Planning that great Maremman holiday? Wondering what worth's seeing? Or just looking for some advice and insider tips about great restaurants/beaches or must-see attractions?

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Hello, I want to re-locate in Tuscany and start a career in real estate. I am fluent Italian. Any prospects or direction for me? Thank you, Tony from Tony 31. August 2016

Hi Tony, If you're already a real estate agent and have EU citizenship, then you can simply pick a place and start working. I'd stick to the cities simply because they have higher demand for English/Italian agents. Reach out to the real estate federation over here ( and get registered. Then you can look for jobs on sites like:

I just picked the top ones, there are plenty of others. If you're looking to start your own real estate agency, you'll need to speak to an accountant and lawyer to see what you need to do to start your own business. You could get a partita iva and work as a libero professionista, but your accountant will know exactly what you need to do. If you're not a real estate agent, then you'll need qualifications. Then it's a good idea to read this: You'll need to sit a course and meet a bunch of other prerequisites, but it's all explained here! All the best, Elisa    

Midispiace per il terremto Preganda per Roma. Hugs. Kam 24. August 2016

Grazie. Got the book. Please send to Lucca @ the address. Kindly autograph it please. 24. August 2016

Noi amiamo la vostra storia d’amore romantica. Thanks google translate!! We will be spending two weeks in Tuscany, one of which in Maremma. We are getting your book mailed to us at the Villa in Lucca once we have a postal address, (to Follow). Woulsd you be so kind to sign it!! It is too late to get it sent to Canada . In Maremma we would like to stay in the “Porto Ercole” region and take a cooking class half or full day. Would you be so kind as to suggest something so that we can book before we leave in two weeks. Tutto il meglio!!! Kam 23. August 2016

Thanks Kam! So glad to hear you're spending 2 weeks in the Maremma. Cooking classes are a great idea! I found two places for you to reach out to in the area. Podere Santo Stefano and Tenuta La Badiola and Donati. Since we don't have any dedicated cooking schools, it's a good idea to ask at your accommodation too. They might be able to recommend someone local. Not sure if the guidebook would arrive in Canada in time, but let me know when you're in Italy and I'll send one to you! All the best, Elisa

Hello Eliza, my wife and I will be in Tuscany this September. We discovered your website and hope to visit the Maremma area. We are hoping to follow your lead and live in Italy One day. We are starting the process of looking for a place to buy. Can you give us any advice on the process, that would be most generous of you!! Sincerely Curtis and Denna 18. August 2016

Hi Curtis and Denna. The best advice I can give you is to speak to the local realtor. Don't fall into the trap of buying a house from the websites and realtors that advertise to expats. Unless you have millions to spend! The Italian market is a great for home buyers at the moment, you can pick up some amazing deals as locals scramble to sell their second homes and avoid taxes, but you have to be on the ground to find them. So when you find a place you love, visit the realtors who work there, tell them what you need and see what they say. Most speak English. Italian would obviously help, but you can probably get around it. You'll get a much better deal. Then do your homework. Make sure you speak to independent contractors and get independent advice before you buy.

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