A new civilian airport at Grosseto in Southern Tuscany means cheaper properties are now easier to reach for British property buyers.
Tuscany has long been a favourite destination for British buyers looking for a place in the sun. With its pleasant climate, beautiful countryside made up of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards, fine local food and an array of breathtaking historic cities, towns and villages the region has long been the most popular in Italy for overseas buyers. This however has led to property rises in recent years that make property within easy reach from Florence and Pisa Airports now out of the price range of many.
The south of Tuscany remains much more affordable as it is further away from the main airports and as a result has seen less demand, resulting in better value properties. This could all be about to change as a new airport is due to start accepting flights from across Europe in June, 2008. The Tuscany Regional Goverment is assisting the development of Grosseto Airport as part of its tourism strategy to attract more overseas visitors to the south of the region. To get to the area before the new airport opened meant a drive of approx. 2 hours from the North after landing. Now by flying to Grosseto driving time will be reduced to 30 minutes.
Within a short radius of the airport is Grosseto Province. Typical Tuscany with a mediaeval town, rolling hills and charming villages. The historic walled town of Grosseto with its Romanesque Cathedral is the capital of the area with a population of 60,000. Other treasures include Montalcino, a dramatic hill town and home of the world famous Brunello wine, The Tyrrhenian Sea coastline, with some of the cleanest beaches in Italy and to the east the stunning city of Siena, with beautiful architecture and a fascinating history. The area also has excellent natural spas, such as those at Saturnia, where visitors enjoy soaking in the hot pools on the calcareous terraces of the Cascate del Mulino. Close to the town is one of Italy’s most exclusive resorts. Terme Di Saturnia Spa & Golf resort, has an 18 hole golf course and its own natural spa complex, the original spring feeds the thermal park of hot-water swimming pools, waterfalls, jacuzzis, waterways, roman bath and steam rooms.
Realpoint Property is a specialist property company that assists British buyers looking for a holiday home, an investment or even to start a new life in Italy with a B&B or hotel. It has extensive experience and regional contacts ensuring customers get the best value and advice available. It has a number of properties that are within easy reach of Grosseto Airport, with very reasonable prices compared to similar properties in Central Tuscany. Here are just a few;
Bagnore Beauty - A manor house, situated in 2ha of gardens close to the Amiata Mountain in a protected natural park. Ready to move in with potential for further development. £224,000
Sovicille Setting - Lovely apartment on two floors - fully restored. Situated on the first floor of the building, it has living room with fire place and American kitchen, terrace, 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Panoramic view on the Tuscan countryside. Set in a village only 20 km far from Siena. Around £280,000
Montalcino Marvel - Situated in the eart of the ancient walled town of Montalcino, this 2 bedroom ground floor apartment in a restored historic property would make an ideal holiday retreat or investment to rent out to tourists. Around £174,000
Panoramic Seggiano - Traditional stone property with breathtaking views from the edge of Val d’Orcia and Monte Amiata near Seggiano. Currently split into 3 apartments and rented out to tourists but has the potential to revert to a large family home if desired. £320,000