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Why you should buy a ski property in Pila

Written by on December 17, 2020 in Estate Agent’s Window, Property
Why you should buy a ski property in Pila

Introducing Agenzia San Grato – Pila’s No. 1 estate agent We are delighted that Agenzia San Grato has kindly agreed to help us with our Goodlife Property project. Agenzia San Grato is THE estate agent for the lovely little Aosta Valley ski resort of Pila. They are the only agent with a shop in the […]

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Luxury last minute present for Christmas – a luxury Spring break on Lake Como

Written by on December 15, 2020 in Things to See & Do
Luxury last minute present for Christmas – a luxury Spring break on Lake Como

Lake Como – perfect for a romantic weekend A few weeks ago we posted an article about stunning and glamorous Lake Como. So easy to get to from Milan and a wonderful place for a romantic weekend. The Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Spring offer The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of Como’s most beautiful, sophisticated […]

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A life full of mountain adventures in the Aosta Valley

Written by on November 14, 2020 in Aosta Valley, Italy Stories
A life full of mountain adventures in the Aosta Valley

An interview with Tom Durham – skier, mountain biker and entrepreneur, who lives with his wife Lorna and daughter Sadie in the lovely village of Gressan in the Aosta Valley Tom, thanks so much for agreeing to share your story with us. What brought you guys from Scotland out here to the Aosta Valley There […]

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Traditional village house to renovate in the Piemonte wine country

Written by on November 11, 2020 in Estate Agent’s Window, Property
Traditional village house to renovate in the Piemonte wine country

Goodlife Property up and running as of today Goodlife Italy is excited today to present our first Italian property investment opportunity. Hopefully the first of many more to come! This one is a large, characterful and traditional house in the village of Mombaruzzo, in the beautiful wine hills of Piemonte. A manageable renovation project. Habitable […]

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What is it like living and running a self-catering villa in the Langhe?

Written by on November 9, 2020 in Piemonte, Property
What is it like living and running a self-catering villa in the Langhe?

  An interview with Richard Noble who together with his wife Allegra, owns and runs a beautiful guesthouse in the Langhe area of Piemonte called Villa Ribota. Richard, thanks so much for agreeing to share your story with us. What drove you to move to Italy and buy a guest house? It was 2012 and […]

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A love story – me and my stufa

Written by on November 3, 2020 in Blog
A love story – me and my stufa

  It was the best euro 2,000 I ever spent and the wisest decision I ever made when I bought our burgundy red, 10 KW Ravelli wood pellet stufa back in 2014, when we moved into our apartment in Gressan. Sitting there reassuringly in the corner of the living room, next to the tele. He […]

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Hike From Gressan To Pila – Without Oxygen.

Written by on July 8, 2020 in Blog
Hike From Gressan To Pila – Without Oxygen.

The other day Anita and I, together with our friends and neighbours Tom and Lorna, hiked all the way from our homes in Gressan up to Pila. It took us 3 hours 45 minutes and Tom’s gadget recons we did 20,000 steps. Our ‘frazione’ where we started is about 600m above sea level. The arrival […]

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About Us

Written by on July 8, 2020 in Home
About Us

About Us Anita and I have been living in the Aosta Valley region of northern Italy with our two boys, Olly and Marty, since 2014. We live in a nice little apartment in the village of Gressan, in the foothills of the mountains on the road between Aosta town and Pila ski resort. Anita is […]

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