The small town of Amelia is nestled in the hills of Umbria and Lazio, between the valley of the Nera river and the Tiberina Valley. This splendid area is rich in history and tradition as the old town of Amelia was built during the Roman period. The polygonal walls that surround the village as well as the churches and elegant palaces are a testimony of the greatness of the city in the 16th and 18th centuries. Situated in a beautiful natural landscape, on a sweet and pleasant countryside, Amelia will seduce historical and cultural fans thanks to its charming old town center where the atmosphere has preserved the past.
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The Rome real-estate market represents, with the one of Milan, almost 70% of the Italian housing sales. In 2006, the residential market reached its peak regarding the annual sales but due to the 2007 crisis, this market was considerably impacted. Since 2014, the sector has started to rise and this increase may stabilize over the years. This growth is favoured thanks to low interest rates on mortgage loans. Besides, since 2008, prices have been lower, which is a major advantage for investors. Despite the previous elements, the Rome real-estate market is particularly attractive for foreign investors. It is the perfect time to invest and realize a nice capital gain in the next few years.
The main investors who choose Italy as the country to purchase a property equally come from the United Kingdom and Italy. The majority of the other investors come from Russia and the rest of Europe.
It is possible to buy a property in Italy if you respect the various administrative formalities. It is highly recommended to contact a professional of the real-estate sector. The signature of the sales contrat must be held before a notary. The latest will deal with the writing of the contract, the transaction registration as well as the payment of various taxes (such as the local property, the capital gains, the wealth and inheritance taxes).
Even if Rome can be visited all year long, the period from November to March is mainly rainy and temperatures are colder. However, during these months Rome is less frequented by tourists so it is the perfect time to peacefully discover the city. Besides, prices are lower, except during the affluence period of Christmas and Mardi Gras.
From April to October, it is the best moment to enjoy Rome as the weather is particularly favourable and places are less crowded in April/May and in September/October. However, during the Holy Week in Easter and the Rome marathon, millions of tourists converge to Rome to attend these international events.
The months of July and August correspond to the hottest period in Rome, with suffocating temperatures. But the numerous "Nasoni" fountains, with fresh and drinkable water, allow to quench your thirst between two tours.
Built in 1514 by the will of Bartolomeo Farrattini II, Bishop of the Roman Curia, the Farrattini Palace is the largest one of the aristocratic residence in the area. This gorgeous landmark succeeded in preserving its medieval character and its attachment to nature. The splendid monument has a geometric façade and the portal is bordered by a stone cladding. Its main floor consists of six rooms, including one known as the Emperors, and that of the Cardinal, in which the walls are covered with an old red damask fabric with a rare 17th century chandelier.Nowadays, the palace is still owned by the Farrattini family as their dynastic residence.
Built in the 14th century, the St Augustine's Church is characterized by a majestic ogival portal, a Romanesque-Gothic façade and several frescoes and allegorical bas-reliefs made by Francesco Appiani. The interior has a single nave and numerous paintings among which an important painting by Pomarancio, an altarpiece of the "Immaculate Virgin with Saints", by Francesco Appiani and some frescoes depicting the martyrdom of St Pancras, St Augustine, the Nativity and the Holy Family with St Anne. Above the door is a precious organ of 1841.
The Loggia of the Auctioneer is a typical medieval grandstand from which were issued the edicts and read the notices to the population. The loggia is topped by a clock and flanked by a column erected in 1479 in honour of Stefano Colonna.
As the famous saying states it:"All roads lead to Rome" and this exceptional city has a lot to offer thanks to its 28 centuries of history. Rome, the capital of Italy, is situated in the Latium region, in the center of the country and next to the Tiber river. Nicknamed the "Eternal City", Rome is also the capital of Catholicism as it includes the enclave Vatican (the headquarters of the papacy), which has been an independent state since 1929.Rome is truly an open sky museum by itself as it has preserved a true architectural cohesion. Antique temples and amphitheaters are parts of the town planning. The countless churches are testament to the early stages of Christianity, along with t...