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Click here to meet us in a short video introduction to La Porta Verde and Villa Rosa.
We work in close association with many estate agents and property developers throughout Central Italy (Umbria, Western Le Marché, Northern Lazio and Southern Tuscany) to bring you wide selection of properties to choose from. This costs you no more than if you deal with them directly as we share the commission they normally charge. We personally visit virtually all of the properties so that we have first-hand knowledge of not just the house but also the environment, access, views, and local services. We publish far more photos and information than any other site and have recently added video too. Our property search and notification facility is second to none.
We also work with many holiday rental agencies and property owners to bring you a wide selection of properties to rent for a holiday, while house-hunting, or while restoring. We can even help in advertising, marketing, managing bookings through to the setting up of your holiday home for guests. We have a dedicated area on our website advertising those properties we manage on behalf of our clients - contact us for more details about how to add your property to our website.
We provide you with masses of helpful information about visiting, buying and living in Central Italy. There are pages about growing olives, bringing pets, getting insurance, the weather, places to visit, exporting your car, and even building a duck pond! Above all we try to make our website interesting and fun - not dull and boring!
We have a team to help with maintenance, renovation or restoration. Our first-hand experience of renovating properties and living in Italy is available to guide you through the sometimes difficult process. We have a team of architects, surveyors, builders, plumbers, electricians and even geological engineers to manage anything from fitting a post box to a complete restoration and installing a pool.
We even have an After Sales Services team to help you with things like registering with a doctor, getting your children into a local school, buying a car, getting residency permits, setting up your computer, etc.
This website receives over 3,000 page views per day with an average visitor stay of over 5 minutes* and is fast becoming the website for people interested in Central Italy. There are links to many, many other sites to provide the answer to almost any question. You can pick all or any of our services so, if you already have a house here, we can help you market your holiday home or even sell it. And of course, if you just want to have a holiday in Central Italy, that's fine too. We hope you find our website helpful, interesting, and even entertaining.
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*Naturally, these figures are subject to fluctuation.
Regular visitor to this website?
Well we now have a new Pope after an
unprecedented retirement by the previous Pope and people are at last hopeful
that things may change within the creaking and outdated machinery governing the
Catholic Church here. And we also, at long last, have a new government and here
again we are hopeful that things will change for the better and that the huge
austerity package envisaged by Mario Monti will not be necessary. As a first
step the much hated Property tax (IMU as it is called) is scheduled to be
abolished and the first half yearly instalment payment this June has not yet
been requested. It may be as soon as that, good news indeed! We have handled
this payment for many of our clients and will keep you up to date about this
latest good news.
Property of the week:
Villa Rosa, a restored stone-built villa with pool at Castello delle Forme [PA1723]
A restored three-storey stone-built villa close to a village, with swimming pool and far-reaching views in all directions. Two sitting rooms, dining room, study, master bedroom suite, three further en suite bedrooms and a two bedroom apartment. Office, workshop, utility, garage and large car park.
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Recent Customer Comment:
'We’ve recently begun to browse Italy property websites in preparation for a trip in October, I just wanted to commend you on your site, it is an absolute pleasure to use and to navigate around, not only that, but there is a wealth of useful information and links too.
It must to some extent be a labour of love for you, I just wanted to say “thank you” and let you know it is really appreciated.'
'We are thrilled to have found your website! We have spent many hours already browsing through it and choosing properties which look the most appealing to us. What a fantastic website you have!'
Steve and Sara 'O', who subsequently bought through LPV recently
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Looking for a property? We especially recommend you visit these pages:
Try our search criteria and automatic notification service to find a property that meets your requirements and receive instant notification if a new one is published.
There is also a feature enabling you to go straight to a property by entering its reference number in the search box. Useful if a particular property is recommended to you or you see one in an LPV advert.