Italy’s Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo have been chosen to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. Their successful joint bid will energise northern Italy and bring an influx of infrastructure spending. It should also boost the property market too. So where will events take place and what does it all mean for potential property buyers here?
Settling successfully into Italian life isn’t just a question of what you know, but who you know. There are some people that you just can’t do without making friends, says our resident writer in Italy. These are the best contacts to make in Italy.
In just a few months, Sally and Jeremy, from Bath, have gone from dreaming of a holiday home in Italy to having the keys to their own apartment in beautiful Liguria in hand. They told us about their property search, their plans for the future and how an introduction to the right estate agent helped smooth the path immensely.
On the heel of Italy’s stylish “boot” is the unique and charming region of Apulia. Long hot summers and mild winters, 500 miles of coastline, a Mediterranean diet of fresh local produce and friendly communities all make Apulia a lovely place to buy a home. But where are the best areas? And what is a trullo and a masseria and why are they so popular?
What is happening to Italian property prices this summer? All the signs are that international property buyers are rushing to buy Italian properties right now, with the prices starting to rise in our favourite hotspots. And while the old favourites are as popular as ever, new destinations are beginning to appeal. So where are we buying in Italy as we enter summer 2019?