There was a change in the behavior of foreigners looking for a second home in Italy in recent years. The international house hunters in the past had been very cautious in choosing the place for their Italian home r Tuscany had emerged as the preferred destination. However, lately other areas have begun to attract overseas investors. This is shown by the last survey of Gate-away.com explaining how this interest could be attributed to the change in lifestyle: Today people are looking for places that offer a less hectic life without sacrificing gorgeous scenery, art and history.
The number of requests for the Trentino Alto Adige and Valle d'Aosta rose surprise exponentially in 2015; these are regions that historically have always been less attractive for foreigners in search of home in Italy. As for the central Italy, the Marche and Abruzzo they are living a golden age thanks to the interest from international buyers: mainly British and Americans have shown a great deal of attention over the past year. In these locations has not yet widespread mass tourism and property prices are relatively affordable, especially in Abruzzo where in one of its northern cities you can find an apartment of 130 square meters to two steps from the sea for 125 thousand euro (960 EUR / sqm). Among other things, the Marches were recently included by The Guardian in the list of places to visit in 2016. This region is regarded as the most affordable sister of Tuscany and in fact you can find a farmhouse for about half the price of a cottage in Tuscany. Going to the South Gate-away.com signals the Basilicata that stands out above all for Matera, who was chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2019. The demand in the area is expected to increase strongly and real estate investors have been pleasantly surprised by the low local prices.