Sicily was the number one tourist destination in Italy last year and is becoming more and more popular for those who are looking to purchase a home or rent a villa. Financial Times wrote an article last year about Sicily stating that”is one of the last outposts of traditional Italian life” and this has to stand for something.
Sicily has the most exquisite weather in all Europe and also the best price/quality ratio in the real estate market with a rock solid stability. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that many people are looking for renting a Sicily villas or even buying a home here. The area offers a rich variety of housing types and as a consequence it can become a headache to make the right choice. With this article we will try to offer some examples in order to create a clearer image regarding the real estate situation in Sicily.
Casa Eoliana is located in Salina and was built in the typical Aeolian manners offers a wide terrace with a breathtaking view over the bay of Malfa and of the sea. The property for sale purposes consists of the villa which is about 130 square meters with terrace – 75 square meters, the detached annex (55 square meters) along with the terrace (25 square meters) and a land of 6,500 square meters.
Villa Salonia is situated in the Val di Noto and is considered to be a masterpiece of the 18th century baroque. It is a former noble residence and consists of a villa of about 680 square meters, the two annexes – 130 square meters and the courtyard – 1800 square meters. The villa is on two levels with a grand entrance divided by two arches on the ground floor. If you are planning on renting a Sicily villas why not this one as it is surrounded by high walls covered with bushes and the entrance is made through a gate made of wrought icon that is overlooking the provincial road.
Casale di Pietra is located not far from Palermo and it has been entirely restored and improved by constructing a private swimming pool with a terrace-solarium. The property is surrounded by a breathtaking countryside view and a peaceful environment.
Of course, these are only three examples of what Sicily villas can offer to the regular tourist. As a general rule, look for houses located along the coast as you will have the possibility to choose from a wide variety of beaches to relax in. Most of the villas come fully equipped from the trivial salt shaker to the much needed iron board. The above three examples are a little bit pricey but there are many other villas that come at a more than affordable price and with great advantages.
All things considered, it does not matter if you are looking for a place near Mt. Etna, Alcantara Valley or Taormina, Sicily has plenty to offer to all kinds of tourists despite culture, habits, hobbies and other characteristics that define a tourist.
Author: Dan S. is the manager of www.sicilycottages.com, site that handles Sicily rentals for all tastes and pockets.