The stately Washington, D.C., building that houses the National Italian American Foundation is ready to be transformed into a lavish personal residence. The 7,800-square-foot property—officially known as the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Building, after the former U.S. envoy to Italy—has been owned by the foundation for the past 30 years, according t...

Buying a house in a small Italian town was not something I had in mind when I initially arrived in Italy in 2015 as a graduate student. As someone who enjoys big cities, I was all about the Milans and Johannesburgs of the world at the time. The bigger and more chaotic the town, the better. But in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic tested my affection for...

After living in Manhattan for more than two decades and New Jersey for five years, Charles “Chuck” H. Stevens and Berardino “Ben” Di Rienzo were ready for something new. The US couple, who’ve been together for around 37 years and married for 12, say they felt as though they were spending most of their time working to keep up their lifestyles and so...

For many, Italy is a dream vacation destination. For others, they dream of moving there. Lorrah Minton made her relocation dream a reality. In March, Minton bought a home in Mussomeli, Italy, a town near Sicily, for 57,000 euros, or about $62,000. She owns three properties in Sicily and is closing on a fourth this month. She now helps others plan t...

In the past few years, the Italian real estate market has been attracting millions of potential buyers and investors who are fascinated by Italy’s culture, landscapes and cuisine, among many other factors. One of the first questions that investors ask when they approach the Italian real estate market is: how much does it cost to purchase or rent a...

Stephanie Synclair was on her own "Eat, Pray, Love" journey in 2012 when she first visited the place that would become her second home. Synclair was newly into her entrepreneur era, having quit a 10-year corporate marketing career to become a consultant and work for herself. "I knew it was time to quit corporate America when I was sick of people te...

Each morning for the past month, Brian has been waking to the deep peace of the Italian countryside and a view through the olive trees of a hilltop village in the distance. It is a very different start to his day than his previous routine when he lived in Oregon. Along with his wife Beth, Brian is realising a dream that has been a long time coming....

In a statement released on Oct. 25, the Italian carmaker is collaborating with regional real estate development, investment and property management company UNLMTD Real Estate for a unique development near the Hudson Waterfront in New Jersey.  Dubbed the Fiat House, the namesake is not given to a large car with a Fiat badge, but rather a large, 300-...

Mayors of the tiny towns across Italy that sell houses for just one euro ($1.06) say that the initiative has worked to repopulate the country's abandoned medieval villages. The scheme started 12 years ago in the Sicilian mountaintop village of Gangi. Alessandro Cilibrasi sells several of the village's dilapidated houses and says that, while buyers...

The rising cost of living in America has been hitting households hard in recent years, with many struggling to make ends meet. One US family has become so frustrated by the situation that they’ve decided to pack up their lives and move to a town in the deep south of Italy. Chris and Jennifer Tidroski from Prescott, Arizona have joined the growing n...