Exclusive personal advisors to help you buy your Italian villa or country-house: trust and competence beyond your expectations

We are an independent real estate advisor  with an all-encompassing range of boutique real estate services. In our portfolio we have a good  number of special properties for sale, however we are mainly working as exclusive advisors for the buyers: we take care of selecting and checking the most suitable properties – liaising with agents and private sellers – based on the client’s needs and expectations. You choose measures, preferred materials, style, budget, timing, intended use and many other factors…as for us, we try to deliver the best options matching your needs. We assist you on every aspect connected to buying and owning a property abroad, either directly or through our network of selected professionals: notaries, lawyers, tax advisors, surveyors, insurers, renovation companies, property managers, interior designers and architects, gardeners and much more. The all-encompassing customer service really makes the difference.

We can offer for sale, directly and through our partner company Great Estate,  houses, farmhouses, cottages, farmhouses, villas, castles, villages, farms and prestigious apartments in the beautiful hills and villages of Umbria, Tuscany and Marche. Properties restored or to be restored in the surroundings of Perugia, Gubbio, Todi, Assisi, Spoleto, Lake Trasimeno, Bevagna, Montefalco, Spello, Orvieto, Amelia, Urbino, Metauro, Montefeltro, Cortona, Chianciano, Montepulciano, Val d’Orcia and Chianti and other beatiful areas

“Via dei colli” means the hill road but also the countryside lifestyle in a figurative way…

A land that remains in one’s heart.

Umbria is a magical place, a wonderful place to live or where to spend your holidays. It is a land of slopping hills, woods, vineyards and olive groves, of wind rustling between the fronds, of lakes, of silences, of starry nights, good food and good wine, art and culture, history, ancient traditions, and of simplicity. Umbria is all this and much more

∼ About Us 

Via dei colli is an independent company centred on professionality, ethics and attention to the customerOur team has a blend of financial, economic, legal and technical/construction backgrounds which enables us to be at ease also in highly complex negotiations. We can perfectly interact with clients in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Making our customers happy and delivering a first-class service are our first goals. Below, a selection of testimonials from our customers regarding their real estate purchase experience through us.

Via Dei Colli Immobiliare has been fantastic, in every regard. Aside from being extremely professional and reliable, they’re terrifically warm, friendly folks. Again, I don’t think we could have committed to such an investment and leap without having full confidence in them. At every stage Stefano and Gregorio explained the details of the process, and were in immediate and ready communication despite the time zone difference, so really nothing was a surprise. We continue to lean on them for help and counsel, and look forward to our continuing friendship.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee, U.S.A.

Over the last four years we were able to view a select number of homes in Italy with a few very capable and local knowledgeable real estate firms.

In late 2018, we were able to close on a wonderful home, “Villa La Luna” that meets our family’s needs and more, in Orvieto Umbria.

We were represented by Stefano Calafa General Manager of Via dei Colli, partner of Great Estate.

Thank you for your past support in our search of our Tuscany – Umbria home.

Best regards,

Dave Nardone

I will always remember my first call with Stefano. For a few years we had been searching for the right place to live our Italian dream until we incidentally got to know Stefano as we were inquiring about a house he was selling. While it rapidly became clear that it was not the house we were looking for, it proved to be a decisive step in our Italian quest. We immediately felt Stefano would be the perfect companion to guide us through what he called an adventure. Thanks to his great listening skills, patience, reactivity, diplomacy and experience we smoothly and swiftly managed to take part in a somewhat complex auction process and to buy a wonderful property within our budget. Without Stefano’s precious assistance we could not have managed to make our dream a reality. And beyond the sale, Stefano also introduced us to new companions, including an architect, building contractor and property manager, who are all, like Stefano, highly trustworthy and very nice people who help us to make our Italian adventure a wonderful journey. We could not recommend enough to contact Stefano if you would also like to make your Italian dream a reality. Many thanks for your great friendly and professional assistance, Stefano, it has been a pleasure and privilege to work with you and we really hope we will keep in touch in the future.


Jean-Baptiste Frateur (Posted on behalf of my father Vincent Frateur)

It may not be common to read such glowing reviews, especially of estate agents, but I can only echo and confirm what other clients have here said. Our own house search in Italy was further complicated by our uncertainty as to exactly where we wanted to buy and as to whether we would be able to find anywhere exactly what we wanted. With Stefano’s help, we managed to narrow our search to 3 towns in 2 provinces. He guided us through this lengthy process with grace and good humor. His optimism, patience, and unflappably sweet temper turned what might have been an exhausting and frustrating failure into something else entirely, a wonderfully fun and interesting experience, which ended in happy success. Stefano is not only a very personable young man, but also organized and efficient (even by American standards!). He arrived always on time, completely prepared and focused on the day’s task. That said, he never lost sight of our long-term goals.

He was careful to keep us (me!) on-track. It is a fact that I am too much inclined to think with my eyes instead of my head, and I came to trust and rely upon Stefano’s experience and common sense. This experience was invaluable in navigating the ins and outs of the Byzantine Italian legal system. As a lawyer, my husband was astonished by the complexity of the requirements for conveying real property in Italy. Stefano not only knows these rules, but can navigate them with an assurance that makes us confident there will be no surprises in the future.

I cannot finish without saying how much we always enjoyed spending time with Stefano. He is a delightful, easy companion – intelligent, well-educated, and dryly funny. He is an astute observer and an excellent listener. His English is near perfect. He is unfailingly courteous and a man of unquestionable integrity. His help went far beyond what any reasonable client, no matter how demanding, might have expected. I cannot imagine a better person to help find and purchase property in Italy.

Ann Robinson – USA

“I thought was difficult to buy a house in Italy when you are based in USA and even more difficult to trust someone met”virtually” via Internet. I was proved wrong as soon Stefano started working with me to find a wonderful place in Umbria. To start with, Stefano asked many questions to understand my needs, my ‘gusto”, my preferences.

Contrary to most real estate agents, he did not “forced me” to buy something immediately but rather he invested quality time to present options, explain pro and cos, and help me to understand the rather complex laws and requirements. Once we have found the property we were looking for, he made himself available, he negotiated with balanced views and credibility and was able to close the deal in a very short time.

Let me also add that Stefano has acted with integrity and with a personal courtesy and highest standard of integrity and genuine customer care. It has been a pleasure working with him and I can only strongly recommend him as a credible, honest and qualified professional. Grazie Stefano!

Paolo e Laila Gallo – Washington DC

“We met Stefano when he answered his phone late on a Friday night. The next day he sold us exactly the property we were looking for, and ever since when we had a problem he was the perfect gentleman only too willing to help. Stood in a queue with us at official offices, helped us to open bank accounts, introduced us to architects, surveyors and builders, translated at a pharmacy when we needed medicine urgently, helped with finding an accountant to handle our property  taxes.

We could not have hoped for a more helpful introduction to Italy and would recommend him anytime to anybody looking for an estate agent in Italy.

Nico e Santa Van der Meulen – Johannesbourg

“Via dei Colli have been of great assistance in not only finding the right property but have been invaluable from organising  all the necessary meetings with the client, notaries, surveyor’s etc to even helping with utility bills, money transfers and mortgage arrangements. Via dei Colli have made, what can be a difficult process of purchasing a property, straight forward and enjoyable.

They offer an excellent and very professional service and have always helped where possible even if our request falls outside the usual services they offer. My wife and I are looking forward to our new home in Italy and we would recommend Via dei Colli to anyone wishing to purchase their dream home abroad.

Mark e Vera Hynes – Middlesborough

“This was our first experience of buying a property overseas so didn’t know what to expect. Stefano and his colleagues could not have been more helpful, guiding us through every step of the process in a calm, professional manner.

The level of service we received was way above our expectations and we are delighted with the outcome.  We would not hesitate in recommending Via dei Colli to others.

Charles e Eleanor Dady – Londra

“Dear Stefano, I would like to write to thank both yourself and Francesca for all your help in acquiring our new property in Italy. As we discovered the buying process in Italy is certainly more complicated than it is in the UK and without your help and professionalism we would have struggled to complete the purchase of our wonderful apartment. Especially of value was the full service that you offer both pre and post purchase:

  • Acquiring a tax code (Codice Fiscale)
  • Opening a Bank Account
  • Dealing with the Legal Process (transacting through the Notary)
  • Setting up payments with the Council (ICI etc.)

And most importantly in our case establishing residency in Cortona. As we both discovered rules are constantly changing in Italy so your professional service and attention to detail was a great help. I would recommend Via dei Colli Immobiliare to any prospective property buyers in Italy. Yours sincerely

Peter e Carolyn Carrol – Carlisle

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