I tell you what, given slightly different circumstances I reckon we two would also consider a little real estate in Italy. But having spent a lot of time in Italy I just know the beauracracy would defeat me. It seems quite logical to me though that with MrsDunkingbird being fluent in the local lingo and residing just north of the boarder, it's a no brainer that you guys, aka DunkingBird & MrsDunkingBird should take up the challenge. Then us free loaders, umm allow me to rephrase that. Us fellow purveyors of fine motorcycles, travel, good food and average to middling wine will swing by from time to time to assist you in enjoying all your/our hard work. Of course I for one would not come empty handed, I'd bring at least one bottle of recently pressed Chianti. Whats say DunkingBird?