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  • 8 tips on buying a home in Italy

    16th July, 2016

    Posted in Property

    Given Italy’s unwavering attraction that pulls in 40 million visitors annually; its centuries of culture and tradition; and the relative strength of the US dollar and other top global currencies against the euro, there has scarcely been a more ideal ...

  • Italian property group eyes prestige London buildings

    10th July, 2016

    Posted in Property andNews from Italy

    It’s often more been common for British property hunters to descend on Italy in search of bargains.But Sorgente, the Italian real estate conglomerate, is turning the tables as it eyes a string of “trophy” purchases in London.It already has in its por...

  • Italian homes are tops for Brits in new property-swap fad

    4th July, 2016

    Posted in Property andNews from Italy

    Italy is Britons' top overseas choice for a new holiday craze – house-swapping. Just under 3.5% of UK adults – an estimated 1.7 million – plan to take their vacations on the cheap this year – by agreeing to temporarily exchange homes with a family i...

  • Buying Italian property to renovate

    22nd June, 2012

    Posted in Property

    The current eurozone turmoil has thrown up some great opportunities in the Italian real estate sector. On top of that, factor in the country’s timeless appeal that still attracts more than 40 million visitors a year – meaning investment property her...

  • Italy real estate: Home with pool tops women's wishlist

    31st August, 2010

    Posted in Property

    Installing a swimming pool is the No1 attribute Italian women would love to change about their homes, a survey has revealed. The dream property of Italian donne, as well as being comfortable and welcoming inside, should ideally also come equipped wi...

  • 22 weeks to buy a home in Italy's cities

    27th August, 2010

    Posted in Property

    The average sale of a property in one of Italy's large cities currently takes 22 weeks, a survey has revealed. The 154-day period, a little over five months, is actually a couple of days down compared to six months previously, figures for January to...

  • Foreigners' budgets rise in Italy real estate sector

    25th August, 2010

    Posted in Property

    The spending power of overseas buyers looking for a property in Italy has risen sharply this year, new research suggests. The three months to the end of June saw a 23 per cent rise in the average value of homes they have enquired about compared with ...

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's new €30m Italy mansion

    29th July, 2010

    Posted in Movie Stars andProperty

    This is the lavish mansion in Italy that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have just paid more than €30million for. The sprawling, 1,675sq m villa is in Valpolicella in the Veneto region and is about an hour and a half by road from Venice. The Hollywood ...

  • Finding A Home On Lake Como

    25th June, 2010

    Posted in Movie Stars,Property andLombardy

    Given that offers of a reported US$26million failed to get George Clooney to part with his luxury mansion on the banks of Lake Como, the recent dredging up of a half-tonne store of WWII explosives close by wasn't likely to budge him. Guess it's offi...

  • Finding A Dream Home In Sicily

    23rd June, 2010

    Posted in Property andSicily

    It was once almost synonymous with the Mob. Now Sicily, the Mediterranean's largest island, is turning itself into one of the key property in Italy hotspots. One key factor behind the soaring popularity of property in Sicily is the island's price...