The first part is quite residential but there's a lovely view of the sea every now and then.
The gardens grow every type of fruit and vegetable possible in this corner of the world, tended to lovingly by BIL and FIL. And we're allowed to help ourselves!! In the winter there are oranges, lemons, broccoli of every type, cauliflower, potatos, lettuces, fennel...and that's just what I've noticed looking around..
Anyway, back to business. This little contraption below is called a carrello. It will be our best friend on these journeys up and down the steps as it can take very heavy loads and climb steps with them. There is a lot of stuff to bring down to the house: building materials, paint, tools, wood, iron beams etc, but there is also a lot (way more than you can imagine) of stuff that needs to be taken away from the house: old washing machine parts, broken furniture, dead fridge, old toys and clothes, general other people stuff.
Here is the carrello fully loaded: All stuff to throw away. I went up ahead loaded with an old baby walker and a very ancient travel cot. I came back down with some big metal tubes...I have no idea what they are for, but hey, I'm just the pack horse.
Of course we're very excited and want to do it all NOW and AT ONCE and SUBITO and move in (and stop paying rent) but it's going to take a while and we'll have to tackle things one at a time and in the right order. I'm straining at the bit to give everything a lick of paint but will have to be patient for now.
You want to see the house don't you? Ok, just from outside for now. It's all a bit sad and wintery looking at the moment, but I've seen it in the summer and it is alive with flowers and very pretty.
We're the ground floor, BIL owns the second level but doesn't live there.