Hot property: five homes for sale in Sicily

Scicli, Ragusa, € 3mn

Where On the outskirts of Scicli, a small Baroque town. Modica, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is a half-hour drive away. Catania airport is a 90-minute drive away.

What A 10-bedroom, five-bathroom property consisting of an original manor house, a large guest house and three further annexes. The 10,700 sq ft villa is set within more than an acre of well-maintained gardens, and has a pool with a shaded area as well as a wellness room with a sauna and hydromassage shower.

Why The sandy dunes and azure seas of Sampieri Beach are 10 minutes away by car.

Who Sotheby’s International Realty


Scauri, Pantelleria, € 2.7mn

Where In Scauri, the second-largest village on the volcanic island of Pantelleria. It is reachable by ferry from Trapani and by domestic flights; its airport is a 20-minute drive from the property.

What A five-bedroom damusso, recently built in the field typical architectural style. The damusso is designed to suit Pantelleria’s landscape and windy, dry climate. Walls are made from lava rock up to a meter thick to insulate against all temperatures. The 200 sq m home consists of three buildings sitting in a hectare of gardens. The property features a covered outdoor kitchen, an open-air lava-stone shower and a pool.

Why Pantelleria Island National Park is a 20-minute drive away and includes Lake Venus, which is fed by volcanic hot springs.

Who Lionard Luxury Real Estate


The interior of an apartment in Palermo, Sicily, with exposed brick walls and wooden roof trusses

Central Palermo, € 420,000

Where On Via Valverde in the Sicilian capital of Palermo. It’s a 10-minute walk to La Cala, the city’s ancient port area. Palermo airport is a 40-minute drive away.

What A two-bedroom, three-bathroom air-conditioned apartment in a former monastery. Arranged over three levels in an open-plan design, the renovated property has characterful features such as a majolica mural, exposed brick walls, handcrafted railings and wooden roof trusses. Most of the furnishings, some of which were custom-made, are included in the sale.

Why The property looks out over the rooftops of Palermo’s old town, taking in the dome of the Baroque-style San Domenico church.

Who Savills


A house with swimming pool and the sea in the background near Agrigento, Sicily

Cattolica Eraclea, Agrigento, € 1.5mn

Where On the south-west coast, a half-hour drive from Agrigento. Agrigento is one of Sicily’s oldest cities, renowned for its well-preserved Greek temples. Palermo airport is a 90-minute drive away.

What A modern villa with 180-degree views across the nearby sea and countryside. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom property includes a fitness room, an outdoor dining area and a sea-facing pool.

Why A nature reserve – Platani River Mouth Oriented Nature Reserve – is nearby.

Who Sotheby’s International Realty


The interior of a period house in Piazza Armerina, Sicily

Piazza Armerina, € 1.8mn

Where In the historic town of Piazza Armerina, a 1 hour and 15-minute drive from Catania airport.

What A period property with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, on 11 hectares in a lush wooded area. The main villa has antique Santo Stefano di Camastra ceramic floors and intricately decorated ceilings, and there is an ornamental garden.

Why Villa Romana del Casale, a Unesco World Heritage Site with one of the world’s largest collections of Roman mosaics, which were preserved by a 12th-century landslide, is nearby.

Who Savills

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