Tuscany, Italy


Buy real estate in Tuscany and, whether it appreciates or depreciates in value, you will always be the envy of your friends. The Italian property market has been flaky in recent years, but the upmarket buy-to-let sector remains buoyant. There is demand for well-located pieds-à-terre, and some favourable tweaks to the Italian tax system kick in this year.

On the market: Classic villas on a private estate near Arezzo, from £1.5m with Beauchamp Estates