You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to buying real estate in Italy but in the rolling hills of Tuscany, you can be sure to find that perfect home in Europe’s most seductive country.
Visitors and homebuyers are still in love with Tuscany, a fabled region of idyllic countryside and historic cities full of art, where properties are now more affordable than they’ve been for years.
Tuscany embodies all that is Italy. Here you’ll find Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, and the quintessential landscape of cypress trees with a great supply of dreamy castellated hilltops towns and villages waiting to be discovered.
Tuscany has a long history of foreigner homebuyers but in the 1970s and 1980s, the countryside of the central Tuscany become a super-fashionable place to buy up old farmhouses. Most of them were British people, followed by northern Europeans and Americans. This is when the large presence of Britts built the legendary property market phenomenon of the"little England in the land of Italy", known as “Chiantishire” in the Chianti Hills area north of Siena
Although Tuscany has some of the highest-priced country property in the world, there are reports that some prices in the best areas, are now, perhaps, 15% lower than they were in 2008, making the current time a good one in which to buy. A reduced number of buyers, make the impatient vendors willing to offers below their asking price.
The fact that homes are only slightly cheaper here right now, after all these years of international recession, is significant of the exceptional stablility of the property market in this Region, and so Tuscany remains an extremely good investment.
Independent townhouse for sale in Marche or "palazzetto" in good condition with a large garden in an historic village
The house is in the center od San lorenzo in Campo (PU) about 30 mins from the sea and the motorway at Senigallia. The closest airport is Ancona about 40 mins away. The principal local towns are Pergola, Acqulagna (famous for truffles) and Cagli, the capiatl of the Dukedom of Montefeltro.
The house was built in the 19th Century and covers 4 floors, including 2 inhabited floors, a large area under the eves which could be converted to extra living accomodation and a cellar which gives directly onto the garden. All floors are in excellent structural condition and come to about 750sqm.
The 2 central floors which are ready for immediate occupation are made up of a drawing room, 2 further sitting rooms, 5-6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a laundry and garage.
Casa della Rovere is excpetionally surrounded by a big garden of about 4500sqm on 3 sides of the house. This sunny garden is well maintained contains many mature trees and a small annex.
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This house, built in local sandstone, is surrounded by about 1,3 acres of land, full of olive trees and vines and overlooking the charming little medieval town of Camporotondo di Fiastrone, in Le Marche province of Macerata. Moreover there is a planning permission to build a third house in stone which is an interesting option for investors who may want to set up a bed-and-breakfast or a country house activity. The main building with over 2,000 sqm feet of net surface has three nice bedrooms with bathrooms en-suite. The secondary buildings, some 600 sq feet of net surface, is an attractive stone construction just next door which could be a detached self contained apartment, to let or give to friends. Or it could be used just as a store house, a cellar or whatever you will.
http://www.greatestate.it/home/GB_mpg... ; Villa Levante is one of the most prestigious luxury coastal properties for sale in Le Marche. The extraordinary view, the proximity to the beach (there is a privately owned path down to the seaside) and the exclusive position in the Conero National Park all make for an outstanding property unique to the Italian Adriatic Coast.
Restored stone farmhouse for sale in Marche on 3 floors near the historic centre of Ascoli Piceno. Countryside overlooking the valleys near the hsitoric centre of Ascoli Piceno Casa Torre Vecchia is a very comfortable 4 bedroom restored 19th Century stone farmhouse with gorgeous views of the surrounding hills and mountains beyond. Its' proximity to the city of Ascoli Piceno make it the perfect hideaway just around the corner. Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the garden - Sitting room, master bedroom, en suite bathroom and utility room. Ground Floor - large sitting room, office, kitchen, cloak room and veranda leading to the garden. First Floor - 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (2 with bath and shower, 1 with bath only). There is a private drive that winds its way through the woods and a well tended garden at the furthest end of which is a gazebo for dining or sitting quietly admiring the view. The house is officially registered as a B&B and rental income is currently around €25.000/annum. There are approved plans for a pool
Dit geweldige artistieke huis is gesitueerd in Città Studi in Milaan. Het totale oppervlakte van 250 vierkante meter is gemeubileerd met een mix van orientaals en stads design. De architectuur van dit typische milaanse gebouw komt uit de veertiger jaren en werd als zeer apart en provocatief beschouwd.
The city of canals is again attracting wealthy investors. Caroline McGhie finds out why it is worth a punt.
In a troubled world, we gain solace from spiritual uplift and physical beauty. Few places have the ability to touch the heart and move minds like Venice. For decades it has been a place to visit rather than one in which to buy property, but gradually things are changing. British estate agents have developed connections there, and some big money is about to arrive. “Ocean’s nursling”, as Shelley described it, is becoming a connoisseur’s place to purchase.
“British buyers have taken flight to quality during the recession,” says Claire Hazle , of Knight Frank’s international desk. “They will now only look in tried and tested places they know and love. They have moved away from the emerging markets of Eastern Europe which they were interested in a few years ago.”
This luxury villa is situated in the Sibillini National Park, nestled amongst the gentle hills and small historical towns of Le Marche. It is located at just 3 km from the centre and has spectacular views of the Sibillini Mountains on one side and of the historical hilltop town on the other. With historical landmarks dating back to 13th Century and a population of just under 1000 residents, the town boasts authentic Italian charm. Explore the town's restaurants and cafes for a real insight into the region’s culinary delights.
La Casa in Collina is the ideal place for spending a relaxing holiday, offering informal luxury, exclusive tranquillity and classic elegance. With mesmerizing views of the surrounding countryside, this delightful property is a wonderfully eclectic blend of traditional architecture and the most contemporary amenities and facilities.
Originally a traditional 18th Century farmhouse, this villa is located in an ideal position: by car just 30 minutes from the beaches of the Adriatic (Riviera delle Palme) and the majestic natural landscape of the Sibillini Mountains National Park and an hour from its ski slopes.
It would be worth coming to stay at La Casa in Collina just to enjoy the outdoor area, not to mention the views! The villa is set in the middle of the Marche countryside surrounded by gentle hills and picturesque landscapes. This property is perfect for relaxing family holidays and although you will probably find it hard to leave the premises, it also have many attractions nearby. The Sibillini mountains are only 30 minutes away, which are fantastic both in summer and winter and which offer many activities (bathing in the lake of Fiastra, hiking, truffle hunting, mountain biking, fabulous restaurants and skiing in winter); the coast is only 30 minutes away and offers many beautiful sandy beaches, lots of fish restaurants and great night life. There are also many other activities including horse-riding, golfing, shopping in the famous designer outlets.
La Casa in Collina is accessed by private gates and a private driveway and is surrounded by lovely manicured gardens and olive and fruit trees, all of which guarantee privacy and relax. The beautiful setting and well kept lawns are a perfect location for the wonderful infinity pool, which has wide roman steps and is covered by beautiful mosaic tiles. It is 12 x 6 m and can be heated during the colder months. Around the pool there is a terraced area with luxury teak outdoor furniture and umbrellas, perfect for sunbathing or lounging by the pool and it also has an indoor gym with an outdoor and indoor shower.
The owner’s eye for detail and creative passion are seen in this completely restored and renovated property: the accommodation offers every modern day comfort, it is fitted with under-floor heating for the cold winter days and air-conditioning in the whole house for the hot summer days. The ground floor comprises of a library/study, a spacious dining room with large windows so you can admire the wonderful views, 2 dining/living rooms, a modern and well equipped kitchen suited for professional use; there is a downstairs toilet all with Phillippe Starck design. The first floor comprises of 5 en-suite bedrooms.
La Casa in Collina has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard; all bathrooms are by Philippe Starck or Bisazza and creamy travertine marble floors.
The villa sleeps 14 to 16 people in total: 10 people in the main house and 4/6 people in a separate guest house. On the first floor of the main house there are 3 double rooms with king size beds which can be made into twin beds and 2 double bedrooms with queen size beds, one of which has its own private terrace.
All bedrooms have their own bathrooms; two of the ensuite bathrooms also have free standing baths. There are a total of 8 shower rooms in the house and one cloakroom, 2 of which have free standing baths.
Gradoli is located on the north shore of Lake Bolsena, the ‘navel’ of Italy. The area between the banks of the lake and the hills were formed from the edge of an ancient volcanic cone. At its centre of this volcanic basin, the largest in Europe, brings together the beautiful landscapes of Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. The property is only few kilometres from Civita di Bagnoregio and Viterbo and Saturnia spas. As well as Lake Bolsena, Orvieto can be reached in 30 minutes and excellent road and rail links connect to some of the most beautiful cities of art in central Italy. Many typical dishes are served in the restaurants and local taverns, combining the excellent flavor of the "Etruscan" hinterland such as potatoes from Grotte di Castro or lentil from Onano. About seafood there is characteristic dish of Lake Bolsena, the "Sbroscia", made with water from the lake itself. In this peaceful countryside setting between the beautiful towns of Orvieto and Viterbo, in the heart of Tuscia there is a luxury Villa located in a dominant position with unique and highly evocative views. The windows offer magnificent views of the garden and the gorgeous landscapes. When the sun rises over the lake, it is possible to see the magnificent Apennine Mountains in the distance.
Blessed with some of the most dazzling landscapes in all of the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a fascinating island with wonderfully kind people.
The second largest island in the Mediterranean (after Sicily), Sardinia is a unique and endlessly beguiling place. It has an intriguing history, it contains extraordinarily colourful landscapes, unspoilt and unchanged for thousands of years. It shelters wildlife so diverse and exotic that the island has sometimes been dubbed ‘the Galapagos of the Med’. Clean, uncrowded, elemental and distinctive, Sardinia remains one of Italy’s most special places.
It’s worth spending a moment considering some of the island’s many landscapes. Beaches here are so beautiful that Sardinia has sometimes stood in for the Caribbean in television commercials
The island variously offers white or golden sand lapped by bright turquoise water, paprika-coloured soil, sun-blonde plains backed by low hills cloaked in cork trees, pine forests flanked by fragrant ‘macchia’ and high mountains inevitably decorating the far distance.
Incredibly the crowds are still small, and their coming hasn’t generated the usual tourism-eyesores such as ranks of high-rise buildings. It’s just not that sort of island. And careful laws protect it from ever becoming that sort of island – which, in turn, protects the value of property here. The truth is that clean, sleepy Sardinia is way off most tourists’ itinerary of Italy.
It was the Aga Khan, who first drew foreign visitors’ attention to Sardinia in the 1960s, and established the ‘Costa Smeralda’ as a quietly opulent holiday area for the rich and famous.
Thankfully, budget airlines began opening up Sardinia from the year 2000 onwards, and delighted visitors realized that there was far more to this island paradise than the fabled Costa Smeralda in the northeast.
Today there are properties available on Sardinia to suit every budget – from lush villas to smart townhouses to inexpensive apartments to country homes large and small.
This island is still the haunt of the rich and famous, and there are plenty of properties here that reflect this.
On the subject of visitor interest, Sardinia is a great place to buy property if you hope to rent your home out to holidaymakers. Rental prospects are very good on the island, especially for properties on or near the coast (particularly Russians are increasingly interested).
Proximity to the sea is important, but not essential if the apartment is situated in a complex with a pool. Sea-views are obviously a plus.
Wherever you choose to buy on Sardinia, you can be sure that you’ll find yourself increasingly bewitched by this island’s unique personality. Culturally quirky, geographically stupendous, sensitively developed and very warmly welcoming, this is truly one of the Mediterranean’s most magical places.
Large farmhouse to be restored for sale in Le Marche with sea view in the countryside less than 10 km from the coast and 4 km from the village. This large building (950sqm) was once a convent and dates back to the beginning of the 19th century as can be seen by its charateristic shape and the vaulted ceilings throughout the ground floor. The building is particularly suited to hospitatlity or for division into seperate units. Plans for the restoration have already been drawn up and approved. Furthermore, there is a government grant of 20-30% for the restoration owing to its listed status The property, which has views in all directions, includes 6 H of land. The motorway entrance is 10 km away and the airport about 80km away.
Je bent verliefd op Italië en je kunt het eten, de wijn, de zon en de cultuur niet meer missen. Je voelt je hier zo thuis, dat je besloten hebt een huis te kopen. Uiteindelijk vind je het huis van je dromen en besluit je het huis te kopen.
Eerste of tweede woning
Wanneer je in Italië een huis koopt zal de notaris vragen of jij dit pand als eerste of tweede woning wilt kopen. Dit heeft namelijk invloed op de overdrachtsbelasting bij een aankoop. Het is een stuk voordeliger om jouw huis als eerste woning te kopen. Je betaalt dan in plaats van tien procent, drie procent belasting. Jezelf inschrijven in Italië als resident, wanneer je dus aangeeft dat jij dit huis als eerste woning koopt, betekent ook dat je je uitschrijft in Nederland. De belastingaangifte, het paspoort, het rijbewijs en alle andere persoonlijke documenten worden hierna ook in Italië geregeld. Strikt gezegd neem je de rol van Italiaanse burger aan.
Tips on making successful property investments abroad - Investment experts nowadays advise investors to go global with their choice of the financial markets. In this case, the overseas real estate industry is one of the most dynamic as well as lucrative markets in which investors can play with their money.
So, if you’re determined to invest in foreign property, then you’ll have to adjust your investment strategy accordingly.
Study the country – You can’t base your investment decisions simply on the basis of information provided by the local government website.
Get a selling plan – When investing in property abroad, you’ll have to be ready to sell off your properties in the event of an emergency.
Opt for suitable properties – Invest only in those properties that you believe to be the most profitable ones.
This large building (950sqm) was once a convent and dates back to the beginning of the 19th century as can be seen by its charateristic shape and the vaulted ceilings throughout the ground floor. The property, which has views in all directions, includes 6 H of land. The building is particularly suited to hospitatlity or for division into seperate units. Plans for the restoration have already been drawn up and approved. Furthermore, there is a government grant of 20-30% for the restoration owing to its listed status
[...] Ferragamo discovered the Marina di Scarlino a few years ago, when he bought the Finnish yacht maker Nautor’s Swan and was looking fora Mediterranean base for its charter and repair business. [...]
He [Leonardo Ferragamo] developed his ideas for its 39 flats with a team from the Lungamo hotels; 28 are still available, and are ready to be moved into now.
Despite the brand’s reputation for full-on, high-end luxury, Leonardo Ferragamo says:
“Here, I never wanted to create glamour. Nothing is done to excess: we're offering quality in a modern, contemporary and balanced way.”[...] “I would like to sell to you, then manage it for you.”
Wednesday evening, 1st of May, a public holiday here. Here, very sensibly, they take their holidays very seriously.
We were sitting outside the local bar listening to a live band playing covers of Johnny Cash and Jefferson Airplane and other incongruities, while the sun set on a sweltering Labour Day Holiday. There was quite a crowd, young and old(er), many having just returned from a day on the beach. They were smoking, drinking, eating pizza and porchetta; these latter being sold from a van set up by a nearby hotel and the quality was excellent. But mostly people were strolling and chatting and the band went largely ignored, pity, because they were rather good.
We have been here nearly eighteen months and know many of the locals, some only by sight, but that doesn't deter any one of them from approaching us to ask whether our house is finished yet, and they all do, and our answer is well practised, "No, not yet, but soon, in two weeks we hope." This news is greeted with hearty congratulations. "Yes", we go on to say, "there are only a few outstanding jobs, we are awaiting the electricity company, the plumber, the electrician and the carpenter to complete them." This information is followed by tight-lipped, knowing smiles, and the congratulations quickly turn to variations on "Good Luck!" What they don't know, and we don't dare say outright, even to ourselves, is that water or not, electricity or not, whatever or not, all our worldly goods are arriving from England in 2 weeks and we are moving in, whatever. Thus the optimistic quote above, which roughly translates as: "And one by one I left them behind me. Geometry! A job done to perfection." [...]
Deze Italiaanse villa is ontworpen door Daniele Corsaro en heet ‘Casa Ceno’. Het project is ontstaan uit de wens om een vakantiehuis te bouwen voor een groot gezin. De sfeer van de karakteristieke dorpjes in Zuid-Italië is vertaalt in het design. De stapelmuren zijn van witte kalk en sluiten de tuin af tot aan de infinity pool die een prachtig uitzicht op de vallei biedt.
There are several myths about the origins of Todi, but history says that the city was founded by the Umbrians in 2700 BC. Today, Todi is an immaculately preserved hilltop town, with a definite international vocation. Its splendid landscapes and natural scenery has attracted hundreds of home buyers from all over the world, in search of a second home. Todi is located in a strategic position to reach many other famous cities in the area (Monte Castello di Vibio, Spoleto, Orvieto, Montefalco, Deruta, Perugia, Narni, Amelia, Terni). Villa Todina is located in a incredibly scenic, beautiful and unspoiled area, with a wooded area to the south-east, cultivated fields all around, and a direct view of the world famous town of Todi. This prestigious property for sale in immaculate condition, boats a large well-kept garden (5000 sq m), 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is well connected to shops and services, halfway between the village of S. Damiano and the exit Todi south from the E45, both found circa 2 km away. Read More
Costa Paradiso, is a consortium developed on an area of 800 hectares and is located in the municipality of Trinita d'Agultu in Sardinia. It includes exclusive villas, villa apartments, a well-equipped sports centre, hotel, restaurants and shops, all situated in a lush Mediterranean haven. Both the small square of ‘Paradiso’ and the ‘Maya’ square are the heart of Costa Paradiso: shops, supermarkets, pharmacy, boutiques, artisan shops and a bar where you can relax with friends. The "Community”, provide an active private medical service, a security service that is responsible for the internal security and the resort’s peaceful ambience. It is also served by a private water supply, a sewage treatment plant, and over 50 km of roads. In addition to this, there is a well-equipped sports centre with swimming pools, tennis courts, soccer, beach volleyball, basketball, archery, a qualified diving centre for breathtaking excursions, and nearby, a horse-riding centre. The Villa for sale of the photos is a newly built villa, in a unique and panoramic position surrounded by greenery with breathtaking sea view situated on a 1,100 square-metered plot. The villa is spread over an area of 283 square metres plus a veranda of 72 sqm. Outside there is a private garden surrounded by Mediterranean shrubbery, as well as a solarium and swimming pool situated in a private and secluded position. Access to the villa is by a private road. This can be customized with the finest materials available on the market. This is a recently built detached villa, located in a panoramic position surrounded by greenery with a unique sea view composed of: entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, dining room, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and shower.
Nieuwbouw appartement in luxe-vakantiedomein met wellnesscentrum, verwarmd zwembad, fitness en meditteraan park.
De residentie is gelegen op een helling omgeven door olijfbomen op slechts 500 meter van het strand en 800 meter van de historische centra van Pietra Ligure en Loano.
Indeling gelijkvloers appartement : leefruimte met keukenhoek, 2 slaapkamers, overdekt terras en tuin.
Vraagprijs : 316 000 euro.
Pietra Ligure ligt aan de Ligurische Bloemenrivièra op een uurtje van de Franse grens langs de ene kant en Genua langs de andere kant, heel strategisch gelegen dus voor een verkenning van de regio Ligurië in combinatie met uitstapmogelijkheden richting de Azurenkust en Monaco.
Dit kuststadje wordt omgeven door heuvels die het beschermen tegen de wind, waardoor er het hele jaar door een aangenaam klimaat heerst, daarnaast zorgen de lange zandstranden ervoor dat het een ideale badplaats is tijdens de zomer.
Luxury farmhouse restored for sale in Marche - La Quercia. A large and impressive 8 bedroom farmhouse with annexes, beautifully restored in 2011 in a contemporary style. The house is in the peaceful Marche hills in the province of Pesaro Urbino, the heart of the Montefeltro Dukedom, with immense views of the surrounding countryside. The house dates back to 1485 and was built on the top of a hill as a Summer residence. Notable for its peace and quiet, many local families until quite recently used the house as a retreat. The house and annexes have been restored with great care and originality so that the whole house is light and airy. Special attention has been given to the very top end environmentally friendly materials and the systems. The property is currently used as a B&B and is made up of the main house, 2 annexes and a garage. The main house covers 635sqm and as well as the 3 en suite double bedrooms, the owners spacious apartment and a professional standard kitchen, contains the magnificent open plan comunal areas. The annexes are 85 and 70 sqm and contain a 4 further double en suite bedrooms and a spa (sauna, turkish bath and jacuzzi). The ample garden that surrounds the house has magnificent views and an automatic irrigation system. Access is via a long publicly maintained white road in perfect condition. 7Km from the town of Pergola and not far from Cagli, Urbino, Gubbio and Fabriano, all well known historic centres of le Marche. The closest beaches and the motorway are 40 mins away and the airport just under an hour.
Deze trullo is te koop. Hij staat op een heuvel, is geheel vrij gelegen en is omgeven door bomen en groen. De 5000 m2 grond die erbij zit grenst aan een bos. Schitterend panorama met zicht op de Valle d’ Itria en op het stadje Cisternino. Indeling: Trullo met zitkamer en drie alkoven die als slaapkamertjes en studio’s kunnen worden gebruikt. Keuken met ovaal dakraam en zijraam. Zitkamer met open haard en openslaande deuren naar terras met pergola. Halletje met raam, badkamer, slaapkamer met een op ambachtelijke wijze gebouwd plafond en panoramisch uitzicht op bosrand, serre, zomerkeuken, groot terras, zowel voor- als achter het huis, groot dakterras. De trullo is geheel gerestaureerd en bewoonbaar gemaakt, Elektriciteit- en telefoonaansluiting. Sceptic tank. Wireless internetaansluiting. Cisterna (waterput). Centraal verwarmigsystee op gas. Het geheel is met een kleine verbouwing ook geschikt te maken voor twee families. Ongeveer 30 olijfbomen, verder amandelbomen, abrikoos, walnoten, kweeperen, eikenbomen etc.etc. en een strook bosrand vol met brem. Absolute rust en stilte. De dichtstbijzijnde stad (7km) is Ceglie Messapica.
‘Villa Alice’ is a Prestigious farmhouse for sale in Umbria. Between the Umbrian and Tuscan hills, about 5 km from Lake Trasimeno, a property, completely renovated, and now used as a luxury tourist self catering accommodation, with a total size of 400 square metres (including outbuildings), also a partly restored outbuilding and a 6 x 12 metres swimming pool. A large garden with panoramic views and surrounding land of about 3 hectares planted with arable land and about 40 olive trees. This exclusive farmhouse is situated in the green Umbrian countryside, with a panoramic view of Lake Trasimeno to Cetona and the Tuscan hills. The nearest village of San Fatucchio, is about 3 km away, where you can find all the essential amenities, is part of the municipality of Castiglione del Lago, which in turn is just 5 km away. Castiglione del Lago, one of "The Most Beautiful towns of Italy". The famous art cities of Perugia, Cortona, Assisi, Siena, Arezzo, Florence and Rome are about an hour away. Important Etruscan towns of Chiusi, Montepulciano, Pienza and the Val d'Orcia are 30-40 minutes away, as well as the thermal spas of San Casciano, Chianciano Terme and Bagno Vignoni. Chiusi Chianciano Terme train station is located 15 km. Perugia’s international airport is located about 40 km. The property can be reached, by going to Castiglione del Lago, then continue for about 5 km in the direction of Ranciano.