How to set up a company? What type best suits your needs and goals? It is advisable to contact a notary early in the piece to plan for the smooth setting up and operation of a company. Read this section to learn more.

Real Estate

Buying a home is certainly one of the most important economic operations in a person's life and the notary by law protects both buyer and seller. Visit this section to find out what steps need to be taken before signing the contract so as to purchase the property in total safety.


Family and kinship; gifts and inheritance; how to protect oneself in the event of cohabitation or change the property regime of one's marriage. Learn everything you need to know here and find how a notary can help you.

Are you a foreign national living in Italy?

Do you need to buy a home, apply for a mortgage or start a business? You will find lots of information in the Guide "Living and Doing Business in Italy" which has been translated not only into English, French, Spanish and German, but also into the languages of the main foreign communities living in the country: Albania, Bangladesh, China, Philippines, India, Morocco, Moldova, Romania, Poland, Tunisia and Ukraine. To download the Guides CLICK HERE



#NotariesOpenDays 25 October 2016 - European Day of Civil Justice

The Italian Notariat chose to participate amongst the public. In the morning with students to talk about legality and justice and in the afternoon among the people to provide free basic information about home purchases, family law and businesses. The numbers were large (22,000 students from 270 schools across Italy and 87 cities involved for advice), as was our satisfaction! For a brief summary, watch this VIDEO


Discover the role of the notary with a video ...

"The Notary: a guarantee by the State made to measure for its citizens". Find out why in just over two minutes with this VIDEO

Clichés and myths

Did you know that it took only 90 minutes for a reporter from the New York Daily News to "buy" the Empire State Building? And that Italian notaries are working with the White House and the FBI to find solutions to problems relating to the management of digital identities and to prevent electronic fraud in the American real estate market? Discover more in the TRUE/FALSE section

Need advice?

The National Council of Notaries has promoted the opening throughout the country of information points to provide initial guidance to citizens on issues such as home-buying, mortgages, donations, wills and succession, victims of usury and racketeering, and so on. Find the one closest to you in the Information Points section.


COVID-19 Crisis - Notaries of Europe Alongside Citizens and Businesses

During this health and economic emergency, Europe’s 45,000 notaries are personally and collectively committed to playing their full role in the community effort to overcome the pandemic and to mitigate as far as possible the significant personal losses that are and will be suffered by large numbers of citizens