With warm sun, a warm welcome and easy access from the UK for visits from the family, no wonder so many of us fancy a retirement on the northern stretch of the Costa Blanca. Dénia, Javéa and the villages between are the perfect place to start your quest for the perfect retirement in Spain.
Italy has more than its fair share of style and glamour, but it’s not the glitzy cities that are attracting celebrities to buy property here. You are more likely to find your favourite film stars with their feet up on the terrace of their country villa, overlooking a lake or vineyard. Italy is the place to escape the pressures of being a global icon and experience a more authentic and grounded lifestyle.