Italy’s islands provide a unique twist on private island living. Some of this country’s islands are located in the Venetian lagoon, providing privacy, but just a short boat ride away from all amenities. Imagine exploring the canals of Venice from your own front door. Italy’s islands ... + Read More usually have some interesting history, whether they house an ancient castle or were used as a medieval fortress. Italy offers much in the way of romance; with its sumptuous landscapes, expansive history and tasty cuisine, it’s hard not to fall in love with this country. Private islands in this region are available to foreigners on a freehold basis.

Italy Foreign Ownership Info
Italy doesn’t have many restrictions of foreign ownership but the country does have a lot of red tape when it comes to buying property. Make sure to use a bilingual lawyer if you don’t speak Italian. Lawyers generally charge 4-6% of the purchase price, but they are very necessary in navigating the real estate laws of Italy. Closing costs in Italy can reach as high as 20%. The lawyer should ensure that the private island has no debt against it. In Italy, debt remains attached to a property, not a person, even after sale. A lawyer will also check the title, local planning restrictions and ensure the vendor has the right to sell.   - Read Less


We are delighted to announce the acquisition of an unparalleled private island, distinguished as the most exquisite in Central America. Our vision is to transform this gem into the region’s most exclusive private island resort. To realize this vision, we are actively seeking a partnership with a seasoned developer specializing in luxury resorts.



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