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My advice to any UK citizen resident in Italy is to apply ASAP for the new Carta di Soggiorno Brexit...
I wasn’t planning on getting the new digital Carta di Soggiorno anytime soon - the deadline for doing so isn’t until December 2021 - and I have a permanent residency certificate in the meanwhile, but on visiting my local ASL to get a ...

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Cortona, Tuscany

Update on Italy’s return to a cautious near-normality in the wake of a continued decline in reported Covid cases...
Now that seven of Italy’s regions have been declared White Zones (at lowest risk) and many more – those currently in low-risk yellow zones - set to turn white over the next few weeks, the hospitality industry is finally beginning to feel that ...

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In need of a mortgage to purchase your Italian home? Here is a summary of what is required...
Owning property in Italy and especially Tuscany is many a person’s dream: the chance to live the good life or as Italians would say, La Dolce Vita, but if you are not a cash buyer and require a mortgage, here is some ...

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Standard procedure and a few extra tips regarding insurance and cleaning protocols 2021
Many people who buy second homes in Italy, buy with the intention of renting it out in their absence. There is however a legal procedure to be followed. For 2021, there are also protocols to be followed: flexibility and reassurance in a ...

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5 Tips to making eco-friendly upgrades to your home with the government incentive schemes...
Now is definitely the time to buy to renovate, upgrade for sale or make personal home improvements!  The government incentives on offer, also applicable to international homeowners, are a range of cash back schemes with refunds from 50% up to 110%.Until 2019, these incentives ...

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HOW TO ASCERTAIN WHICH AGENCIES ARE RIGHT FOR YOUR PERSONAL REQUISITES AND IF THEY OFFER POST SALES SERVICES...
Not only should the house you find in Italy TICK ALL BOXES, but also the agency assisting you with the sale. If you live overseas and are thinking of buying a property in Italy, here is a guideline as to what you might ...

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THE WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT PROTECTS THE RIGHTS OF UK NATIONALS RESIDENT IN ITALY, BUT THERE ARE SOME CHANGES TO NOTE
With a Brexit agreement only just reached, the finer issues are likely to be defined further down the line, but many of the fundamental aspects regarding reciprocal rights of Italian nationals in the UK and UK nationals in Italy were established back in ...

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With only two people allowed per household Christmas and New Year will be more sombre events than usual....
Red Zone restrictions will be in place across Italy as of 24th to 27th December (inclusive), 31st December to 3rd January (inclusive), and 5th to 6th January (inclusive).During this period people can leave their homes only for reasons of work, necessity ...

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IF YOU WERE PLANNING A TRIP TO ITALY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, IT MAY BE BEST TO RETHINK YOUR PLANS...
With the holiday season around the corner and Covid 19 becoming ever harder to restrain and contain, the Italian government has introduced a new hard line decree limiting movement, both internationally and domestically, as much as possible.  Here is a 2 part list ...

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7 THINGS YOU SHOULD PROBABLY KNOW BEFORE MAKING A DECISION
With the Brexit deadline imminent and a ‘no deal’ scenario very possible many of our UK clients are posing the question as to whether or not to become Italian residents. Albeit that we don’t yet know what individual deal the UK might strike ...

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With or without a pandemic we are still expected to pay our dues. Here is how you can do it from afar
REMINDER: Unfortunately, it's that time of year when final payment of council and rubbish taxes are due! Council taxes are applicable to everyone who owns a second home (i.e. non resident). Rubbish taxes are applicable to both residents and non-residents.The ...

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MY CORTONA WAS DUE TO BE LAUNCHED DURING EASTER 2020. UNFORTUNATELY, FOR EVERYONE, COVID 19 MADE AN APPEARANCE.


Our blog had been intended as a central hub for Cortona lovers world-wide, bringing you useful information, profiles of the many interesting people who live & visit the town, up-dates on local news, special stories & upcoming events

With the world still reeling from the pandemic, we have chosen to suspend some features & have decided instead, - at least for now - to bring you a limited version of our blog by introducing a series called MOMENTS.

We would love you to contribute!

We also thought that in the absence of an imminent visit, you might enjoy a little Local news and a few Tips for (future) Trips
We look forward to seeing you soon!

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