In the last few decades the impact of human beings on our planet has become more and more extreme. This is the reason why governments have started to promote more environmentally friendly policies and more sustainable ways of living. But what does sustainable mean? Sustainability, when applied to production and buildings, refers to the ratio…

Is a big villa in the middle of the Tuscan hills your dream home? Are you planning on moving to the seaside, perhaps in an airy 20th century house with a panoramic view over the Mediterranean Sea? Or are you in love with the Alps and dream about starting a rural life in a cozy…

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous Italian monuments in the world. Together with the cathedral and the baptistery it is part of an architectural ensemble that the poet D’Annunzio called “Miracles”, hence the diction of Piazza dei Miracoli (literally “Square of Miracles”) for the place that hosts them.     …

Buying land for building purposes can be a great idea if you want to build your own dream house but before you do so you have to be well informed in order to avoid incurring into serious risks. In this article we will discuss the basic steps involved in the process, and provide you with…

If you are thinking of purchasing a property in Italy you might want to learn more about the annual expenses involved. In fact, the Italian government allows people who own one house to pay less property taxes, however, people who own a second property or a holiday property in Italy are required to pay all…

  With more than two thousand years of history Verona is the second largest city in Veneto thanks to its thriving economy and its cultural and natural attractions. It is indeed a special and charming place to live in and to buy a property! If you decide to live in Verona you will be fascinated…

Buying a property in Italy may seem quite daunting – the Italian bureaucracy is indeed known for causing confusion. However, even if buying a house in Italy is definitely different from buying a house in the USA, it is actually a straightforward process. Moreover, purchasing a property in Italy is perfectly safe and legal for…

Part One: Tuscany Capalbio (Grosseto) Capalbio is a small village which is known as The Little Athens. It is located on the coast in the province of Grosseto, Tuscany. Capalbio is the southernmost village in Tuscany, and it is completely surrounded by nature. The great walls protect the compact centre of this small village, as…

If you decide to buy real estate in Italy, you might consider signing a Power of Attorney (Procura) in order to facilitate the process of purchasing a house. What is a Power of Attorney?     A Power of Attorney (PoA) is document which allows an individual (the “principal”) to grant another person (a trusted…

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