Sicily houses for sale – Interesting project in Ragusa comprising 4 buildings, all needing varying degrees of renovation and restoration, some work already done. Once completed the complex could have a total of 9 bedrooms and would be ideal as home and/or vacation rentals.

Ragusa Sicily Real Estate Project

These ancient houses are on perched on the cliffs of Ragusa Ibla, following the course of the mediaeval walls that enclose the citie’s historic core.
The property has 495 sqm of surface area and consists of four buildings (in various states of repair, but all in need of refurbishment and/or completion) that might be turned into nice private homes or a B&B or Airbnb style rental.
The 3,000-square-metre garden features fruit trees, colourful hedges, and even a pond that can be utilised to make a pool.

The one-of-a-kind Theater of Donnafugata, located in the centre of Ragusa, is a modest Baroque treasure classified among Europe’s tiniest (just over 100 seats).

The old city of Ragusa, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Val di Noto, is located directly above the property and is easily accessible by foot (500m, 2′).
Some of Sicily’s most important towns and cities such as Modica, Comiso, Scicli, Marina di Ragusa, Noto, Marzamemi, Avola, Syracuse…may be quickly and easily reached in less than an hour’ drive

The complex is made up of various distinctive stone structures in a beautiful position following the track of Ragusa’s ancient walls, elements of which can still be seen throughout the property.
Furthermore, the historic water cisterns and stone basins used to prepare honey are still there.

Building A has a surface area of 220 sqm – 2,367 sqft and is partially cut into the stone, with rooms tiled in opus signinum (ancient water cisterns and this material is waterproof), stone floors, and entirely repaired roofing.
The structure already has water, gas, and electric infrastructure, as well as sewerage.

Building B has a surface area of 50 sqm – 538 sqft and is a charming studio apartment with original limestone floors and roofing that have been totally repaired.
The structure already has water, gas, and electric infrastructure, as well as sewerage.

Building C has a surface area of 35 sqm – 377 sqft and is another studio apartment with a reconstructed hanging garden (doubling as a roof).
The structure already has water, gas, and electric infrastructure, as well as sewerage.

Building D has a surface area of 190 sqm – 2,044 sqft with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and is a self-contained home with direct access from the street.
The building’s ground level (110 sqm) is theoretically usable but in need of comprehensive refurbishment and updating (both finishes and systems).
The present layout of the home includes an entry room, a liveable kitchen with pantry and dining space, a corridor, three bedrooms, and a bathroom.
The roof serves as a panoramic patio (30 sqm), while the basement, despite retaining its original finishes, requires comprehensive restoration.

Five distinct entrances allow access to the property, two immediately from the main road (suitable for cars) and three through stairs dropping into the cliff.

The ground surrounding the houses (about 3,000 sqm) is terraced and mostly planted into a lovely garden.
Thirty fruit trees (oranges, mandarins, lemons, peaches, plums, olives, pomegranates, and apricots) and hedges with lavender, lantana, roses, and strelitzia add colour to the property throughout the summer.
The gardens are outfitted with an irrigation system.

The property’s ancient pond, which has now dried up, might be utilised as a foundation for the construction of a swimming pool, increasing the property’s desirability as a vacation rental.

The Sicily houses, once repaired, may easily be transformed into a small holiday accommodation company due to its unequalled historic elegance and very accessible location on the track of the mediaeval walls encircling Ragusa’s historic city centre, which can be accessed on foot in just a few minutes.
The autonomous units could be hired as a whole or in individual units for the visitors, depending on their needs.

  • TYPE: Sicily houses – 4 historic homes on the Ragusa cliffs
  • CONDITION: Mostly needing to be restored, some work already done
  • LOCATION: Historic city centre, panoramic
  • ACCESS: Two car entrances and three pedestrian entrances
  • PROVINCE: Ragusa
  • REGION: Sicily
  • INTERIORS: 495 square metres (5,326 square feet)
  • BEDROOMS: up to 9
  • BATHROOMS: up to 7
  • ANNEXES: Studio apartments
  • MAIN FEATURES: Stone walls, restored ceilings and roofs, old water cisterns, original stone flooring, garden with fruit trees and irrigation system, very charming location, car access, staircase descending the cliffside
  • EXTERIORS: 3,000 square metres (0.7 acres)
  • GARDEN: Yes, with irrigation system
  • SWIMMING POOL: No, but possible
  • ELECTRICITY: Already connected
  • WATER SUPPLY: Mains water
  • TELEPHONE: To be connected
  • ADSL: Possible
  • GAS: Systems in place, to be connected
  • HEATING SYSTEM: Need to be installed
  • CLOSEST CITIES AND TOWNS Closest services (500m; 2’), Modica (14km; 20’), Comiso (22km; 35’), Scicli (24km; 30’), Marina di Ragusa (27km; 30’), Noto (50km; 1h), Pachino (52km; 1h), Marzamemi (56km; 1h 10’), Oasi di Vendicari (55km; 1h 10’), Avola (57km; 1h 10’), Portopalo di Capo Passero (59km; 1h 10’), Caltagirone (67km; 1h), Syracuse (74km 1h 25’), Catania (94km; 1h 50’), Agrigento (139km; 2h 40’), Taormina (148km; 2h 25’), Messina (189km; 2h 50’), Mazara del Vallo (252km; 4h)
  • CLOSEST AIRPORTS Ragusa Comiso (34km; 30’), Catania Fontanarossa (89km; 1h 35’), Trapani Vincenzo Florio (289km; 4h 30’), Palermo Punta Raisi (310km; 4h 30’)

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