Other Regions

"Thou Paradise of Exiles, Italy!" - Shelley

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 locations:

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. Tuscany: A region in central Italy which borders the regions of Liguria to the northwest, Emilia-Romagna to the north and east, Umbria to the east and Lazio to the southeast. Tuscany has a western coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze). Tuscany is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites including the historic centre of Florence and the historical centre of Siena. Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves.

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. 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 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 Trasimeno.

E. 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.

F. 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.

G. 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

H. 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.

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