Over 45 million tourists visited Italy in 2007, helping the country retain its position in the top five most visited countries in the world, a ranking it has enjoyed for over 50 years. Below are properties for sale in Italy from private sellers.
For many years Tuscany has been the most popular region among British buyers of property in Italy. Umbria to the south east and Le Marche farther to the east also offer plenty of potential, and more recently markets in more southerly, coastal regions such as Puglia and Calabria have opened up. To the north, the Ligurian coast is popular with wealthy Italians, and some British buyers have also ventured into the northern Italian Lakes. Rome, Venice and Florence have year round tourist appeal but property prices are high. Sardinia and Sicily are growing in popularity.