Archive for May, 2009

Bill Gates Salemi Mi PC Italian property in Sicily

Bill Gates Salemi Mi PC

Salemi is back in the news as Vittorio Sgarbi the mayor announced today that Bill Gates Microsoft millionaire has shown interest to buy a house in Sicily,  purchasing a “block” of 1 euro houses in Salemi for “social” uses.

Bill Gates is reported be visiting Salemi this August. Gates supports Sgarbi’s campaign against wind turbines which are sprouting up on the horizons across sicily and has been recently reported in the Financial Times.

Gates financial support towards Sgarbi’s campaign was rejected and an agreement for Gates to finance pubblicity campaigns using airplane banners promoting “Come Salemi tutta la Sicilia” translated as “Like Salemi all of Sicily” has been reported as agreed.

What with rumours of Peter Gabriel, Bill Gates, and some Italian celebrities it looks like a busy and interesting summer here in Salemi. Are you are planning to visit Salemi, Sicily ? If so MIPC has some beautiful seaside villas in sicily to rent…contact MIPC for further details.

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House in Sicily by the sea Zingaro nature Reserve

House in Sicily by the sea Zingaro nature Reserve.

Shell structure recntly built overlooking the bay of GuidaLoca, near Scopello and the Zingaro nature reserve, 10 minutes from Castellamre del Golfo.

The structure can be purchased as it is and personally finished or the builder will complete to your personal specification with a  3 month completion in time for this September. Strong rental market.

View a video of the property on You Tube… Buy a villa in Sicily

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Mourinho Inter 2012

Mourinho Inter till 2012

Inter…FC Internazionale Milano have officially announced that Mourinho will extend his current contract for a further year and will stay till 30th June 2012. Offical news at Inter Italian website.

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Salemi Sicily House for sale

Salemi Sicily House for sale in Sicily.

Cheap house in Sicily for sale.

This house is located in the centre of Salemi, Sicily. Salemi is the town in Sicily where the mayor is offering local run down property at 1 euro. This house costs slightly more but it is in a good strucutural state and ready to move into. The electrics and bathroom would need modernisation. Great bargain.
Download the MIPC datasheet of this property here…Salemi property for sale in Sicily

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Ryanair OnAir | Online check in changes

Ryanair online check in changes

Ryanair europes low cost airline connects Italy to many European destinations and is even worth considering for domestic internal flights in Italy.

These cheap flights give great opportunities to those who buy a house in Italy and then rent a house in Italy to others.

Ryanair has as of today changed its online check in procedures. The 10 euro/sterling charge previously paid for those that checked in the traditional way has now been cancelled !!! Because with Ryanair as from today you CANNOT check in at the airport. You MUST do online check in before your flight starting 14 days prior till 40 mins before scheduled departure. Those with luggage (not hand luggage) will have to use a new drop off service.

POST your personal experiences of this drop off service here in the comments below.

Hidden in the small print of the press release is that from TODAY we will all be charged a 5 euro online check in fee !! Ryanair saves money closing the check in desks YET raises the charges of online check in !!!

Ryanair OnAir mobile service

Though we can’t criticise Ryanair as yesterday on an internal Italian flight I had the opportunity to use the new on flight ryanair mobile OnAir service. Yes you can be in the clouds and call/text your loved ones to tell them where you are !! or as the Ryanair press release stated to tell them that “yet another Ryanair flight is on time”.

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Italian Property Villa for sale Scopello, Castellamare del Golfo Sicily

Italian Holiday Villa for Sale in Sicily, Italy.

Scopello, Castellamare del Golfo, Trapani, (west Palermo) Sicily.

Palermo (PMO) airport 30 mins / Trapani (TPS) airport 30 mins.
3 bedroom holiday villa located near lo Zingaro nature reserve and close to Scopello. Set in mature private gardens, with patio overlooking the sea and Read the rest of this entry »

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Trapani (Birgi) Airport TPS Sicily

Trapani (Birgi) Airport TPS Sicily

Updated summer 2011.

Trapani airport (TPS) is fastly expanding and becoming the gateway to south west sicily, Trapani, Marsala, Salemi, Scopello, Segesta and the Egadi Islands. Historically a military airport. With Ryanair operating flights from here since last year, the airport has transformed Read the rest of this entry »

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Scandinavian Sicilan Project Monte Polizzo Salemi Sicily NIU

Scandinavian Sicilan Project Monte Polizzo Salemi Sicily NIU

As from the 25th May 2009 the Northern Illinois University will be present in Salemi at Monte Polizzo for a month long archaeological dig. The study abroad program is Read the rest of this entry »

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Fiat General Motors (GM) Europe, UK Vauxhall, Opel

Fiat General Motors (GM) Europe, UK Vauxhall, Opel.

First Fiat last week announced the takeover at Chrysler….Now in a dramatic weekend of negotiations yesterday the Fiat (Italy) chairman Luca Corderodi di Montezemolo announced that Fiat is in negotiations with General Motors (Europe) the owners of Opel (Germany) and Vauxhall (UK) and Saab (Sweden) with the intentions Read the rest of this entry »

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Berlusconi Divorce

Berlusconi Divorce

Italian president Silvio Berlusconi’s wife, Veronica Lario, has filed for divorce.

Notice how the media deal with this divorce differently to any other world leader’s personal relationships. Amazingly Italian private affairs colourful as they are don’t damage a politicians career, unlike in many other countries.

Berlusconi known to have a soft spot for young attractive women, and even promoting models into his ministerial cabinet, like Mara Carfagna, a former topless model who is now his Minister for Equal Opportunities, may have gone too far recently when he was spotted attending an 18 year girls birthday party, whom referred to him as dad. Whether it is one of his many illegitimate daughters or a lover was unclear.

Married since 1990 Berlusconi’s wife , Lario, whoms real name is Miriam Raffaella Bartolini, was recently drawn into a political scandel critising her husbands choice of female candidates for the european elections for Berlusconi’s political  party the People of Freedom.

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