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Relocation to Italy: taxes and fees for homebuyers

Relocation to Italy is a life-changing decision. Most people who choose to set up home in Italy understand that the country has a lot of potential in terms of investment opportunities as well as offering fabulous beaches, picturesque scenery and a wonderful lifestyle. Whether they have been a frequent visitor to the 'Bell Paese' or simply fallen in love at first sight, international buyers have come to the...

Five authentic Tuscan gems

Why buy in Tuscany? International buyers are traditionally attracted to Tuscany's charming medieval hamlets, picturesque landscapes and romantic relaxed atmosphere. Whether it's a permanent relocation or a seasonal holiday home, many international buyers understand that this Italian region offers a peaceful environment and a slow healthy pace, the keys to an emerging type of luxury lifestyle. Buying...

Where to buy castles in Italy?

If you're dreaming of a luxury property with an aristocratic touch, an Italian castle just might be the perfect solution. From a romantic family residence full of enchantment and historical charm to a lucrative business investment generating sizeable profits, a historic Italian castle offers a wide range of personal and business opportunities: world class private residence; boutique hotel;...

The complete guide to: the Italian Riviera

The colour-splashed Ligurian coast packs in spectacular scenery and history and has been luring tourists and stars since the time of Byron and Shelley. Romance, glamour ...? And more. The Italian Riviera is essentially another name for the coast of Liguria, one of the country's smallest but most intriguing regions, lying to the west above Italy's great boot. Resonating with style and charm, this...

Liguria, + 9% of requests for real estate by foreigners

The increasingly growing tourism boom in our region is leading to an increase in the interest of foreigners for the purchase of a holiday home. Due to the crisis that has hit Italy in recent years, the real estate market has suffered a severe blow and is still struggling to recover. Italians have few savings available to buy a house and get a mortgage is always very difficult, but despite the moment, to...

Luxury Real Estate 13th International Symposium – Milan 2019

Fabrizio Brunelli and Anna Wilkin recently attended the 13th Annual Luxury Real Estate International Symposium in Milan where they met with an incredible group of colleagues within the LRE network. The event was packed with inspiring presentations and thought provoking group activities. The Luxury Real Estate Network is such an essential part of our business success. Thank you to our colleagues from all...

FORBES – 5 Top Italian Art Cities Where You Can Also Go To The Beach (Genoa/Liguria)

While you probably don’t head to Italy’s major art cities to go to the beach, with many of them you can. Here are coastal areas close to some of Italy's top culture stops (listed alphabetically) that are good for a seaside break after a morning of museum hopping when temperatures soar. From simple village beaches to jet-set havens, Genoa and its neighboring towns offer plenty of options for sun...

Italy, + 30% of requests for luxury property due to “flat tax”

The demand for luxury properties is growing: from Milan to Lake Como, Liguria to Tuscany and Rome, requests have recently grown by 30% thanks to the “flat tax”. First introduced in 2017, the flat tax has only just begun to have a dramatic influence on the market which is evident in the numbers from 2019.   What is “flat tax”? The flat rate tax of 100.000 euros is basically a "flat...

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