Palazzo Virga – Property for sale in Isnello, Sicilia, Italy

  • Palazzo Virga
  • Agent Property ID
  • Apartment
  • Property Type
  • 7
  • Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Bathroom
  • 391

Property Overview

Palazzo Virga, un’affascinante proprietà storica situata nel cuore di Isnello, dispone di un giardino privato e di ampi spazi per la ristrutturazione, offrendo l’opportunità di creare la vostra casa perfetta nella tranquilla campagna siciliana. Una miscela accattivante di fascino, ricchezza del patrimonio e potenzialità, questa residenza storica offre un’opportunità unica di immergersi nella bellezza senza tempo dell’architettura italiana e di creare il proprio angolo di paradiso, oppure un investimento oculato per il futuro.

Un luogo tranquillo dove sedersi e rilassarsi
L’accogliente studio di Palazzo Virga, fiancheggiato da librerie, riceve molta luce naturale e si apre su un lungo balcone. Il caldo sole siciliano bagna un lato, mentre l’altra metà è ombreggiata da splendidi archi del XVIII secolo, rendendolo il luogo perfetto per sedersi con un libro o per concedersi una cena all’aperto.

Un pezzo di storia nel cuore della Sicilia
La posizione privilegiata di Palazzo Virga, nella sonnolenta Isnello, lo rende facilmente raggiungibile dalle splendide bellezze naturali della costa settentrionale della Sicilia e dall’incantevole cittadina balneare di Cefalù, rendendolo un rifugio ideale per chi cerca tranquillità e avventura.

The property’s rich history adds to its allure, with stories of former owners Carmelo and Luigi Virga lending a sense of romance and intrigue to its storied past. Once used to produce olive oil, and then to house refugees and possibly even some of Garibaldi’s soldiers, Palazzo Virga has borne witness to the triumphs and tribulations of Sicily’s tumultuous history, imbuing it with a truly unparalleled sense of character and resilience that lives within its walls.

Ample Space to Realise your Dream Home with a private garden
The property boasts a 400 m2 floor plan, rising to 500 m2 when including the private rooftop garden, adorned with flourishing orange trees and grapevines, accessible directly from your bedroom for those lazy Spring Sunday mornings in nature.

While Palazzo Virga may require renovation and restructuring to fulfil its potential, its spacious layout presents endless opportunities for customization and personalization, allowing you to create a truly bespoke living space tailored to your unique vision.

Palazzo Virga is a beautiful historic property nestled in the heart of the picturesque village of Isnello, complete with its own private garden, and ample space to make the most of its renovation. This enchanting residence enjoys a prime location within one of Italy’s most stunning natural parks, just moments away from the idyllic seaside town of Cefalù. It is in need of a full renovation and even restructuring in certain parts, but you’ll find this property well worth the investment.

Palazzo Virga’s rooftop garden features orange trees and grapevines, where you can cultivate your own plants and watch them thrive under the stunning Sicilian sunlight, amidst the breathtaking scenery.

This historic property was originally owned by Carmelo and Luigi Virga, two brothers who, in order to join the priesthood, had to offer a property of a certain value to the church. Palazzo Virga was later bought back from the church by the Virga family after the Italian Wars of Unification, when it was used to house refugees and likely some of Garibaldi’s army on their way to Messina. It was used as a residence from then until 1951.

Beyond its storied past it has some truly charming features. The house spans three floors and has plenty of space, promising ample potential for transformation when renovated to become an exceptional property.

The Property
Palazzo Virga boasts a generous 400 m2 footprint, rising to 500 m2 when including the rooftop garden on the first floor. Upon entering, you’re welcomed into a spacious garage, whose versatility allows for endless possibilities—it could serve as a private parking space, a quaint restaurant or café, a home gym, or be transformed into whatever suits your vision best. It is also inhabited by a classic Fiat 500c Giardinetta ’54, echoing the building’s historic charm. This enchanting Italian car is also available for an optional purchase along with the property at an additional cost of €5000.

Following the switchback staircase, you are greeted by an open room ideal for renovation into a spacious kitchen/dining area. Double-doors open onto the shaded half of a long balcony, partially covered by an arched walkway, providing a cosy space for al-fresco dining and relaxation.

To the left, another set of double doors unveils a cosy well-lit study area, offering a peaceful retreat for work or contemplation, opening onto the sunny side of the extended balcony. Meanwhile, the right door leads to a bedroom where the bed melds into the wall, creating a cosy nook to sleep in in an otherwise spacious room.

The bedroom also grants access to a walkway leading to the tranquil rooftop garden adorned with your own flourishing orange trees and grapevines. Picture lazy Spring Sunday mornings where you can immerse yourself in the serenity of the breathtaking Sicilian countryside, right at your doorstep.

Another flight of stairs leads you to the attic, an expansive space in need of complete restructuring, but…


Updated on April 28, 2024 at 11:46 am
  • Property ID: IHS3175869
  • Price: €90,000
  • Property Size: 391
  • Land Area: 391
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Property Type: Apartment
  • Agent Property ID: Palazzo Virga

Property Location

  • Province Palermo
  • Region Sicily
  • Zip/Postal Code 90010
  • Area Isnello
  • Country Italy


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