Calabria Property - Italy's Best Kept Secret is Now Launching New Investment Properties

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Calabria is an area steeped in history - flagged by aging ruins of ancient Roman, Greek, Norman and Byzantine times - and punctuated by dazzling scenery in all directions and superb natural resources and attractions. Some state that Calabria is Italy's best kept secret. International property developers have realised this and are now capatalising on the regions natural resources and launching new overseas investment property opportunities for investors.

Calabria is an area steeped in history - flagged by aging ruins of ancient Roman, Greek, Norman and Byzantine times - and punctuated by dazzling scenery in all directions.

You would be forgiven for expecting Calabria, Italy to have been a popular tourist destination for many years. However, the temptation of rugged coasts and snow-capped mountains has only recently been opened up to tourists from outside Italy when the area's Lamezia airport grew to international stature in 2006, accepting flights from London Stanstead, London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

As a new emerging market to tourists and investors alike, what has Calabria got that sets it apart from other Italian destinations? With white sanded beaches and miles of dramatic coastline, Calabria can stand its own amongst popular beachside destinations but it is this subtle beauty combined with the history of the place that makes the area a firm favourite with holidaying Italians. The local national Museum of Greater Greece holds a collection of Greek and Roman statues, including the famous Riace bronzes, which brings history to life and highlights an interesting past of Calabrian life. This past also lives on in certain Greek-speaking villages of the region.

Calabria is home to great wildlife and the vast national parks of Aspromonte and Sila are also home to certain rare species too, such as Bonelli's eagle. Not only this but with a dramatic climate to match of hot sun-filled summer days and the snowy mountains of the winter time, the area offers an all-round experience for the discerning traveler.

International property developers are now capatalising on the regions natural resources and launching new overseas investment property opportunities

Since the local airport became directly accessible from Britain, Calabria is growing in popularity and other nations are beginning to realise the outstanding beauty and mystique of the region. This is why Steve Worboys, MD of Experience International predicts that Calabria is "an exciting emerging market" and why house prices and property profits are set to increase dramatically in the next few years.

Experience International are offering the chance to purchase a range of property in Calabria of exciting resorts including the 5 * Pizzo Beach Club takes advantage of the gorgeous beaches and its close proximity to the Lamezia airport (just a 15 minute drive away) to prove a firm investment opportunity. With fantastic facilities ranging from a football field and tennis courts to swimming pools and botanic gardens as well as restaurants and bars, the Pizzo Beach Club has something for all. The resort comprises of studios, apartments, penthouses and villas and prices start at just £57,000/ €75,000.

Alternatively, if it is breathtaking views that you're after, the Bayview resort in Soverato, situated in an elevated position set above the town, is the answer. With unparalleled views of long golden sands and the dark blue Ionian sea, the resort is situated just 40 minutes from the local international airport. Offering facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a gym, spa and restaurants, 3-bedroom villas, some with very large garden areas, start at just £172,000 / €227,900.

For more information on any of the above properties, please contact Experience International on 0800 612 0901 or visit their website http://www.experience-international.com

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