The combination of great value properties, rising tourist numbers and tax incentives for those relocating have made this a great year to buy property in Italy. Whether, renting out your holiday home, working in Italy or retiring, Italy offers the culture, climate, scenery and lifestyle that your whole family will enjoy.
Move to Molise and start a business, and you could be rewarded with 700 euros a month over the first three years. This tiny Italian region hopes this exciting new initiative will help regenerate small villages that are becoming depopulated, and bring in new life to its rural communities. So what are you waiting for?
If you’re dreaming of a new life in Italy, there’s no reason to wait until retirement. With a bit of creativity, a move is the perfect chance to ditch the 9-5 to be your own boss, or to make a sideways career step – so many buyers successfully open holiday businesses, work as English teachers, writers, estate agents, sport coaches and more. And so can you!
This year so far has seen an increase in Italian properties being sold, but housing prices are still well below their pre-recession levels and it is a buyer’s market. This is great news for those looking to buy property in Italy, as now could be the time to buy ahead of the curve to see a strong return on your investment in the future.
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.