- Stunning sea views
- Marble floors
- Marble fireplace
- Wood-burning oven
- Garage with space for up to six cars
- Permission to build a pool
- 2-3 min. walk to the sea
About the villa
The villa was built in middle 80s, and has an irregular, castle-like architecture. It was built by an art lover, who did not hold back in material choices etc. This home is a life-work of someone who wanted to create the “perfect home”. Here you find marble floors from specially selected Carrara marble, custom made doors, amazing panels, and much more.
The house has three floors of 315 sq m each. Downstairs is a garage with space for up to six cars plus a complete apartment holding a kitchen that includes a wood-burning oven, two rooms that can be as bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry room with a window plus a large storage. This floor can be used completely standalone, e.g. for staff.
The front door entrance lead you directly into a lounge of approximately 45 sq m with inset marble fireplace, floors in dark gray Carrara marble, lights built into the ceiling moldings and a beautiful, wide marble staircase leading up into the upper floor.
To the left is the kitchen and dining room – both connected to a comfortable, glassed-in verandah, storage room, an office room, a bathroom and a yet another small room. To the right a beautiful lounge of approximately 55 sq m with pink and gray marble floor in an intricate pattern. Also here you find illumination built into the ceiling moldings. The large windows offer magnificent sea views.
On this floor you will also find a completely amazing library/study. The entire walls are covered by hand-carved bookshelves that continues in a wooden ceiling. All made by a well-known wood artist. Through the large veranda doors you overlook a beautiful palm tree and the Mediterranean. You cannot find a better environment to write the masterpieces of your life!
The upper floor is dedicated to privacy and sleep. Here you have in total four bedrooms, a walk-in storage room and three bathrooms. In addition, two large terraces, one of which has a spiral staircase up to the building’s rooftop, where you have a 360 degree view. While there is already a planning permission for a swimming pool in the garden in place, it might be tempting to create something truly spectacular – a rooftop pool.
The surrounding garden is well maintained and has a park-like design. Building permit is already obtained to build a pool in the lower part of the garden. Adjoining this potential pool area, is a further plot/area which already also has planning permission for a small villa/building of 80 sq m. Of course this area can instead be used to create a larger sun-deck with barbecue and bar in connection to the pool, or to create additional garden area.
The property is extremely well built. For example, foundation of the house is as deep as half the building’s height! The property is categorized as earth-quake proof.
Here you have two drilled wells, and water enough and to spare. As if that wouldn’t be enough, the villa is already connected to the mains.
From the house you have a walk of approximately 2-3 minutes to the sea. Here you find fabulous sandy beaches and clean water. The villa is located in the San Marco area, a few kilometers from Sciacca and this area is well known for its fine, well-organized beaches.
Within the area are two restaurants open all-year round, and of course many more in summer. But not to forget, here we are only a few kilometers from the town of Sciacca where you find everything and a little more of life’s necessities!
There are many year-round residents in the San Marco area, as we are here close to the town of Sciacca. The area has got a very good reputation and is home to many of Sciacca’s more prominent citizens.
The airport of Palermo is a journey of just over an hour and Trapani Airport can be reached in approximately 1.5 hours .
The southwestern coast and inland of Sicily have been forgotten and neglected by tourists in favor of the more frequently visited northern coast. It wasn’t until recent years that things started to take off a bit for this region. But with two aces up its sleeve: Scala dei Turchi and the Valley of Temples, the future does look bright.
The main city of the region, Agrigento, was founded by the Greeks over 2500 years ago, and immediately became a city of great importance. The height of which probably was around the year 480 BC, when the city formed an alliance with Syracuse and defeated the Carthaginians at the battle of Himera on the northern coast of the island (called Termini Imerese today, you can read more about this city in the text about The Province of Palermo).
Today Agrigento is a modern city and a hub for the main industry of the region: Agriculture. If you take the provincial road SP4 heading south from the city, you will pretty much take a trip back in time. Valle dei Templi (the Valley of Temples) is Sicily’s, Italy’s, and possibly Europe’s, most well kept and unique landmark. The entrance fee is 10€ and is an absolute must for anybody who finds themselves in the region. For once the entrance fee is paid, you will be greatly rewarded with seven Doric temples from the 6th and 5th century BC, complete with roads, building foundations, and an amphitheater. There are also early Christian catacombs found on the site.
If you continue further along the road, past Agrigento’s harbor town of Porto Empedocle, and pay close attention to the brown road signs notifying you of the nearby sights, you will find Scala dei Turchi (Stair of the Turks). Several hundred meters long, and roughly 50 meters high, these white limestone cliffs have been ground down by the waves into a natural stairway, where every step is between 5 and 10 meters deep. The clear, white cliffs in combination with the turquoise Mediterranean is truly a sight to behold, and you would be hard-pressed not to enjoy a swim while here. It does tend to get a bit crowded during high season however, so if you are in the mood for a more private swim, the coast of the province consists of about 150 kilometers of sandy beaches, many of which are completely empty even during high season.
In a more gastronomical sense, the seafood dishes reign supreme. One of the biggest fishing fleets of Italy departs from the town of Sciacca, so fresher fish than here is hard to come by. Cheese, wine, and of course, olive oil are all very important ingredients, both to the gastronomy and economy of the region.