Description of Liguria
Liguria's reputation revolves around its cuisine and culture but overseas buyers have one thing in mind: the coast. Home to the Italian Riviera, Liguria's most popular hotspots include the gorgeous resorts of Sanremo, Portofino and Genoa, blessed with a huge stretch of rugged coastline and some of the most gloriously hidden fishing villages in Europe. The five collective towns of Cinque Terre - Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore and Vernazza – have come into their own as tourist magnets over the years and pull huge business into the region. Portofino is a staple with super-rich yacht owners and wealthy English expats alike, while the medieval town of Albenga is perhaps the historic gem of Liguria’s crown.
In terms of property investment, overall property values in Italy were down again in 2013. However, stunning coastal regions like Liguria have the bonus of drawing in thousands of tourists every month of every year, representing solid opportunities for buy-to-let investments.