PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Test
– Partly restored
– Fantastic views of the countryside
– A 60 sqm church
– 2 stables, barns, storages, etc
– The property has its own water supply
– Installed water, sewer, electricity, heating, gas, and telephone
– Hunting is permitted on the property
The property includes a private church of 60 sqm, two stables, barns, storages, etc. It has its own water supply (3 l/sec), sewer and electricity and there are carob trees, almond trees, and olive trees on the property.
There is a private road and entrance gate. The property is perfect for someone who wants to create a vineyard, a horse farm etc. Of course, it would also be possible to create a hotel activity here.
The location is extremely private and tranquil, near a protected nature area with hunting permitted on the property.Nearby is Lago Santa Rosalia, a beautiful fishing lake. The castle enjoys a wonderful view of the protected nature area from the balconies as well as from the tower.
The original stone walls are in good condition, but the roofs and interior need to be renovated. The castle has got original floors in most rooms.
The property was used for parts of the film Capo dei Capi (the movie about the infamous Mafia boss Totò Riina) by Cinecitta.
The castle is located 15 kilometers from the regional capital Ragusa, 35 km from the Mediterranean Sea, beaches, port and to the airport of Comiso it is 40 kilometers.
Apart from the seven hectares included in the price, it is possible to buy additional 65 hectares and 500 sqm of buildings, located around 200 meters from the main property.
In the mood for some Baroque living? Some Rococo to spice up Sicily’s already encompassing influences? Then the Province of Ragusa is what you are looking for. An Eldorado for those looking for historical houses and buildings to restore at a fair price. You just need close your eyes and put your finger on the map, because almost every single city and town in the region can boast a vast number of buildings from the Baroque era, even if the town of Noto in the neighboring Province of Syracuse is the most famous in that regard.
Ragusa, Modica, and Scicli were all rebuilt in a matching style after the catastrophic earthquake of 1693. The style of the time being Baroque with its austere, grand and dramatic type of stone buildings, making use of the contrasts between light and shadow cast on the buildings by the Mediterranean sun.
In the town of Modica, you will find a rarity: Chocolate made in the way of the Aztecs, using solely ground cacao beans and sugar. Also, chocolate made with chili, which has caught on in the later years by the hipster communities of Northern Europe, originates from this region: Cioccolato al peperoncino.
As with the neighboring province of Agrigento, you would be well advised to follow the brown signs along the roads leading you to the historical sights of the area. They will, for instance, take you to Cava D’ispica, a dramatic and beautifully blossoming ravine containing some 4000-year-old ruins, as well as some very early Christian graves. If you are a fan of the classic crime novels about Inspector Montalbano, Marina di Ragusa and the charming borough of Ragusa Ibla offers you a chance to walk in his footsteps.
The Southeastern point of Sicily is also home to miles of unexploited sandy beaches. They stretch through Pozzallo, Marina di Modica, Sampieri, Donnalucata, Marina di Ragusa and Punta Secca.
The inland parts of the region are recognized by its distinct low stone wall along the borders of the farms. The most famous produce of the area is the sweet cherry tomatoes, as well the wheat that gave Sicily the nickname of “The Grain Silo of Rome.” Lastly, don’t miss the cheese, which according to the Sicilians is best here. Make sure to try Ragusano DOP especially.
A few years ago the fourth commercial airport of Sicily opened within the region just outside the town of Comiso. Located about 20 km, or 30 minutes by car, from the city of Ragusa.