Buy a Tuscany Villa / Bed & Breakfast at Auction with No Reserve

Are you in the market to buy a villa in Tuscany? Granted this is still in the “dream” category for most of us, but an intriguing auction taking place later this month just might help one lucky bidder snag an elegant villa in Tuscany for a steal of a price. Villa Sognare, a 26-room villa in the walled town of Barga, will be …

The Pros + Cons of Retiring in Italy

Have you been dreaming of retiring in Italy? As part of my research for the Italy chapter I wrote for the new book Retirement Without Borders, I conducted extensive interviews with American expats who retired there. Here’s a summary of the pros and cons of their retirement experiences — PROS:· The savoring of life; la dolce vita is still alive …

Want to Move to Italy? A House For Sale in Umbria

I know many, many, many of you dream of living in Italy, whether for a few months a year or permanently. While many of you want to live, “under the Tuscan sun,” that dream is an incredibly expensive one these days. In fact, when I interviewed Stew Vreeland of Seeyouinitaly.com for DOI’s article “Where to Buy Your Own Tuscan Hideaway,” …