Immensely desirable and unrelentingly beautiful, Tuscany is one of the most popular second-home destinations for one good reason: it has it all.
With its medieval hilltop villages, artistic heritage and Renaissance culture, Tuscany is charmingly picturesque, a place filled with cypress-lined roads, vineyards and olive groves, bathed in a one-of-a-kind light.
From the vibrancy of the city in art-laden Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca, to spellbinding country towns and villages, to castles, lovely hills and farmland, Tuscany is a place of great contrasts. Florence is a traditional draw thanks to its culture and art, its Renaissance atmosphere and its proximity to the beautiful countryside. But continue on beyond the city, to explore places such as Chianti, with its rolling hills, cypress trees and wonderful farmhouses.
Past Chianti, the Val d’Orcia which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata is attracting significant interest along with Cortona to the east and the stunning medieval city of Lucca to the north-west.
Most purchases in Tuscany are lifestyle focused, where that desirable dolce vita remains a key driver and continues to draw buyers searching for a slice of Italian life. With two international airports –Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Aeroporto di Firenze (formerly Amerigo Vespucci) in Florence – Tuscany is highly accessible.
With buyers in search of a permanent residence or a second home, the Tuscany real estate market offers a large variety of Italian property for sale. From the magnificent seaside to the rolling green of the countryside, from the fascinating cities to the majestic mountainside, there is an extensive choice of property available across Tuscany. Homes for sale in Tuscany range from substantial country estates and impressive Renaissance palaces, to centuries-old townhouses, estates with working vineyards, and seaside villas.
British buyers have for many years been the most enthusiastic buyers of Tuscan property, although demand for real estate here is growing amongst other international investors, including Scandinavians, Dutch, Belgian, German and Swiss buyers. There is also an increasing number of Americans wishing to own a piece of Italian heritage.
Surrounded as it is by outstanding natural beauty and with ease of access, combined with an astonishing history, the wonderful and varied architecture, the extraordinary culture and the exemplary food and wine, Tuscany real estate represents one of the world’s most coveted second-home and prime property markets available anywhere today.