Real Estate in Sicily

Holiday homes in Sicily are being readily snapped up by property investors all over the world.  It is one of the fastest growing markets in Italy, with hundreds properties in Sicily being sold on a regular basis. In order to find out why the property market in Sicily is doing so well, you need to know at bit more about the place,

Property for sale Sicily - Villa And Land In Sicily, Cianciana

Property for sale Sicily



The best thing about Sicily, and don’t take this the wrong way, is that it doesn’t actually feel like Italy, even though it is only separated from the mainland by the narrow straight of Messina. When you travel to Sicily its like stepping back in time, to a beautiful ancient island cut off from the rest of the world. At the same time Sicily is a vibrant island with a multitude of different cultures, a melting pot of races shaped by history. 

In the times of the ancient Greek s Sicily was second only to Athens in terms of size and importance. So much so that a fleet of ships was sent from Athens to firmly put Sicily in its place.  The fleet was defeated and sent home with its proverbial tail between its legs.


The history of Sicily is full of historical stories of mythical monsters like Scylla the rock monster, who would guard the entrance to the straits of Messina, preventing enemy ships from attacking Sicily. In these ancient times the straits of Messina where treated with fear and trepidation by all who sailed along them, providing Sicily with a strategically advantage when faced with an advancing enemy invaders.  

 

Holiday Homes in Sicily


In the early 20th century Sicily went though mass economic decline, which resulted in emigration on mass to the US. To this day there remains strong links between the Superpower and this charming Island, with American property investors, with ties to their homeland, often buying up Real Estate in Sicily.

These days Sicily is serviced by a number of international airlines, with a large number of budget flights from the UK’s Stanstead airport. This makes property for sale in Sicily a more attractive prospect to investors for obvious reasons. People looking to buy holiday homes in Sicily can take advantage of these cheap airlines which fly into Palermo (north coast of Sicily) on a regular basis. 

 

Property for sale Sicily



There are many places to visit in Sicily and several places represent good areas to invest in property, these include,

 



Palermo has been revitalized in recent times by government money, and is a very different city than the one much maligned a number of years ago. This money has gone into many Sicily property restoration projects which in turn has lead to the redevelopment of a number of old museums, churches and town buildings. Transport links have also been improved. Property for sale in Palermo is slightly more expensive than in other parts of Sicily, this is mainly because of the good transport links and extensive local amenities.  

Cianciana is beautiful agricultural town, which specializes in the cultivation of, grapes, almonds & olives. Carpentry and craft shops are popular in the area and the farming sector is still profitable. That said old farm houses are often available for restoration projects, which once finished would make a perfect holiday home in Sicily


Caccamo is a charming little agricultural town on the foothills of Mount San Calogero part of the Madonie Mountain range. Caccamo is famous for its Norman Castle dating back to 1100. Like Cianciana, Caccamo has a number of farm houses for sale and would make a perfect holiday home in Sicily.


Those arriving from the Italian mainland by ferry land in the costal town of Siracusa, which famous in Grecian times for being the Greek capital. This is a beautiful medieval town with a number of bars and restaurants selling fabulous seafood. This area has some wonderful property for sale in Sicily, with a number of restoration projects available for the more adventurous. Some architecture in this area dates back to the 5th century BC & anybody interested in historical architecture, should definitely have a look at Sicily property in this area.

If you travel to the south east you come across the baroque towns of, Noto, Comiso, and Ragusa & Modica. Of these towns Noto has the most potential in terms of real estate in Sicily. Sicilian Properties for sale in this area can be had for as little as £1500 per square meter.

Taormina near Messina on the East cost of Sicily is one of the most popular resorts. Many Europeans have looked at Taormina in terms of buying a holiday home in Sicily, whether it’s an apartment, house or Villa by the sea, Taormina is a perfect location.

In the vicinity the little town Palazzos has an amazing amphitheatre which is looked upon by the towering Mount Etna dating back to the medieval period. Palazzos is a charming fairy tail like town with cobble streets and a ancient castle

The more adventurous Sicilian property investors are even looking at property for sale on the Sicilian, Aeolian Islands of Vulcano, Panarea, Salina, Lipari, & Stromboli.

Sicily is an Island like no other that’s what makes it such a perfect place to buy a holiday home in Sicily, with its amazing climate, perfect beaches, lively nightlife and ancient architecture Sicily has something for everybody.


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