By Barb in Terni
WITHIN EIGHT (8) DAYS OF YOUR ARRIVAL YOU MUST REPORT TO YOUR LOCAL QUESTURA! If you live in the province of Perugia, you must go to Perugia. If you live in the province of Terni, you must go to Terni.
Normally certain days are for applying and certain days are for picking up. It’s been our experience that people pick up their Permessos every day without a problem, but you can only apply on the designated days.
QUESTURA DI TERNI: VIA ANTIOCHIA R, 12 Terni
You can call the Terni questura on MONDAY-WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY from 12-2 at 074 448 0671 http://questure.poliziadistato.it/Terni.nsf
They use the number system but it’s usually possible to take care of business after all the numbers have been called. An English speaking person called us to ask if we’d like to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT for our first year renewal!
For our elective residency visa this is what we needed:
- proof of income (and savings)
- proof of medical insurance
- proof of housing (rental agreement or deed)
- Codice fiscale
Make sure you have (multiple) copies of everything.
You’ll also need:
- a marca da bollo (tax stamp)
- four “official” size pictures (they have a booth at the questura)
They also have an office in Orvieto, but I don’t know anything about it right now.
Once you’ve applied for your P di S you’ll be handed a receipt….DON’T LOSE THIS! Until you receive the “real” one, this counts as your Permesso. There should be a date listed on this receipt telling you when to come back to pick up the Permesso.
We were also given a separate appointment to be fingerprinted.
When you go back to pick up your Permesso you don‘t really have to wait in line….just work your way up and ask if it’s ready.
After you receive your Permesso you can go to your local commune where they will issue you a certificate of residency and a Carte D’Identita. There was a small fee for the residency document (about 37¢) and you’ll need more “official” photos and a bollo for your Carta D’Identita.
Your initial Permesso is good for one year. You must return to the questura to renew it about one month before your current one expires. Take everything as listed above, including a copy of EVERY page of your passport. The next Permesso will be good for TWO years, then five years, then ten.
Comune di Terni http://www.comune.terni.it/home.asp
Citta di Castello http://www.cdcnet.net/it/
Monte Castello di Vibio http://www.comune.montecastellodivibio.pg.it
Commune di Orvieto http://www.umbriacitta.it/comuni/orvieto.html
Castiglione del Lago http://questure.poliziadistato.it/Terni.nsf
San Venanzo http://en.comuni-italiani.it/055/030/
Perugia http://www.perugiaonline.com/ Great site with LOTS and Lots of info on things happening in the province of Perugia
USL office in Marsciano, Piazza Karl Marx, right next to the Cento Commericale (with the Coop) 075 5411
To join the Italian healthcare system we went to the local USL office in Marsciano. We had to present our codice fiscale, our certificate of residency, and (because we’re retired and earn no money in Italy) our last tax return.
The payment is based upon income: 6.5 % of your total income for our area. This may vary from place to place. This fee covers you for the entire (calendar) year….if you join in November you pay the same as if you join in January.
We had to take our paperwork to the Post Office to pay, then returned to the USL office to hand in our receipt. We were then issued our medical card, which we have to show when we visit the doctor or get a prescription.
We had to select a family doctor, so if possible get a recommendation from a local before you go.
Different doctors come to different cities at different times and days. Be sure to check in advance.
Some services may require an additional payment, but you must always see you family doctor to get a prescription or an order to see a specialist.
http://www.sangallo.it/perugiaairport/ PERUGIA AIRPORT
http://www.sulga.it/index.asp SULGA BUS INFO
http://www.apmperugia.it/ A PM BUS INFO
http://www.fcu.it/index.htm ferrovia centrale Umbra regional train line
Train station in Ponte San Giovanni 075 393 615
http://www.umbriajazz.com/canale.asp UMBRIA JAZZ FESTIVAL (PERUGIA) Held in July of every year. Features well known musicians from around the world.
http://www.spoletofestival.it/ktlib/ktwse?home&TYPID=&ITMID=&LANG=GB Spoleto festival
http://www.eurochocolate.com/perugia2005/ EUROCHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Held the third week in October every year.
Medieval Festa in San Gemini http://www.bellaumbria.net/San_Gemini/giostra_dell'arme_eng.htm
OTHER FUN STUFF
http://www.movimentoturismovino.it/regione.php?regio=11 this site tells you where the cantinas of Umbria are located
http://www.perugina.it/ PEUGINA Chocolate factory. They offer tours, some in English.
http://www.stradadelsagrantino.it/ STRADA DEL SAGRANTINO Info about driving along the wine road in central Umbria.
http://www.montitrasimeno.umbria.it/stradadelvino/percorso-it.html STRADA DEL TRESEMINO. Another wine road, this one near Lake Tresimeno
http://www.umbriadoc.com/stradevino/cantico/ STRADA DEI VINI CANTINCO…yet another wine road!
http://www.feditgiochistorici.it/ Info about the medieval tournaments held in various regions of Italy
WHERE TO STAY
http://www.brigolante.com/ A great agriturismo run by our friend Rebecca and her husband Stefano. Located just outside of Assisi. These are small apartments, not just rooms.
http://www.relaisvillavalentini.com/english/default.htm The beautifully restored hotel in San Venanzo also includes a great restaurant, La Credenza
http://www.linguardo.com/alba/ Great one bedroom apartment in the center of Todi
Il Mulino http://www.geocities.com/ilmulinoitalia/ Our friends Paul and Patty own this fabulous house in San Terenziano. The sunsets are spectacular and the house is beautifully restored.
L'Arte del Mosaico http://digilander.libero.it/arteemosaico/ Beautiful mosaics from a family who live in Rotecastello
Conticelli Paolo beds, lamps, benches and more in iron, Via Trieste, 05010 San Venanzo 075 875 165
Remember that stores are generally open from 9:30 until 1:00 then from 3:30 until 8:00. Additionally many f these stores are NOT open on Monday mornings. Except for special occasions, nothing is open on Sunday or on major holidays. These are hard to keep up with…make friends with a local!
There are only 3 that I know of:
Collestrada in between Perugia and Assisi Via Valtiera, 181 075 597 1652 www.collestradaweb.it
Gherlinda shops and cinemas via Nervi, 6 Ellera di Corciano
Piazza Umbra Cento Commerciale Km 147, ss Flaminia Trevi
Note: none of the stores in Collestrada close in the afternoon, and occasionally the shopping center is open on Sundays. This fact will be advertised on large banners visible from the roadway.
In Perugia itself you can find COIN and UPIM, two large department stores.
In the direction of Corciano, the road between Ellera and Magione (via Togliatti) is lined with lots of great stores…
Gran Casa - your Kmart in Italy…plus furniture via Togliatti, 84 Corciano
Emmelunga furniture and household goodsVia Togliatti, 10Taverne di Corciano075 697 8882 www.emmelunga.it
Marino Fa Mercato Bacanella 075 841 716
Mercatone Uno right next door to Marino Fa Mercato Via Fra f. Longo,22 075 847 4711
Rinaldini lots of iron, lots of terra cotta, lots of used furniture. Mosaic table tops. Via Togliatti Loc. Taverne di Corciano 075 506 8048 www.rinaldiniimport.com
Mobili Paolo furniture Via Togliatti Loc. Taverne di Corciano
Cinquemme Fabrics, sheets, bedspreads, curtain rods, Via Palazzeschi, 3 Loc. Taverne di Corciano 075 697 9314
Also along this road are cashmere outlets, an electronics store, a framing shop grocery stores and more.
The following stores not only have lumber and DIY supplies, but also garden supplies and household goods like curtains, kitchen things, lamps, plumbing supplies, shelving, etc. OBI is the closest to Home Depot you’re going to get, at least in this area.
SELF is located in Perugia Via della Pallotta, 49 075 32 220
OBI is located in Ellera scalo, at Quatro Torre Strada Corcianese 218/F 075 517 2612
Geniale located near San Sisto Via Piazza Soriano, 80 075 528 0953
Hardware stores are LA FERRAMENTA, and have the basic tools and things you need for the house.
Eurospin…in between Corciano and Magione and also just south of Todi
COOP….everywhere. If you live here be sure to join in order to get the member prices and to earn points to “buy” various items.
Conad….everywhere. They have the same sort of membership program as the Coop.
Electronics and Appliances
Brava Piazza Karl Marx (Cento Commerciale) Marsciano 075 741 460
Euronics Ponte San Giovanni 075 394 349
MediaWorld (in Collestrada) 075 540 311 www.mediaworld.it
Mobili Paolo - San Terenziano (Grutti) 074 298 921 Another location on the road between Corciano and Magione www.mobilipaolo.it
Chateaux D’Ax Via del Sottopasso Ponte San Giovanni 075 599 7315
Errebinova custom-made and ready made furniture Via XXIV Maggio, 51 Marsciano 075 874 9170
Mobili Perugia Custom-made and ready made furniture Via G Galilei, 92 Capocavallo di Corciano 075 605 460
Mobili Morettini Furniture and kitchens Via Marcianese, 93 Fratta Todina (on the road between Marsciano and Fratta Todina) 075 874 3138
There’s also a large high end furniture store behind Mercatone Uno, on the road to Magione
EMU Just past Mercatone Uno going towards Magione
Hany Gallery Via Ponte Vecchio, 74 Ponte San Giovanni 075 599 6225
Cell phones are available everywhere…at dedicated cell phone stores, at electronic stores, at Kmart-type stores. As in the states, prices and services vary so you have to shop around.
You only pay for the calls you make, not for the calls you receive.
Where to Eat
Ternana’s 075 874 2349 Via Umberto I, 30 Marsciano Ternana’s is always at the top of our list for great pizza and pasta. Casual, family style restaurant. Eat in or take away. Closed Tuesday
Trattoria Rosatelli via Vittorio Veneto, 42 Marsciano 075 874 2026 Great family restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Try the house specialty, lasagna bianco. Closed Saturday
Stefania’s Via Umberto I, 45 Marsciano The best gelato around! Closed Monday
Pizzeria Etruschetto on Piazza Garibaldi near the Universita' per Stranieri.
Dal Mi Cocco is across the street from the pizzeria. You need to make reservations in advance …fixed menu of Umbrian specialties.
La Pallotta - If you stand in the main piazza and face the Roman temple, directly behind you is an archway and La Pallotta is down there. Nice little trattoria, good food. Closed Tuesday.
La Taverna del Arco (also called Da Bino) - Take the road that runs from the main piazza towards S. Francesco, and you'll see an arrow down an alley on your left about halfway there. Closed Tuesday.
La Pergola Via dei Magoni 076 334 3065
In San Venanzo:
La Credenza Via Principe Umberto, in the Hotel Villa Valentini 075 879 0105 Open for lunch and dinner Pizza available for dinner and for take away Closed Monday