Italian property investment more accessible

24 July 2007
Improved access to various regions of Italy has increased the country's accessibility as a foreign property destination for British buyers, according to the director of a real estate sales service.

Mark Slaviero of Homes in Italy said with more budget airlines offering routes between the UK and Italy, as well as new airports opening in southern Italy, accessibility has improved vastly.

Southern Italy in particular offers a number of investment opportunities, according to Mr Slaviero, as it is still up and coming.

Areas such as Puglia and Calabria are "very much still in the growth stage", he asserted, suggesting they offer a "good" investment.

"Those sorts of areas can compete with the emerging markets as well," he said. "The prices are still very, very attractive."

The Shelter Offshore website also lauds the increased accessibility of Italian investment hotspots as a key factor for overseas property buyers.

It adds that the Italian property investment sector is "not a flash in the pan" emerging market, but a "tried and tested favourite" with an ongoing level of demand from holidaymakers and overseas buyers.

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