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.
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.
Sicily’s one of the most popular parts of Italy for expats. The island lifestyle – you’re never far from the sea – and the relaxed pace are big pluses for many of us. The affordable property prices are a big draw, too. Many expats find they can get a much bigger property here in Sicily for less than back in the UK.
Dotted around the Italian countryside and in pretty historic villages there are thousands of cheap houses for sale, just waiting for someone to recognise their beauty and potential. If you explore areas outside the tourist hot spots you’ll discover that a low budget can get you a charming home of your own in the real Italy, where local traditions, family values and healthy local produce are part of everyday life. We take a tour of the regions with the cheapest homes in Italy.
We all know about Italian cars and Italian driving! This is a country that loves a stylish car and the freedom that driving offers. And with public transport outside of the cities a little erratic, anyone buying a property in the Italian countryside will find a car essential. So this article explains how to bring your own car, how to buy one here, how to get insurance, change your licence, take a driving test, and anything else you could possibly need to know.
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