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Ferragosto in Italy: A Time of Celebration

Ferragosto in Italy is a time of joyous festivities and a well-deserved break from the daily grind. This cherished holiday, deeply rooted in history, has become an integral part of Italian culture. As the country gears up to celebrate Ferragosto, let’s explore the traditions, closures of public offices, and how this holiday impacts services, including […]

Italian Citizenship by Descent – Jus Sanguinis

Introduction to Jus Sanguinis and Italian Citizenship Jus sanguinis is a Latin term that means “right of blood.” In the context of Italian nationality law, jus sanguinis refers to the principle that individuals can acquire Italian citizenship by descent from an Italian ancestor. Italy is one of several countries that follow the principle of jus […]

Best places to live in Italy: Top 5 cities

Italian cities with the highest quality of life The well-known business newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore” has been studying the quality of life in Italian cities and provinces every year since 1991. The study’s 90 indicators are grouped into six macro categories: Prosperity & Consumption, Economy & Employment, Justice & Security, Demographic Development, Environment & […]

Italian Beaches: New Legal Reforms for Concessions

Italian beaches are renowned for their stunning beauty, stretching along a 7,500 km coastline and dotted with approximately 12,000 privately-owned beach concessions that collectively employ around 300,000 seasonal workers. However, in the past, the assignment of licenses for Italian beaches has been opaque and concession licenses have automatically renewed. As a result, the EU has […]

Can Canadians buy Property in Italy?

The Foreign Property Purchase Restriction Act (FPPRA) came into effect on 1st January, 2023. FPPRA introduces Canadian property investment restrictions on some types of purchases overseas. It is however still possible for Canadians to buy property in Italy under certain conditions. The FPPRA is based on a default reciprocity rule Because of the FPPRA, property […]

Hague Convention: China signs Apostille Convention

China’s decision to join the Hague Convention is a major step towards facilitating international economic and trade activities. On March 8, 2022, China signed the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, commonly known as the “Apostille Convention,” which eliminates the need for the legalization of foreign public documents. The Convention will officially take effect in […]

Translating legal documents for Italian Property Transactions

Make sure you fully understand documents before you sign them Translating legal documents is a highly specialised field. It demands not only legal experience but linguistic expertise. In the event of any issues or litigation, the Italian version of contracts will always prevail. So it’s crucial to ensure that you understand every document thoroughly before […]

Property in Italy. Advice for Buying, Renovating And Selling.

When buying a property in Italy, it’s essential to think about the long-term consequences. Do your due diligence and follow all legal protocols to avoid potential problems. We thank our clients who agreed to share their experience of buying, renovating, and selling property in Italy. Their responses provide valuable insights for anyone considering an Italian […]