Life and property in Puglia

Great weather, endless seaside and fabulous food make property in Puglia a perennial favourite for buyers in Italy. Fleur Kinson guides you through this wonderful, affordable southern region Puglia at a glance The region Puglia is the ‘heel’ of Italy’s ‘boot’, and uncluttered region known for its whitewashed towns, its ‘trulli’, its food (especially its […]

Living in Tuscany


Dreamily perfect countryside and gem-like cities stuffed with art make Tuscany a perennial favourite for visitors and homebuyers in Italy. Properties here make a rock-solid investment, says Fleur Kinson At a glance… The Region: When we think of Tuscany we think of verdant rolling hills dotted with centuries-old farmhouses radiating late afternoon sunshine – much […]

Free tickets to A Place in the Sun Live

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We have teamed up with A Place in the Sun Live to offer you FREE tickets to their next show at Manchester Central on 6 – 8 March 2020 A Place in the Sun Live is the official exhibition of the Channel 4 TV show and the largest overseas property exhibition in Europe – the perfect place […]

Are You Eligible for Italian Citizenship?


With a possible Brexit looming overhead many Brits and US citizens living in the UK are considering what their options are and looking into how they can continue life as a citizen of the European Union. Many people, without knowing, are already citizens of Italy just simply by the fact that they were born into a […]

Ten places in Italy we want to move to right now

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Dreaming of a move to Italy? Whether you’re seeking a second home to get away from it all, or looking for a permanent relocation, these ten places tick all the boxes for great property prospects and a fantastic quality of life 1. Treviso, Veneto Elegant Treviso is a delightful, prosperous city, filled with historic interest […]

The Lost Ligurians

Alassio beachfront, Liguria

The scenic village of Alassio on the Ligurian Riviera was once a magnet for Britons. They left when war broke out, and never came back. Mary Novakovich wonders why… (Photos by Adam Batterbee) Wintering on the Riviera… The phrase immediately conjures up images of well-to-do 19th-century British families promenading along seafronts on the northern Mediterranean […]

Our life in Le Marche

Hertfordshire-based Carole and David Montrose own a three-bedroom country house a few miles from Ascoli Piceno in southern Le Marche. They try to spend all of the school holidays there with their daughters Mandy and Jessica (pictured above),and rent the house to visitors at other times of the year. What drew them to Le Marche? “David […]

Our life in: Puglia

Matt and Shirley Partridge from Leicestershire own a small country house in the far south of Puglia. They enjoy month-long visits there several times a year, and plan to retire there permanently later this year. What drew them to Puglia? “We’ve both had careers in catering and hospitality,” Shirley explains, “and this contributed to us […]

The Lakes regional property guide

The renowned lakes in the north represent an unwaveringly popular region to buy a home. As a result, property here doesn’t come cheap, but you can still find value for money, and holiday rental potential is strong. But Italy has more places to consider for lakeside living. Look to the central lakes, and to Sardinia, […]

Our life on Lake Garda

Shropshire-based David and Leila Church bought a two-bedroom apartment on the southern side of Lake Garda twelve years ago. They stay there for a month every summer and make several week-long visits throughout the rest of the year. At other times they offer the apartment for holiday rentals through a local agency. What drew them to […]