Friday, April 28, 2017

Italy is the New Tax Paradise

Have you ever imagined relocating to Italy, but worried about the fiscal consequences of paying taxes in a foreign country? Wealthy individuals residing overseas are now encouraged by the Italian Revenue Agency to apply for a tax scheme that would collect an annual flat tax of only €100,000 on income made abroad. The time is right for purchasing real estate in Tuscany or elsewhere on the spectacular Italian peninsula.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Florence Gelato Festival

In Italy, dessert is more than an afterthought at the end of lunch or dinner. In particular, the Italian-style ice cream known as gelato is a highlight of any trip to Florence.

Friday, March 31, 2017

English Language Movies in Florence

Living abroad in a city whose main language is not your own can sometimes leave you feeling isolated. It is natural for students and even established expats to feel homesick and long for a taste (and sound!) of a place where your language is dominant. If you are living in short term rentals in Florence as a student or professional, the linguistic landscape will vary between beautifully strange and terrifyingly incomprehensible. No matter your level of competence in Italian, there are just some things that do not translate between different cultures.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Set Your Roots in Italy

There are so many reasons to move from one country to the next. When it comes to Italy, need we say more? Not only is it beautiful, but this country is one that is rich in culture.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Giardino Torrigiani: The biggest private garden in Europe


For most people, the choice to live in an urban center instead of the suburbs or a rural setting involves a preference for a city’s architecture, efficient infrastructure and available opportunities for work and entertainment. Some cities are better than others at offering parks and green spaces for those who must live without their own plot of land to enjoy nature, and Florence is one such city. In particular, access to the Giardino Torrigiani, Europe’s largest private garden, can make even the most humble of residents feel like royalty.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Florence Property Market Rising After Economic Fall


The start of the 21st century has been a volatile time for the housing market in many parts of the world. In Italy, the first decade saw a steep rise in housing values, greater than 50 percent when adjusted for inflation. With the global financial meltdown in 2008, property prices began to fall. Then the Euro crisis that began in 2011 had an even more severe influence on the struggling Italian economy. Since 2008, housing prices in Italy have fallen 23 percent after inflation adjustment, according to figures provided by the European Central Bank.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Museo di Leonardo da Vinci: Halls and Secrets

He was an architect, engineer, inventor, painter and sculptor. His scientific inventions and artistic contributions have had significant impact on the way the world functions and the way its inhabitants think, even centuries after his birth. Florence is thus the logical home to a museum dedicated to the genius and mystery of Leonardo da Vinci. Comprised of several halls each dedicated to his areas of expertise, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum achieves something that would make the master proud: you learn a little, and you want to explore a lot.