Before considering Italian Real Estate Lawyers (IREL), I had stumbled upon many English-speaking property law firms in Italy, asking for steep consultation fees. IREL offered a free consultation at the beginning of the inquiry process, unlike any of the other competitors. IREL welcomed questions and through ongoing conversations via emails, Linda Balboni, Head of Client…

When Eric and I took our first trip from Chicago to Italy twenty years ago, we immediately fell in love. Something about Tuscany in particular … perhaps it was the beauty of the countryside, the warmth of the people, and the incredible food and wine … drew us in. Eric’s father was born and raised…

The unparalleled beauty of Italy has been charming both foreigners and locals for centuries. It comes as no surprise that many American citizens select this multifaceted country as their second home. Owning a property in Italy means securing free holidays all year round in a magical and fascinating country that offers a variety of natural…

We started our journey in 2020 looking at a small, cantina-size space in Florence as our entry into the market. A local real estate agent showed us this potential gem just outside the walls of Santo Spirito. It was below street level and had so much charm with its old brick-vaulted ceilings. Yet a tremendous…

Purchasing a house in Italy as a foreigner can be rather daunting: as a matter of fact, navigating the country’s bureaucratic labyrinth, overcoming the language barrier and learning about all the steps involved in the purchasing process can potentially discourage one from trying. These challenges are, in fact, what drove Julie Sweitzer to reach out…