Cheaper Italian holiday homes

Cheaper Italian holiday homes

House sales have increased by 20% in Italian tourist resorts, as more people recognise the potential of investing in property in one of Italy’s wonderful holiday locations, at a time when prices have dropped by 2.5%. Increased sales are particularly apparent in...
Keep yourself (and your house) cool in a heatwave

Keep yourself (and your house) cool in a heatwave

With temperatures over 40°C (104°F) in much of Italy last week, I have tried everything to keep the house and ourselves cool! Here are my ten best tips. One of the joys of living in Italy is the long hot summers, we can plan to go out and be sure it isn’t going to...
Italian train get-away

Italian train get-away

As the fourth heatwave hits Italy, with temperature reaching 40 degrees in some areas, more Italians are taking the train to find fresher air by the sea and in the mountains. Italian train company Trenitalia has reported a 6% increase in train reservations compared to...
Italy awarded two more UNESCO sites

Italy awarded two more UNESCO sites

Italy now has 53 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other country in the world. For anyone planning a home there, such a grand history of building, architecture and culture should be a real inspiration. Italy is recognised across the world for its archaeology,...
Live like the Clooneys on the Italian lakes

Live like the Clooneys on the Italian lakes

If this summer’s invitation to join George and Amal Clooney and the twins at Lake Como has got lost in the post (again!), maybe you’ll just have to buy your own place there. It’s surprisingly affordable, but which will you choose? Since 2002 George Clooney has enjoyed...
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