Retire Overseas Conference Orlando 27th / 30th of August

Conference Live and Invest Overseas – 
Orlando 27th / 30th of August 2017

This year ARP will participate to the annual conference of Live and Invest Overseas in Orlando, Florida. More info.

Habitable country house with land and olive grove, Molise.

Country house of 190 sqm, surrounded by 1 hectare of olive grove. Poggio Sannita, Molise, Italy.

Country house of 190 sqm, surrounded by 1 hectare of olive grove. Poggio Sannita. 70.000 €. View Property.

Restored 200 year old stone 132 sqm villa close to Palmoli, Italy.

Restored 200 year old stone 132 sqm villa surrounded by one hectare of land close to Palmoli, Abruzzo.

Beautiful restored old stone villa with one hectare of land, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. 185.000 €. View Property.

Beautiful villa with sea view. Montenero di Bisaccia. Molise.

Beautiful villa with breath-taking view of the Adriatic sea, Majella mountain and rolling hills. Molise, Italy.

Beautiful villa. 370 sqm of habitable space surrounded by 1.500 sqm garden. 350.000 €. View Property.

Life in Abruzzo. Events and Traditions.

This blog promotes life style in Abruzzo and Molise regions. Events, festivals, traditions and many others interesting, funny and useful tips about Abruzzo and Molise.

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Restoration works in Italy

Useful information on restoring, decorating, extending or converting a house in Italy.

 Have you ever thought about buying a house in Italy but always thought it was expensive or simply have just not bothered because of the short time you would eventually spend there?

After all, why spend lots of money on buying a house in Italy when realistically you could pop over for a visit just once or twice a year?

Fair enough, this is true, but I invite you to consider the many unique special deals on offer at the moment, with houses in the Abruzzo region for just 15.000, 10.000 euro or even less. The big news is that houses, at such low prices, do not necessarily require a lot of restoration work.

Some of them are in need of internal restoration like a new bathroom, new electric system, new windows and various sorts of refurbishments to make them comfortable and attractive. However, the actual structure and roof are always in good condition and the utilities such as water, electricity and main sewerage are always connected.

There are many characteristic town houses with lovely traditional arch doors and vaulted ceilings. These vaulted ceilings are usually painted in white, but beneath the white plaster, incredibly beautiful cotto bricks and iron beams are to be found and large stones, lying under the thick walls covered in plaster of these houses, can easily be exposed to create a much sought after, cosy, rustic style which you are bound to have come across in Home and Interior Design magazines.

Below some photos of restored houses with original features.

These houses always avail of fireplaces which are in good condition and can be used to heat the house, create a cosy atmosphere in winter and also to cook food. Fireplaces do not really need any work done apart from cleaning the chimneys from time to time, as they may not have been used for years. Sometimes these houses avails of traditional wood oven for pizza or bread.

Another characteristic of these houses are the traditional wooden shutters, usually painted in white or pale blue, but they can be sandblasted to recover their original wood colour.

These places situated in characteristic small hill top villages, which only require a small amount of money for restoration, can easily be rented out to tourists as romantic nests once renovated. Not many house owners are to be found in these villages who rent their houses to foreign tourists as usually these properties belong to elderly people who neither speak English nor use the internet.

These hill top villages are completely unspoiled with breath-taking panoramic views, offering genuine km O food, excellent olive oil and local wine like Montepulciano d’Abruzzo at just 2,00 euro a litre. What more could you ask for as a perfect destination for a relaxing weekend far away from the noisy madding crowd.

Want to see what you can buy for 15.000,00 euro or less?
Check out some of our links below…

Best bargain properties

  • Character stone house for sale in Italy

    Character stone house with lake view. Bomba.

    Price: € 125.000

    Beautiful stone house full of character, with unique details and best quality finishing. Terrace with lake view. Bomba.

    Property details:

    • House measures 140 sqm plus terrace
    • Exposed stone, vaulted and roman ceilings, wooden floor
  • Italian historic palace for sale in Colledimezzo

    Elegant palace dated back to the eighteenth century.

    Price: € 300.000

    Large historic palace of over 500 sqm in Colledimezzo, near a lake. The roof has been rebuilt and is completly new. The structure is in perfect conditions.

    Property details:

    • 500 sqm
    • Needs light internal cosmetic works and it has to be re-wired
  • Character stone house for sale in Italy

    Antique building character house in Salcito.

    Price: € 35.000

    Very large town house in the town of Salcito, in a period palace dated back to the eighteen century. No restoration required.

    Property details:

    • 232 sqm
    • Four wine cellar, balconies, original fireplace and vintage details
  • Traditional Italian townhouse for sale in Furci

    Traditional town house in Furci.

    Price: € 25.000

    Traditional town house in Furci, Abruzzo. Made of stone, with vaulted ceilings, cotto tiles, traditional wood burning oven and balcony.

    Property details:

    • 168 sqm
    • Internally the house needs some light renovation and cosmetic works

It goes without saying, please feel free to contact Abruzzo Rural Property for any questions you might have. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

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 You have bought your dream house in Abruzzo region and now you are thinking about a swimming pool... What permits do you need to install a swimming pool in Italy?

If you have bought a house in Abruzzo and you are thinking about installing a swimming pool, it is important that you follow the right procedure to require the necessary permits before starting any work. Every region in Italy and even every municipality have different laws regarding the installation of swimming pools.

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First of all, to install a swimming pool you need to require a permit to the municipality where the house is located; It is not possible to install a pool without any permit. The permit can be either a simple S.C.I.A. or a building project. If you have bought a land and you are building your house from scratch or if you are restoring a ruin and you intend to extend it, then you will need a building project. An engineer, an architect or a geometra of your choice will apply for your building project. Besides all the structural works, the building project can also cover the installation of the pool.

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On the other hand, if the house is already built and you just need to install the pool, you have to ask a geometra to apply for a S.C.I.A.

S.C.I.A. means 'Segnalazione Certificata Inizio Attivita’, this document is necessary when you intend to renovate the house without changing its structure: renovate a bathroom, knock down a partition wall, change the layout of the rooms, etc…The S.C.I.A. is also required if you intend to install a swimming pool. Normally a geometra charges 500,00 / 600,00 euro to submit a S.C.I.A.

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In any case is always better to ask the advice of a geometra because the type of permit is also related to size of the pool. If the pool has a volume that is above the 20% of the size of the house, it is necessary to apply for a building project. Differently, if the volume of the pool is less than the 20% of the volume of the building a S.C.I.A. is acceptable.

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