There’s a lot to celebrate about Italy this week, as we top the world rankings of dream destinations – beating the likes of Bali – and a new ‘Good Living’ index reveals the best spots to live in the Bel Paese. Plus, we have a look at what the government’s recent decree means for Brexit, including reciprocal access to healthcare.
‘Sono Bond; James Bond’: Daniel Craig has hopefully been brushing up on his Italian, as filming for the 25th Bond film returns to Italy, this time in Basilicata. He’s not the only one heading to Italy, as the number of British buyers here grows by almost 20% year-on-year. Oh, and did we mention that they’re looking to launch spaceships from Puglia?
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.
Italian housing market grows by almost 7% Good news from the wider real estate market – prices grew by 6.7% in the last quarter. However, although there’s been a strong upward trend since 2013, prices haven’t reached the same levels as the early 2000s – so this could be a fantastic time to buy and get ahead of the curve.