In a country of iconic cities and landscapes, the Veneto still manages to stand head and shoulder above the rest. From the grand palaces and canals of Venice, to the Palladian villas of the Euganean Hills and medieval townhouses of Padua, it seems that every corner of this region has its own claim to fame. At first sight, you might imagine it would be impossibly unaffordable to buy a home in the Veneto – but my insider tips will help you find those good-value hotspots that many expats miss.
Italy Property Guides readers Rod and Elaine Tipler have just bought a renovation project in the beautiful Torre Guaceto nature reserve, right down in the sunny south of Brindisi. With work starting in full swing and plans to move in by the end of the year, we spoke to the Tiplers about their property hunt and how they’re finding their new life in Italy.
What does your dream retirement in Italy look like? Long evenings sitting out in balmy weather, enjoying good food? Days spent exploring ancient towns or browsing local markets full of fresh produce? For many, that dream is more attainable than ever, as the government announces tax breaks for retirees moving to southern Italy.
The British have the same right to buy in Italy as the Italians do, but the legal process will not be like those you are used to in the UK. Italy’s legal system is a bit different, so, so too is the buying system in Italy. Find out the nine key steps in this, your final part of our serialisation of Buying in Italy.
Time’s running out on Brexit, but is it really going to be over for British people buying in Italy? Media hype makes many think so, but British buyers in Italy have risen by over 14% in the last year. They know something the others don’t – and that something is how to ‘Brexit-proof’ their plans. They know how to move to Italy whatever happens, and they’re already planning how to do it.
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