Do we need an italian will?
We are an English couple resident in the UK with a small property in Italy. We have two adult children. All we want from a will is to leave everything to the surviving partner if one dies, and everything split equally between children if we both die. Our English solicitor says she can't cover our Italian property in our English will, and that we need an Italian will just for the Italian property. We have been quoted 1200 euros for a public will by an Italian notary, which is a lot for us.If we write our own 'testamento olografo' instead of paying a notary for the public one, will this be valid? Alternatively, the default Italian rules (part to the partner, part to children) would be acceptable for us - but would the inheritors have problems selling the property later from lack of any formally written will as proof of ownership?Thanks for any adviceGraham