IN ITALY’S ORIGINAL “MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE”: TWO BEDROOM RENOVATED PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE MADONIE NATURAL PARK
Where is Italy’s most beautiful village? Opinions will vary as widely as traditional pasta recipes, but the community of Gangi in the Madonie hills of Sicily has a better claim than most. In 2014, a heritage association called I borghi piu belli d’Italia (“Italy’s most beautiful villages”) held what became an annual competition to find the nation’s most picturesque community – and Gangi ran out the inaugural winner.
Casa Marino is a beautiful restoration project in the historic old town of this magical hillside settlement. With a centuries-old construction giving it the sturdiest possible skeleton and no expense spared on the painstaking revamp, it is a fabulous opportunity to own a heritage property for a reasonable price
A UNIQUE SHAPE AND DESIGN
The house is on the end of a pair of terraces, tapering towards a wedged end that makes it look more of a tower than a family home when approached from one side. However, the four long storeys in fact combine to offer a surprisingly large 137m2 of habitable space.
The narrow end of the building is a stairwell, and the wider part follows the same floor plan for the first three floors: a corridor leading past a bathroom with a large shower to a living or bedroom at the property’s broadest section.
The materials used in the recent renovation are top quality, with locally produced floor tiles, sparkling bathroom fittings and crisp plaster accentuating the sections of the original, nearly metre-thick, stone walls which have been left on display in large sections of the property.
The roof has also been repaired and is now in excellent condition. Only the stairwell is in need of work at this stage, and there are certainly no issues which would stop you moving in as soon as you complete the purchase.
A really unique property, you won’t regret taking a longer look at Casa Marino.
Casa Marino – Gangi