In recent years the number of foreign investors who have purchased property in Italy has risen significantly. The Italian real estate market has always attracted foreign investors due to its variety of choice and competitive prices, but the question is: where about in Italy should you buy property? Undoubtedly, Italy offers a great variety of…

Italy is undoubtedly one of the most attractive destinations for many foreigners, and in recent years it has also become very popular due to the investment opportunities that its real estate market offers. However, the language barrier might discourage many when approaching the housing market, therefore it will be the aim of this article to…

If you are interested in buying a property in Italy, one of the requirements is that you hold an Italian Tax Code (or Codice Fiscale). In one of our previous articles we described what an Italian Tax Code entails; this article instead will focus on the process of obtaining one and it will analyze the…

If you are planning on purchasing the property of your dreams perhaps in a Mediterranean country, Italy has a real estate market with a wide range of properties at very competitive prices. Arguably, the most affordable properties are the ones which require a few renovations works. Drawing from this, this article aims to provide you…

Besides being Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda is one of most well-known tourist attractions for its charming beauty seduces at first sight. The Lake is surrounded by small villages and it is spread through three regions: Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige. There are several ways of getting to Lake Garda although the easiest and…

Buying a property in Italy consists of a number of stages which might sound daunting from both a legal and bureaucratic point of view, especially to foreigners who do not speak Italian. Therefore, this article will aim to explain the main stages of the purchasing process in Italy in order for you to have a…

If you are dreaming about moving to the so-called Bel Paese to start a new life you will probably find information about the cost of living very helpful. Therefore, it will be the aim of this article to provide you with an overview of the cost of living in Italy, from housing to healthcare and…

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…

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