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Calabria

Calabria is an Italian region with about 2 million inhabitants, its capital is Catanzaro. It is divided into 5 provinces: Catanzaro, Cosenza, Crotone, Reggio di Calabria, Vibo Valentia.

Its central position in the Mediterranean has made it strategic for many civilizations such as the Byzantines, Normans, Romans, and Greeks.
The latter, starting from the eighth century BC, were the protagonists of a period of great wealth and splendor with the foundation of important culturally advanced cities. Just think that the famous Pythagoras settled in Crotone, the ancient Kroton, and there he founded the Pythagorean school; while in Locri, the ancient Locri Epizefiri, was born Zaleuco who was the first legislator in the Western world, Herodotus was instead a citizen of Thurii, a colony near the city of Sibari in Calabria, formed by Greeks who came from all parts of the world. It was the Greeks who named the word “Italy” for the first time because there was the king of the Isthmus of Catanzaro who was called Italo.

Foreigners present in Calabria are about 110,000, an important number considered the total inhabitants.

Agriculture is mainly concentrated in the cultivation of olive trees for which it boasts second place nationally for the production of oil and produces a quarter of Italy’s citrus fruits.

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Calabria is characterized by a coast of a length of about 780 km from which it draws its main tourist resource. Annual visitors are approximately 8.8 million, thanks also to the interest in the naturalistic, seaside, and monumental heritage of the highest level. Think of the island of Capo Rizzuto, in the province of Crotone, with its fortified citadel, Le Castella, the archaeological site of Capo Colonna, Reggio Calabria, Locri, Palmi, Crotone, Sibari, Sila, Aspromonte and Roccelletta of Borgia. The protected marine natural area of ​​Capo Rizzuto, among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, the coasts of Tropea, Capo Vaticano, Pizzo Calabro, or Soverato, with beaches that take your breath away and activities for day and night. In winter, the ski resorts of Camigliatello, Lorica, Gambarie, and Zomaro are also of particular interest.

The Real Estate Market

The real estate market in Calabria certainly has the most interesting prices in the rest of Italy. The average of the properties for sale has a price of around € 850 per square meter. An exception is the province of Vibo Valentia which reaches 1,200 € / sqm.
There are about 42,000 properties for sale, half of which are apartments and about 10,000 independent houses.