Settling in to life in Italy, you’ll soon discover that your new community has a party every year – the town festival (“festa”). Indeed when you buy a home in Italy you don’t just acquire a property somewhere warm and gorgeous, you become part of a community with ancient traditions. Join in!
The environment we live in and the food we eat can dramatically affect our physical and mental health. So no wonder the lifestyle in Tuscany is so good for our health. And if you have spent years dealing with the stresses of work, driving in heavy traffic and looking after a family, you deserve to move to a relaxing and healthy place like Tuscany!
With Apulia and Sicily already wowing international property buyers, the latest southerly region turning heads is Basilicata. Is it time to look for a property in Basilicata? Matera is a great place to start looking. EU Capital of Culture 2019, the city has been attracting buyers from around the world. We give you the lowdown on the city and wider region, and speak to Greg from Manchester, one of the first foreigners to fall in love with the authentic Italian lifestyle. He didn’t only fall in love with the region…
Will children be staying at your Italian property? Whether they’re family or rental guests, if the kids are having fun then the adults can relax and enjoy their time in Italy too. And a home in Italy will help them appreciate the finer things in life. Like good fresh food, art, architecture and the glory of a beautiful view. What’s more, Italians will love your kids too! So where can you buy in Italy where the kids will love it as much you do?
Settling successfully into Italian life isn’t just a question of what you know, but who you know. There are some people that you just can’t do without making friends, says our resident writer in Italy. These are the best contacts to make in Italy.