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Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Italian Property

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  FOR OVER 1700 BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN PROPERTIES FOR SALE, PLEASE VISIT WWW.CASATUSCANY.COM 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 […]

Top 20 Italian Apartments with Pool

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  If you dream of owning an Italian property with grounds and pool but don’t want the hassle and expense of maintaining a large property, an apartment or house within a complex with shared pool could be the ideal solution for you. As well as owning a gorgeous home, residents can enjoy all the communal […]

Comments & Testimonials

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  “We just wanted to extend a huge thank you to you for everything that you have done for us over the past few months – from the introductions to all the properties, to getting up early on Friday to ensure that the sale went through smoothly. We only wish that all agents could be […]

Buy to Let Property in Italy

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  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. We can assist with the […]

Mortgages in Italy

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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 as Simon Conn who […]

Italian Property Purchase Process

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  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 you see a […]

Currency Exchange for Italian Property

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  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 price of the property you’re […]

Top 15 Properties for Sale in Italian Historic Towns…

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  Top 15 Properties for Sale in Italian Historic Towns… If it’s “la dolce vita” you are looking for, where better to experience a true taste of Italy than in one of its beautiful and bustling historic towns where you can immerse yourself completely in the rich local culture just a few steps from your […]

Italian Interiors to Inspire… Rustic Bliss

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  Italian Interiors to Inspire…. Synonymous worldwide with style and taste, when it comes to fabulous interiors, Italy’s reputation is well deserved. We have a beautiful range of properties in Tuscany and Umbria with interiors that epitomise rustic elegance, seamlessly and skilfully blending gorgeous and ancient original features with contemporary style and comfort. Take a […]

Quirky and Unusual Italian Property…

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  Quirky and Unusual Italian Property…. With its rich and varied architectural heritage and culture, when it comes to unique and quirky properties, Italy has some of the best. We have an extensive range of properties in Tuscany and Umbria that offer a wealth of wonderful features typical of the area, whether it be an […]

Our Best Val d’Orcia Properties

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  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. Gastronomy is intrinsic […]

Buying Italian Property at Auction

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  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 the bank or receiver […]

Italian Interiors to Inspire… Noble Elegance

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  Italian Interiors to Inspire… Synonymous worldwide with style and taste, when it comes to fabulous interiors, Italy’s reputation is well deserved. We have a beautiful range of properties with interiors that epitomise noble elegance, seamlessly and skilfully blending gorgeous and ancient classical features with sumptuous contemporary style and comfort. Take a look at some […]

Luxury Shared Ownership in Tuscany

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Do you ever dream of owning a luxury Tuscan villa but thought it was out of reach?  Shared ownership may be for you. Casa Tuscany has a number of shared ownership opportunities on an exclusive, residential estate centred around a beautiful castle that offers the ultimate in luxury living. In a superb panoramic location in […]

Property under €100,000 in Tuscany and Umbria

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Property under €100,000 in Tuscany and Umbria.  Have you ever dreamt of owning a bolt hole in Tuscany or Umbria but thought it was out of your reach? Well think again!  At Casa Tuscany we have a great selection of very affordable properties, packed full of character, for under €100,000.  Below is a selection of […]

Properties with Multiple Units Ideal for Holiday Lets

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  Properties with Multiple Units.  Have you ever been tempted to give up the daily grind and build a new life running a holiday rentals business in Italy?   Many of our properties have multiple units, ideal for holiday lets.  Whether you are looking for a villa with an apartment to rent out or an entire borgo […]

Coastal Property in Tuscany and Liguria

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Coastal Property. The coasts of Tuscany and Liguria are famed the world over for their crystal clear waters, beautiful bays, enchanting villages and towns, sandy beaches and dramatic scenery. From high end resorts populated by the international jet set such as Portofino, Porto Santo Stefano, Santa Margherita Ligure and Forte dei Marmi, to idyllic, multicoloured, […]

Co-own 5 Luxury Properties for £190,000

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Do you ever dream of owning luxury villas in the best locations all across Europe, fully serviced with no need to worry?  A innovative scheme by August Collection may be the solution you are looking for. Recognising that holiday home sole ownership is not for everyone, August has a new co-ownership model allowing you to […]

Discover Le Marche Property…

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Le Marche Property.  Bordering Tuscany to the west and and Umbria to the southwest, Le Marche is truly one of Italy’s little known treasures.  With its beautiful beaches and bays along its Adriatic coast, its enchanting traditional hill towns and villages, its verdant countryside and the stunning mountain ranges of Monti Sibillini, the region offers something […]

Our Service & Terms and Conditions

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    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 purchase agreement if required […]

Weddings in Tuscany

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  Weddings in Tuscany.  If you are looking for truly memorable location for your wedding or vow renewal, beautiful Tuscany or its surrounding areas may be the place for you.  Casa Tuscany works with a specialist team of local partners with extensive experience in managing all aspects of your “big day” and will take care […]

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

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  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, we […]

Reductions, Bargains & Distressed Properties!

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Reductions: The best way to hear about all reductions and bargains is to like us on facebook or sign up to our newsletter Distressed properties (repossessions/foreclosures): We are of course aware of various distressed properties available at low prices. If you wish to buy a distressed (repossessed or about to be repossessed [foreclosed] property) then […]

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 […]

BREXIT – Can I still buy in Italy?

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  Many British people have asked us what the UK leaving the EU means for those wanting to buy property in Italy. The current situation is this – people from almost any country can buy a property in Italy, whether they are from the EU or not. There are a small number of exceptions where […]

Winery Purchase in Tuscany + Management Consultancy

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  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 making a profit, investing in a […]

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 […]

Finance Alternatives to Bank Mortgages

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  In Italy, it is generally possible to borrow up to about 50/60% LTV. You can either approach an Italian bank directly once you have found the property you wish to buy, or our agents can assist with a local mortgage (again, once you have found a property you wish to buy), or you can […]

Long Term Rentals in Italy

In: Rentals

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  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 lets. Villa Ciarpaglini, Rignano […]

Bookshop and Italian Films

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Italian Property Insurance

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  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 overseas, mainly […]

Rental Tax on Italian Property

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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 income produced from a property […]

Selling Italian Property with Casa Tuscany

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  The facts: – We usually rank at/near the top on Google for Tuscany property 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 looking for property in Tuscany and to whom we […]

Skiing in Tuscany

In: Sport

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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


In: Buying properties

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  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 […]

Focus on Cortona Property

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  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 and architectural interest, […]

Italian Train Times

In: Transport and infrastructure

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