Let’s move to Alghero – a Sardinian jewel

Let’s move to Alghero – a Sardinian jewel

How do you like the idea of living on a Mediterranean island? How about a town that feels both low-key and sophisticated in equal measure? It might be time to think about a move to Alghero, in beautiful Sardinia.
Reasonably priced Italian homes

Reasonably priced Italian homes

When buying property, your money goes a lot further in Italy. Even in the most popular areas you can still buy a gorgeous home for little more than £100,000. We’ve found eight rather special homes, all at under €160,000…
Explore northern Italy with the Giro d’Italia

Explore northern Italy with the Giro d’Italia

We look at five locations in five of Italy’s most popular northern regions, each surrounded by stunning scenery. Northern Italy is so accessible, and always rates highly for quality of life. Whether you enjoy the buzz of a city or relaxing by a lake, there is something for everyone. I have taken another look at the route of next year’s famous cycle race, the Giro d’Italia, and picked one place in each of the five northern regions that it passes through. One or two you may have heard of, but the great thing about Italy is discovering those amazing places that are less well known to tourists.
Discover Italy with the Giro d’Italia 2020

Discover Italy with the Giro d’Italia 2020

The route of this world-famous road cycling race has just been announced, and we are all excited to see what towns and villages it will pass through in May 2020. The TV coverage will highlight some famous landmarks but also lesser known towns. You may even spot your dream home.    
7 steps to a stress-free renovation

7 steps to a stress-free renovation

Italy has many affordable properties for sale in need of renovation. Many of them have charming features that entice buyers who have an eye for how a characterful property can become a home. My husband and I found it extremely rewarding renovating ours, and we picked up a few tips on the way! Here are our 7 points for a smooth renovation.

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