Calabria Property Attracts Hollywood Star

RSS Author RSS     Views:N/A
Bookmark and Share          Republish
According to recent Italian media reports, Mel Gibson the Hollywood superstar is interested in purchasing a property in Italy's best kept secret - the southern region of Calabria.

While directing the Passions of the Christ movie, Mel became attracted by the beautiful scenery after filming in the nearby medieval town of Matera and as stated in the celebrity news site is looking for a more permanent base in the region.

Interested in satisfying the alleged Calabria property requirements of the Hollywood star, the mayor of San Lorenzo del Vallo, a small town in the north of Calabria, has suggested a 600 year old castle with 13,000 square meters of land of which Gibson could be king.

And it's easy to see why Mel Gibson might be keen. Located on the "toe" of Italy, Calabria is a region of amazing beauty with kilometres of unspoiled pristine sandy beaches, warm Mediterranean climate, clear turquoise blue seas, dramatic mountains, tranquil lakes and rolling countryside. Rich in culture & history, Calabria offers the traditional dolce vita and is a very desirable second home destination as well as relocation destination.

For over 40 years Britons have been purchasing second properties in Italy. From stunning villas on the shores of Lake Como to traditional farmhouses in Tuscany and luxurious apartments in the emerging southern region of Calabria, in fact property in Calabria is one of the most popular with our clients. Italy offers a range of landscapes and property choices second to none.

Owning a property in Italy is not just about bricks and mortar, it's about embracing the lifestyle, the culture, the people - living "la dolce vita" and it is for this reason that Italy remains one of the most relocation as well as second property destinations in the world.

Here are some factor motivating overseas buyers to purchase in Italy.

Politically and economically stable
Member of the EU with no buying restrictions
A unique place of unspoiled natural beauty
Just 2 hours from the UK
Established and emerging property markets
One of the most popular global tourism destinations
Voted "Favourite country in the World" by Conde Nast Traveller Travel Awards 2009

Year round rental market
Up to 80% LTV mortgages available
No capital gains tax
Reliable capital growth
Straightforward buying process

If you can't quite afford an A list budget then fear not,prices for Calabria properties are still affordable with a wide range of completed turn key and off plan homes available.

of The Porcino Silano which is a brand new development of 6 luxury boutique apartments in the beautiful village of Lorica in the Sila Mountains have units available from as little as €87,000. Or if you desire more seclusion and privacy then the Porcino Silano boutique 1 and 2 bedroom apartments located in the stunning Sila Mountains, just 300 meters from the lake, can be brought for the same price, only €87,000.

For more information about buying property in Italy's best kept secret - Calabria - then contact the experts at Experience International call + 44 (0) 207 321 5858 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting + 44 (0) 207 321 5858 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or go to

Report this article

Bookmark and Share

Ask a Question about this Article