Italy is often referred to as “il bel paese” literally translated “the beautiful country”; a name attributed by arguably one of the greatest poets in the world, Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy. Could one dare disagree? Soaring snow-capped mountains, fabulous and extensive coastlines, low grassy plains and thousands and thousands of hills. Plus large metropolitan cities, sleepy country villages, seasonal seaside resorts, fashionable, wintertime ski locations. A country of contrasts and contradictions, steeped in history and rich in architecture. Passionate. vibrant and sometimes a little crazy too!
Mediterranean Climate – Many people think of Italy as a hot summer country, but Italy really does have four well-defined seasons. Intense summer heat gives way to a mild autumn. Indian summers are not uncommon, and eating “al fresco” can often occur until October. Winters are relatively short, bringing plenty of snow to the mountains but few below- freezing periods to other areas. Spring starts early (March!) and often includes great beach days to start on your summer tan. There really is something for everyone!
Art & Culture — The official Cities of Art are of course Venice, Florence and Rome. But this excludes the wealth of cultural, artistic and architectural phenomena found right across Italy. History literally bursts from every brick in every building, and the spectacular and varied countryside can be found nowhere else in the world.
Quality of Life – Life is good in Italy! The food is fabulous, the wines are to die for, but there is more. Health services and education can compete with the best in the world. In a nutshell it’s more simply called “La Dolce Vita“.
Stable and Unique Housing market —The property market is extremely stable, and what makes Italy unique is the wide range of property types which are available on the market: mountain chalets, beach homes, rural properties, townhouses and apartments, castles, studio apartments, city lofts and much, much more.
Tourism — Italy also can predictably boast an extraordinary tourism industry. Florence alone attracts some 12 million tourists every single year. A strategic investment purchase of a property for rental or B&B purposes is highly attractive in the current market conditions and there are many locations where this makes very sound business sense.
The Italian lifestyle is a undeniably enviable one; a truly exceptional opportunity for anyone thinking of purchasing a foreign property. “La Vita è Bella” (Life is Beautiful) is now a phrase of international fame, and we really could not agree more. What is your reason for choosing Italy?