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Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Italian Property

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Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Italian Property What is a notary?  A notary is a qualified lawyer who is employed by the Italian government. When you are buying Italian property, it is a notary who conducts the legal transfer of a property from vendor to buyer, and prepares the deed of sale, checks there are […]

Italian Property Purchase Process

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Italian Property Purchase Process There are no restrictions on foreign buyers purchasing property in Italy. It’s important to remember that almost every sale is different, but this is the general procedure; 1. VIEWING 2. NEGOTIATION of price, sometimes verbally, sometimes more formally with the submission of a formal offer, or a proposta irrevocabile d’acquisto. If […]

Our Service & Terms and Conditions

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Our Service & Terms and Conditions All our agents are fully registered and licensed. If you find a property you wish to buy, the fees (usually 3% + VAT) are payable to the Italian agent at compromesso stage. The service they will provide you includes -viewing -negotiation -advice on mortgages -drawing up and translation of […]

Buy to Let Property in Italy

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Buy to Let Property in Italy Are you looking for a property in Italy which will earn you an income? The main rental season is from May – September so you can expect to rent a nice property for about 20 weeks per year, and you can of course rent outside the main season too. […]

Our Best Val d’Orcia Properties

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About the Val d’Orcia The sought after Val d’Orcia is an area that epitomises the essence of Tuscany.  In the province of Siena, to the south, it is famous for its landscape of rolling green hills, golden sunflower and wheat fields, abundant vineyards,  shady olive groves, charming cypress lined lanes and enchanting villages and towns.  […]

Comments & Testimonials

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Comments & Testimonials “I just wanted to send a short note to pass on my thanks for all your help and support through the process and to the successful completion. The final closing all went well and my thanks to you for your patience and support through the process.” David Y. “Now back in Denmark again, we […]

Mortgages in Italy

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Mortgages in Italy To take out a mortgage on an Italian property you have to go through an Italian bank (or a foreign bank which has branches in Italy). If you find a property with us our agents will assist you in obtaining a mortgage or alternatively you could be pre-approved through a broker such […]

Currency Exchange for Italian Property

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Currency Exchange for Italian Property   We can get you a much better currency exchange rate when you’re transferring money to Italy to purchase your property, or moving funds out of Euros. We recommend currency exchange company, Cornhill FX, who will give you a favourable rate (they guarantee not to be beaten). Depending on the […]

Reductions, Bargains & Distressed Properties!

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Reductions, Bargains & Distressed Properties! For distressed property being sold at auction, please see our auctions page To be informed regularly about ALL reductions just follow us on FACEBOOK or sign up to our newsletter  DECEMBER 2018 Reductions – see our December newsletter NOVEMBER 2018 Reductions – see our November newsletter OCTOBER 2018 Reductions – see […]

Buying Italian Property at Auction

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Buying Italian Property at Auction If you are looking for a bargain it is worth considering a distressed sale which is for sale at auction or is due to be auctioned soon. In other countries people may choose to sell a property at auction. In Italy it goes to auction if being sold off by […]

Focus on Cortona Property

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Focus on Cortona Property Cortona is a delightful hilltop town in the Arezzo province of Tuscany, with origins dating back to Etruscan and Roman times. There are spectacular views from the town, including of Lake Trasimeno in nearby Umbria. With its museums, Santa Margherita Sanctuary, and Girifalco Fortress, you will find plenty to satisfy your historical […]

Satellite Internet in Tuscany

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INTERNET IS ESSENTIAL  An exciting new solution for getting ultra fast ADSL internet anywhere in Tuscany, even in the most rural of areas. Satellite technology, constantly fast – 20 mbs download and 6 Mbps upload. Users can easily watch on demand TV – BBC iplayer etc. You can also use Skype to call anywhere. Starting […]

Olive Facts! Quick Guide to Olive Growing + Olive Oil Production

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Olive Facts! For many people looking to make a move to Italy, owning and nurturing an olive grove is a long-term dream. If you’re seeking a property with an established plantation, either as a hobby or as a larger scale producer, or if you’re wish is a place where you can create one from scratch, […]

Selling Italian Property with Casa Tuscany

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Selling Italian Property with Casa Tuscany The facts: – We usually rank at no. 2 on Google for ‘Tuscany property’, ‘property in Tuscany’ etc. and so our website enjoys a great deal of traffic. We successfully cover other areas of Italy too. – There are over 8,500 people on our mailing list who are actively […]

Skiing in Tuscany

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Abetone, about 40km north east of Bagni di Lucca, and 55km north west of Pistoia, is the main ski resort in central Italy. You will find very helpful information about skiing in Abetone at

Winery Purchase in Tuscany + Management Consultancy

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Winery Purchase in Tuscany + Management Consultancy Are you interested in investing in an Italian winery but worried you don’t know where to start, let alone how to run it effectively and profitably? We can put you in touch with a Tuscan-based consultancy who are experienced winery owners and producers. Whether you are interested in […]

Italy offers Non-doms la Dolce Vita with Tax Breaks

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This article appeared in the Financial Times on 26.1.17 Italy offers non-doms la dolce vita with tax breaks Experts think move may be designed to lure wealthy from post-Brexit Britain JANUARY 26, 2017 by: Vanessa Houlder Italy is the latest country to roll out the welcome mat for the international elite — just as Britain […]


In: Buying properties

BREXIT Many British people have asked us what the UK leaving the EU means for those wanting to buy property in Italy. Firstly of course, and most importantly, the current situation will not change until we actually leave the EU, so not for about 2 years from when Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is […]

Finance Alternatives to Bank Mortgages

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  Finance Alternatives to Bank Mortgages If you’ve tried to obtain a mortgage in Italy in the last few years, you will know it is sometimes hard for non residents to borrow money, especially if you want to borrow small amounts (less than €250,000). Applying to an Italian bank for a mortgage can be time-consuming, […]


In: Buying properties

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Lawyers You don’t need a lawyer for purchasing a property in Italy, the sale is handled by the notary with the assistance of the geometra and agent. But for any legal advice or advice on wills, inheritance etc, here are a few lawyers who deal with such matters. Michele Menato Michele Menato B&M LAW LLP […]

Long Term Rentals in Italy

In: Rentals

Long Term Rentals in Italy If you need to rent a house or apartment in Tuscany for more than a holiday – to really experience Tuscan life, if you fancy studying here or are house-hunting or even if you are awaiting the completion of a house purchase/restoration, we have a few houses available for long […]

Rental Tax on Italian Property

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Rental Tax on Italian Property Renting out property in Italy is not difficult to do, but it can be difficult to understand what your obligations then are to the Italian taxman. Below is an overview of the main taxes involved in owning and renting out a property in Italy. Income tax (IRPEF) – any rental […]

Bookshop and Italian Films

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Italian Property Insurance

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Italian Property Insurance For your Italian Property Insurance needs, Devon Direct Insurance have a bespoke panel of Insurers that include Lloyds of London syndicates. The ethos of the company is “customer service” which applies to local and distant clients who have been with the company since the brokerage started. They have a large number of clients […]

Italian Train Times

In: Transport and infrastructure

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Italian Train Times Click here for Italian Train Times in English

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