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How to Buy House in Florence

How to Buy House in Florence

How to Buy House in Florence

Buying a house in Italy can become tricky and really hard, expecially if you come here from another country. Language, burocracy and many other things are really complicated in Italy. For buying a property here, the best is to request an help to a reliable agency, skilled in international real estate business. Of course, we at Tuscan Feeling got more than 20 years of experience in this context and we helped successfully many people from all over the world to buy an house in Florence.

How to Buy House in Florence

How to Buy House in Florence

In any case, we have enough experience in real estate business to give some good tips to people who want to buy an house in Florence.

1) Be patient. Italy’s burocracy is complicated and very slow. Using the right procedure we can help you to do everything spending less time, but in any case expect to wait more time for having your house here than in USA, Russia, UK, Australia, Japan, or Canada.

How to Buy House in Florence

How to Buy House in Florence

2) Consider that in Italy you need a ‘Notaio’ for doing all the notary acts you need for buying your property in Florence. A ‘Notario’ is agovernment approved conveyancing lawyer and usually he is not able to translate documents in english (or other language). Tuscan Feeling can provide you a Notaio, skilled in international real estate business, and we can help you with assistance and translations.

3) Before buying an house, be sure to check that there aren’t outstanding mortgages or debts linked to the property, that could be passed on to the purchaser. Usually, Tuscan Feeling do that for you, for preventing any kind of problem.

How to Buy House in Florence

How to Buy House in Florence

4) Before buying a property in Italy you have to do a compromesso (pay a deposit) of between 10-20 per cent of the sale price. If the buyer then pulls out of the deal before the date of the specified sale proper, he loses his deposit; if the vendor pulls out, he has to pay the buyer the deposit times two. It could be tricky to do that for a non-italian, but of course we do that every single day of the year…

5) Deal with the banks. Of course, you have to do that for buying a property in Italy and you need to deal with your bank (in your country) and an italian bank. It is no easy, we understand, that’s why we usually help your clients in this complicated process.

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

How to Buy House in Florence

Skiing in Florence: the best places just a few hours away

Skiing in Florence: the best places just a few hours away

Skiing in Florence: the best places just a few hours away

Florence is famous for its art and its ancient history: the beautiful basilicas, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Ponte Vecchio and the palaces. Outside the city there are beautiful hills with characteristic villages, cultivated fields and vineyards.

Beyond it are the mountains with the possibility to ski several months a year. The Florentines can find comfortable moving even for a day on the slopes of the surroundings. Tourists instead could try a decidedly unconventional holiday by combining a visit to the city of Florence with one or more days on the snow and relaxing in the thermal baths of the Monte Amiata area. There are several ski resorts where you can ski near Florence; Contrary to what one might think, many can be reached from the Tuscan capital in less than two hours of travel.

Skiing in Florence: the best places just a few hours away

Monta Amiata near Grosseto and Siena

Ski resorts less than two hours from Florence

Abetone (Pistoia – Tuscany): 1 hour and 30 min – 88 km with the A11 and SS66. It is one of the best ski resorts in the Apennines, with 45 km of slopes that go up from 21 modern lifts. Good skiers will find beautiful slopes, but even families with children can ski on blue slopes with artificial snow.

Campigna Santa Sofia (Emilia Romagna): 1 hour and 40 min – 73 km with the regional road 70 of Consuma and SS310. Very small skiarea on Mount Falco in the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests Monte Falterona and Campigna that invites to interesting excursions of ski mountaineering and snowshoes.

Balze (Emilia Romagna): in 2 hours – 150 km with the A1 you arrive in this small ski resort at 1091 meters, on the slopes of Mount Fumaiolo, where you ski on 3 red slopes, in the snowpark and on 5 km of tracks for the fund.

Skiing in Florence: the best places just a few hours away

Abetone, the best place around for sking near Florence!

Ski resorts reachable with just over two hours from Florence

Sant’Anna Pelago (Modena – Emilia Romagna): in 2 hours – 106 km with the A11, SS66 and SS12 you reach the foot of Monte Albano where you can ski on 8 easy – medium slopes that run for 12 km. In the Regional Park of Frignano there are numerous possibilities for alpine skiing.

Careggine (Lucca – Tuscany): 2 hours – 131 km with the A11. It is one of the 3 mini ski areas of the Garfagnana suitable for those who take their first steps in the snow or for those who know how to ski want tranquility.

Cimone (Modena – Emilia Romagna): in 2 hours – 112 km with the national road 64 / SS64 you reach the equipped ski area of ​​Cimone where you ski on 38 km of slopes for alpine skiing mostly red, in the snow park, off-piste , while the children have fun on the snow in 2 babyparks.

Zum Zeri – Passo Due Santi (MS – Tuscany): in 2 hours – 112 km with the national road 64 / SS64 you arrive in this small ski area located in the northernmost part of Lunigiana, on the border with Liguria and Emilia. 9 medium and easy slopes for 8 km for downhill skiing, 1 snowpark, 12 km of trails for the bottom wait for skiers.

Monte Amiata (Siena – Tuscany): in 2 hours – 170 km with the A1 you reach the small attractive ski resort for 2 beautiful black slopes, the remaining tracks for alpine skiing are 6 red and 4 easy. The lifts and slopes start at the summit where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Sienese hills, the Maremma, up to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Skiing in Florence: the best places just a few hours away

Careggine

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

SOSPIRO - 120 mq – 2° piano (senza ascensore) – per 6 persone

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SOSPIRO

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

Skiing in Florence: the best places just a few hours away