Is it better to buy or to rent a property in Italy? Although owning a property can satisfy one’s need or desire for stability, some foreigners prefer to rent a property first in the area they like before purchasing the house of their dreams. Therefore, if you are planning on moving to Italy in the…

The process to obtain permanent residency in Italy is rather long and it is subject to a number of regulations. Among these is that owning a property in Italy does not automatically allow you to reside in the country permanently. Nevertheless, there are different types of visas and residency permits that allow non-European citizens to…

The rousing motto “If you want something done right, do it yourself” can be risky when international real estate transactions are involved. In fact, international real estate professionals who have in-depth knowledge of the Italian real estate market are essential in cross-border real estate transactions, especially if the buyer is unfamiliar with the Italian real…

The year 2020 has been characterized by unprecedented historical events. Among these, the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, which came into effect on December 31st 2020, has drastically changed the political and economic scenario in Europe. However, despite the climate of uncertainty surrounding these changes, there are still a few things…

In the past few years the idea of moving to Italy has captured the imagination of many people who have decided to purchase a property in Italy either to spend their holidays there or to relocate to the country. Purchasing property is not always a straightforward process and even more so if you are unfamiliar…

Tuscany is considered to be the cradle of Renaissance art, the heart of Italian literature and the land of some of the best wines in the world. The region borders with Liguria, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Umbria and Lazio. Tuscany is crossed by major mountainous chains, but it also has a few fertile plains and more…

If one of your dreams is to visit Italy or perhaps relocate there to enjoy the country’s Dolce Vita, learn about its history, art, culture, and enjoy its wines and food, this article will provide you with some useful pieces of information regarding some of the best cities to live in, in the north and…

The covid19 pandemic has had an impact on a number of aspects of our society, primarily on the healthcare system and the economy, but also on the hospitality industry. This situation has affected many countries but especially the ones whose economy is greatly dependent on tourism, such as Italy. Nevertheless, assets in the hotel industry…

Have you ever thought of setting up your own business in Italy in retail or in hospitality? If this is one of your goals for 2021 we suggest you read this article as it will give you a general understanding of how to set up your own business, be it a hotel, a restaurant or…

The year 2020 witnessed an unprecedented surge of projects concerning properties that were sold for 1 or 2 euros. These projects were launched by a number of Italian municipalities, such as Sambuca (Sicily) and Santo Stefano di Sessanio (Abruzzo) to achieve an important goal, i.e. repopulating small semi-inhabited municipalities (read our article here). It seems…

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