Investing in a Property in Italy: What It’s Like

Aug 23, 2019 212

BY: Silvia Donati

For our series dedicated to true stories of buying and restoring Italian property, we speak today to husband and wife Jeff Marzilli and Robin Landis. Both from the U.S., Jeff and Robin lived in Rome from 1999-2003 and again from 2005-2010, when they were both working for the United Nations World Food Programme, which has its headquarters in Rome. 

Over the course of 15 years, they bought two properties in Italy, and currently still own one, La Villa di Torre Alfina, located in the countryside of northern Lazio, near the border with Umbria and Tuscany (Torre Alfina is in the network of Italy’s most beautiful borghi, or historic villages). Now retired, Jeff and Robin live at the villa part of the year, and rent it as a vacation property when they’re away, generally May through October on a week-to-week basis.

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