“Buy a property in Italy for 1 Euro” comes into sight on your Facebook feed and you catch your breath. Your mind immediately sees rolling pastoral hills with a charming village perched atop. You envison yourself sitting in the midst of olive and lemon trees soaking up the afternoon sun with a glass of deep red wine pressed from your very own vineyard’s grapes.
In your younger years perhaps you had a dream to live somewhere exotic? Then life got in the way; marriage, children, a career? I am a huge fan of the European lifestyle and truthfully sit me down anywhere in the Mediterranean and my life feels complete.
Now, that you have some well-earned time to contemplate what next, it might be the perfect time to break free and put it on your “reality bucket list”. In the age of technology one can keep in touch easily from anywhere in the world. In fact, even if you are working, there may be the opportunity to “work from home” and have that be anywhere in the world.
I don’t know about you, but I always get excited when I have some inspiration and I can see the possibilities.
You don’t have to go farther than your YouTube channel to view amazing stories to get you believing it can be real.
Inspiration For Living The Italian Lifestyle
First of all, there is Lorraine Bracco, an American actress who is renovating her 200-year-old home in Sicily, which she bought for 1 Euro on a whim. It is the focus of her HGTV series “My big Italian Adventure”.
Watch her interview with Good Morning America
Next, I found Jasmine Harman from the UK who searches out properties. In this segment she is in Abruzzo looking for this English couple Allie and Steve who want to retire in Italy.
Renovating My Little Italian House follows Julie Montagu, from the US, who bought a little house in the stunning village of Fivizzano in the Tuscany region of Italy. She started a renovation project, and she is happy to take you along for the ride.
Finally, you can check out the BROS OF DECAY.
These young men are students and travel around Europe discovering stunning abandoned mansions and castles. I am astounded on what they find. Properties begging to be loved and renewed to their former glory which definitely could never be found in North America.
These two episodes focus on Italy, but the boys have amassed quite a collection of ‘houses” from all around Europe.
Abandoned Italian Renaissance Palace From A Tobacco Tycoon
Astonishing Abandoned 17th Century Italian Palace of a Venetian Family
So, now that we have your attention, we would love to hear from you. Where would you like to be?
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