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IKEA invest Catania Sicily

Ikea, the swedish, retailer invest over 70million in Sicily, Italy, opening a new retail store near Catania, Sicily. This is a major milestone for international investment in Sicily as Ikea have finally managed to overcome local administration issues. The store is due for completion in 2011 and only on Monday 250 jobs were announced for the store increasing the economy in Sicily. Prior to Catania the most South Italy Ikea store was in Naples. International investment in Sicily continues to increase as Ryanair invest in Trapani (TPS) airport and Roccaforte recently opened a resort near Sciacca, to name but a few. You too can invest in Sicily or buy a property in Sicily with MIPC.

Salemi, Sicily 1 euro property

Its been a long time since we have been writing about Salemi and the regeneration project of the town via offering the derelict ruins at 1 euro to the world. Over this period MIPC has registered over 2000 interested parties in puchasing a property and restoring the house to its original state to make Salemi a success.

You will all be happy to know that the Salemi council is finally getting ready to allocate the 1 euro properties. When the information is made public you will be amongst the first to find out. Register to this site to receive the latest updates or watch this blog via RSS or read more at SALEMI

Italy property £5000 ($6000) San Basile Calabria

Italian town in southern Italy is launching cheap italian property offers to attract inward investment. The mayor of the town of San Basile in North Calabria (the foot of Italy) has decided to offer the empty vacated properties to the open market. With prices starting at 5000 euros (circa 6000 dollars) you maybe tempted. San Basile is a cute village located in the Pollino national park. Local population has been decreasing as locals migrate to north Italy looking for employment. The San Basile mayor, Vincenzo Tamburini, has launched a website in Italian showing some of the properties in San BAsile. There are over 100 properties for sale. If you require further details please use the EMAIL tab above to conact us. MIPC is working in collaboration with San Basile to offer further information to international enquiries.

Here at MIPC we have proven experience of working in Southern Italy. We assist clients identify, buy and restore property in Italy. MIPC is also involved with the town of Salemi, in Sicily, where they are offering sicilian property from 1 euro. OK the property in salemi, sicily are in need of extensive work, but you do genuinally get the plot of land to build on.

Offering properties at a cheap price by the local italian council is an idea launched by the mayor of Salemi. With budget air travel into Sicily via Trapani TPS or into Calabria via Lamezia Terme  for San Basile (SUF) the south of Italy is experiencing a boom in tourism. Property prices are cheap, its a great time to pick up a holiday house in Italy. MIPC can advise accordingly.

In fact there are many towns in southern Italy where you can buy a bargain property to restore. MIPC run an Italian construction firm in southern Italy, where we restore italian property, build holiday villas in Italy, we speak English and Italian and have hands on local expereince. MIPC will offer you a free consultation for your restoration project in Italy.

For further details regarding San BAsile email MIPC using the EMAIL tab above. San Basile, Calabria property.

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Italy flights cancelled ash airport

12/5/11 : Catania airport closed for ash from Mount Etna following last nights volcanic activity.


Italian airports in the north of Italy are closed today sunday 9/5/10 due to the volcanic ash from Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajökull.

Some are open so check below.

Closure is foreseen from 08:00 till 14:00 today sunday 9/5/10… be updated later.


The italian airports affected are:

Milano Malpensa (MPX), Milano Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio(BGY) , Brescia (VBS), Verona, Turin(TRN), Cuneo(CUF), Genoa(GOA), Parma(PMF), Bologna(BLQ), Pisa(PSA).

South of Pisa airports in the immediate vicinty are reported open, such as Rimini(RMI).

In the North East Venice(VCE) and Trieste(TSF) are reported as open.

Hoping you have a good holiday in Italy.

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Treviso Airport TSF Venice

Treviso Airport TSF Venice

There are 2 airports near Venice.

The nearest to Venice and the largest of the 2 is the Venice international airport which is called Venezia Marco Polo, airport code VCE, located 15minutes of Mestre, just across the water from Venice to the mainland.

The smaller airport called “Venezia Treviso” that is Treviso airport code TSF is 30 mins north of Venice. This airport is used by the budget airlines like Ryanair.

Please don’t confuse the 2 it could spoil your onward travel to Venice.

Treviso airport TSF Venice Venezia

Actualy  its quite a cute little airport. Well connected to local Italian transport infrastructure.

In the airport:

Arrivals is on the ground floor. There is a good tourist desk, a caffe bar and the car hire firms only. Oh there is also a Cash machine…good.

Departures take the escalator to the first floor, where there is a shop, little restaurant and waiting lounge before security control. Read the rest of this entry »

Milano City Marathon

Milan city marathon sunday 11th April. A beautiful morning, clear skies and no smog. Trying to find a property downtown milan then running the marathon is one way to have good look round milano italy. For you couch runners try RAI3 channel and see the city centre milan. 2 bedroom apartment in Milan city centre at 500 euros per week or weekend rates available for that city break in Milan.

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Italian Limited company SRL

Italian Limited company SRL

Further to recent investigations regarding using a UK limited liability company with registered branches in Italy or setting up an independent Italian corporate identity i would like to further discuss the Italian limited liability company known in Italy as SRL (Società a responsabilità limitata), literally translated as “company with limited responsibility.” And similar to a UK ltd company.

For those of you considering DIY restoration of your Italian property, there are certain options. Read the rest of this entry »

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Venice Airport VCE

Venice Airport VCE

There are 2 airports in/near Venice. Please note which you need to return home from as otherwise you may find yourself in the wrong departure lounge :-(

Closest to Venice is the Marco Polo Airport (VCE) , 15 minutes east of Mestre, used by major airlines.

Nearby is Treviso airport (TSF) also referred to as Venice by certain low cost airlines likes Ryanair, which is 30 minutes north east of Venice.

Either is great for visiting Venice. Both are also used for skiing in Italy in the Italian Dolomite ski region for resorts such as Cortina, Arabba, Selva di Cadore, Corvara, Colfosco, Alleghe.

Here is a brief outline about Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE Read the rest of this entry »

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MADE EXPO Milano Architettura Design Edilizia

MADE EXPO Milano Architettura Design Edilizia

MADE is the international event for Projects Architecture and Building which takes place at the Milan Rho exhibition centre from 3rd – 6th February 2010 in Italy.

How to get to Milan Rho exhibition centre ? : Rho is here NW Milan centre. Nearest airport is Milan Malpensa MXP, though unless you are travelling by taxi or car (40 minutes) its a little difficult to get from MXP to Rho. I would advise Milan Linate (LIN) if your travelling by foot, as from here you can easily travel into Milan central railway station(30 mins) and then get the MM1 (red) tube line directly to “Rho-Fiera” (40 mins-last stop). Follow this link to the official Rho exhibition centre Milan Italy website for further details. You could also travel to Bergamo airport (BGY), hire a car in Italy and then take the A4 into Milan and then the A8(E62) and then you will see signs for FieraMilano and Rho-Fiera (1.5hrs).

Italian Property Consultant MIPC is actively involved in property restorations in Italy and collaborates with Italian Architects, Geometras (an Italian hybrid of project managers) and Italian construction firms. MIPC will be visiting MADE in Milan Italy for networking and to keep up to date with new building techniques, ecological products and the latest bio-architecture designs. We are also particularly interested in the “Borghi & Centri Storici” which focuses on the restoration and the improvement of Italian historical centres, like Salemi, as a new “made in Italy” product, within a framework of sustainable development.

If you too are considering to build a house in Italy or a restoration project in Italy then maybe you should consider a visit to MADE and we can meet up, if so contact MIPC your Italian property consultant.

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Serpentara Sardegna Italian Island for Sale Italy 600,000 euros

Serpentara Sardegna Italian Island for Sale Italy 600,000 euros

island for sale sardegna

island for sale sardegna

Serpentara 2 miles off the South East coast of Sardegna is for sale. Located in the province of Cagliari in the far south east corner near the town of Villasimius, see google maps.  South of Villasimius heading towards the Punta Santa Caterina is the island of Isola dei Cavoli, further east and a little north is the island of Serpentera, 2 miles off the coast of Sardegna see google maps , which translated means Serpent named after the shape of the island coast line.  134 hectares of land in Italy with 1 old building known as the La Torre di San Luigi (circa 1700), that’s Saint Luigi’s old tower / lighthouse in Italy and a 2nd world war buncker on the coast. There is no planning permission to build your luxury Italian beachside property, nor a lovely villa set Read the rest of this entry »

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