Archive for the ‘Abruzzo’ Category

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 ...

The allure of Abruzzo

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

For hundreds of years the region of Abruzzo has been one of Italy's most isolated – and the signs are there to see. The region couldn't be more different from Rome, despite being less than a couple of hour’s away by car. In Abruzzo, gone is ...

Italy to house G8 leaders in cop barracks

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Leaders of the world's 20 richest nations may have thought they had it tough when they had to turn up for April's G20 summit at London's ExCeL centre, swamped by a bleak grey sea of concrete in a desolate, windswept corner of the capital's Docklands district. Yet that will ...

Italian earthquake: Prosecutors ponder murder charges

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

To help victims of the Italian earthquake, you can donate via the British Red Cross (phone 0845 054 7201) or their Italian equivalent (in Italian) Murder charges may be brought against constructors responsible for badly constructed buildings that collapsed in the Italian earthquake, investigators have revealed. ...

Hundreds die in Italy quake

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

As of the time of writing 0730GMT, April 7), at least 179 people are known to have lost their lives in Italy’s deadly earthquake. Another 1,500 have been left injured and at least 17,000 homeless. Some 34 remain unaccounted for. The quake struck just after 0.30am UK time on ...