According to statistics of the portal 1‑property.ru, in 2018, more than 3.5 million applications for a Schengen visa were received from Russian citizens. At the same time, Italy is one of the most popular countries for holidays with Russians. Almost half a million people who applied in 2018 wanted to get to this country. Russians are the main core of tourists who want to see Italian landscapes.
Why do Russians buy property in Italy?
In Italy, foreigners have the same rights to purchase real estate as Italian citizens. When making a transaction, you do not need to obtain permits from local authorities. To purchase an apartment in Italy, the buyer is not required to have a residence permit.
The presence of ownership gives the holder the right to obtain a multiple Schengen visa. After completing this document, you can stay in Italy for 90 days for 6 months. For a longer stay, you must have a residence permit. Acquisition of real estate in Italy is not an automatic basis for obtaining a residence permit, but will be taken into account when considering the submitted application. Continue reading
Montenegro has been attracting the views and attention of Russians for about fifteen years, many of which consider this country not only as a vacation destination, but also as a “distant summer residence” or country of permanent residence. Let’s try to understand all aspects of this interest.
I’ll start with the recent historical past. After the collapse of socialist Yugoslavia, which included Montenegro, it became a member of the union state of Serbia-Montenegro. In 2006, according to the results of the referendum, with a slight margin, a decision was made on the complete independence of this state. Immediately after gaining independence, the country’s authorities proclaimed the main goal of joining the European Union, the euro was adopted as the national currency.
It’s funny that, having made such a decision, the Montenegrin authorities did not bother to ask the European Bank about it. Due to various factors, the government decided to increase the budget revenues mainly due to revenues from tourism and recreation. This is where one of the reasons for the interest lies for Russians, for whom entry into Montenegro has become visa-free. Continue reading
From ancient times, water attracted people. After all, this is not just a source of life, but part of our daily routine. We cannot do without her even a day! Among people there are many admirers and lovers of the aquatic environment. Especially dreamers to live near her, and possibly on her!
House on the water …
After all, it is no secret to anyone that living on water is possible and this is quite real. Take at least the same Venice, China or Thailand. In China, due to lack of land, people are forced to not only live in boat houses, but also to grow plants in them and store things! In Europe, there are also settlements from boat houses (“houseboats”). They were first built in Britain back in the 18th century to transport various raw materials. Today, about 15 thousand people live on water in Britain. Such settlements on the water are in Germany. They are even equipped with their own church. Houseboats are also very popular in the Netherlands. Here, houseboats are considered a tourist attraction. You can also see these unusual houses off the coast of the canals of Amsterdam. But initially, houseboats were built due to the fact that people simply did not have enough housing on land, especially after the Second World War. Continue reading