About Us

We love Italy

Annalisa, Simone and Antonio, the founders of Gate-away.com, left Italy to work in the United Kingdom and after a long experience in the real estate sector, they realized that in the bel paese there were no solutions that would give adequate visibility to the excellent Italian offers overseas, despite the strong demand from international house hunters.
So, they returned to Italy and in 2008 Gate-away.com – the real estate portal dedicated exclusively to non-Italians who wish to buy a second home in the peninsula – was officially born.

In a short time, Gate-away.com has become both a point of reference for potential buyers from all over the world looking for their perfect retreat in the sun, and a privileged window for real estate agencies and private owners in search of more opportunities to sell their houses reaching over 150 countries worldwide. Gate-away.com is a blend between foreign demand and offers in the Italian real estate market. It simultaneously promotes a 360 degree Italian excellence experience – landscapes, art, culture, food and wine, crafts and manufacturing – because those looking for a second home in Italy buy a ‘destination’ which means Italian lifestyle and Made in Italy.

A second home in Italy? YES, PLEASE!

55% of international buyers looking for a second home in the sun choose Italy as their ideal destination, preferring it to Spain, France or Portugal. Over 90% use the Internet to find their ideal property. It is now the main tool for searching for news and useful information on the country, the market and the characteristics of the properties, or for further details that anticipate the opening of negotiations before coming to Italy and visit the houses for sale there are mainly interested in.

Gate-away.com, with versions in ten different languages, is the ideal tool to help yourself get familiar with what's available on the Italian property market, with the support of guides and experts in the sector.

Therefore, it's the perfect solution for both estate agencies and private owners who want more sales exposure for their properties.

Italy. Sharing the treasure online…

Gate-away.com promotes Italian properties along with the beauties and treasures of this wonderful country with targeted activities directed abroad through cross news, information, stories and images disseminated via various online and offline tools in order to reach the greatest number of people.

Among the different online channels:

  • multilingual blog where we regularly publish articles on the Italian property market and trivia and useful information about Italy
  • thematic guides that help non-Italians with the process of buying a house, paying taxes, the lifestyle and how to access main services
  • dedicated newsletters with selections of properties for sale in Italy and informative articles
  • social networks that help us getting in touch with and involve users from all over the world by sharing news more easily and quickly
  • community on Facebook where people can meet the company and exchange with other non-Italian buyers info and experiences: Gate-away.com: Italia Destination

…and offline

We were born on the web and we grew on the Internet. But let’s not forget that there are also effective communication tools and activities outside the network to intercept 100% of the buyers or possible buyers.
This is why over time we have become partners with important international property exhibitions and, for some, we have also organized the Italian Pavilion.
We also disseminate information, data and sector reports to national and international media.

Finally, we also build alliances and institutional relations in Italy to facilitate real estate agencies’ entry into this world. Furthermore, our events and training courses throughout the country provide support, explanations and useful tools on how to promote Italian property abroad, manage contacts property and reach sales more easily.

The data of Gate-away.com on 2019*

➔ 10 language versions of the portal
➔ 150 monitored countries
➔ + 35,000 properties for sale
➔ 1,700,000 international users have searched for a home in Italy
➔ 25,400,000 Page views
➔ 50,000 Newsletter Subscribers
➔ 34,000 Facebook Fans

* data updated to January 2020