The authentic village of Todi is a medieval hilltop town located in the beautiful Tevere Valley, above the River Tiber. The town is limited by three rings of walls -Etruscan, Roman and medieval- that contain countless treasures. Nestled in wild nature, Todi remains undisturbed and offers tranquility in a scenic environment. Visitors will be charmed by its lovely streets and tiny alleys that seem stuck in the Middle Ages as well as its photogenic piazzas, its incredible heritage, its architectural beauty along with its food and wine.
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 on the ruins of a temple dedicated to the god Apollo, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of Todi is characterized by a long flight of steps, where you can admire the scenic view of the breathtaking landscape around. While going up the stairs, you can admire its magnificent Romanesque façade and its rose window and take fantastic pictures of the entire Square.
The showy Piazza del Popolo is the main square in Todi and one of the major attractions of the small town. This perfect place will make you go back in times, to the medieval era. Due to its simple elegance, this site appeared in numerous swashbuckling period films. Cafés and gaunt palaces line its flanks, with an austere but appealing Cathedral at one end, where you will admire its lovely carved and inlaid wood.
Designed by Cola da Caprarola, the Church of Santa Maria della Consolazione is famous for its divine geometry that follows the classic Greek Cross pattern, which became fashionable during the High Renaissance. Therefore, this is one of Central Italy's finest Renaissance churches.
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...