Accessible, unspoilt and an enviable quality of life, there are plenty of reasons to consider buying Liguria property. Not only is Liguria one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, it is highly regarded as one of the most stunning in all of Europe. With France on its west side, Piedmont to the north, and Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany on the east, the narrow crescent of land known as Liguria is closeted between the Alps and the blue Mediterranean Sea.
While it is one of Italy’s smallest regions, Liguria is packed with appeal. International buyers and investors are drawn by its gorgeous golden sand beaches, plus its mountain slopes that beckon skiers, hikers and mountain bikers. The beaches are actually a continuation of the famed beaches of the French Riviera, perhaps not as well known, but an extension of that beautiful area offering a quieter vibe than its French neighbour.
Farther inland, Liguria’s glorious hinterland is dotted with romantic and picturesque villages, places where adherence to tradition is a daily event.
Liguria has one of Italy’s most fascinating cities, the ancient port of Genoa with an alluring charm and a great artistic heritage. Then there are the Cinque Terre, a string of five seaside villages spread out like pearls along the coastline in a manner that creates one of the world’s most picturesque small urban settings. Enjoy the old-style Riviera vibe of San Remo, or the Italian version of the jet-set Saint Tropez in Portofino. The stunning mountainsides are covered in lush vegetation, from olive groves to vineyards.
There is an extraordinary quantity of good beaches, with Liguria boasting the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in all of Italy.
Despite the economic downturn, real estate prices in the eastern part of the Italian Riviera have shown themselves highly resilient. This is particularly so in the towns of Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo and Portofino. Farther west, the coastline between Imperia and Bordighera is particularly popular, often because of the views afforded across the sea to Monaco.
Thanks to its longtime status as a holiday home haven, Liguria is accessible and well connected with the rest of the world. It enjoys proximity to the airport at Nice, as well as to the airports of Genoa and Pisa.
Real estate in Liguria is not only encouraging wealthy Italians to purchase homes here, it is also attracting international buyers. Most of these foreign buyers come from Scandinavia, Switzerland, Germany, France, the UK, Russia and America.
Being about 30 minutes from Monaco, Liguria property is also snapped up by Monégasque buyers in search of something less expensive than they can find at home.
As one of the most coveted regions Italy has to offer real estate buyers when they go searching for homes in a tranquil and relaxed environment, Liguria property is a place that truly offers the very best of the Italian lifestyle.