Add a cosy touch to your home with a woodburning stove

Add a cosy touch to your home with a woodburning stove

No region of Italy avoids a period of cold weather during the winter, so if you’re buying an Italian home you should consider not only how to stay cool in summer, but also how to keep warm on a winter’s night. There are air-con units that heat as well as cool, but electricity is your most expensive heating option, and you can’t exactly cosy up under an aircon unit. Our living room didn’t have a fireplace, so my husband built one himself using the local Puglian sandstone. He carved the soft stone himself, to match the original star vaulted ceiling built in the 1600s.
Read more...

Featured Articles

Buying in Italy, Part Three: Area Guide

This week, in Part Three of our six-part guide, Buying in Italy, we’re looking at choosing an area. Deciding where to buy in Italy can be difficult – you’re spoilt for choice! Whether you like mountains or rolling hills, cityscape or sea view, Italy has a lot to offer home buyers.
Read more...

Running a holiday accommodation business in Italy

On first visiting Italy you can’t help but fall in love with the history, the culture and the food. What if you could find a way to live that Italian lifestyle and make a living from sharing it with visitors? Holidays that offer authentic lifestyle experiences have become very popular, and in turn offer property buyers many ways to make an income from their Italian home. New entrepreneurs have some very interesting ideas for a holiday accommodation business that makes the most of existing houses and brings tourists to lesser-known regions. It’s a great way for visitors to experience what
Read more...

Buying in Italy: Part Two

Welcome to the second part of your six-part serialisation on Buying in Italy. This week, we’re looking at drawing up your timescale for buying in Italy. This is a powerful way to turn dreams into reality. Many people wait until spring or autumn to begin looking – but why wait until everyone’s buying? High demand, after all, often implies higher prices. Quiet times can be good for picking up bargains. Estate agents will be keener and sellers more motivated. They’ll be worried about being stuck with a property for another season.
Read more...

Buying in Italy: Part 1

Imagine owning your own ‘slice of Italy’ – enjoying its beautiful landscapes, history, food and culture day in, day out. Not just for a quickly grabbed weekend, but always. Well, 2019 could (and should) be your year to make the move. Over the coming weeks, our six-part series on Buying in Italy will run through the entire process, from planning to post-purchase. Today, with Part One, we’re starting by looking at the initial decision-making process.
Read more...

Five Italian cities with stylish apartments

If you enjoy Italian city life or at least being close enough to one for shops, hospitals, restaurants and sightseeing, you’ve probably already considered buying a home in or around Rome or Milan. But there are many other amazing Italian cities. They each have their own style, history and traditions and those all-important amenities. Here are five great cities to buy property, including average prices from Immobiliare.it. 
Read more...

Buying a home in Abruzzo

Where can you enjoy sunny beaches in summer and skiing in the winter, spot bears in the National park and eat fresh fish caught from buildings on stilts? The region of Abruzzo is Italy’s best kept secret and property prices are unbelievably cheap.
Read more...

Moving to Italy before Brexit

As we approach crunch time in the Brexit negotiations, many British people are making final preparations to establish themselves in the EU before March. Buying a property isn’t essential – you can become resident in Italy by renting. But moving to Italy before Brexit is the only way to ensure your EU rights to pension, healthcare and residence continue long-term. Here is how you do it.
Read more...

How can your rent out your Italian property?

If you’re thinking to rent out your Italian property as a second or sole income stream, you’re not alone. Italy is one of Europe’s top 5 countries for holiday rentals, boasting almost 7% of the European market. It’s so simple to advertise your home to potential guests through websites such as Airbnb, HomeAway and Tripadvisor, where you can manage your bookings, safely be contacted by potential guests and receive payments.
Read more...

Italian property market update, Autumn 2018

This is a great time of year to view property in Italy. There are some real bargains on flights and accommodation, and temperatures are comfortable for getting about, averaging 22°C in October. Occasional downpours have begun to turn the scorched earth of summer green again. Across Italy you’ll see farmers preparing their land ready for olive picking and a host of lovely properties await you to pick your dream home. This your Italian property market update for autumn.
Read more...

Could zero taxation lure you to an Italian village?

You may love the idea of living in Italy but have your sights set on Puglia, Tuscany or Lake Como. But could you be tempted to a more remote Italian area if your taxes in Italy were abolished? The government is considering a proposal to offer serious tax incentives to retirees buying in some Italian villages that are short of people.
Read more...
Page 1 of 1612345...Last »

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This