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Nice lake view villa with 3200 sqm of land for sale in Molise.

Beautiful villa at 33 km from the coast, with exclusive lake and countryside view.

Country villa with olive grove and vineyard, at 33 km from the coast, with magnificent lake view terrace, in Guardialfiera. 130.000 €. View Property.

Cheap stone house in good condition, in Lucito, Molise.

Cheap stone house in good condition for sale, in Molise, Italy.

3 bedroom stone house with terrace, cellar, heating system. The house is habitable, it only needs internal revamping. 22.000 €. View Property.

Villa with 3 separate habitable units, perfect for rental purposes.

Villa with 3 separate habitable units, lovely outdoor space and sea view, for sale in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Beautiful villa, recently renovated and decorated, with sea view, and lovely outdoor space, 17 km from the beach. 169.000 €. View Property.

Life in Abruzzo. Events and Traditions.

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Do you know that in Abruzzo you can find a beautiful, traditional jewellery called Presentosa?

 Presentosa is a traditional jewellery from Abruzzo a gold pendant with a very refined filigree technique. This jewellery is handmade by skilled goldsmiths.  Presentosa comes in yellow and white gold, with or without gems.

Presentosa, a traditional Abruzzo love tokenA jewellery in gold leaf and filigree work

The filigree of the jewellery represents symbols in different shapes and each shape has a different meaning: one heart in the middle means that the girl is single.

Two hearts, the girl who wears it is engaged. Two hearts joined by a crescent reversed moon shape means the girl is married.

‘Presentosa’ is an Abruzzo dialect word for ‘present’The tradition of making and giving the jewel goes back at least 200 years

Nowadays Presentosa is a gift for many different occasions and the symbols used varied: a dove is used for the baptism, communion and confirmation; a mirror is the symbol against bad luck and slanders.

Originally the Presentosa was related to the rituals of engagement, in fact it used to be offered to young women as a promise of love.

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Colledimezzo in Autumn

 Colledimezzo is a picturesque village overlooking the lake of Bomba in Chieti Province.

The village is easily reachable by the high way SS652 that connects Colledimezzo with the Adriatic coast. It takes only 30 minutes to reach the beach of Fossacesia, located on the charming Costa dei Trabocchi, while the well-known skiing resort of Roccaraso are at just 50 minutes’ drive.

Colledimezzo enjoys a wonderful view of the lake of Bomba, the verdant surrounding hills and the Majella Mountain, considered a symbol of Abruzzo.

The lake of Bomba stands at just 2 km from the village, on the lakeshores there is a tourist resort called Centro Turistico Il Soffio that avails of swimming pool, camping site, sport facilities and boats’rentals.

Colledimezzo literally means “Hill in between”, in fact the village is located on a hilltop between two higher mounts. The origin of the village dates back to the tenth-century.

Taxes to purchase a house in Italy

 In January 2014 the Italian government has issued a new taxation scheme related to the purchase of real estates in Italy.

Firstly, let us see the taxes involved in this new scheme: Registration Tax (Imposta di Registro), Cadastral Tax (Imposta Catastale) and Mortgage Tax (Imposta Ipotecaria).

Now, let us see what the changes are:

- If the house is purchased from a private seller

The Cadastral Tax and the Mortgage Tax have been reduced from 168,00 euro in 2013 to 50,00 euro in 2014.

The Registration Tax for “first house” buyers* has been reduced from the 3% of the cadastral value in 2013 to the 2% of the cadastral value in 2014. Therefore, the new 2014 taxation scheme results advantageous for “first house” buyers.

In the other hand, “second house” buyers*, will have to face an increment of the 2% of the Registration Tax, that has increased from the 7% to the 9%.

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Solar panel

 The 31st December 2013 is the deadline for the Ecobonus 2013.

  • What type of energy requalification the Ecobonus Decree finances?

  • What type of fiscal benefits the government grants with this Decree?

1)      Photovoltaic systems installed on the roof of  private properties. The Ecobonus Decree grants  the 50% of tax credit for the installation of  photovoltaic system on the roof of private properties.

2)      Solar panels designed for hot water production. The Ecobonus Decree grants  the 65% of tax credit for the installation of solar panels for hot water production.