French citizenship: Taking the B1 Language exam

It’s not essential to attain French nationality in order to stay in France as an expat. However, there are many reasons why people choose to apply, from having the right to vote, to regaining freedom of movement, or even just gaining a sense of belonging in the country where you live. But the first hurdle is attaining a certification in the B1 language exam.

Italian property under €200,000

In the 2022 Italy Property Guides survey, 52% of readers expressed the desire to buy an Italian property for less than €200,000. Almost a third of buyers wanted to spend between €100,000 and €200,000. So,we wondered, how realistic a budget is that? What size and sort of property can you expect to buy for that?  And where in Italy will you get more for your money?

Why you’ll love living in Larnaca

Larnaca, on the eastern side of Cyprus, is a liveable mix of gorgeous beaches, marinas, country walks and cafe culture. You’ll love living in Larnaca…

8 great reasons to buy property in Manche

For many of us traveling from the UK, Manche is the first we see of France, as we arrive at ports like Cherbourg and St Malo. But as we drive off the ferry and speed down to Nouvelle Aquitaine or Brittany, this beautiful and rugged coastal department certainly bears taking a closer look, especially the pretty and affordable property in Manche.

Turin in the spotlight as Eurovision comes to town

Easy to reach, wealthy and liveable, Turin is a city it’s easy to fall in love with. So with nearly 200 million viewers from around the world likely to watch Italy host The Eurovision Song Contest from the city next week, we went to have look.