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Monthly Wrap: International luxury – 4 dream properties in Italy

currency-newsMonthly Wrap: International luxury – 4 dream properties in Italy
Italy, the home of sophistication, super cars and beautiful people, is a tempting prospect for the cosmopolitan expat seeking a stunning overseas property.

From a cliff-carved villa with that James Bond touch to a Renaissance dream, here are four of our favourite dream Italian properties…

Amalfi Coast – visions of the crystal blue Med

This stunning luxury villa to-die-for stands on the Italian Amalfi Coast – a hotspot for premium properties and superstar lifestyles. With a price tag of just over £6m this cliff-carved oasis boasts stunning ocean views, a year-round Mediterranean climate and stone-carved steps leading down to a private cove.

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First built in the 1960s, the villa comprises three floors, with balconies, porticoes, a guest house and private salt-water pool. The rooms are all spacious with high ceilings and plenty of natural light, while each of the four bedrooms features a view across the sparkling blue of the Mediterranean sea.  

Tuscany, San Gimignano – Rennaissance splendour in the heart of Italy

Nestling among Cyprus trees on a hill overlooking the famous towers of San Gimignano is this Tuscan jewel. Recently repurposed from its former life as a Renaissance-era convent, the property now serves as a luxury hotel and boutique.

With ancient walls of hand-kilned bricks and perfectly manicured private gardens, a well-stocked library, wine bar, swimming pool, congress room and a lounge decorated with golden tapestries and painstakingly restored frescoes, it’s a building which definitely banishes boredom.

If you’re looking to both move abroad and start a business, this exclusive property offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

At just over £10m, the initial purchase may prove eye-watering but this rustic landmark is one of the region’s most popular high-end destinations for those seeking a weekend indulgence or luxury holiday – making it a business dream in the making.

Bolzano – a home amidst snow-capped mountains

If you like the idea of neighbours, this finely renovated luxury villa for sale in the prestigious ski resort of Val Badia could be the right property for you.

The stunning property, surrounded by snow-dusted alpines and the craggy summits of the famous Dolomite mountains, contains four separate residential units, each with two guest bedrooms and a master suite featuring a sauna and Turkish bath. The basement also has potential to become a fifth apartment.

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With an overall value of £5m, the sale of four units could yield up to 4/5 your initial investment, providing you with a premium holiday apartment in the heart of Italy’s most exclusive ski resort but at a fraction the price of your envious neighbours.

Marche, Ascoli Piceno – a palace to call your own

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a castle, this next property will take those dreams to another level. Here is an Italian palace, uniquely situated on hills overlooking the historic hamlet of Marche. With 360o views across the sea, mountains and cultivated land, this property offers the ultimate in prestigious living.

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On top of a staggering 32 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, the sprawling 20002ft floorspace comes replete with private gardens, two restored swimming pools, Jacuzzi and sauna.

The interior scenery is easily as breath-taking as the beautiful vistas visible through every window, as the palace comes fully furnished with every space painstakingly decorated to a palatial standard and ornamented with antique furniture, crystal chandeliers, paintings, tapestries and frescoes dating from the 16th century.

The palace currently serves as a resort, accommodating up to 70 guests, but could be converted into a single residence.
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