11 Best Swimming In Italy

Updated on: January 2022

Best Swimming In Italy in 2022


Aqua Sphere Kaiman Swim Goggles with Clear Lens (Black). UV Protection Anti-Fog Swimming Goggles for Adults

Aqua Sphere Kaiman Swim Goggles with Clear Lens (Black). UV Protection Anti-Fog Swimming Goggles for Adults
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

Swimming in the Moon: A Novel

Swimming in the Moon: A Novel
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
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Family Trip (Peppa Pig)

Family Trip (Peppa Pig)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022

Cressi Adult Swimming Goggles with Curved Lenses for Wide Vision | Right Made in Italy

Cressi Adult Swimming Goggles with Curved Lenses for Wide Vision | Right Made in Italy
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Cressi is a real diving, snorkeling and swimming Italian brand, since 1946
  • Curved lenses technology for optimum side viewing.
  • TPR gaskets around the lenses form a comfortable, watertight seal around the eye socket.
  • The lenses feature external anti-scratch treatment, UV protection and internal anti-fog treatment.
  • Headband made of 100% hypoallergenic silicone for maximum comfort and fit.

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022

Cressi Moon Kids Swim Goggles, No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection Dive Mask - Kids Ages 3-4-5-6-7 for Swimming and Diving - Made in Italy (Blue Orange)

Cressi Moon Kids Swim Goggles, No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection Dive Mask - Kids Ages 3-4-5-6-7 for Swimming and Diving - Made in Italy (Blue Orange)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • The Moon is a small mask suitable for children aged around 7 to 15 years. The mask is really more comfortable, compared to the traditional swim goggles, and are ideal to be used in the swimming pool even in the sea with a snorkel.
  • The two lenses have a design that follows the natural shape of the face increasing drastically the field of view. They are made with anti-scratch and anti-fog treatment. They also protect the eyes against the dangerous UV sun rays.
  • The skirt is made of hypoallergenic TPR, a soft material that ensures comfort. The front frame is made of plastic very flexible and, in combination with the TPR, the mask ensure a perfect seal and it adapts at most shape faces.
  • The buckles are the same used in the Cressi premium scuba diving mask and allow the user to easily adjust the strap length without effort.
  • The Moon is designed and manufactured in Italy by Cressi, a brand pioneer in scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming equipment since 1946.

James Bond Style Swim Boxer Made in Italy - X-Large/Blue

James Bond Style Swim Boxer Made in Italy - X-Large/Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Made in Italy by traditional Artisans - Limited Edition U.S. Exclusive
  • Extremely Comfortable Elastic Waistband - Adjustable Drawstrings with Brass Fittings
  • Ships Free in the U.S.. Orders received by Noon ET ship the same day.
  • Surface Smooth as Glass - Top Quality Nylon Offers Complete Opacity and Non-binding Stretch Ability
  • Full Coverage Front and Rear - Attractive, Tasteful Styling

Made in Italy: A Shopper's Guide to the Best of Italian Tradition

Made in Italy: A Shopper's Guide to the Best of Italian Tradition
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022

Cressi Adult Wide View Swim Mask | Skylight: made in Italy, Blue

Cressi Adult Wide View Swim Mask | Skylight: made in Italy, Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • The Skylight mask uses mono-lens technology, and the lenses are manufactured with an internal anti–fog treatment, are scratch-resistant, shatterproof.
  • The innovative shape of the Cressi Skylight frame delivers a maximized peripheral view.
  • The silicone strap provides a secure and stable fit on the face for long periods in the water.
  • Our patented easy-adjustable buckle has made it among the very best, for many years.
  • The Skylight lenses in the mirrored and tinted version, block out the ultraviolet light, enabling the swimmer to make out shapes more clearly.
  • The swim mask is manufactured in Italy by Cressi, brand pioneer in Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, and Swimming equipment since 1946.

CapsA Snorkeling Swim Cap for Women Men Sunscreen UV Protection Solid Mask Facekini Sunblock (Black)

CapsA Snorkeling Swim Cap for Women Men Sunscreen UV Protection Solid Mask Facekini Sunblock (Black)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • ♡ 【LEAKING? NO!】The specially manufactured Premium silicone material plus the Ergonomic design of the goggles ensures a snug fit on all face shapes, and STOPS annoying leaks.
  • ♡ 【STYLISH LOOK? ABSOLUTELY!】Our fashionable colours, and our smooth sleek lines, create a sporty high-fashion look that will make you stand out in the crowd.
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  • Swim Goggles, Pack Swimming Goggles No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection Crystal Clear Vision Triathlon Swim Goggles with Free Protection Case for Adult Men Women Youth Teens Kids, 8 Choices Swim Goggles - Made in Italy - Adult UV Protection Anti Fog Swimming Goggles Swim Goggles, Swimming Goggles No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection Triathlon Swim Goggles with Free Protection Case for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Child, Multiple Choice
  • Swim Goggles, Pack Swimming Goggles, Swim Glasses No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Child, Shatter-Proof, Watertight, Triathlon Goggle Mirrored/Clear Lens Swimming Goggles Swim Goggles, Pack of 2 Professional Anti Fog No Leaking UV Protection Wide View Swim Goggles for Women Men Adult Youth Kids Prescription Swim Goggles Soft and Comfortable UV Protection - Best Prescription Swimming Goggle Compare to Speedo or TYR - Adult, Men or Women - Premium Quality

Cressi Wide View Swim Mask for Kids aged 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 years old | Baloo made in Italy, Translucent Blue/White

Cressi Wide View Swim Mask for Kids aged 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 years old | Baloo made in Italy, Translucent Blue/White
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2022
  • Kids' swim mask made in Italy with premium quality material for a perfect seal and comfort.
  • It features curved lenses to ensure a wide view and prevent claustrophobia while underwater.
  • The Baloo goggle has shatterproof lenses and external anti-scratch treatment, in addition to UV protection and internal anti-fog treatment.
  • Quick adjustable silicone strap length with easy-to-use buckles, this goggle is designed for children 2 to 7 years old.
  • The Baloo is designed and manufactured in Italy by Cressi, an Italian brand pioneer in scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming equipment since 1946.

Ten Simple Steps to Buying a Property in Italy

Buying a villa in Italy makes for the idyllic holiday hideaway. Follow these guidelines to ensure you avoid some common pitfalls.

To quote international realtors Knight Frank: "Historically, property prices in Italy have always held." In sharp contrast, average prices in the United States saw their worst-ever slump, more than 18%, in the year to November 2020, with Las Vegas values plummeting nearly 40%, according to the Case-Shiller index.

Italy's enduring appeal, combined with tax reductions that have brought down purchasing costs by 10-15%, there has rarely been a more opportune time to invest in a property in Italy. Yet as with any real estate transaction, especially in a foreign country, there are commonsense guidelines to follow to ensure buying your dream home doesn't become a nightmare. Here are the 10 key ones:

1) LOOK BEYOND TUSCANY
Many foreign buyers still think Italy starts and ends in expensive Tuscany. For a cheaper but equally attractive alternative, consider property in Sicily, Le Marche, Calabria or Abruzzo, all with stunning beaches and landscapes and regular international flights. Spend time in various areas to see which you like best and how close the local railway station, stores, banks, restaurants, etc are.

2) FIND A GOOD REALTOR
This is one occasion to be grateful for Italian red tape. All realtors must be professionally licensed and qualified, insured and registered at a Chambers of Commerce. Check their website and letterheads to ensure they belong to one of the following respected organisations: FIAIP (Federation of Professional Estate Agents), FIMAA (Federation of Mediators and Agents) or AICI (Italian Association of Estate Agents).

3) BUDGET REALISTICALLY
With art cities such as Florence, Pisa and Lucca, Tuscany's appeal is timeless. But if you do decide to buy here, be realistic. Cut-price bargains are pretty thin on the ground, unless you're prepared to take on a wreck of a fixer-upper. Another tip: Italian property values haven't collapsed as they have in other countries, so don't expect to pick up Euro 750,000 farmhouses at half-price. Discounts of around 10% are the norm.

4) KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU
Frances Mayes' bestseller Under The Tuscan Sun inspired a generation of UK and US investors to try renovating an Italian countryside ruin. If doing so, it's vital to be aware of the time, effort and money involved, up to Euro 1,000-1,500 per sq m for a complete restoration. Other common mistakes involve taking on property with far more bedrooms, outside land and facilities than you strictly need. Swimming pools and vineyards require regular upkeep.

5) KNOW THE PROCESS
After a price is agreed, the buyer makes an offer (the proposta irrevocabile di acquisto) with a deposit of around 5% to remove the property from the market for around 15 days. The second stage, once the buyer's surveyor and/or lawyer gives the OK, sees both sides sign a preliminary sales contract (compromesso), in which a timetable for completion is agreed and a second deposit paid, taking the buyer's total downpayment to 25-30%. Defaulting carries serious repercussions.
The buyer may forfeit all monies paid while the seller, if at fault, may have to pay back double the deposit. The final stage is to sign the final contract (rogito) in the office of a notary, who scrutinises all documents and lodges them with the Land Registry. If one of the parties does not speak Italian, the final contract must be translated. In the notary's office, the buyer pays the balance of the purchase price, usually by bank draft from an Italian bank. He will therefore need to have obtained a fiscal code from tax authorities so he can apply for a bank account.

6) HIRE A LAWYER
Many foreign investors still blindly put their signatures to Italian property documents and then discover they have made a commitment they cannot back out of. It's advisable to engage a reputable lawyer with experience of the Italian system. Are there plans to build a sewage works 500 metres away? to build a nearby highway? Unpaid loans or mortgages on the property? Was it built without property planning permission (a real hazard in some parts of Italy)? A good lawyer will ensure you avoid such pitfalls.

7) KNOW YOUR ADD-ON COSTS
Fees and taxes will usually add 7%-10% to the cost of a resale property and 12-15% for a newly-built property. Typical add-on costs may include around 3% to the the realtor, Euro 500-1500 for a surveyor, Euro 150-200 per hour for a lawyer and up to Euro 5,000 for a notary.
For newly built properties, 4% VAT is levied if within a year and a half the buyer registers for Italian residency, a fairly simple procedure. Otherwise the buyer pays VAT at 10%.
For previously inhabited properties, the buyer pays 3% of the "cadastral value" if residency is registered for within a year and a half, otherwise 10% of the cadastral value is payable. Cadastral value is decided by the Land Registry based on factors such as number of rooms, location, floor area, etc. It is usually less than 50% of purchase price.

8) USE A FOREIGN CURRENCY SPECIALIST
Over the course of 2020, the Sterling-Euro exchange rate veered between a high of £1/Euro 1.185 and a low of £1/1.059 over the course of 2020. Therefore, a Euro 750,000 home would have cost a UK-based buyer £77,250 more at the bottom of the market compared to its peak. Hence, the importance of using a specialist currency exchange firm, who can set rates for future transactions and guard against currency changes. They also offer much better rates than a bank that can add up to a £30,000 difference on a £750,000 transaction.

9) MAXIMISE YOUR RENTAL POTENTIAL
Will your property primarily be a holiday/retirement home or do you plan to rent it out at some stage? If the latter, proximity to transport hubs is vital. Aim for a maximum 90 minutes from the nearest international airport. In cities, bear in mind how close your property is to public transport as not all holidaymakers will have a car. Unsurprisingly, properties near the beach not only rent better, they also keep their value because of restrictions on additional construction near the coast.

10) TRY TO SPEAK SOME ITALIAN
Make the effort to master some basic Italian phrases, even if you only plan on using your home for a few weeks a year. Not everyone will speak English, especially the further south you go. And your attempts, no matter how ham-fisted, will always go down well with locals.

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