Living in Italy

Beyond the 1 Euro home: What are the other incentives to move to Italy?

Italics Magazine.  7 July 2023 Italy is already a hot expat destination, but in recent years many towns have started offering more meaningful benefits to relocate. It’s no secret Italy is facing a population crisis: between the low birth rate, aging population, and brain drain, Italy is on the road to a demographic disaster without some serious practical efforts to bolster numbers. The 1 Euro...

I bought a $62,200 house in Italy, where I’m planning to live most of the time.

Business Insider.  Jordan Pandy.  3 July 2023 This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Lorrah Minton, 53, about her experience buying low-priced properties in Mussomeli, Italy, a 10,000-person town in Sicily, as an American citizen. Minton chronicles her experiences abroad on her Tik Tok account. The following has been edited for length and clarity. I travel a lot. I've gone to...

Their job is saving lives. But can these Argentinian doctors revive a whole Italian village?

CNN Travel. Silvia Marchetti. 29 July 2022 When dozens of towns across Italy started selling crumbling buildings for the cost of an espresso, people from all over the world were prompted to grab a slice of the action -- and for many different reasons. It's not always about chasing the idyllic dream of living La Dolce Vita in a rural, sleepy village where time stands still. For some, it's part of a...

Americans Who Can’t Afford Homes Are Moving To Europe Instead

Financial Advisor. Alice Kantor. 20 July 2022 More Americans are relocating to Europe, driven across the Atlantic by the rising cost of living, inflated house prices, a surging dollar and political rancor at home. Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece and France are among the most popular destinations. Sotheby’s International Realty said requests from Americans looking to move to Greece rose 40% in the...

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Want Property In Europe? €1 Houses, Digital Nomad Visas, Cash And Other Enticing Offers

Forbes. Cecilia Rodriguez. 15 April 2022. Normally when people hear about European towns selling houses and even entire villages for symbolic prices — €1 — they’re not planning to move or change their lives but the offers are so intriguing that they wonder: ‘Why not’? There are so many semi-abandoned small towns in Europe with local officials looking for creative ways to revitalize their...

San Piero Patti, Sicily

Tips on buying a cheap house in Italy from those who’ve done it

CNN. Siliva Marchetti. December 3, 2021 Buying a cheap property in Italy is an attractive prospect for many travelers, particularly with the ever-growing number of towns offering up homes for next to nothing through regeneration schemes. While some have been brave enough to take the leap and snap up a house ranging in price from one to a few thousand euros in a rural Italian village, others are likely...

Rich Americans and Britons rush to buy cheap second homes in Italy

Business Day. Alice Kantor. October 21, 2021 Homes in Italian cities and the countryside have always held an allure for foreign buyers. Now the pandemic is supercharging demand from well-off Americans and Britons. That’s because a range of tax incentives, relatively lower prices and the potential for working remotely has kindled their desire to buy second homes in Italy. “There’s been a...

From Sunny Retreat to Forever Home

Scott Thompson first arrived in Sicily in 2007 in search of a warm and sunny holiday escape from rainy Manchester, UK. A home builder by profession, he purchased a small house in Cianciana for €5,000 and planned to come for three months to work on it. Unfortunately, Scott did not purchase his house through either a comune or a licensed realtor. The resulting problems caused him to spend the next 10...

The Americans who bought bargain homes in Italy’s deep south

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. September 10, 2021 Buying an abandoned home in a tiny, depopulated Italian village is something that many travelers will have mulled over, especially given the vast number of bargain house schemes launched in the European country over the past few years. After CNN Travel reported earlier this year that Latronico, situated in the deep south of Italy, had launched the...

Calabria

These pretty Italian villages want to pay you $33,000 to move in

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. July 23, 2021 Ever dreamed of opening an artisan boutique and settling down for good in an idyllic village in Italy's deep south where it's warm almost all year-round -- and get paid to do it? For those willing to take the plunge, it could soon no longer be just a dream. The region of Calabria plans to offer up to €28,000 ($33,000) over a maximum of three years to people...

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