Transport and infrastructure

Info & services

Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Italian Property

In: Buying properties

Sea View Farmhouse Image

  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 no charges on the property, title […]

Buy to Let Property in Italy

In: Buying properties

Villa del Silenzio Image 12

  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

In: Buying properties

Siena Estate Image

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

In: Buying properties

  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

In: Buying properties

  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 […]

Comments & Testimonials

In: Buying properties

Volterra Villa Image

  “I have not forgotten how well you looked after us throughout the whole sales and development process, for which we are eternally grateful. The end result is stunning. I would be very happy to share my experiences, all of which are very positive. We had 22 full weeks of rentals last year! Unbelievable.” Colm B. “I just […]

Our Best Val d’Orcia Properties

In: Buying properties

Farmhouse near Pienza Image

  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

In: Buying properties

16th Century Villa Image

  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 […]

Coastal Property in Tuscany and Liguria

In: Buying properties

Italian Coast Apartment Image

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, […]

Tuscan Property under €100,000

In: Buying properties

Tuscan Village House Image

Tuscan Property under €100,000.  Have you ever dreamt of owning a bolt hole in Tuscany 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 our best… So let us […]

Properties with Multiple Units Ideal for Holiday Lets

In: Buying properties

Umbrian Property Image

  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 […]

Discover Le Marche Property…

In: Buying properties

Farmhouse with Pool Image

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

In: Buying properties

Veneto Villa Image 9

    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

In: Events and festivals, Rentals

Accommodation Complex Image

  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

In: Buying properties

  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!

In: Buying properties

Trevi Property Image 2

  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 in general you will need to be in a position to buy quickly (following legal checks etc), particularly as there will be a lot of […]

Focus on Cortona Property

In: Buying properties

Cortona Villa Image 13

  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, […]

Satellite Internet in Tuscany

In: Buying properties

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?

In: Buying properties

  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

In: Buying properties

Tuscan Wine Estate Image 10

  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 […]

Finance Alternatives to Bank Mortgages

In: Buying properties

  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, expensive and even a little […]

Italy offers Non-doms la Dolce Vita with Tax Breaks

In: Buying properties

Volterra Villa Image

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 […]

Lawyers

In: Buying properties

Coastal Town House Image 18

  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 […]

Skiing in Tuscany

In: Sport

Veneto Ski Apartment Image

  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 www.skituscany.com

Long Term Rentals in Italy

In: Rentals

Beautifully Restored Farmhouse and Annex near Montepulciano Image 7

  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 […]

Rental Tax on Italian Property

In: Buying properties

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

In: Buying properties

  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 […]

Bookshop and Italian Films

In: Culture

Montepulciano Property Image

BOOKS ITALIAN FILMS /iframe> GIFT CERTIFICATES

TwitterTwitter icon FacebookFacebook icon InstagramInstagram icon LinkedInLinkedIn icon PinterestPinterest icon YouTubeYouTube icon