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  1. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    I recently bought a house in Italy and will be going as soon as things calm down. It’s in Tuscany between Arezzo and Florence. Id love to connect to anyone else who is looking to renovate, is renovating or have renovated. Would be lovely to share this journey with someone going through the...
  2. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Hi everyone! I'm moving to Italy next year with my little family and 6 dogs. We've heard a lot of bad things about hunting in Italy though... People have warned us about hunters not really looking out and pets getting shot or poisoned on purpose. This obviously terrifies me. I'm well aware that...
  3. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Is it possible to have a caravan in your garden and live in it for a few weeks whilst working on your property? I am sure I have read somewhere in the past that you needed to obtain planning permission but wondered if this was still true. My property is in Tuscany, near Lucca.
  4. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Hello. I am thinking about moving to Tuscany somewhere between Viareggio and Lucca and wanted to get some advice. 1. Where is a good place to look at moving to? I have a dog and like to take long walks either country or beach. 2. Is there a good place to look for property rentals and what is...
  5. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Hello everyone, I have the opportunity to take a sabbatical and I hope to spend a year in Florence / the surrounding area. I haven't had the best luck dealing with agents when I was searching for a place in Oltrarno / San Frediano, they are a little bit ( ahem) rude and don't seem to want my...
  6. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    I am a piano specialist, and have sent an upright piano from the UK to a buyer in Guzzano, near Bagni Di Lucca, with a specialist freight company. However the vehicle they use is too big to go up the lanes to the lady's house in Guzzano. I am looking for someone in the locality with a van...
  7. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Hi, my Italian partner and I are currently living in Milan but we want to find a place in Tuscany for at least the summer, possibly year-round if we like it there. I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on how to find properties aimed at locals instead of tourists, with more affordable...
  8. Articles: Europe
    Florence, or Firenze, is a city situated in the central region of Tuscany in Italy, where it serves as the capital of the region and of the province of Florence.  The city is found on the Arno River at the foot of the Apennines Mountains.  Florence is considered as the  cradle of Italian...
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