Archive for August, 2008

Property in Sardinia

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Overseas investors in Italy tend to dream of an idyllic property in Tuscany. For millions of Italians, on the other hand, the dream is of buying a holiday property in Sardinia. Sardinia, 70 miles off the coast of Tuscany, has a distinct culture and a dialect so unique it almost ...

Soldiers patrol Italy’s streets

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Visitors to Italy have begun facing the sight of squaddies patrolling streets as 1,000 were deployed in major cities. It is the first step in a €25 million, six-month exercise that will see 3,000 troops used across Italy in anti-crime measures promised by Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi earlier in ...

The Italian property market: a great time for buyers

Monday, August 4th, 2008

There has rarely been a better time to buy Italian property, a new report reveals. The worldwide credit crunch has seen buyers knock a massive 12.2 per cent off the asking price of a typical Italian property for sale. In parts of southern Italy, that rises to as much as ...

Property in Florence

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Tuscany is spoilt for treasures but the jewel in the crown is undoubtedly Florence. This amazing Renaissance city is the No1 destination for visitors to Tuscany and has something for everyone. As well as the timeless appeal of Florenceā€™s world-famous cathedrals and museums, art galleries and squares, there ...