Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Palm View - Latest News

For those of you who purchased an apartment in Palm View and are concerned with the current delay,s there seems to be good news emerging from Calabria. The development had been put on hold because theTown Hall of Bruzzano Zeffirio had halted the works due to the complexes proximity to the sea.

We have just been forwarded a document by Pietro Gatto, from lawyers AVVOCATI GATTO
and by following the link below you can see it.


The document is in Italian, but it explains there are now no issues from the town hall regarding the building works. Dr. Gatto informs me that now building work will resume within the next 3 weeks.

May I take this opportunity to apologise to all of our clients who have been put through an extremely difficult time during this period and I hope things will get back on track as soon as building work commences.

There have been many other clients who have been left in the dark by the previous master agent for this project. We have tried to give as much information as we possibly could to anyone, regardless of who their original agent was, but things have been convoluted and slow, so therefore frustrating for you all.

I appreciate there may be a degree of scepticism, as we were all under the impression that work would have started some time ago, so we will be continuing to push for as much information as we can over the coming month. I sincerely hope that my next blog post is a picture of workers on site!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Silvio Berlusconi Pledges That Work On The Messina Bridge Will Begin Soon

Silvio Berlusconi said that construction of the Messina bridge will begin between December this year and January 2010.

He quoted, "In December-January we will begin that great and fundamental piece of infrastructure for Sicily, which is the bridge on the Strait of Messina,"

When it is completed, it will be the longest suspension bridge in the world, at over 3.3 kilometres in length.

Berlusconi also commented that Italy must "wake up from a long sleep!" There have also been reports that he has set up a PR machine that will face head on any bad publicity in the International press.

If I was him I would also be concerned about his own profile globally - maybe he should tone things down a little!!

Updated Progress Photos From Palm View Site

Hello everybody, firstly I am sorry there have been so few posts of late but I seem to be speading myself a little to thin lately. We will continue to try our best to get regular updates from the Palm View site over the coming months, so you can all start to see some real progress on all of your respective apartments.

These pictures have been taken over the last few days and although really work had to stop in August there has been progress.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Calabria - Cheap Flights

Air Malta is extending its €39.50 special Sicily fares by offering €99 return including tax to Rome, Milan and Reggio.

This offer, the airline said, is valid for travel between November 5 and December 16 (tickets have to be issued by October 15); between January 8 and March 23 (tickets have to be issued by October 31); and between April 12 and July 10 (tickets have to be issued up to January 27).

Tickets from the airline’s office at MIA would be subject to an additional service fee of €10, while a fee of €5 would be levied on tickets from the airline’s call centre.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rocco Forte Opens 120m Euro Golf Resort in Sicily

Rocco Forte, the succesfull hotelier will finally open a golf resort in Sicily after an incredible 7 years of bureaucracy. Mr. Forte has a strong record in the hotel business and has since made huge successes of "the faded stars" within the luxury hotel sector, turning them into profitable establishments once again.

The Verdura Golf Spa & Resort will cover over 230 hectares and have a total of 203 rooms. The will be a total of four restaurants and 1.8km of its own private coastline. There will also be a massive spa.

He commented that he always wanted to do a golf resort, because he didn´t think anyone in Europe had got it right yet! This also illustrates that regardless how deep your pockets are, red tape can still take time to overcome in this region, the good news is that you can get there in the end.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Calabria Property Palm View Construction Pictures

For those of you who have purchased property in Palm View - Reggio Di Calabria here are some construction photos kindly supplied by the developer. These pictures were taken on 11th July.

We will continue to post these photos here as and when they come in.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Italy Tourism Minister Halts Rip-Offs

Michela Brambilla has made it clear she wants to stop the systematic fleecing of tourists in Italy. A recent incident regarding a Japanese couple being charged €700for a meal in Rome seems to be the catalyst for a new initiative to stop sharp practice within the many services industries involved with serving holiday makers.

She has announced the formation of a commission that will monitor the price across the sector and has given her assurance that it will stop the ridiculous rip-offs that unsuspecting travellers have to endure.

Perhaps the same idea might be employed in London!