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  • 10 pitfalls to avoid when buying a property in Italy

    4th August, 2009

    Posted in Calabria,Tuscany,Property,Abruzzo andSicily

    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 swa...

  • The allure of Abruzzo

    23rd May, 2009

    Posted in Abruzzo andCulture

    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 the f...

  • Italy to house G8 leaders in cop barracks

    21st May, 2009

    Posted in Abruzzo andNews from Italy

    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 ...

  • Italian earthquake: Prosecutors ponder murder charges

    19th April, 2009

    Posted in Abruzzo andNews from Italy

    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 c...

  • Hundreds die in Italy quake

    7th April, 2009

    Posted in Abruzzo andNews from Italy

    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 jus...

  • Abruzzo property draws foreign investors

    28th February, 2009

    Posted in Property andAbruzzo

    Tuscany may still be the most popular region for foreign investors looking to buy Italian property. But now Abruzzo is running it mightily close, according to new figures. Although not a scientific study, research by one Italian property website ...

  • Gran Sasso Mountains of Abruzzo

    20th December, 2008

    Posted in Abruzzo

    Mediterranean seas, Dolomite rocks, Scandinavian snow. Italy’s Gran Sasso mountains are almost an exaggeration in their size, their contrast of colours, their testimony to the cold, stark magnificence of Mother Nature. This giant mountain range in ...

  • Chieti's coastal cycle path

    2nd September, 2008

    Posted in Italy andAbruzzo

    This part of the Abruzzo coast, set in the province of Chieti and facing the Adriatic Sea, is truly something of a jewel, set firmly between the sea on the one side and the hills, vineyards and orange groves on the other. Unblemished nature, unmatch...

  • Abruzzo’s Majella National Park

    30th August, 2008

    Posted in Italy andAbruzzo

    Buying property in Abruzzo has numerous advantages. Apart from the relatively cheap cost of property in Abruzzo, one can also marvel at one of the stupendous wonders of nature in this part of Italy. Because almost like a large wall facing the Adriat...

  • The Stiffe Caves of Abruzzo

    13th August, 2008

    Posted in Italy andAbruzzo

    If you are thinking of buying property in Abruzzo, Italy, or have already done so, you will know of this beautiful region’s boundless attractions. Property in Abruzzo is among the cheapest in all Italy, with prices frequently a fraction of those else...