Italy property news

You can browse the latest Italy property news at Italy Property Guides. Here, you’ll find updates on all things to do with the Italian property market, essential if you plan on buying a property in Italy. We cover many topics, including market forecasts, new laws and regulations, and property trends.


Travelling to Italy 2021 – Covid Update

Travelling to Italy 2021 – Covid Update

Travelling to Italy, do I need a Covid test before or after the journey? will I be required to self-isolate? Will I be allowed to enter Italy at all? This depends where you are travelling from and the current Covid-19 restrictions. Where are you travelling from? Italy have placed each country in a lettered category relating to their Covid risk. Each letter has different rules regarding entry, testing, self-isolation etc.  “A” is considered the least risk and has no limitations. Australia and New Zealand are in D. But, the USA and UK are currently in “E” and have the highest restrictions.
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News from Italy on UK rights after Brexit, and home prices

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.
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10 great reasons to move to Italy in 2019

We heard a great quote the other day. “If you’re not happy where you are, move! You’re not a tree.” It sounds like something a wise Italian grandmother would say. Italy has so much to offer anyone who wants to make that great escape. So take your future in your own hands and consider these 10 great reasons to move to Italy in 2019.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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How to get a residence permit in Italy

Becoming an Italian resident could be the best decision you make this year. Get a residence permit in Italy and you will guarantee your right to live, work and receive a pension and healthcare before Brexit. But there are other benefits you will enjoy once you have that prized Carta d’identità in your hand. Here’s what you need to do to make it happen.
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Where are the best areas to buy property in Sicily?

You’ll know it’s warm, sunny and historic, but you may not be prepared for how beautiful Sicily is, nor how friendly its people. With baroque palaces and marble palazzos, ancient Greek ruins, a friendly gelateria (or cosy wine bar) on every street corner, Mount Etna quietly puffing away and the Mediterranean shimmering in the distance, no wonder the world has beaten a path to Sicily for over 3,000 years. Come and join us – you won’t be disappointed.  The affordable property prices are a big draw, too. 
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