Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Italy? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the comune is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying audio gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals. It is difficult to quantify how many Brits are currently looking to buy a second home in Italy, but judging by the number of television programmes featuring people hoping to move to Italy either permanently or to buy a holiday home there, the number must be significant. Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Italian property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. Living in Italy gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Italy. In addition to approximately 120 labelled illustrations, the book has audio which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
Peter MacBride is a successful author who writes from his own experience of buying a home abroad. Giulia Giolotti is a professional translator and native speaker of Italian.
preface 01 la ricerca - the search almost the same ... define your search searching through the Web agenzia immobiliare abbreviations search on the ground new houses lexicon: la ricerca - the search found it? English-Italian quick reference 02 la vendita - the sale almost the same... la proprieta e la legge - ownership and the law l'offerta d'acquisto - the offer to buy il contratto preliminare - the pre-sale agreement il contratto di compravendita - the contract of sale lexicon: i contratti - the contracts aspetti finanziari - finance fees and charges i servizi - services lexicon: i servizi - services English-Italian quick reference 03 i lavori - building work almost the same... check at the comune planning controls i professionisti - the professionals lexicon: i lavori - building work English-Italian quick reference 04 la struttura - the structure almost the same... check at the comune la struttura - the structure il tetto - the roofing i muri - walls lexicon: materiali per i muri - wall materials soffitti e pavimenti - ceilings and floors English-Italian quick reference 05 le opere in legno - woodwork almost the same... check at the comune le opere in legno interne - internal woodwork le porte - doors le finestre - windows scuri e serrande avvolgibili - shutters le scale - staircases armadi e mensole - cupboards and shelves il legno - wood gli attrezzi - tools English-Italian quick reference 06 l'impianto idraulico - plumbing almost the same... check at the comune le tubazioni - pipework il bagno - the bathroom lexicon: il bagno - bathroom la cucina - kitchen la fossa biologica - the septic tank gli attrezzi - tools English-Italian quick reference 07 il riscaldamento e l'elettricita - heating and electricity almost the same... il riscaldamento - heating lexicon: il riscaldamento - heating l'alimentazione elettrica - the electricity supply l'elettricita - electricity gli scaldabagni - water heaters le apparecchiature elettriche - electrical appliances le apparecchiature d'illuminazione - light fittings gli attrezzi - tools English-Italian quick reference 08 i lavori di decorazione - decorating almost the same... check at the comune le pitture - paint i rivestimenti per pareti - wall coverings la piastrellatura - tiling i rivestimenti per pavimenti - floor coverings tende e tende avvolgibili a rullo - curtains and blinds i mobili - furniture English-Italian quick reference 09 il giardino - the garden almost the same... check at the comune i muri, i recinti e le siepi - walls, fences and hedges la piscina - the swimming pool i mobili per il giardino - garden furniture il giardinaggio - gardening gli attrezzi - tools English-Italian quick reference 10 un'ora di italiano - an hour of Italian the CD and the book speaking and listening gender and endings verbs greetings asking questions la ricerca - the search la vendita - the sale i lavori - building work la struttura - the structure le opere in legno - woodwork l'impianto idraulico - plumbing il riscaldamento e l'elettricita - heating and electricity i lavori di decorazione - decorating il giardino - the garden Appendix: investimento - investment buying for investment restoration holiday rentals taxes lexicon: el investimento - investment English-Italian quick reference