Homes in Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna landscape

The sophisticated region of Emilia-Romagna offers every geographical delight as well as some of the best food in Italy. Rural homes in its hills offer exceptional value for money too, says Fleur Kinson. Photos by Getty Images   If you’ve never heard of Emilia-Romagna, that’s only because this happy, prosperous place feels no need to […]

Homes in Veneto

Torri del Benaco, Veneto

Romantic little cities, sleepy hills, shimmering rivers and long Adriatic beaches – Veneto has no shortage of enchantment. Seekers of urban apartments and of rural retreats should take a closer look, says Fleur Kinson Photos by Getty Images   You’re a well-travelled italophile. You know all about Venice, and Romeo and Juliet’s Verona. But you […]

Homes in Umbria

montefalco, umbria

Beautiful landscapes and exquisite medieval hilltowns make this tranquil region an enchanting place, and properties here make a sound investment, says Fleur Kinson… Photos by Getty Images   Nestled in the centre of the Italian peninsula, with Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche as neighbours, Umbria is a region of wide rural vistas and captivating hilltop […]

Homes in Le Marche

Urbino in Le Marche, Italy

Garden-like countryside and a gleaming coast make this central Italian region a perennial favourite, says Fleur Kinson… Photos by Getty Images   Set between the sparkling Adriatic and the majestic Apennines, Le Marche enjoys a splendid position. So much about this region seems well-placed and well-proportioned; there are just enough hills, just enough towns and […]

Homes in Sardinia

Bosa, Sardinia

White beaches, turquoise water, pristine landscapes… Sardinia offers a fat packet of charms. Surprisingly, there’s property here to suit every budget, says Fleur Kinson Photos by Getty Images   Italy certainly has no shortage of beautiful places, and if you were asked to come up with its top ten, you’d struggle to make so short […]

Homes in Puglia

Trullo, Alberobello, Puglia

Sea, sun and hospitality abound in this southern region – as do beautifully-built homes at affordable prices. No wonder the high heel of Italy’s boot keeps going from strength to strength, says Fleur Kinson Photos by Getty Images   Once a sleepy backwater adored by Italian holidaymakers but relatively unknown to visitors from further afield, […]

Homes in Le Marche

Ripatransone in Le Marche, Italy

This central Italian gem still offers much lower-priced property than neighbouring Tuscany and Umbria. Its unspoilt landscapes and easy-going lifestyle are hard not to fall in love with, says Fleur Kinson   Goldilocks knew that perfection often lies not at the extremes but in the middle. For many homebuyers, central Italy is neither ‘too north’ […]

Homes in Liguria

Alassio, Liguria, Italy

Gilded beaches, gaily coloured buildings and serene, leafy hills have long made Liguria beloved by international homebuyers. With property prices at a temporary nadir, now is the optimum time to buy, says Fleur Kinson Photos by iStock   Hugging the Mediterranean in the northwest corner of Italy, Liguria forms a rainbow-shape on the map. You […]

Homes in Sicily

Catania, Sicily, Italy, volcano Etna

Long summers, spectacular landscapes and super-friendly people are just three things to entice you to Sicily. A vast range of property options – including some of Italy’s most affordable homes – should be another, says Fleur Kinson Photos by iStock   Sitting like a big, bold triangle perched at the toe-tip of the Italian boot, […]

Homes in Emilia-Romagna

This affluent and sophisticated swathe of Italy combines sublime countryside with gem-like cities and vibrant beach resorts. It’s a superb place to buy a rural home in the hills, and at roughly half the cost of neighbouring Tuscany, says Fleur Kinson. You might not be immediately familiar with this region’s name, but you’re sure to […]