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Italian homes to ski AND swim?

You know about the art, history, bucolic beauty, glorious shopping and scrumptious food. But did you know that Italy has some pretty great ski resorts too? And not just in the Alps. From top to toe, there are Italian ski homes just a short drive from the beach and countryside. Best of both worlds? We think so. Here are our favourites.

What’s it like moving to Italy as a single person?

Some people buying property are moving to Italy as a single person, others unexpectedly become single further down the line. Could you live alone in Italy? How easy is it to  fit in, make friends and learn the culture? And go on, what about finding romance in il bel paese? I spoke to fellow expat Valerie about her experiences.

Italy property market update: overseas buyers snap up rural homes

I’ve often said that Italians think we’re a bit crazy with our love of buying old, rural homes in need of restoration. Well, the figures bear it out, with Italians largely preferring to purchase in cities and rural homes attracting overseas buyers. So what’s next for the Italian property market in 2019? What are prices like and what trends are there?

Why I love Italy in winter

Italy in winter is full of music, carnival and delicious food. A time when you can explore cities, beaches and countryside and learn about the local traditions before the influx of summer visitors. It may be the ‘quiet season’, but there’s still plenty going on – here are some of my favourite things about winter in Italy.

Where are the best areas to buy a home in the Veneto?

In a country of iconic cities and landscapes, the Veneto still manages to stand head and shoulder above the rest. From the grand palaces and canals of Venice, to the Palladian villas of the Euganean Hills and medieval townhouses of Padua, it seems that every corner of this region has its own claim to fame. At first sight, you might imagine it would be impossibly unaffordable to buy a home in the Veneto – but my insider tips will help you find those good-value hotspots that many expats miss.

Your Overseas Home helped us find our dream renovation project

Italy Property Guides readers Rod and Elaine Tipler have just bought a renovation project in the beautiful Torre Guaceto nature reserve, right down in the sunny south of Brindisi. With work starting in full swing and plans to move in by the end of the year, we spoke to the Tiplers about their property hunt and how they’re finding their new life in Italy.

News update: Italy offers tax reductions to retirees

What does your dream retirement in Italy look like? Long evenings sitting out in balmy weather, enjoying good food? Days spent exploring ancient towns or browsing local markets full of fresh produce? For many, that dream is more attainable than ever, as the government announces tax breaks for retirees moving to southern Italy.

Buying in Italy, Part Six: The buying system in Italy

The British have the same right to buy in Italy as the Italians do, but the legal process will not be like those you are used to in the UK. Italy’s legal system is a bit different, so, so too is the buying system in Italy. Find out the nine key steps in this, your final part of our serialisation of Buying in Italy.

Brexit-proof your move to Italy – deal or no deal!

Time’s running out on Brexit, but is it really going to be over for British people buying in Italy? Media hype makes many think so, but British buyers in Italy have risen by over 14% in the last year. They know something the others don’t – and that something is how to ‘Brexit-proof’ their plans. They know how to move to Italy whatever happens, and they’re already planning how to do it.

Countdown to buying in Italy in 2019

As you counted down to the New Year and thought about what you wanted to achieve in 2019, was buying a property in Italy on your mind? This can be the year you actually go ahead and do it. If you do your research and go prepared, your next trip to Italy could lead you to just what you are looking for. Here are six steps to include in your countdown to buying your dream home in Italy in 2019.
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