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Gangster Bakers and Gelato

Gangster Bakers and Gelato

On my second to last visit to Florence I took a number of tours… A foodie tour, a photography class/tour and my usual every free walking tour available. As we battled the crowds I asked our guide when high season runs until…he paused… “Christmas…well Christmas is still busy…the second and third weeks of January, and Read more...: Gangster Bakers and Gelato

Bargain Homes in Europe’s Oldest University Cities

Bargain Homes in Europe’s Oldest University Cities

Don’t worry, the weekend is only just beginning…today is indeed Friday. I normally send you my selection of cheap homes on a Sunday, but I’m changing things around this week to make room for a very special offer that I’ll be sharing with you on Sunday. Stay tuned… you won’t want to miss it. So, Read more...: Bargain Homes in Europe’s Oldest University Cities

My Most Important Investment Strategy

My Most Important Investment Strategy

When I arrived back in Portugal from Ireland last month, I touched down in Faro International Airport on the Algarve… I passed through the security check, grabbed my case from the carousel and slipped into a waiting taxi. “Pine Cliffs,” I told the driver, and off we zoomed along a four-lane highway… Thirty minutes later Read more...: My Most Important Investment Strategy

Bargain Homes in This “Secret” Portuguese Hill Town

Bargain Homes in This “Secret” Portuguese Hill Town

Last month one of my team members, Eoin Bassett, embarked on an exploratory trip of Portugal. I had asked him to check in on opportunities in the Algarve…but do to some exploring along the way. One thing you should know about Eoin…he’s a bloodhound for opportunity and travel. When he was on the road, my Read more...: Bargain Homes in This “Secret” Portuguese Hill Town

Own an Italian Village Home for $85,056

Own an Italian Village Home for $85,056

As I’ve been telling you over the past few days, this month is “Mission Italy” for my team. On Friday, two of my scouts are catching a flight to Rome, before spreading out into the central Italian regions of Abruzzo, Umbria, Tuscany, and Emilia-Romagna, and then finishing in the Renaissance cities of Florence and Venice. Read more...: Own an Italian Village Home for $85,056

An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse

An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy,” so said the great 19th-century composer Giuseppe Verdi. It’s a deal I’d happily take myself… Italy is the cradle of the Renaissance, the birthplace of opera, the country that gave the world Italian food… Italy is jammed with natural and cultural treasures, many of its Read more...: An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse