Property in Tuscany tops the list of Italian real estate for sale to second home buyers. Investing in a home in Tuscany offers the unique Tuscan experience, a region of rolling hills and olive groves, of wonderful stone farmhouses with panoramic views. Around Volterra, Lucca and Siena, villas and farmhouses start from around 2,000 Euro per m2. To the east, in Arezzo, on the border with Le Marche, prices are lower around as they are in Lunigiana and Garfagnana, northern Tuscany, prices starting at around 1,350 per m2. For a property in need of restoration expect to pay about half that. Real estate in the historical centres of Florence, San Gimignano and Pisa are costly; apartments start at around 2,500 Euro per m2. The high number of visitors means if you rent, you'll be assured of a high rate of occupancy, providing an attractive return on your Italian property investment. The Rivera and the Maremma coastline in southern Tuscany are much in demand. Property for sale gets more expensive the closer to the Tuscan coast you go. In Punt'Ala, Monte Argentario and Castiglione della Pescaia, renovated three bedroom villas with sea views start at around 3,000 Euro per m2. Excellent rental returns can be expected if you rent your Tuscan home for short term holiday lets. Italian coastal properties are highly lucrative; villas with pools and apartments with sea views do particularly well. Easy access to your home under in Tuscany is provided by airports in Pisa, Florence and Bologna.
The classic landscape of Tuscany is instantly recognisable from Renaissance paintings to travel programmes. Medieval hill top towns, avenues of cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves make Tuscany the quintessential Italian region.
Tuscany has everything: a pleasant climate, long, sandy coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea that runs from Massa Carrara in the north to the Maremma in the south, inland there are mountains, cities full of art, history and culture and fabulous walled towns such as Lucca and Volterra.
Tuscan cuisine is famous the world offer and dining al fresco in a piazza in Siena or Lucca should be an experience that everybody enjoys once in their life. Tuscany is also renowned for wine. The vineyards of Montalcino produce Brunello di Montalcino, regarded by many as the greatest of all Italian wines.