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Fractional Ownership, Residence Clubs in Italy





Sicily Food





Borgo di Colleoli





Borgo di Vagli





Castelo di Casole





Palazzo Tornabuoni





Castiglion del Bosco





Castiglion del Bosco




Italy now offers foreign buyers the chance to buy a fraction of a property, to use a fraction of the year.

This is a way for you to own a villa or farm estate without having to maintain it, insure it, staff it, or worry about local officialdom.

Be warned that the properties on offer are generally for the very wealthy.  Some buy-in prices are as high as 450,000 US$, with annual dues for some places as high as 60,000 US$.

To find the latest offerings, you can use a search-engine and search for 'residence club italy', or tailor it for a specific region such as 'residence club tuscany' or 'residence club sicily'. 

Here are a few on offer:

Borgo di Colleoli is set on 23 acres of vineyards and olive groves, the Borgo is a medieval village, halfway between Florence and Pisa, in the hills of Tuscany.


Borgo di Vagli is in the heart of the Tuscan countryside in Arezzo.  It is a restored 14th century Hamlet surrounded by a protected area of olive groves, fruit trees and ancient oaks.


Castelo di Casole is a restored castle in Tuscany, and the surrounding farmhouses (casale).


Palazzo Tornabuoni, the 15th century palace in the heart of Florence is converted into 36 residences, featuring ancient frescoes and antique marble fireplaces.


Castiglion del Bosco is a winery estate outside Montalcino offering restored farmhouses, and a new golf course.