Where to buy in Tuscany on a budget – Introducing Caprese Michelangelo

Tuscany is a large region and surprisingly varied in look and terrain. It’s not all Cyprus Trees and rolling hills. Let me fill you in… If you’re looking for a town with a truly wonderful link to Italian culture, this beautiful town was named after Michelangelo Buonarroti, the Renaissance artist, who was born there in […]

A Beginner’s guide to Super Bonuses

We’ve had lots of clients ask us about all the different bonuses that are currently available in Italy so thought it would be useful to address it.  Fortunately, as an estate agency affiliated to FIAIP, the leading organisation for real estate in the country, we were able to access training and information on this topic and […]

Property Management in Tuscany – sexy boiler time…

For anyone thinking of buying a place in Italy, having your property managed professionally really takes the stress out of owning a home in here. When we opened our estate agency, we realised that it was an area that needed covering to really help our clients enjoy their homes and it’s something that has been […]

December – it’s the most, wonderful time of the year…

I cannot think of anywhere I’d rather be at Christmas than here. There are so many things I love about December in Tuscany, it’s hard to know where to start.  So let me tell you about just how exciting supermarkets are (it’s 2020 so don’t pretend you have more going on than me). Gift giving at […]

Autumn in Tuscany – food and community

I have decided to treat 2020 like a child who is behaving badly to get attention and so I’m ignoring it. It will not be counted on my calendar (a rather good decision seeing as I have a scarily big birthday coming up in a few weeks), I will not pander to it in anyway. […]

The head vs heart approach to property hunting

Buying or selling a home is often a heartfelt journey. We love getting to know our clients and helping them overcome hurdles and hiccups that come hand-in-hand with all things property related here in Italy. My favourite part of our job is hunting for properties for clients, helping fulfil someone’s dream of having a home […]

2020 – A New Dawn

So it’s safe to say it’s been a strange year.  Our beautiful part of Tuscany was incredibly fortunate and had very few cases of Covid-19, even at its peak. Lockdown was strictly implemented and in a world gone mad with panic buying and lack of loo roll, Italians formed orderly queues and calmly followed the rules. […]