Italy is the world's healthiest country

According to the Bloomberg Global Health Index of 163 countries Italy is top of the list. Despite slow economic growth its people are very healthy. Could you want a better reason to move to Italy? My home country of the UK is down in lowly 23rd and one of my ancestral countries, the US, is down in 34th place.

Italy’s health is due to a diet rich in vegetables and fruits and plenty of olive oil. We find natural foods are very high quality and cheap. Buy from local markets and you’re sure to see good results in your health. The surroundings are calm and peaceful and surely this has a lot to do with it too. And don't forget the wine! Elderly people always tell me they drink a glass or two a day and they live long. Need another excuse?!

Here are a few positions of countries from best to worst:

1. Italy
23. UK
28. Denmark
34. USA
50. Albania

Got to Bloomberg to read more - click here


Here's an article about health in Piedmont, Italy

Richard Edwards of Langhe Property (Piemonte Property) Italy
Property consultant

Richard Edwards

+39 346 1214077

I was born in London with a family line from all over the place, including Italy. I've been married to Urszula for 25 years. We met purely by accident at the Berlin wall in 1990, six months after it came down. I established Piemonte Property 11 years ago, then, when Alex joined, we renamed our agency Langhe Property.

I've been working in local real estate since 2006, have a vast experience in the market and the area so can help you with every twist and turn.

We'll take you viewing and will help with whatever you need for your trip and beyond.

It's also my job to update the website, find and photograph houses and find solutions for you.

Interests: Cars and motorcycles and Vespas, visiting wine producers, playing guitar, travelling and walking our white Golden Retriever, George.


Here are few properties that we feel are really outstanding - either because of being great value for money, are in incredible locations or are just great homes.

Luxury Piedmont Country Home

Luxury Piedmont Country Home

We love this property. Restored with great taste and to the highest standard. Location is beautiful. This part of south Piedmont should not be overlooked. An impressive private home that has great rental potential.

  • €1,190,000
  • 6
  • 7
Barbaresco home built to high standard

Barbaresco home built to high standard

The quality of construction and attention to detail on this home is amazing. It has features you'd find a 100 yr old Piemontese farmhouses but done with modern materials to ensure the very best living space.

  • €580,000
  • 3
  • 2
Langhe villa with incredible view

Langhe villa with stunning views

A truly outstanding property. Location is incredible with beautiful views of the Alps and is within walking distance of the town. The house was built in 2015 to a very high standard and with features typical to houses in Piedmont.

  • €399,000
  • 3
  • 4