Far from spending their days sunning themselves on the beach in a state of almost stupor-like relaxation, it appears that British holidaymakers are demanding more and more from their holidays.
Italy has never been viewed as a cheap holiday destination. Yet with its awe-inspiring scenery, Blue Flag beaches, fabulous cuisine and ancient architecture, it remains a top tourist destination, attracting more than 45 million visitors per year. It is the fifth most visited country in the world and also the fifth highest tourist earner, according to the World Tourism Organization’s (WTO) 2012 Tourism Highlights report.
Puglia, one of Italy's hidden gems is located on the heel of Italy's boot, and is bordered by 2 seas the Adriatic and Ionian.
Most prospective buyers would want to road-test an area before purchasing a property, but rarely if ever would have the opportunity to try out the property itself.
Toscana Resort Castelfalfi looks forward to welcoming players this spring to their newly opened Lake Course, providing further opportunity to play on one of Tuscany's most reputable, unspoilt golf courses.
Tuscany has been a favourite of the 'Brits' since the 1960's and yet a number of clients believe that property prices in this particular region are outside their reach.
Ultissimo has been asked to find a buyer for a three-bedroom lakefront apartment on Lake Como. Located in Laglio, Apartment Spiaggia offers excellent value at under €1,000,000. It is almost certainly the only spacious three-bedroom apartment available right on the lake on the favoured western shore of Lake Como priced at under €1m.
Lake Como has been synonomous with George Clooney in the last few years and that is not about to change as he will be celebrating his 50th birthday at Villa Oleandrea on the shores of Lake Como this Friday (6th May).
Italy has it all. From beautiful art to delicious food, stunning and varied countryside to flamboyant fashion, it is hardly surprising that the love of la dolce vita is not waning with the Italian tourism market booming, welcoming more than 43.2 million visitors a year.
Buyers of Tuscan property who have “a zest for life and a desire to learn about the region’s history” have prompted an agent selling holiday homes there to delve into the story behind them.
Chesterton Humberts, one of the UK’s leading property consultancies, has expanded its overseas office network by partnering with respected Italian property experts, Great Estate Immobiliare.
"Some of the best Italian real estate (properties) are being snapped up by non British buyers", says Linda Travella of Casa Travella, who has been selling property in Italy for 24 years.
The sixteenth century former Tuscan home of ancient and influential Italian families linked to the Medici is to be restored to create an exclusive clubhouse for use by residents of holiday properties being offered for sale on the estate.
Italian holiday homes available to buy through an innovative new private residence club are said to offer the best value lifestyle option for people who cannot justify the cost of purchasing a holiday home in Tuscany when they will only use it for a few weeks each year.
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