“I would do it again and I probably will. My best advice to anyone considering buying one of these homes is to put in a bid!” These are the words of Meredith Tabbone, a Chicago-based financial adviser with Sicilian ancestry who shared her experience of purchasing a 1-euro property in Italy in an interview with…

“Should I invest in commercial property? Is it profitable? Do I have the necessary requirements?” This article will aim to help you answer these questions by outlining the advantages and disadvantages of investing in commercial real estate, and by providing you with an overview of the best commercial investment offers in Italy.     First…

Have you ever dreamt of building your ideal home? Perhaps you cannot find what you are looking for on the market or you want to build a house which is designed specifically for you. Indeed, creating a house is much more than merely building a kitchen, a bathroom and a couple of bedrooms, and this…

When one thinks of Italy as a place to live, the first thing that comes to mind is the cost: people often think that Italy is an expensive country and that the cost of living is pretty high. However, what causes people to think so are tourist traps and prices in big, touristy cities such…

Many aspects of our lives have changed due to recent events; since the beginning of 2020 the global economy has been suffering, and the outbreak of Covid -19 has worsened the economic situation in many countries. In Italy, for instance, the economic situation was already fragile prior to the outbreak of the health emergency, and…

The idea of owning a property and making changes to it according to one’s needs is surely appealing. Yet, being a homeowner also means spending time and money for annual maintenance and renovation works which are rather costly. Nevertheless,  the Italian government has recently introduced new policies regarding tax deductions and state incentives to help…

Here’s a continuation of a previous article about the most beautiful villages in Italy. Todi (Perugia)   Todi is a small village in the heart of Umbria; it is located near the river Tiber. The village was first under the Etruscan control then it fell under the Romans and the Bizantines’ control. Finally, it became…

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.     …