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How to visit the Sistine Chapel according to The Telegraph

With it being one of the world's most beautiful cities, Rome tends to be crowded. Exceptional though they are at any time, sights such as the Sistine Chapel can be overwhelming when admired with masses of others - the Vatican Museums receive up to 35,000 visitors per day. For true immersion in the city's most spectacular cultural draws, take advantage of private tours and out-of-hours visits to the Sistine...

How to spook up your home for Halloween

Halloween is here again and it’s time to turn our houses into a backdrop for our spook-filled celebrations -- but you don't want to turn your house into one of those super-cliché haunted houses. The key to scare is subtle mystery and terror-inducing details. Here are 6 ways to get your home spooky enough to haunt your guests' dreams. Step 1: Make it dark Rather than filling every corner of your house...

Staging an Empty Home

Sometimes people complain that they are not able to sell quickly their home. How fast you can sell a property may depend on many different reasons; one is that your house is empty! Selling an empty house is not easy at all: when people step in, they wish to imagine their house turning into a home, meaning that they want to feel the warmth of the property and how cozy it can be. It doesn’t matter if they...

When Renovating a Home in Italy May Uncover Hidden Jewels

You may have bought a house hiding a treasure and you don’t know! When buying a house in Italy, it is a good idea to do a proper inspection of the property just to be sure of what you are getting yourself into beforehand. Ok, we already know this. But inspection is not just for purposes of identifying any possible shortcomings but also seeking to establish if there are any valuable hidden architectural...

Retiring to Italy: all you have to know as a EU and Non-EU citizen

Many people dream about packing up and starting a new life abroad, imagining a better quality of life, with more time for oneself and beloved ones. Italy is still one of the favourite retiring locations, thanks to its nice climate, historic places to visit every day and good food. But what are you supposed to do to retire in Italy? Here is a brief guide, that will clear your mind about the process of...

6 top tips for a stress-free move to Italy

We know that moving from your home country to Italy may be quite stressing up and we want to help you with some good tips to save time, money and, yes, some hair-pulling – in the process! 1. Plan which items you’d like to bring with you at least 6 months in advance and check how much it would cost to replace the items that you are not taking. 2. Plan your packing dates with your removal company at...

6 Mistakes You’re Making When Hanging A Gallery Wall

Everyone loves a good gallery wall. But how do you get it right? Here are some common mistakes people make when hanging a gallery wall. 1. Not Using Various Artwork Sizes Use a couple of larger pieces to focus the eye. "I usually vary the sizes of the artwork, especially on a large wall, but I like having two or three large, important pieces to help focus the eye - and they usually tend to hover towards...

9 Tips that will solve your doubts about curtains

Do not be hasty in the choice and arrangement of your curtains: they are one of the most important parts in your home. Just follow these 5 simple suggestions to give your room a unique look thanks to your curtains. 1. When hanging curtains, make sure you get proper fullness: it is recommended your curtains to be twice or even two and a half times the size of the window. 2. Always hang curtains as close...

5 ideas to decorate your home during Easter

Easter is coming and it is time to think about how to decorate your dining table. Whether you’ll invite your family or you are planning a brunch wuth friends, decorating your table for Easter is a must, just like during Christmas. That is why we thought to inspire you with 5 ideas. 1. Decorated eggs: a must Eggs during Easter can be used as a decorative element. If you like colorful eggs, but you still...

Getting a Codice Fiscale

Getting a Codice Fiscale in Italy is very easy and free! You can read the useful tips and opinion about it of an American in Rome: I recently met up with R for aperitivo and a chat about life in Rome. Over wine and Oasi della Birra’s buffet we talked about the poorly defined bureaucratic hurdles that one has to navigate when moving to Rome, or living anywhere else in Italy. In addition to a visa, one...

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