Italian inheritance law: basic principles

Italian inheritance law is based on the Roman Law tradition, and it aims at protecting close members of the family, partially limiting the right of the testator to dispose of his/her own assets. The succession can take place according to the 'Testamentary provisions' (transfer of hereditary assets in compliance with the decisions of the testator, as set out in an Italian Will) or the 'Legal Succession' (provisions set out in the Italian Civil Code). The principles of testamentary and legal succession cross the principle of “necessary succession”.
Giandomenico De Tullio
Wills and Probate

De Tullio Law Firm is an international law firm specialized in Italian cross border real estate transactions,and Italian inheritance law.