Community Post! Palazzo in Historic City Center With Vaulted Ceilings, Private Garden, Recently Restored, For Sale – Scicli, Sicily – €350,000

Community Post! Palazzo in Historic City Center With Vaulted Ceilings, Private Garden, Recently Restored, For Sale – Scicli, Sicily – €350,000

Community post! A follower of Escapist to the Country wishes to advertise the sale of her beautiful palazzo in the historic center of Scicli, with private garden, vaulted ceilings, recently restored!

This Sicilian hideaway has been finished to perfection – love the chef’s kitchen and gorgeous floor tiles! For those followers on the hunt for a pied-a-terre in Sicily, this would be ideal.

Owner’s listing:

For SALE: Typical Sicilian “Palazzo” home with private garden in Scicli. – asking price 350K

Located in the southwestern, baroque city of Scicli, this typical “palazzo”-style house with private garden is located in the historic city center. Residential area in a quiet, protected courtyard. Top floor and garden restored in 2017-18. One minute walk to all shops and amenities. Located just behind historic Palazzo Beneventano.

House construction was inspired by the Liberty style, with 5-meter-high ceilings and floor to ceiling double French doors. Dates carved above doors are “1857” and “1925”.

Consists of ground level and 1st floor. First floor restored in 2017, and lots of potential still to grow and transform. There are beautiful views of hilltop churches and surrounding historic city from house.

Top floor: Main front door access through courtyard, by common stone staircase. Enter to living room (24 m2), second main living room (36 m2), bathroom (extra large shower, sink, toilet, bidet), and 2 bedrooms (both approx. 20 m2) – each with its own balcony. Restoration maintained original features, like doors and tile floors in large salon and bedrooms. Other floors replaced with reclaimed “pietra pece” tiles (treated, local lava stone) typical to the region. Reclaimed typical kitchen backdrop tiles. Kitchen sink is traditional marble Genovese sink (hyperlink). Custom made kitchen structure in aluminum. All new appliances – refrigerator, dishwasher, professional oven/stove (brand) for those who love to cook. Brand new installed heating, electric and plumbing. All new fixtures. Roof partly replaced and restored. New water tank and pump system.

Bottom floor, still to be restored: Room 1 – garage space (20 m2) with garden access. Room 2 (20 m2), room 3 (20 m2) and bathroom. Room 3 has typical vaulted ceilings. Large outdoor courtyard space holds great potential for renovation and plants.

The garden is approximately 35 m2, and has its own private access door to a back street as well as to house (by stairs) and garage. Mature lemon tree, climbing jasmine and roses, garden herbs. Pergola structure. Outdoor wash sink, connected to water main.

In total, approx. 170 m2. Plus 110 m2 on top level (renovated), plus approx. 60 m2 bottom level (to be renovated).

Potential to expand house with a rooftop terrace. Existing plans available upon request.

LocationScicli on Google Maps

Scicli, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, is located in the Val di Noto in southeastern Sicily. Its Baroque charm has inspired numerous artists and intellectuals, including famed Italian novelist Elio Vittorini, who declared it as the most beautiful city in the world.

The earthquake of 1693 devastated southeastern part of the island, including Scicli. The reconstruction that followed is known as Sicilian baroque, with grand palazzos and ornate churches, which decorate Scicli’s skyline.

Recently, Scicli has also been in the spotlight as the backdrop for the Italian hit TV series Inspector Montalbano.

Read more about the city of Scicli here and here.

Additional articles (English):

NYT – real estate in Scicli

FT  – Val di Noto

Sicily Journal – Chiafura UNESCO protected cave site in Scicli

More about liberty style in Sicily (English):

Liberty style in Scicli (in Italian)


Kathryn Cook

mobile (Switzerland) +41 (0)798 86 48 46


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