Verona lovers from the U.S. and Canada are increasing significantly, so much so that they decide not only to come here on vacation but even to buy homes. Perhaps attracted by the beauty on the banks of the Adige River, by visits to the Valpolicella wineries in the hinterland or in the Lessini mountains, several North Americans have begun to enter the Verona real estate market to buy homes, which tend to be luxury and to live in for the vacations. Certifying the approach of U.S. and Canadian visitors to yellow-blue real estate (the city’s institutional colors) is Fimaa (Italian Federation of business agents brokers). For some time now, foreigners, especially Germans and Austrians, have been taking up residence in the city, as well as on Lake Garda, but the overseas clientele is a novelty, which has become more pronounced in the post-Covid era after tourist flows have picked up. The preference goes to the historic center because this type of clientele likes to live within walking distance of the most well-known monuments. The choice generally falls on value proposals, which on average range from 500 thousand to one million euros, and on large spaces, over 150 square meters, to allocate to family or to keep as a use of capital. Sometimes to be earmarked for tourist rentals or short leases. Some examples in figures? In the historic center, a 175,000-euro one-bedroom apartment yields 4.6% gross annually because it can be rented at 670 euros per month. A return to real estate investment can also be seen in other areas near the “Ztl” – restricted traffic zone – such as Cittadella, San Zeno and Valverde. The latter is the area that performs best, next to Porta Nuova, in a position connecting downtown and the station. Here a one-bedroom apartment costs about 133,000 euros and can be rented for 600 euros a month, with a gross annual yield of 5.4 percent.