From Venice to Sicily: What You Can Buy in Italy for $300,000

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own little piece of Italian heaven? Perhaps a charming refuge in the green hills of Tuscany, a sophisticated little pied-a-terre in a Venetian Palazzo, or a modern apartment tucked on a little street in the Eternal City of Rome?

Italy has long been attracting people from all over the world fascinated by its insatiable love of life, art, and food, inspiring destinations, and timeless charm.

Whatever your dream might be, you can turn a budget of around $300,000 into your very own sweet home in some of Italy’s most desirable locations… and feel like you’re splurging.

1. Pied-a-terre apartment in Venice $329,000

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Venice is one of the most expensive cities in Italy to buy real estate. The price of a home in Venice approaches $1,000,000. This is why a renovated, two-floor apartment in a great location, steps away from Giardini della Biennale, for just over $300,000, feels like money well spent.

Enjoy the prestige of living in one of Venice’s oldest neighborhoods and the comfort of a beautifully-designed living space with magnificent exposed beams and modern amenities.

2. Charming Villa with Pool in Tuscany $317,000

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If life under the Tuscan sun is what your heart desires, this villa is where your inner movie star will come alive, minus the pesky renovations. This spacious, 4-bedroom restored countryside Tuscan villa offers a refreshing pool, incredible mountain views of the Apuan Alps, and all-around Italian-style serenity for just over $300,000. The villa comes fully furnished, adorned with glazed chestnut windows, vaulted ceilings and a traditional solid wood kitchen.

3. Golf Course Apartment Near Lake Garda and Verona $318,000

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If elegance and refinement is more your style, you can be the proud owner of an apartment on an exclusive five-star golf course in Northern Italy for just over $300,000. Enjoy golf, tennis, manicured gardens and three swimming pools in an incredibly peaceful location away from the crowds, but minutes apart from Lake Garda and the romantic city of Verona.

4. Exquisite Apartment in Sicily $307,000

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Caltagirone is the quintessential small Sicilian town that oozes history and Baroque charm. What better way to emerge yourself in the Italian life than owning an apartment in its historic center, in a 17th century noble palace. This $300,000 urban home is airy, modern and well-designed for functional modern living in ancient surroundings.

5. Bright Apartment in Rome $360,000

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Living in the Eternal City of Rome is the ultimate dream come true. The city is a live history lesson, an endless source of creative inspiration and a cosmopolitan, sophisticated metropolis all at once. A bright, spacious apartment like this, located just across the River Tiber from the heart of Rome is a rare find. Surrounded by green parks, walkable streets and tons of restaurants, this hidden gem apartment is well worth the price tag of $360,000.

Finding a life of luxury in Italy doesn’t require a lot of wealth. Italy’s cities are brimming with awe-inspiring architecture, lively streets, and simple mouthwatering cuisine.

Its beautiful countryside transports you to a time when the most precious treasures were locally grown fruits and vegetables, organically raised meats, homemade cheeses and wines from its sun-kissed valleys.

Italy can offer something different and unique for every lifestyle. If you look close enough you’re sure to find your version of la dolce vita.

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