Holiday homes in Italy’s most beautiful countryside

Now more than ever, people are wanting to get into the fresh air and spend their downtime surrounded by nature. According to a leading Italian website, this summer more holiday home searches than ever are focused on properties far from the madding crowd in Italy’s beautiful scenery. We went in search of Italy’s coolest countryside…

Holiday homes in Italy’s most beautiful countryside

Now more than ever, people are wanting to get into the fresh air and spend their downtime surrounded by nature. According to a leading Italian website, this summer more holiday home searches than ever are focused on properties far from the madding crowd in Italy’s beautiful scenery. We went in search of Italy’s coolest countryside…

Volunteering in France – 7 exciting opportunities

If you are looking to settle into your local community in France quickly and easily, one of the most rewarding ways is by volunteering. Whatever your interests or skills, there will be a volunteering opportunity to suit you. Plus, you’ll be making a difference at the same time, says our resident Brit in France, Beth.

Can you work remotely – and efficiently – from Italy’s countryside?

Can you work online from the Italian countryside? Over the past year many of us have adapted to working from home, with varying degrees of success! The growth in smart working has had two interesting effects. Firstly, it has increased the demand for homes out of the city, with space to work and enjoy a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Secondly, it has led many of us to rethink our plans for moving abroad. After all, why shouldn’t “home” be in the Italian countryside? For the second point, please refer to our visa and residency pages. Essentially, you can stay in the European Union

A home in Andalusia’s Golden Triangle

Andalusia covers almost the entire bottom quarter of Spain. Moreover, for many it’s the “real” Spain, of flamenco, tapas, the Alhambra, lilting guitars and fighting bulls, and, of course, the Costa del Sol.

Why the Costa Blanca?

Spain has 10 different costas, so there is a lot to choose from! But which would suit you best? We put the question to two estate agents – one from the Costa del Sol, which you can read here – and one from the Costa Blanca. Here, Karsten Ryder from Vincent Real Estate, based in Benijofar in the south Costa Blanca, tells us about the lifestyle, the joys of living on the Mediterranean coast and why you should move to Costa Blanca!