Archive for the ‘Tuscany’ Category

Four key foreign exchange tips for buying a home in Italy

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Do you plan to buy property in Italy? Love the idea of owning a villa in Tuscany, somewhere you can jet off to when it all gets a bit hectic at home? Then, part of the process of buying that dream Italian house is exchanging currencies. If you’re in the ...

Britons top Italy overseas investors’ league

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Britons remain the most enthusiastic foreign investors in the property in Italy market, new research shows. They make up nearly one in four (24 per cent) of overseas requests for Italian property, with Germans accounting for 21 per cent. UK buyers are still drawn by the age-old appeal of ...

Italians warm to a real fireplace

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Perhaps it’s down to the big freeze - or the enduring appeal of coming home to some good, old-fashioned warmth… but it appears more Italians than ever want a traditional fireplace in their dream homes. The growing trend comes despite the supposed obsolescence of old-fashioned firesides and hearths in ...

10 pitfalls to avoid when buying a property in Italy

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Buying a dream home in Italy has rarely been easier or more desirable, especially with the pound strengthening against the Euro, Italian taxation changes that have made the buying process cheaper and falling property prices. Throw in the chance to swap yet another lousy British summer with the almost ...

Gaiole, Tuscany: The best place in Europe to live

Friday, May 8th, 2009

It's deep in the heart of Chianti but you would be forgiven for never having heard of it, overshadowed as it is by the likes of Siena 28km away and Arezzo and San Gimignano, both 55 km distant. But the small town of Gaiole – or Gaiole in Chianti ...