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Hello,I'm delighted to have found this website and find the comments really informative. So here goes with my second post. We are hoping to purchase a property near Cortona.

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 05:05

HiRecommendations for a bilingual (preferably UK-based) solicitor for house purchase near ArezzoWe are hoping to buy a property near Arezzo, Cortona or Sansepolcro this year (we would like to have bought near Siena but we're finding it too expensi

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 03:18

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Sun, 11/07/2021 - 08:04

I used David Collins at  I would definitely use him again.  He saved me from walking into potential problems that even my solicitor didn't foresee.  

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:28

HiI came across an English estate agent who referred to them as mandolate and an Italian agent who called them something like '___ di gatto' or '____di gatti'.   I can't remember the blank word, sorry.

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:23

Hi MelissaIt's a long shot, but do you by any chance have any Irish ancestors?  My grandmother was Irish, so I applied for Irish citizenship and a passport immediately after the EU referendum. My sons now have it too.  My great grandmother on my father's side was Maltese, so we now have Maltese citizenship too.   I read somewhere that millions of British citizens are eligible (by ancestry) for Irish citizenship ... perhaps it's worth looking into.  There are few limits as to how many generations you can go back to find an ancestor who qualifies you, as long as you can show a direct line of birth certificates (easy to find online) leading down to you.  Fingers crossed!  

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 18:52

Ah, I see.  Todi looks beautiful.  Well, thank you again for your helpful advice!  

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 18:42

Thank you, Ugo!  I'll look them up online first thing tomorrow.  Is Sig. Cappeletti also an English-speaker, by any chance?   Are you local to Cortona?  

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 04:50

Thank you, Conor.  I will take a look at their website right away.  We do have an architect lined up for one of the properties (a very nice gentleman, already used and highly recommended by the current owner), but I will certainly let you know if we decide to buy a different property.  Thank you!