Sorry it's been so long since I have been in touch but major changes have been going on in our lives. Rick became very ill beginning of the summer and had major surgery in July in Italy. Don't worry he is doing very well now but it brought us to some decisions about continuing to live in Italy. So September 1st we arrived back in the USA in Florida and started looking for a place to live. We have settled now or are getting settled here in Venice, Florida. Funny when we told people in Italy we were moving to Venice Florida all they heard was Venice and thought we meant just 4 hours from where we were living there. We have never lived in Florida, but I have a sister and her family here and our oldest granddaughter and great grandson are in Naples, Florida just 1.5 hrs drive. So we know a few people to start with.
So far we are enjoying the Florida lifestyle of shorts and flip flops, sound familiar since it's the website for our Costa Rica vacation rental. HaHa! Mostly I am enjoying how orderly everyone drives here, compared to Italy and Vietnam both of which street lights and lanes of traffic were merely suggestions. I know in time I will miss seeing a 1000 year old ruin on every hill in Italy and the architectural beauty that to me makes Italy the most beautiful place in the world. Having ended our 4 months of traveling half way around the world last year which I have still yet to share with you all and having seen some of the most iconic and amazing places in the world. Italy will always be the most beautiful place I have ever seen. From the first time when in visited in College in 1974 till now nothing can supply so much in one spot as the culture and magnificent beauty that Italy has to offer. So it is not 'goodbye' for us to Italy but just "until we meet again".
We are currently planning one month every summer to be in Italy enjoying all our favourite things it has to offer. Plus I keep telling Justice who is as fluent as an 8 year old can be in Italian, that he does not want to lose his bilingual ability. Someday when he is older he will realize what at asset a second language can be. Needless to say he is doing really well here in his new Spanish class at school. God also provided him another 8 year old boy at his school here in Florida who is from Italy so they get to chat on occasion.
Since we will not be living in our private residence in Italy anymore; one of the interested party presented us with the fractional sale concept. So we have decided to sell it and offer it as a fractional sale since they were concerns about management and maintenance issues. We continue to manage the farm house so it's a natural for us to continue doing the same for this house.
Many of you may already be familiar with this type of purchase, but if not I will provide a brief explaination. It is a fee simple purchase, not a time share. In a factional ownership each owner is guaranteed a prescribed amount of access to the house, which in this case would be 2 months per year. Whether that 2 months is consecutive would be decided by the group of owners. Additionally, each owner pays a portion of the annual management and maintenance fees, relative to the percent of ownership. We have decided to stay involved and be the management team that way no one has to reinvent the wheel as we have staff and know the banking procedures to pay utilities and workers. We will still retain 1/6 of ownership and sell the other 5/6 ths.
Currently we have 3 other parties interested and only need two more to complete the process at this time. So if you have any interest in owning a part-time vacation rental in Italy with no worries or work involved this is the perfect opportunity for you.
If you would like more information or pictures other than what I have provided here please let me know.
Set in the Historic center of a small village Colmurano in the Province of Macerata in the Region of Le Marche. 30 minutes from the Adriatic Sea for summer or 30 minutes from the Sibillini Mountains for hiking and skiing during the winter. 2.5 hours drive from Rome and 3 hours drive to Florence or Bologna. The perfect central location for easy access to other parts of Europe. Only 1 hours drive to Ancona International Airport.
For Sale 1800 sq ft of indoor space, spread over 3 floors
400 sq ft of roof top terrace
New Kitchen is fully equipped and whole house newly renovated
Sold fully furnished, with linens, just bring your clothes
laundry room with full-size washer and dryer
2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms
Fractional purchase price for 1/6 $60,000 this will cover your legal fees for the purchase as well setting up the association here in the US.
Until next time, enjoy your Autumn weather wherever you maybe, as for us we will continue enjoying our warm weather here in Florida.
Enjoy your journey,
Susan, Rick & Justice