When I first discovered Anna from Beautiful Liguria we had just bought the house in Veravo. All of a sudden we had a new destination, a place to call home in Italy. Now our house would be near the Italian riviera rather than high in the mountains of Piemonte.
I had no idea when I started blogging that it would bring me so many wonderful friends. Friends that I may never meet, yet are so dear to me. So when we came up against a legal problem that could have cost us time and money I turned to my online friends for help.
The very first person to come to our aid was of course Anna, her fiance is a lawyer (avvocato) in Italy and they offered to help us solve this problem. A Skype call was arranged, we sat in front of the computer screen waiting to connect, then there they were. As if sitting in our lounge room, we were able to chat and Salvatore and Marco could converse in Italian without any misunderstandings. Anna was close by in case of any translation problems. And I sat transfixed taking in every detail, butting in every now and then to say something profound like “Arrgh I can’t wait to meet you in person” and “Ciao” over and over.
Having someone who instantly understood the situation was invaluable. Being Italian made all the difference, he knows the system and the Italian way of thinking. He was able to explain exactly what steps we needed to take, no confusion, and such a relief. Even though Sam speaks fluent Italian it would have been a huge headache trying to figure out what to do.
Seeing Anna and Marco on the screen was one of the great joys of being a blogger. I can’t wait to meet in person.
Avvocato – Marco Salvadori firstname.lastname@example.org
Vico Indoratori 10/7A
Tel./Fax +39 010 4033265
image ~ Roberto Scavino