to immediately re-book flights, this time to Istria, the most north-westerly peninsula, which almost touches Italy. This trip sealed the deal. Everyone spoke Italian, signs are in Italian and Croatian, the food is very Italian influenced, towns look and feel like Italian towns – all unsurprising as until fairly recently, this area was an Italian outpost.

We found The House. We viewed The House. And, without too much further ado, we offered the asking price for The House, which was accepted.

Next instalment coming up…