• Prestigious and historic 17th century villa

    Sicily, Italy
  • €690,000 EUR


Buy in Sicily Real Estateis pleased to announce the exclusive saleof a prestigious and historic 17thcentury villa  of about 450 squaremeters + 230 squaremeters of units to be restored. Completelyimmersed in nature in front of the majestic Mount Etna,the mansion islocated within the Archaeological Park of Morgantina, between thehills and fields that once werethe granary of ancient Rome. Handed down throughout the centuries from fatherto son, thisresidence was recently and lovingly restored. Great care and attention was placed in all details and in equipping itwith every modern comfort, withoutaltering its spirit and beauty,so typical of ancient homes.The land ismore than enough toensure a rich harvest of excellent citrusand olives that giveextra virgin oil of the finest quality. In addition, a special area for avegetable garden / greenhousehas already been predisposed. Aprivate sourceamply supplies all the  water forthe house, the grounds and the swimming pool. On the first floor the interior of the house reveals all of its ancientsplendour: distinctive stuccoes, decorated ceilings andelegant vaults. Thedoors of the rooms are stillthe original ones, their shape and colour having been preserved through the years. The living roomfeatures afireplace decorated with fine ceramicsfrom Caltagirone anda large terrace that overlooksthe valleys facesthe spectacular Mount Etna. The spaciousmaster bedroom has its own private bathroom; large, elegant and with a comfortableJacuzzi. The entranceand other roomsretain the flavourof the enduring traditionthat makes thishouse so unique. The modern andfully equipped kitchen iscomplemented by a spacious pantry. The ground flooris divided intothree parts: amodern studio apartment of 50 square meters, alarge and fully equipped laundry-work area, anda beautiful apartment of 100 squaremeters, ready to be restored. The large swimming pool with Roman steps boasts sunlightall day long and offers a stunning view of the heart of Sicilyand Mount Etna. Close to the pool isan old barn, converted into a 20 square meter changing room equipped withrefrigerator, indoor toilet and outdoor shower to make relaxing around the pooleven easier and more pleasurable. The villa is completed by a 230 square meterunit that can be restored for different uses. The mansion is perfect for those whoseek relaxation and breathtaking views, the ideal place to live in contact withnature, history and archeology. The ruins of the fifth century BC Greek city ofMorgantina can be visited in the Archaeological Park where the beautifulGoddess of Morgantina was found around 30 years ago. She finally returned to hermotherland after a long stay at the Getty Museum in Malibu.This precious statue is now exhibited in the Museum of Aidone, nearbythe villa. Another unique nearby attraction is the Roman Villa del Casale withits extraordinarily beautiful and world famous  mosaics in Piazza Armerina, only a few kilometers from Aidone.