Turkish Airlines has announced that it is to be running regular flights between Istanbul and Genoa.
The improved travel links between Turkey and Italy are sure to come as good news for the two countries' property markets.
Currently, the operator offers flights between the two destinations three times weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, however, this is set to be increased.
The additional flight will begin operation from June 27th and will take place on Mondays.
Meanwhile, Turkey's burgeoning property sector shows no signs of slowing down this year, new figures have suggested.
Official figures have revealed that Istanbul's population continues to soar with the rate of migration more than doubling during 2009-10.
Over 102,000 migrants made the location their home over the course of the year, and now account for 7.7 per cent of Istanbul's total population.
Genoa is Turkish Airlines fifth flight destination in Italy, after Rome, Milan, Venice and Bologna.