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Hotel de Paris, Monaco: Inside the World's Biggest Hotel Wine Cellar...

Hotel de Paris, Monaco: Inside the World's Biggest Hotel Wine Cellar... | The Ligurian Riviera | Scoop.it
Bloomberg takes a look inside the exclusive and historic Hotel de Paris in Monaco. Famous guests included Cary Grant, Michael Jackson and Nelson Mandela. We look inside their wine cellar, one of the largest and oldest in the world.

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Liguria: the perfect shot

A drone experience in Finale Ligure, Liguria Italy. Mountainbiking and climbing in one of the best place for outdoor activities in the world. Many thanks to ...
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I meant to stop but this is an amazing video for any of you who are outdoors fans.

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Great Italian Beaches

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Is it any wonder Italians, inventors of la dolce vita, have perfected the art of the summer beach...
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Having just spent all summer on one I can vouch for the beaches here.

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Hotel de Paris, Monaco: Inside the World's Biggest Hotel Wine Cellar...

Hotel de Paris, Monaco: Inside the World's Biggest Hotel Wine Cellar... | The Ligurian Riviera | Scoop.it
Bloomberg takes a look inside the exclusive and historic Hotel de Paris in Monaco. Famous guests included Cary Grant, Michael Jackson and Nelson Mandela. We look inside their wine cellar, one of the largest and oldest in the world.

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Foreign families bought a home in Italy.

Foreign families bought a home in Italy. | The Ligurian Riviera | Scoop.it

In 2012, according to estimates, a total of 4600 foreign families bought a home in Italy. This is 13.5% more than the previous year and represents a total investment of 2.1 billion Euros.
Just like the old joke that involves a Frenchman, a German and an Englishman so the image could fit the buyers that have, up to now, invested in Italian property.
Historically, France, Germany and the United Kingdom were the first countries to take an active interest in the Italian property market, albeit favouring different parts of Italy. Historically, as a second home investment, Germans tended to buy in and around the lakes of northern Italy and later the Adriatic coast. Their geographical preferences, however, now seem to be changing. Although the Adriatic Riviera still accounts for more than 25% of Italian property searches made by German citizens this was closely followed by the Veneto coast at 23% and Liguria at 17%. Recent ‘hot spots’ among German clients include the Conero Riviera in the Marche at 5%, just one percentage point below Lake Garda, and Salento at 4%. In 47% of cases, Germans invest between 200,000 and 300,000 euros in a property. It would also appear that a new type of German buyer is emerging as in 13% of cases they are looking for a farmhouse and not simply a house.
With exactly the same investment budget as Germans our French cousins, however, still have a preference for Liguria. From West to East, Liguria still accounts for 21% property searches among the French. Their second preference is Tuscany at 11% while the third most popular search is very specific, Rome! The Italian capital is the place to buy for 5% of potential French investors.
The English, indeed British, in Italy have now become a sizeable minority, especially in Tuscany and central Italy. The hilly area between the provinces of Siena and Florence has even acquired the name ‘Chiantishire’ in recognition of the amount of ‘Brits’ that are here. It is no surprise then that Tuscany accounts for 29% of property searches by the ‘Brits’ followed by the beautiful cities of Venice (19%) and Rome (18%). Curiously, just behind these popular choices, is not another historic town but Milan which accounts for 16% of property searches made by UK citizens. The budget for British buyers appears to be slightly larger than the French and Germans at between 300,000 and 500,000 euros.
While these nationalities represent the historical footprint of foreign buyers in Italy the analysis from the research department at the property website, Immobiliare.it, highlight two important emerging ‘buyer profiles’, the Russians and Austrians.
Those with the deepest pockets would appear to be the Russian buyers. While 77% of Russian buyers estimate that they will not spend less that 500,000 euros on a property they end up, on average, spending 900,000 euros and above on a properties. Their searches tend to be polarised between two specific areas. Rome, which accounts for 41% of searches where they plan to buy apartments with at least 5 rooms, and Sardinia which accounts for 31% of searches for luxury Villas. Increasingly, however, the Russians have discovered the charms of the coast with 15% of their searches focused on Campania.
While the arrival of the Russians may not be a great surprise the same cannot be said for the Austrians who have recently become increasingly interested in Italian property. Their most common searches are for three-room apartments in Lignano Sabbiadoro in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region while there is also increasing interest in Veneto and Umbria at 21% and 11% respectively. Similar to the British, the Austrians would also appear to be mid to high end spenders with 43% budgeting to spend between 300,000 and 500,000 euros on their Italian property.


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Hmmmm. Interesting but what about the Dutch? Here we have a verylarge Dutch population.

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Celebritize You's comment, February 28, 2013 3:27 PM
I know a couple of families who bought homes and moved to Italy.
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Check out our property for sale on http://www.holidayinmarche.com

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48 Hours In & Around Nice, French Riviera

48 Hours In & Around Nice, French Riviera | The Ligurian Riviera | Scoop.it
The Promenade des Anglais and Mediterranean Sea in Nice Nice is one of the most beautiful cities of the French Riviera. Located roughly between Cannes and the Italian border, Nice lies right beside the Mediterranean Sea.
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We've not had time to explore much of Nice yet but it is definitely on our 'to do' list.

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Have the Italian Riviera all to yourself

Have the Italian Riviera all to yourself | The Ligurian Riviera | Scoop.it
Often overshadowed by the well-known Riviera delle Palme, the less-trafficked Riviera dei Fiori has the same azure waters, alpine views and medieval towns, without any of the crowds.

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The missed Apricale off the list but as they did such a good job on Ventimiglia, Bordighera and Docleacqua we'll have to forgive them.

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Motorino Man's curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:36 AM

Looking for a piece of the Italian Riviera without the crowds of Cinque Terre and Portofino?  Visit Italy's Riviera of Flowers, located to the west of the well known Cinque Terre.  Bordering the French Riviera here you can find secret towns to discover and empty beaches to stroll. For more about touring Italy's Liguria region click http://italiantourism.us/italy-travel-guide/liguria-sightseeing/

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36 Hours in Monaco - New York Times

36 Hours in Monaco - New York Times | The Ligurian Riviera | Scoop.it
New York Times 36 Hours in Monaco New York Times Monaco, a constitutional monarchy on the Riviera measuring less than a square mile, evokes high-stakes gambling, multimillion-dollar yachts, Russian oligarchs, racecar drivers, James Bond films,...
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My credit card is aching just reading the headline :-)

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