I have appreciated Linda Travella’s expertise and assistance throughout my recent purchase of a condo in southern Italy. Due to logistic issues, geographic distance, and the pandemic, it was challenging to submit all of the required documents from all parties concerned. However, Linda patiently kept the process on track and provided the advice and reassurance needed. Linda’s quick and timely communication made the whole process a lot easier. Thank you!
Randal Frivold –
We first bought our dream property on Lake Como about 15 years ago. We could not speak Italian and had no experience of Italian law.
Linda and her team were great – organising viewings and putting us in touch with a local team who guided us through the whole process and sorted out translations of all legal documents so that we understood the small print.
We recently sold the same property and Linda was as helpful and friendly as ever. She handled the sale effortlessly – in spite of the fact that we were in the middle of a pandemic, Christmas was days away and of course, Brexit had happened.
Linda is always highly professional and willing to go the extra mile and I would highly recommend her services to help you navigate the choppy waters of Italian law and bureaucracy.
Joanna Hammond – UK
Mark & Debra Downing
May I start by saying a huge thank you! You have been amazing in the recent purchase of our apartment in our beloved Calabria, Italy. Especially during this unprecedented times of the Pandemic.
My husband and I have spent lots of fantastic holidays in Tropea, Southern Italy over many years, so the option to buy our own 2nd home has always been at the back of our minds.
One Sunday morning we were browsing the website just out of curiosity, with no real plans to purchase at that time. However, we found the most wonderful apartment advertised , in our preferred location that we had dreamed of.
From contacting you Linda late November 2020, we are so happy to say we exchanged contracts early March 2021, yes, within 5 months from offer to completion, and also through a Pandemic! We live in the UK so we knew we could not travel to sign documentation etc. but Linda supported us and helped us along the way with recommendations on Italian Notary and suggestions of UK Notary and all legalities, I am happy to say it was very painless and fast process.
We are so happy with our 2nd home and look forward to spending lots of time there when safe to do so.
We couldn’t have done this without your expertise, you were amazing Linda, and we will thoroughly recommend you to anyone who is considering purchasing a 2nd or permanent home in Italy but are maybe unsure of how to do this.
Mark & Debra Downing – UK
We purchased our house in Italy through Casa Travella a few years ago and were delighted by the service that we received at the time.
A recent change to legislation in Italy regarding rental properties post-Brexit meant that I contacted Linda to seek her advice, as we were being given conflicting information from various sources as to what we were required to do to meet the new regulations. Linda remembered us from our previous purchase and rapidly directed me towards the correct answer.
Buying in Italy is notoriously complicated and is something we could not have undertaken without Casa Travella’s excellent support.
Richard Falk – UK
Linda and Paolo gave us all the support to realize our dream. We managed to buy a house in Tuscany as we wanted and that fitted our budget.
Despite not knowing Casa Travella before the first contact, we felt totally confident in Linda and without fear travelled to Italy to visit pre-selected properties and bought the perfect house for us.
We are Brazilian and the rules and laws are very different from our country and Linda gave us all support and indicated a trusted broker and lawyer who accompanied us until the signature of the final contract.
We became friends with several people we met during this period who made us feel at home even though we were on another continent.
Roberta Barreto – Brazil
We have bought and sold multiple Italian properties using Linda, her UK team and on occasion her Italian based colleagues over the past 13 yrs.
All handled professionally with all Costs correctly presented for approval, work executed and final accounts consistent with same. On a practical basis we have found Linda and her team to be very accessible and a fount of information re the issues that arise in such transactions-utilities/Property management structures/payment of relevant taxes etc.
We remain most satisfied customers of Linda and Casa Travella.
Finding Casa Travella was a godsend for us. Without Linda’s help and expertise we would probably never have purchased a foreign property.
From start to finish she was able to advise and inform us on the whole process, together with helping us to access her huge network of other helpful services.
A hands on, professional service we would highly recommend.
For many years my wife and I had enjoyed holidays and short breaks in Italy. We occasionally toyed with the idea of owning an overseas property; however it seemed fraught with difficulties and with many unknowns. Up to this point, we had previously only visited the Casa Travella website. On this occasion however, I made our first telephone call to their offices and found that they were amazingly easy to talk to. They arranged viewing and immediately we fell in love with a property on Lake Como. Our house has stunning views overlooking the lake.
Throughout the process of buying our house, Linda and her team could not have been more helpful. Her knowledge of processes together with her patience and excellent connections meant that everything went smoothly. It was neither a hassle nor a worry, but just a step by step learning process.
As a person that speaks little or no Italian, the process of buying through Casa Travella could not have been easier. We personally thank Linda and her team for all their help and have no hesitate in recommending their services.
Penny & Keith Robson
We knew that we wanted a home for our retirement to be in Italy”, says Penny Robson, “we also knew it had to be something that was fairly modern and ready to move into. However, we finished up buying a major renovation work on a 700 year old farmhouse and we are absolutely thrilled!”
We purchased the property with the help of Casa Travella, and despite all the horror stories you hear, all was trouble free with expert help from start to finish and beyond. We are very pleased with the end result and the excellent standard of the restoration work that was carried out.
We would not have been able to achieve this without the professional help and knowledge of Casa Travella and would not hesitate in recommending Linda and her team to anyone looking to purchase a property in Italy.
Thank you, Penny & Keith
I would like to convey my sincere thanks for your excellent service in the purchase of my apartment in Pisticci, Basilicata. Your service has been second to none as I was a little apprehensive buying property in Italy and your reassurances convinced me that I made an excellent decision. I would also like to thank you for making the arrangements for the flights and accommodation when viewing the property .Antonio, your Italian agent, has also arranged on numerous occasions to have the apartment cleaned prior to going out there and has also provided a rental income during the holiday season when we are not using it. My Aunt who lives in Naples actually rents the apartment for 8 weeks every year as she loves it so much there and the fees she pays more than covers the condominium fees and taxes. Finally I am really pleased that the value of the property has risen by nearly 50% in five years and I can’t thank you enough for all the assistance you and Antonio have given me over the years.
Very best wishes and kind regards
Mr Tony Manzi
Jacky & Paul Cavalli
We wanted a 2nd home that would give us skiing in the winter months and also plenty of summer activities, somewhere in Italy.
We contacted Linda Travella of Casa Travella, from her website and we were impressed with her knowledge of the areas that were attracting attention. We fell for the first property we viewed, completely different to the type we had in mind. We made a decision there and then, with the help of a few glasses of Prosecco! Linda negotiated us a very good price on the property and we were delighted
Without Casa Travella we would never have found our dream home, and more importantly, be looking forward to our retirement amongst the most stunning views in Europe with plenty to keep us busy all year round!
Jacky and Paul Cavalli
Graham and Wanda Nash
About 11 years ago we decided that we would like to investigate the possibility of purchasing a holiday house in Italy. We contacted Linda Travella at Casa Travella as she specialised in that area. She quickly organised visits for us and properties to view with various local contacts of hers, including suggestions of hotels and places to stay during our visit. It was a proper ‘hand holding’ service.
We subsequently bought a property which needed extensive renovation and we were introduced to a local ‘geometra’ ( surveyor) who organised all the relevant tradesmen to complete the first stage of the work , on time, and we spent our first holiday in the house some 7 months after the purchase.
We are in the first stages of selling that house and have agreed to buy another once again via Linda. Her negotiating skills were invaluable to us as she managed to secure the property at a very competitive price.
Linda has good networking skills, she seems to know or is known by a lot of other agents who either know her directly or know of her reputation in the industry
We would have no hestitation in recommending Casa Travella to anyone looking to purchase or sell a property in Italy.
Wanda and Graham Nash