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Moving

Are you moving your possessions to Italy? What should you give away versus what should you move? What do you need to look for in a removals company? How do they work? How much does it cost? What about moving pets? Get this and much more in our moving section.

 


Being a retired expat in Italy

Every year large numbers of British people are choosing Italy as their desired retirement destination. Lured in by the beautiful countryside, glorious cuisine, slower pace of life and reasonable house prices; they flock here in their droves hoping to spend their twilight years surrounded by all the country has to offer. Before leaving the UK, however, it is important to be sure that this new Italian life will provide all the important advantages of the old British one for  More...


Moving abroad with your pet

Until January 2012, the procedure to follow to ensure your pet was permitted entry to the UK from mainland Europe (without quarantine) was as follows: the first set of rabies jabs was followed by the mandatory blood test to check for antibodies, then just ensuring that the rabies booster was kept up to date – every year before twelve months had elapsed – and that a flea and worm treatment was given and signed off by a vet at least 24 hours and no later than 48 hours before the  More...


Choosing man with a van or professional movers

So, you have finally found and purchased your Italian property and you now feel ready to up sticks and transfer your life from the UK to your new country of residence – Italy. The next step is to decide which of your belongings you would like to take with you. Read on to find out more or to go straight to our detailed guide to the removals process, click here Moving house is  More...


Renting a property in Italy

Whilst you are deciding where, when, or even if, to purchase a property in Italy, you might be thinking about the possibility of renting (affittare) a property for a period longer than a typical holiday let. This enables you to get better acquainted with the country and/or area as well as allowing you to property hunt with slightly more calm than if you were travelling backwards and forwards from the UK. Renting a property long term in Italy is not, however, the  More...


What to take when you relocate

So, you have tackled the legalities of the Italian purchase process, and hopefully come out the other side as the happy owner of your Italian dream home. What to do next? Well, if you are selling a UK property in order to move over to Italy, now would be the time to decide how you wish to go about furnishing this new property, in which case there are a number of things to take into consideration: Are there items of furniture that you do not wish to be  More...


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