Erin Lewis likes to describe herself as “American by blood, Italian by heart.” She felt called to Italy for many years before finally deciding to make the move six years ago. She settled in Florence, where she had already lived before. There, she rented an apartment; as time went by, she gravitated more and more towards the countryside, until she d...

Sylvester Stallone is selling his lavish home in La Quinta, California, giving fans a chance to explore the property themselves in a digital tour. Photos and a video of the home were published by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, highlighting the architecture itself as well as Stallone's distinctive decor choices. The property is going for $3.35 million....

Italy’s $1 homes are back, and this time a collection of houses is up for grabs in the southern region of Molise, CNN reports. Castropignano, a village topped by a ruined medieval castle — located 140 miles southeast of Rome — is the latest community to offer up its abandoned buildings to newcomers. It follows in the steps of Salemi in Sicily and S...

Greater demand for rural property has been widely reported in the UK this year, and recent comments from Italy-based estate agencies suggest the trend has also touched the land of Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino. ‘I have seen many more buyers looking for properties, perhaps as many as four times more than the period before the [Covid-19...

This story began a long time ago with something typically Italian – Alfa Romeo to be exact. Nigel Carley’s career working for the Italian premium car manufacturer in the UK meant numerous visits to Italy, beginning a life-long affair with this beautiful country – which translates to Il bel paese. Life in the UK continued along with trips to Italy a...

Pre-pandemic: a recently common term in our uncommon world which refers to things as they were in our global society before March 11th, 2020 when the Novel Coronavirus Disease was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Prior to March of this year, about eight years prior, I began photo-documenting Italian neighborhoods all across Ame...

Admit it – it’s been on your mind since that first viewing of “Under the Tuscan Sun” … owning your own magical villa in the lush Italian countryside surrounded by singing birds and plentiful wine. After all, who amongst us wouldn’t relish “la bella vita” under our own clay tile roof somewhere in Italy? Dreams aside, many who are realistically consi...

Inheritance tax must be paid by residents in Italy under certain conditions, that will be described below, when they inherit property - both real estate and movable property - wherever this heritage may be located (therefore also on assets held abroad). The Italian inheritance tax concerns not only the assets of Italian citizens, but also all asset...

American Meredith Tabbone bought a house “for one Euro” in a sparsely populated city in Sicily and told about how much housing cost. She responded to an ad for houses in Italy since her great-grandfather lived in the commune of Sambuca di Sicilia. Many Italian cities do not have enough residents, so the authorities regularly offer tourists to buy h...

A brief introduction:  my name is Paolo and I am a realtor in the US (Maryland and DC). I also bought a property by financing it in Bolsena,  Italy and a know a thing or two about mortgages. When I applied for the mortgage (2007), lending regulations where pretty relaxed, but that is not the case anymore. However right now, after the pandemic,  you...