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If you’re new to Connection Italia, welcome! We’re glad to know that you’re thinking about the exciting prospect of purchasing real estate in Italy. Whether it is for a permanent relocation, a vacation home, a rental property, or commercial real estate, your investment has great potential to change your personal and financial life.   Of course, such an investment is not something that should be undertaken lightly. Our site exists to help you develop your own personal guide to buying property in Italy. If you have a clear sense of the type of property you’re seeking, as well as what you want to do with it, contact us and we’ll help to make sure that you have the tools you need to make the purchase.   But if this is your first visit to our site, it’s entirely possible that you don’t yet know what you want to get out of purchasing real estate in Italy, or even whether you truly want to make this your next investment. If that is the case, we can still help. In fact, your visit to our blog is a great first step toward exploring and weighing your options.   If this is the Read more…

Naturally, as experts on buying property in Italy, we at Connection Italia are also well-traveled in that country. But although Italy may be first in our hearts, that doesn’t mean we don’t like to keep ourselves well acquainted with the rest of the European Union, the United States, and any other areas that might be familiar to our clients and colleagues.   And interestingly, traveling within one’s country can be a good starting point for familiarizing yourself with what wait for you abroad. In traveling the United States, it’s become clear to us that summertime brings Italian heritage festivals to practically any town or city with a sizeable Italian population.   Those sorts of heritage festivals can actually do wonders to boost your motivation regarding buying property in Rome, or Tuscany, or any other region that is represented by Italian immigrants and their descendants in your town. As well as giving you a pleasant glimpse of authentic Italian cuisine, music, and lifestyles, such events can start conversations with people who share your love for the country and who just might know a thing about purchasing real estate in Italy.   Your journey toward buying property in Italy doesn’t need to Read more…

Examiner recently reported that according to an evaluation of AAA travel bookings between June 1 and August 15, Rome is the single most popular summer vacation destination for Americans traveling abroad. Naturally, the perennial desire to travel to such a location also encourages the ongoing growth in desire for buying property in Rome. You may have witnessed that transition, yourself. It may be why you’re visiting Connection Italia and presumably trying to develop your own personal guide to buying property in Italy. But there’s something more significant in the nationwide statistics that a mere reminder that you’re not alone in your love for Italian travel destinations. Examiner notes that the desire for travel to Rome has even weathered a State Department travel alert regarding the terror threat throughout Europe. And that persistence among American travelers represents serious potential opportunities for you as a foreign-based buyer of real estate in Italy. That is to say, if you can trust that steady streams of American vacationers will follow you to the vicinity of your real estate investments, you can make good use of your cultural and linguistic connection to them. As you surely recognize, when American travelers go overseas, they often expect Read more…

In May, the New York Times real estate section ran a feature on one couple’s successful venture into buying property in Tuscany and restoring it from ancient dilapidation to a modern, luxury home. The house, built on the skeleton of a former mill estimated to date back to the 13th century, is now on the market for 6.5 million dollars. If that is around your price tag for buying property in Tuscany, you should certainly read through the vivid description, look over the photographs, and consider this property as an option for your Italian real estate purchase. But if you yourself are a developer like Ruth Infarinato and Chris Daniels, you might instead look upon their story is an object lesson in what you can do with property that might otherwise seem lost to time. There are many more such pieces of real estate for sale in Italy. We have featured some of them in the past, including the numerous limestone houses of Matera. As the Times acknowledges, buying real estate in Tuscany with bringing it out of the ancient world can be costly and extremely challenging. But as Infarinato and Daniels, as well as many others have demonstrated, there Read more…

The media has been replete with coverage of the Venice Architecture Biennale over the past couple of days. We can’t possibly hope to provide a comprehensive summary of that in this small space, but we certainly can offer some general commentary and encourage you to check for favorite news sources for information about what has been on display there. Of course, if you’re currently living in or visiting the city – and especially if you’re there looking into buying property in Venice – then we would certainly also urge you to go see it for yourself. The exhibition opened on Saturday and its panel of judges has awarded prizes to standout international designers. But the biennale will remain on view to the public until November. Not only does an event like this provide a showcase major design trends, the media coverage indicates that it also highlights what some people are doing or aspire to do with real estate for sale in Venice. That is, the event has focused not just on design but use, and might serve as an inspiration for spectators who are interested in buying property in Italy and would like to know what demand might exist among Read more…

A recent press release from the International Real Estate Federation pointed out that the organization had recently taken a handful of New York business students on real estate-focused tours of Spain and Italy, to teach them about current business conditions, opportunities for buying property in Italy, and so on. The brief article is an interesting snapshot of some of the learning opportunities that might be available to you if you are currently a student or if you are the parent of one and you want to give him or her a leg up in the world of real estate. Naturally, such business-oriented tours can be an excellent starting point for developing your own personal guide to buying property in Italy, if you have access to them. If you’re not a student, however, there may still be such learning opportunities available for both beginning investors and experienced individuals who already know a thing or two about purchasing real estate in Italy. But if you can’t find them, don’t despair and don’t commit to putting of your investment ambitions. After all, we at Connection Italia can certainly teach you what you need to know about current market conditions and your prospects for Read more…

At various times over the past few months, we have used this blog to emphasize the fact that there had been highly positive market projections regarding Italian real estate companies and prospects for buying property in Italy. During the same period, we have made a point of emphasizing that the Italian real estate market had room for growth and was, in fact, still in recovery. Both these facts remain true. The recovery is still ongoing, but the Italian real estate market and overall economy are both in better positions than they were several months ago. This arguably indicates that buying real estate in Italy is now a more secure investment than it was in the recent past, but it also indicates that you may have missed out on opportunities to buy Italian property before more daring investors beat you to the punch. There is always a question about where the most prudent balance is between risk and potential reward, and an answer to that question should certainly be a part of your own personal guide to buying property in Italy. However, you may be running out of time to reap the rewards of a developing market. Property Magazine International now Read more…

We’ve previously lauded the benefits of buying property in Tuscany if you happen to be a wine lover. But it’s a point that bears repeating, especially when there are specific properties to bring to bear on the discussion. The Australian real estate site Domain recently published an article featuring some prime property for sale in Tuscany, which promises to give a jump start in the wine industry to anyone who can afford to nearly 19 million dollar price tag. Of course, we fully appreciate that an interest in buying property in Italy doesn’t necessarily mean being able to afford something this lavish. On the other hand, if you do have that sort of a budget, we’re happy to help you as well, and we promise that you’ll benefit just as much from our guide to buying property in Italy. But ultimately, we feature these superlative properties mainly in the interest of getting your imagination working about the types of opportunities that exist for you when buying property in Tuscany or any other locality. Imagine it well, and we can help you to find something in your price range that still promises to turn your dream into a reality.

A recent AFP report highlighted the VinItaly event that took place in Verona this week, drawing 55,000 wine industry professionals from 141 countries. The article suggests that although France has been more commercially successful overall, Italy may be better in terms of variety and overall quality. If you’re convinced by that argument, what better way to acquaint yourself with Italian wines than by buying property in Tuscany? We’ve previously discussed the obvious appeal held by real estate for sale in Tuscany, as far as aspiring vintners are concerned. But what if you simply have a passion for wine as a consumer and a connoisseur? Is it worth buying property in Tuscany, or generally buying property in Italy, in order to be close to the action, so to speak? Well, the VinItaly event may suggest that it is, provided you’ve got the resources for such a lifestyle-driven investment, and have acquainted yourself with a guide to buying property in Italy. It seems that with each passing year, the world’s attention is focusing more closely on Italian wines. Already, the AFP report indicates that prosecco has overtaken champagne as the world’s most popular sparkling wine. The report also makes it clear that Read more…

What sorts of hobbies and activities do you think of when you think about buying property in Italy? Alpine skiing? Wine connoisseurship? What about golf? The latter is probably not near the top of your list, but if you have the finances to consider buying high-value Italian property, there’s a decent chance that that’s an activity that you or someone you know has an interest in. So, access to golf courses might be as much a factor in buying property in Italy as it would be in buying property in England or the United States. In that case, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of properties on the market that offer just that. And if you take some time to research real estate for sale in Italy today, you’ll likely find that it provides even better alternatives than some areas where “golf” is more of a household term. One small clue to this fact was provided by the Wall Street Journal recently when it featured a side-by-side comparison of three homes with golf courses either on or very near their property – one in England, one in Arizona, and one in Italy. Interestingly, the Italian option is Read more…