For sale: The Italian coastal properties to invest in now

The Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia villa, Capri

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Long considered one of the world’s most picturesque countries – with excellent food and wine to boot – many visitors have dreamed about swapping busy cities for a more relaxed pace of life on the Italian coastline. While a complete lifestyle change might not be on the cards, if your Italian Riviera yacht vacation has inspired you to put down more permanent roots, there are many gorgeous properties for sale in some of the country’s yachting hotspots primes for use as holiday homes…

The Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia villa, Capri

Roundly considered as one of Italy's most beautiful vacation spots, homes on the island of Capri are highly sought after making the listing of the Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia villa a unique opportunity to invest in one of the destination's finest and most famous homes. Boasting panoramic sea views overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, the estate was built in 1942 for the film director Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia and received some of Italy's greatest actors, including Totò, Vittorio De Sica and Aldo Fabrizi, as guests.

Surrounded by lush parklands boasting more than 150 species of plant, the main house spans 800 square metres and is set over four storeys boasting seven bedrooms, airy entertaining areas and a formal dining room. A 400 square metre outbuilding offers further accommodation for three guests and both buildings have been carefully restored to preserve their hand-painted Vietri ceramic floors, marbles and traditional architecture. Outside, expansive terraces offer plenty of scope for outdoor living while the grounds also play host to a large swimming pool with Jacuzzi, lemon conservatory, a tennis court, boules area and five-a-side football pitch.

The Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia villa is listed for sale with price on application with Lionard Luxury Real Estate.

La Garibaldina, Costa Smeralda

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Sailing yacht owners and regatta lovers couldn’t do much better than this beautiful 18.5 acre estate on the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia. Overlooking the La Maddalena archipelago and national park, the property is divided among six separate residences – a main house with large living spaces, the master house with four en suite rooms as well as four guesthouses offering a total of nine bedroom suites.

Designed for al fresco living, each residence is accompanied by wide terraces for relaxing and dining, while the house is decorated throughout in neutral tones with a rustic charm to match the surrounding rugged landscape. Finally, a large infinity pool is accompanied by an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and barbecue while winding paths lead through the estate’s grounds to a secluded hot tub.

La Garibaldina is listed for sale with Christie’s International Real Estate and ImmobilSarda with price on request.

Via Romagneno villa, Genoa

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Commissioning a new build yacht can be a lengthy process so, if you’re looking for somewhere luxurious to stay while keeping track of your yacht’s progress in one of Genoa’s numerous yards, then this waterfront property is ideal. Located between Recco and Camogli, around a 30 minute drive from Genoa, the unusual design of the villa sees its single building divided into four distinct units making it perfect for large families and entertaining guests while making the most of the stunning views across the Golfo Paradiso.

The main apartment spans 350 square metres across two floors and comprises the villa’s central living areas including a spacious kitchen, living and dining rooms and bathroom. The second 70 square metre apartment is located on the ground floor and contains a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room overlooking the garden and portico while a third 50 square metre apartment is also found on the ground floor. The final 100 square metre apartment is on the third floor and features impressive sea views along with a large living room, kitchen, three bedroom and three bathrooms accompanied by a vast rooftop terrace. Further amenities include a dressing room, tool shed, wine cellar, garage and boat storage found a short walk away through the park on the beach of the monastery of Recco.

The Via Romagneno villa is listed for sale for €6,600,000 with Italian Sotheby’s International Realty.

Villa Percy Lubbock, La Spezia

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Having your yacht built in La Spezia instead? Occupying a prime coastal position in the quiet fishing village of Tellaro, a 25 minute drive from the shipyards of La Spezia, this three bedroom villa is named for the English writer Percy Lubbock while the surrounding areas provided great inspiration for poets include Byron, Shelley and Lawrence. Set across 210 square metres of interior space, each of the apartment’s bedrooms is en suite while it also offers a kitchenette, double living room and private garden overlooking the Golfo dei Poeti. There is also private beach access, a swimming pool, laundry room and parking for two cars making this the perfect pied a terre for owners visiting their yachts.

Villa Percy Lubbock is listed for sale for €2,600,000 with Knight Frank.

Portofino mansion, Portofino

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A popular yachting destination known for its beautiful landscape and la dolce vita lifestyle, properties in Portofino are snapped up quickly making one of this calibre a rare investment opportunity. Perched on the hillside above the famous port, and with unbeatable views across the Mediterranean, the mansion spans 750 square metres of living space across five floors including three en suite bedrooms, two state of the art kitchens, dining room, living room, studio, laundry room and staff quarters. The property also offers a high quality of living with mod cons including two elevators, home automation, an indoor pool with hydro massage, gym and wine cellar. Outside numerous terraces and verandas offer ideal spaces for entertaining and are complemented by a private parking area and 2,000 square metres of manicured lawns and gardens.

The Portofino mansion is listed for sale with Christie’s International Real Estate and ImmobilSarda with price on request.

Villa Valina, Tuscany

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Searching for a family retreat with something to keep everyone entertained? Boasting a large swimming pool, tennis court, boules area and playground, as well as a sandy beach just a few minutes walk away, Villa Valina makes a great family retreat. Located in the prestigious Roccamare gated community in Castiglione Della Pescaia, Tuscany, the villa is set across two floors and features six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a large living room, dining room, cantina, laundry room and day area. Outside spaces measure 1.25 acres and include a large roof terrace, Jacuzzi, lawns, barbecue area and changing room while the surrounding forests are ideal for hiking and cycling.

Villa Valina is listed for sale for €6,750,000 with Knight Frank.

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