A friend just got back from a trip to Venice, Italy. I wonder if he was there checking out Italian properties. I wouldn't be surprised as Italy is really a beautiful country and great real estate is in abundance. Plus, owning properties in Italy is not a hassle.
When you think of Italy, what comes to mind are its beautiful weather, great Italian food, wonderful holiday spots. Besides its many famous cities, Tuscany and Sicily come to mind. Even George Clooney has a villa in Italy. I believe it's even featured in the movie, "Oceans Twelve".