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Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Italian Property

In: Buying properties

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  FAQ with lots of information about buying Italian property, purchase process. Frequently asked questions about buying property in Italy. FOR 1500 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 […]

Comments & Testimonials

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  “I wanted to reach out and thank you for all your help and support. From all your hard work to listen to our requests, going through all your database to try to find a home that met our needs. We did put an offer on the home in Trequanda and it finally is complete. […]

Italian Property Purchase Process

In: Buying properties

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  There are few restrictions on foreign buyers purchasing property in Italy. Some nationalities have restrictions eg. if there is no reciprocal property buying agreement. 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 […]

Buy to Let Property in Italy

In: Buying properties

Are you looking for a property in Italy which you can enjoy but will also earn you an income? The main rental season is from May – September so you can expect to rent a nice property for 20 – 22 weeks per year, and you can of course rent outside the main season too. […]

Mortgages in Italy

In: Buying properties

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 […]

Top Properties for Sale in Italian Historic Towns and Villages

In: Buying properties

  Top Properties for Sale in Italian Historic Towns and Villages … If it’s “la dolce vita” you are looking for, but the big cities are not for you, 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 […]

Ultimate Luxury Apartments for sale in Florence

In: Buying properties

Ah Florence. It needs no introduction as the cradle of the Renaissance, with as much art, architecture and history as you could ever dream of, as well as a myriad of high class restaurants and eateries, and wonderful shopping and galleries to enjoy. Whether you like to browse the glamorous designer stores in Via Tornabuoni, […]

Italy Digital Nomad Visa

In: Buying properties, Jobs

Digital Nomad Visas What are they? Digital Nomad Visas are special permits or arrangements offered by various countries that allow remote workers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs to live and work legally in their territories for an extended period. These visas cater to the growing trend of individuals seeking location independence while maintaining their professional endeavours. The […]

Viewing Tips!

In: Buying properties

A few tips to make your viewing experience worthwhile! In advance Do your research – take a recce trip first to drive around and get to know the areas you want to live in. Learn about the different areas – the most expensive areas of Tuscany are the coast, and Florence, then Chianti and Val […]

Historic Italian Properties with Vineyards

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  It’s no secret that Italy is home to magnificent architecture, rich history and picturesque settings. Are you looking for a truly unique property that not only takes your breath away but also has a story to tell? Dating back as far as the 10th century, we offer a range of historical properties including former […]

How to Make Pizza in an Italian Pizza Oven!

In: Culture

  So you’ve finally bought (or rented) your dream Tuscan house and it includes a traditional wood fired pizza oven. Lucky you! Few things beat the taste of a wood fired pizza and, once you’ve mastered a few tricks of the trade, you will be impressing friends and family with delicious pizzas time after time. […]

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 to […]

Property Price Reductions in Tuscany and Umbria!

In: Buying properties

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Reduction alerts: The best way to be informed regularly about all reductions and bargains is to like us on instagram or facebook or sign up to our newsletter. Price Reductions: You will find a few of our most recent price reductions below: V5316AB    €2,500,000    Asciano, Tuscany Spacious farmhouse just 4km from Buonconvento between the […]

Castles for Sale in Italy… Our Best Selection

In: Buying properties

  Castles for Sale in Italy.  With its rich and far reaching history, when it comes to castles, Italy has some of the best. We have a wide range of amazing and magnificent castles for sale in Tuscany, Umbria, and Liguria. Whether you are looking for a prestigious private home with a difference or seeking […]

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

In: Buying properties

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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 your wish is a place where you can create one from scratch, we […]

Currency Exchange for Italian Property

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Luxury Property for Sale in Rome

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  Anyone who has ever been to Rome will know what a wonderful city it is, whether you’re visiting its historic sights, enjoying dinner in Trastevere, watching the world go by on the Spanish steps or at the Trevi fountain, exploring the artisan boutiques around Piazza Navona, or sampling the rich nightlife, the eternal city […]

Perfect Italian Pools in Tuscany and Umbria

In: Buying properties

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Perfect Italian Pools.  We have a wonderful and extensive range of properties for sale in Tuscany, Umbria and Puglia with stunning pools that cater for most budgets.  From a holiday apartment on a beautiful borgo with shared facilities, to a fabulous farmhouse, a majestic mansion or even a castle with its own perfect panoramic pool, […]

Secrets of Gubbio

In: Culture

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BY GREG BUTLER We shall never tire of Tuscany but one day, feeling adventurous, decided to head for pastures new and explore fresh territory in neighbouring Umbria, the land-locked province to the south. It didn’t disappoint. We flew to Perugia and hired a car to drive to a charming agriturismo we had pre-booked. Like most, […]

Travels with an Alfa

In: Culture

Greg Butler reminisces about travelling over 1,000 km in a day in an Alfa Romeo Giulia   At one time, if you were in the market for a new car, it would mainly be a question of the type of motoring you expected to do. Spend most of your time on motorways covering long distances to your […]

Inspirational Italian Gardens

In: Buying properties

  Many of the houses we have for sale in Tuscany and Umbria showcase innovative ways to extend your living space and impressive elements to transform a garden into a haven of relaxation, including features such as seating areas, firepits, pergolas, fountains, lighting, Jacuzzis, art installations and more. Take a look at just a small […]

Beautiful Italian Lake View Properties For Sale…

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  Italian Lake View Properties.  The lakes of Italy are renowned throughout the world for their stunning and dramatic natural landscapes, tranquil clear waters, magnificent sunsets and enchanting, historic shore-side towns and villages. We have a beautiful range of properties for sale in Umbria, Tuscany and Lombardy with wonderful lake views that cater for all […]

Italian Properties for sale with Tennis Courts

In: Buying properties

Anyone for tennis? With the pandemic leaving us bereft of our annual fix of tennis this year, we’ve compiled a list of our best properties with tennis courts. Who needs Wimbledon when you can host your very own tournament in the grounds of your own home? Dreams of becoming the next Andy Murray or Serena […]

Beautiful Italian Terraces to Inspire…

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  Italian Terraces to Inspire….  Whether it is enjoying a long lazy lunch on a shady terrace with friends and family overlooking the verdant landscape of vineyards and olive groves, or a romantic dinner for two watching the sun set over the sea, Italy has always been synonymous  with the alfresco lifestyle. We have a […]

Our Service & Terms and Conditions

In: Buying properties

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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 […]

Top 20 Italian Properties to Restore…

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Italian Properties to Restore… We have a wide range of beautiful Italian properties to renovate, from structurally restored homes that need only cosmetic work and can provide the ideal blank canvas for you to create your own perfect interior, to ruins in need of complete reconstruction. With prices starting at just €37,000, not only can […]

Top 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 facilities […]

A Guide to Typical Italian Features

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  It’s no secret that traditional Italian architecture and interiors have a very distinctive style. We often mention original features as well as Tuscan and Umbrian “style” in our property listings which is often highly appealing to many. So we’ve compiled a list of some of these features and some information about their history, their […]

Where to Play Golf in Tuscany and Umbria

In: Sport

Where to play golf in Tuscany and Umbria Whether you’re new to the world of golf or you’re a seasoned professional, there are a wide variety of golf courses across Italy that cater to all levels, each one totally unique and often with breathtaking views, immersed in beautiful Italian countryside. Below is a list of […]

BREXIT – Can Brits still buy in Italy?

In: Buying properties

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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 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 there […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 or […]

Italian Bathrooms to Inspire…

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Italian Bathrooms to Inspire… Synonymous worldwide with style and taste, when it comes to fabulous design, Italy’s reputation is well deserved. We have a beautiful range of properties in Tuscany and Umbria with stunning bathrooms that seamlessly and skilfully blend gorgeous and ancient original features with contemporary style and comfort. Whatever your budget, if you are searching for […]

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 […]

Inspirational Tuscan Kitchens…

In: Buying properties

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  Inspirational Tuscan Kitchens… Synonymous worldwide with style and taste, when it comes to fabulous design, Italy’s reputation is well deserved. We have a beautiful range of properties in Tuscany and Umbria with kitchens that epitomise rustic elegance, seamlessly and skilfully blending gorgeous and ancient original features with contemporary style and all mod cons. Whatever […]

Weddings in Tuscany

In: Events and festivals, Rentals

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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 […]

Italy offers Non-doms la Dolce Vita with Tax Breaks

In: Buying properties

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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 […]

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 […]


In: Buying properties

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Over the years we have featured in many articles, including in the Financial Times, Daily Mail, Italy Magazine, Italia magazine, Sunday Business Post (Ireland), Living for Retirement magazine, Manchester Evening News, to name but a few.  We or our properties have also featured in many television programmes including  ‘A Place in the Sun’, ‘Grand Designs’, […]

Finance Alternatives to Bank Mortgages

In: Buying properties

  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 […]

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 […]

Winery Purchase in Tuscany + Management Consultancy

In: Buying properties

  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 […]

Long Term Rentals in Italy

In: Rentals

  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. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: Villa […]

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

In: Buying properties

  The facts: – Casa Tuscany is a well-established and well-known agency established in 2002, serving clients from all over the world. – At the click of a couple of buttons we can inform around 70,000 of our subscribers and followers of your property for sale. – We rank at/near the top on Google for […]

Bookshop and Italian Films

In: Culture

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If it’s Italian culture you’re after, here’s a selection of books and films we recommend, available for purchase. From interior design inspiration to tourist guides, we hope these will come in useful to you. Plus some of the best known and most loved Italian films, to entertain and help you with your language skills!   […]

Skiing in Tuscany

In: Sport

  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

Italian Property Insurance

In: Buying properties

  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 […]


In: Buying properties

  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 […]

Casali in Vendita in Toscana

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CASALI IN VENDITA IN TOSCANA Case E Casali in vendita in Toscana Disponiamo di una vasta gamma di casali, rustici e casolari in vendita in Toscana e in altre regione italiane.  Con la sede che si trova in Inghilterra (ma parliamo anche italiano!), operiamo da quasi 20 anni in tutta la Toscana. Abbiamo clienti da […]

Property for Sale in Tuscany

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Property for Sale in Tuscany Please see our website for a wide selection of over 1600 quality properties for sale in Tuscany, Umbria and other parts of Italy. You can use our advanced search to narrow down your requirements, and you can sign up for our monthly newsletter here. For more regular updates on new […]

Italian Train Times

In: Transport and infrastructure

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