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Salemi 2012 news

Salemi roman castle

Salemi Castle

Remember Salemi ? and the 1 Euro property regeneration project…

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Valle Piola Gran Sasso medieval italian village for sale £485,000

Medieval village in Gran Sasso national park in Abruzzo for sale £485,000 /  Euros 555,000 / $800,000

italian restoration project

Valle Piola

The small abandoned mountain village of Valle Piola consists of a church, 11 stone delapidated stone houses and 2 farmers barns. Interesting proposal for the development of a boutique village/hotel.

View more photos here at Italian Property Valle Piola.

Estimated restoration fees at 1500euros/square metre would involve a development fund of at least 2 million+.

A similar business model has been developed at Santo Stefano di Sessanio and offers unique hotel accomodation in a medieval village. Meandering in the narrow village cobbled streets, history, luxury accomodation and restaurants around every corner. I visited Santo Stefano 4 years ago when it was in the stage of development. incredabile really that a mountain village can be refurbished and turn in a tourist destination. The weather here is great in summer with sun and fresh mountain air. In winter there are ski facilities nearby.

A similar business model is also been designed by the same architect of Santo Stefano in Salemi, Sicily. Here the ruins are for sale at 1 euro and registration for a property is open at Salemi.

In Italy there are many restoration properties available. You are advised to get a qualified surveyor and fixed price construction quotes for the restoration as many restoration projects heavily run over budget.

MIPC offers property restoration services in Sicily via our Italian construction firm.
Email MIPC for further details regarding any of the above projects.

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Italian lighthouse for sale Italy Marettimo

The italian defense department has recently offered for sale some of her assets, including some intersting buildings. One in particulr is the light house on the italian island of Marettimo in the Egadi islands near Trapani sicily, next to the islands od Levanzo and Favignana. I will be visiting it on Sunday to take some photos and will report back next week. This is an interesting italian property development opportunity of a lighthouse on an accesabile island in Italy, I see a boutique hotel/residence with an exclusive mooring for yachts and a private jet runway or helicpoter landing pad….Buy a piece of italian history…sign up to our RSS to keep updated on this italian historic building development opportunity in Italy on the Egadi Islands near Trapani, Sicily in Marettimo.

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Sicily “The new Tuscany”

Sicily continues to be highlighted in travel destinations as the sicilian lifestyle in it’s new era is discovered by international tourism. International investment opportunities are opening up. The UK telegraph continues with further articles on Sicily.
A guide to Sicily
Sicily : A new dawn
Considering a holiday in sicily, contact us for further details. Sicilian villas, B&B, property and more in Sicily.

Land in Sicily

Whilst travelling looking for land in Sicily to buy for clients to build a house in Sicily a little local knowledge of dialect and traditional measurements is required. It gets very complicated as different regions of Sicily use the same words for different sizes of land in Sicily.

When evaluating land in Sicily always get an Italian surveyor to document its size in hectares. Remember the crop and quality currently on the land is the principal product you are buying.

Most of the land is agricultural land with restrictive building permission. The restriction is that you can only rebuild a set volume of cubic metres based on the existing registered cubic metres of buildings on the land. Always check with the local Italian land registry, where it will be documented the official volume of buildings on the land. Remember some of the registered buildings may have been knocked down to cultivate the land, so you may have more volume than you can actually see on the land in Sicily. Once you know the existing volume in square metres divide it by 3 (the average height of a room is 3metres) and this will give you the square metres that you can rebuild.

Farmhouse in sicily with 4 hectares

Farmhouse in sicily with 4 hectares

MIPC has available a mix of farmhouses with different plots of land and crops. You too can become part of the Sicilian culture owning your own farmhouse in Sicily producing your own grapes and olives under your own label. Follow this link to download Farmhouse in Sicily.

Sqm = square metre : Sqf =square feet :  1sqm=10sqf

1 Hectare=10,000sqm

Now for the Sicilian land sizes:

Un (one) tumolo = 2,143sqm (in the province of Trapani…remember it varies in different areas.)

Un (1) salma = 16 tumoli = 34,288sqm

1 tomolo = 4 mondelli : 1 mondello = 4 carozzi : 1 carozzo = 4 quarti : 1 quarto = 4 quartigli

So 1 hectare is just under 5 tumuli.

These are important measurements as they originate from the time that the Sicilian barons and land lords handed out land to the peasants to farm. Most farmers in Sicily were given a “Salma”, with a small farmhouse (rudere).

Many farmers are now struggling to work the land as the price of crops has dropped with the opening of European markets. Grapes once were sold onto the vineyard consortiums to produce the wine at 120 euros /kilo now the market is only paying 30 euros/kilo. With manual labour during the vendemmia costing 50 euros per day, they have to collect a lot of grapes for it to pay.

There is an increased trend for the farmers to sell their land in sicily. MIPC is currently sourcing farmhouses in the Sicilian countryside. Prices vary primarily depending on the crops and quality of the land and density of the crops. Most of the farmhouses are very old and need complete restoration.

Uncultivated land costs from 2000 euros/ tumolo  which is 10,000/hectare. The more expensive land having quality grapes or olives can reach 5000 euros/tumolo or 25,000euros/hectare.

The actual farmhouses don’t have a market value as there is limited demand for them, but they still carry a symbolic price, depending on their size and structural state, from 10,000–50,000 euros.

Tre Fontane beach Sicily

Tre Fontane beach Sicily

Another great day at the beach. Tre Fontane on the south coast of western sicily, not far from Mazara del Vallo and even closer to Selinunte. To be honest i’ve been here in winter when its dead, but amazingly from the months of June to September the rolling sandy beaches and crystal clear water bring  the whole coast line to life.

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Sicily villa for sale scopello, zingaro nature reserve.

Sicily villa for sale scopello, zingaro nature reserve.

"wow" villa overlooking beach

"wow" villa overlooking beach

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Follow this link to view the MIPC property listing of this : Sicilian seaside villa

Exclusive sicilian seaside villa 250m² villa set in 5000m² mature mediterranean gardens overlooking the Scopello bay of Sicily. Situated 5 minutes walk from the Scopello bay locally known as Cala Mazzo di Sciacca. Off the country road leading to the Zingaro nature reserve this villa has the “wow” factor. 4 double bedrooms all with individual bathrooms, 3 small spare rooms, 1 large living room with 6m high ceilings, large outside ground terrace and sun seeking roof terrace.

Sicilian Villa set in mature gardens

Sicilian Villa set in mature gardens

A luxury holiday villa up for a quick sale as recently widowed owner does not live here.

Interested parties to act quickly as there is a lot of local interest.

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Follow this link to view the MIPC property listing of this : Sicilian seaside villa

Sale price : 1,000,000 : 1 million euros.

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House in Sicily by the sea Zingaro nature Reserve

House in Sicily by the sea Zingaro nature Reserve.

Shell structure recntly built overlooking the bay of GuidaLoca, near Scopello and the Zingaro nature reserve, 10 minutes from Castellamre del Golfo.

The structure can be purchased as it is and personally finished or the builder will complete to your personal specification with a  3 month completion in time for this September. Strong rental market.

View a video of the property on You Tube… Buy a villa in Sicily

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Salemi Sicily House for sale

Salemi Sicily House for sale in Sicily.

Cheap house in Sicily for sale.

This house is located in the centre of Salemi, Sicily. Salemi is the town in Sicily where the mayor is offering local run down property at 1 euro. This house costs slightly more but it is in a good strucutural state and ready to move into. The electrics and bathroom would need modernisation. Great bargain.
Download the MIPC datasheet of this property here…Salemi property for sale in Sicily

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Italian Property Villa for sale Scopello, Castellamare del Golfo Sicily

Italian Holiday Villa for Sale in Sicily, Italy.

Scopello, Castellamare del Golfo, Trapani, (west Palermo) Sicily.

Palermo (PMO) airport 30 mins / Trapani (TPS) airport 30 mins.
3 bedroom holiday villa located near lo Zingaro nature reserve and close to Scopello. Set in mature private gardens, with patio overlooking the sea and Read the rest of this entry »

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