Calabria is still an undiscovered region and therefore real estate prices are significantly lower than in other regions of Italy. With hundreds of miles of sandy beach and rolling hillside, Calabria can be the perfect location for a holiday home or medium-term investment.
Calabria is located in the south-west of Italy, washed by the Tyrrhenian and the lonian Sea. The region possesses over 800 kilometres of sandy beaches and is characterised by a variety of panoramas, ranging from rocky coves to vast beaches. Calabria is an essentially mountainous region, with a high central Apennine ridge. The inland is dotted with picturesque villages hugging the hills that slope down to the water.
Despite an enormous tourism potential, Calabria is untouched and the lifestyle traditional. Located mostly in the plain and on the lower slopes of mountains, the local population is traditionally agricultural with products including wood, oil, orange, citrons, sugar beet, tobacco and flowers. Tourism is beginning to develop mostly around Sila but Calabria does remain one of the poorest regions in Italy.
Calabria averages between 22-25 °C (71-77 °F) in the summer months and drops to 9-10°C (48-50 °F) in winter.
UK flights to Reggio Calabria Airport (south tip of Calabria) and Lemezia (West Central) can be found from Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.