Those investing in property on the Italian island of Sicily may find that that golf tourism provides a boost to the value of their investment in the next few years.
Until recently the Il Picciolo course at the Palmerston Etna Resort was the only golf centre on the island, the Daily Telegraph reports.
However, the paper notes, a second one has now been opened near the cathedral town of Cefalu and three more are planned, including a 36-hole Gary Player resort.
Should Sicily grow as a golf tourism destination, those with property investments on the island may see an increase in value in their properties.
Those keen on sport may also be attracted to Sicily by different activities, such as sailing.
Today sees the start of the 505 class World Sailing Championships, starting at Palermo, Sail World reports.
Fans of sailing will be able to see 124 boats from 12 different countries in action.