Other regions that have much to
offer to foreign buyers, combining a great climate with beautiful
scenery and a fascinating history, include the following popular
A. Liguria: A coastal region of
north western Italy lying on the Ligurian sea, bordering France to
the west, Piedmont to the north and Tuscany to the east. Its
regional capital Genoa was added to the World Heritage List
(UNESCO) in 2006. Liguria is a popular area with tourists due to
its beautiful beaches and picturesque towns. It also has a mild
year round climate.
B. Umbria: An entirely landlocked region, bordered
by Tuscany to the west and Le Marche to the east and crossed by the
Apennines. Its regional capital is historic Perugia. Umbria is
popular for its rich history and nature, art and museums and is
mostly hilly or mountainous with a beautiful large lake, the
C. Le Marche: Located centrally,
with Tuscany to the north west, Umbria to the west and Abruzzo the
south. It has a 173 km length along the Adriatic to the east. The
regional capital is Ancona. It hosts outstanding examples of
Romanesque architecture. The interior is mountainous or hilly with
deep gorges and the coastline presents a succession of rolling
hills. Le Marche's coastline has one of the highest numbers of Blue
Flag beaches of any region in Italy.
D. Abruzzo: Less than 80 km due
east of Rome. bordering the region of Le Marche to the north and
the Adriatic sea for a length of 150 km to the east. L'Aquila is
the regional capital. Abruzzo is one of the most mountainous
regions in Italy and also has a wealth of castles and charming
medieval towns. In the interior is the 500 km2 Abruzzo National
Park. The climate is varied - warm and dry on the coast and an
alpine climate in the mountainous interior.
E. Puglia: A region in south eastern Italy
bordering the Adriatic sea and Ionian sea to southeast. The heel of
the "boot" of Italy. A succession of broad plains and low lying
hills with a beautiful 700 km coastline. Bari is the regional
capital. One of the richest areas in Italy for archaeological
findings. A very dry region.
F. Calabria: At very south of the
Italian peninsula. Located at the "toe" of Italian boot. Surrounded
by the Ionian & Tyrrhenian seas. The regional capital is
Catanzaro. There is a rich history of remains from various
civilisations including the empires of Rome and the Byzantine.
Mainly mountainous with numerous lakes and dense coniferous
forests. Separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina
G. Sicily: The largest island in
the Mediterranean sea, with a rich and unique history, just 16 km
from the Italian mainland. The regional capital is Palermo. The
island hosts many important archaeological sites from the Greeks,
Carthagians, Romans, Moors, Normans, Spaniards & Bourbons.
Mount Etna on the east coast is the largest active volcano in
Europe. A sunny dry climate year providing fertile ground for
citrus fruits, olives, grapes and wine.