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.     …

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…

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…