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Michelangelo's Italian villa can be yours

Michelangelo's Italian villa can be yours | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

A sprawling eight-bedroom Tuscan villa is now on the market for over €7million. But this isn't your average luxury Italian home - it was once owned by the famed Florentine painter, Michelangelo. [...]

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There are several reasons to buy now a property in Tuscany. More and more owners decide to put their properties on the market due to the certain panic created by the new tax on real estate and the recent crises. Several properties are being placed the market in this period. Those owners, who have been trying to sell for some time, are reducing the asking prices. [source]

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2015: Perfect Time to Invest in Italian Properties

2015: Perfect Time to Invest in Italian Properties | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

There are so many reasons that make now a great time to invest in Italian properties. The first one is that the real estate market in Italy seems to be stabilizing and 2014’s statistics show the first indicators of recovery since the economic crash. In fact, a recent report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute suggests that Italy can offer some of the best property opportunities in Europe.

At the moment it is possible to buy valuable properties for very good prices, especially in the most popular areas of Italy as Tuscany, Lake Como and Puglia, as well as in the newly discovered spots of Le Marche and Umbria, where properties can be up to 1/3 cheaper than in Tuscany. [...]

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An Italian Castle in Need of a Rescue - Nytimes

An Italian Castle in Need of a Rescue - Nytimes | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

One of the oldest castles in Italy is for sale. The Castel San Giuliano, portions of which date from the 11th century, is being sold along with six hectares, or 15 acres, of land, an ancient oratory, a tiny church, a farmhouse and two small houses or outbuildings that, like the rest of the compound, have fallen into such decline that it is all but impossible to determine their original use, though storage is a good bet. It is all available for 2.65 million euros, or $2.99 million. If that sounds like a lot of real estate for the price, consider this: None of the buildings are habitable. [...]

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An Artist’s Residence In The Heart Of Tuscany

An Artist’s Residence In The Heart Of Tuscany | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Ever thought of yourself as the next Michelangelo? Then Residenza D’Arte nestled into the heart of the Tuscan countryside may be just the place for you to flourish. Accompanied by rolling hills, cypresses and olive trees, this may well be an artist's paradise, as we discover.
Although it has not been revealed whether the artist is of any significance or more of a talented amateur, what is most immediately apparent about Residenza D’Arte (The Art Residence) is its warm heart – an asset that has apparently allowed the artist to flourish as a creative person in their own space. Indeed, with its combination of rustic exterior and mellower interior, it is easy to see why she chose this charismatic piece of real estate.
Residenza D’Arte is located in the central Italian province of Siena, a 20-minute drive from one of the country’s best waters, Lake Trasimeno, a popular tourist resort. That the village – Torrita di Siena – lies at the heart of rural Tuscany and can trace its origins to beyond the Middle Ages sounds persuasive enough; but its attractiveness appears to be compounded when one considers that the estate is superbly situated on a hilltop and is surrounded by cypresses and olive trees. [...]

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Prestigious Villa For Sale in Umbria | Internet Billboards

Prestigious Villa For Sale in Umbria | Internet Billboards | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Prestigious country house for sale in Umbria with a high historical value located near the Perugia city. The main building has a surface of 2.500 square metres while the total area of the estate, including some annexes, houses and extra rooms is of about 2.500 square metres. The property includes 11 ha of land 6 of which used as park.

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Great Estate & Chesterton Group is an international real estate agency, specialising in selling farmhouses, luxury estates, luxury villas, agricultural businesses and wineries. As well as coastal properties, tourist businesses and hotels. we can also advise on investment opportunities. We are located in central Italy specifically, Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche and Sardinia.

Chesterton International is a leading Luxury Real Estate Company based in the UK. It has 70 offices across England and 12 international offices worldwide in 11 countries across 5 continents.

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Castles for Sale in Italy: Castello di Collalto, Rieti

Castles for Sale in Italy: Castello di Collalto, Rieti | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

CASTELLO BARONALE is a splendid and historically important castle dating back to the 12th. Century and is located only 50 kms from Rome. The property has been tastefully restored with great care and creating an environment totally in accordance with modern living. The castle incorporates 9 en-suite bedrooms, along with a further 2 rooms in an adjacent apartment , a large ballroom , various reception rooms , theatre / conference room , library , gymnasium and fitness area , complete with spa. In the large parkland complete with trees is situated the heated swimming pool and tennis court . Completing the property is an independent guest- house with 4 bedrooms.

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Italy sells off ancient lighthouses and fortresses, castles, monasteries and palaces

Italy sells off ancient lighthouses and fortresses, castles, monasteries and palaces | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Private investors to receive leases of up to 50 years on historic properties to convert them into luxury resorts, in scheme to raise more than €2 billion (£1.46 billion) by 2017 [...]

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If you were that rich, wouldn't you buy them all?
Italy sells a collection of 686 properties includes Bourbon fortresses, lighthouses, stone watchtowers, disused army barracks, convents and charterhouses.

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Italian mansion the same price as a two-bedroom flat in London

Italian mansion the same price as a two-bedroom flat in London | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
A grand Italian mansion that Napoleon used as his headquarters has gone on sale - and it's the same price as a two-bed flat in London.
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Terrific Tuscan castle estate on sale for £26m

Terrific Tuscan castle estate on sale for £26m | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

A superbly romantic castle in Tuscany has gone on sale for £26m.

This superbly romantic castle in Tuscany has gone on sale for £26m. That might sound a tad steep, but you get plenty thrown in for your money.  The castle itself was built in 1901 by the famous architect Gino Coppedè, who also created some of Rome's finest buildings. It offers 1,500 square metres of living space, much of it retaining its original splendour. Its many reception and living rooms display beautiful frescos, coffered ceilings and decoration by the revered Galileo Chini. [...]

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Foreign families bought a home in Italy.

Foreign families bought a home in Italy. | Italia Mia | 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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Celebritize You's comment, February 28, 2013 3:27 PM
I know a couple of families who bought homes and moved to Italy.
Penelope Phillips McIntyre's curator insight, August 23, 2013 12:40 PM

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

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Dreaming Tuscany - Un tuffo in Toscana in HD Travel Videos

Tasting the lands, the wind, the valleys and the hills, the trees and the villages, the sound of passed times while longing for the future...
I' ve been looking for the sounds of yestarday.
Tuscany: a dive into the dream.
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Your Dream House in Tuscany only on Great Estate Chesterton & Humberts Real Estate Group - www.greatestate.it 

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