Cherry wrote:jennabet wrote:The Italian version of Registered mail is called "Recomendata".
Raccomandata. Better if "Raccomandata con ricevuta di ritorno" which means that if they receive what you have send them, they send you back a signed receipt.
Just a question: did you write in English or in Italian? If it's a small comune it may be that no-one there can speak English.
I write in Italian and include an English version as well. I would be happy to send money if asked to do so; since I always include an email address it should be a simple matter for the comune to make such a request - and, yes, they do have email there.
I have sent the same basic letter to other comuni with excellent results: Malvito CS has responded to my many regular postal mail requests always in less than three weeks. A recent request faxed to Sant'Agata di Esaro CS on October 27 resulted in my receiving the requested document via postal mail on November 4.
For moulin: are you referring to Roccasecca FR or to Roccasecca dei Vosci LT? In my case, I am referring to the former.
The only documents I have managed to obtain from Roccasecca came with the help of someone living some distance away who offered to visit the comune on my behalf. A few weeks later I wrote a very carefully worded letter expressing my sincere appreciation to the stato civile official for his "kind assistance" and added one small additional request. I paid to have it professionally translated, then sent it via Express Mail. Nothing. No response at all.