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Let’s retire to Puglia

If you are looking for a sunny piece of Italy that is affordable, easy to get to, and offers a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle, then the region of Puglia is a superb choice.

Where do the rich and famous buy in Italy?

Read those Hello! interviews with stars who own in Italy, from Ed Sheeran to Meryl Streep, and it’s clear what they value about their Italian homes – an escape! Freedom from the noise, stress and pressure of LA or London. So where and what have the stars bought in Italy?

2019: a bumper year for Italian property buyers

The combination of great value properties, rising tourist numbers and tax incentives for those relocating have made this a great year to buy property in Italy. Whether, renting out your holiday home, working in Italy or retiring, Italy offers the culture, climate, scenery and lifestyle that your whole family will enjoy.  

Explore northern Italy with the Giro d’Italia

We look at five locations in five of Italy’s most popular northern regions, each surrounded by stunning scenery. Northern Italy is so accessible, and always rates highly for quality of life. Whether you enjoy the buzz of a city or relaxing by a lake, there is something for everyone. I have taken another look at the route of next year’s famous cycle race, the Giro d’Italia, and picked one place in each of the five northern regions that it passes through. One or two you may have heard of, but the great thing about Italy is discovering those amazing places that are less well known to tourists.

Discover Italy with the Giro d’Italia 2020

The route of this world-famous road cycling race has just been announced, and we are all excited to see what towns and villages it will pass through in May 2020. The TV coverage will highlight some famous landmarks but also lesser known towns. You may even spot your dream home.    

7 steps to a stress-free renovation

Italy has many affordable properties for sale in need of renovation. Many of them have charming features that entice buyers who have an eye for how a characterful property can become a home. My husband and I found it extremely rewarding renovating ours, and we picked up a few tips on the way! Here are our 7 points for a smooth renovation.

Italy auctions palaces and historic houses

The Italian government is selling off a selection of its state-owned properties in an ambitious plan to raise €1.2billion. Most exciting are the buildings of historic interest and those in prime city centre locations.

Could you live next to a UNESCO World Heritage site?

Italy has 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other country. This recognition and the high visitor numbers each site attracts, demonstrate how highly regarded Italy’s culture, archaeology, environment and landscape are in the world. What’s amazing is that you can actually live near many of these sites.

Could you get paid to move to Molise?

Move to Molise and start a business, and you could be rewarded with 700 euros a month over the first three years. This tiny Italian region hopes this exciting new initiative will help regenerate small villages that are becoming depopulated, and bring in new life to its rural communities. So what are you waiting for?

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