Capalbio is a charming village situated in Tuscany and surrounded by the Maremma countryside. On the Tyrrhenian Sea coast, Capalbio is the perfect place to spend relaxing holidays in a peaceful atmosphere. Discover this lovely medieval town, walking through little squares, narrow streets and old walks. This authentic place became a sophisticated destination for wealthy tourists who appreciate the exceptional artistic heritage as well as the calm of nature, the essence of a safeguarded area and the feel of an old atmosphere.
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 the 12th century, the little church of St Nicholas is a medieval monument. It is famous as it hosts magnificent frescoes designed by the Sienese school in the 14th century and the Umbiran school (15th century). These medieval treasures that need to be preserved to keep admiring what history left us. The village of Capalbio is surrounded by medieval walls dated from the 15th century, on which you can walk and enjoy gorgeous views.
Tarot Garden is an artistic park which was designed by the French-born artist Niki de Saint Phalle. This is a wonderful masterpiece which is famous thanks to its 22 huge monumental sculptures inspired by the Tarots. The splendid garden is on the hill of Garavicchio, near the village of Capalbio and perfectly fits with the environment of the Maremma around. It opened 19 years after its inception, but since 1998, the artist has considers that his work could never been completed and has been keeping working on it. Discover this magic place in a delicate and manicured environment.
The Rocca Aldobrandesca is a tower of the "Castello di Capalbio" (Castle of Capalbio), situated in the center of the village. This impressive monument was built in the early middle ages on the highest point of the city. This tower is the oldest part of the castle and the village of Capalbio. If you don't fear heights, you can reach the top of the tower to admire the view of Capalbio's rooftops, with the cortile of the Rocca Aldobrandesca and the Church of St Nicholas as well as a breathtaking view over the wall of Capalbio, towards Maremma hills.
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 the sumptuous Renaissance ...