We had holidayed in Italy many times and toyed with the idea of living permanently in the country. When we finally had the chance to do it, we rented a home in the town of Lecco by Lake Como. After successfully living in Italy for eighteen months, we decided to start looking for a house of our own. We wanted to move to the country, so congested Lombardy was not an option.
The search for a house took ages. With estate agents we visited countless old houses. Usually the elderly owners were also present, which is why almost every showing included having a glass of wine at the living-room table, listening to the history of the house. We were relieved and pleased when we finally found a home. One process ended and another one began.