Admit it: your secret desire is to have a second home in a beautiful place, perhaps abroad, and possibly far enough away from home for you to break your daily routine and plunge into a whole new world. Where would you like to go? The world is full of wonderful locations, but you dream of a place where in addition to beautiful nature you can find art, culture, history and maybe even delicious cuisine. The first place that will come to your mind is Italy. And in particular maybe you dream of Sicily, the cradle of Magna Graecia, with its splendid sea and beaches, sunny landscapes, Greek temples and Baroque cathedrals. This is right the perfect place for your second home. But how to do it? It is actually very simple. Nowadays, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to looking for Italian villas for sale. In fact, you can choose among different cities and types of houses, including luxury houses in Sicily, among which you can pick the one that makes your heart beat faster. Your dream home is just a few clicks away. But what makes Sicily so attractive and why choosing it as your new home? Let’s discover it together.
Agrigento: Greek temples and golden beaches
Choose your second home near Agrigento and discover the wonders of this extraordinary corner of Sicily. In the southwestern part of Sicily, you will find long beaches of golden sand and amazing archaeological sites. Along this enchanting stretch of coast there are splendid beaches interrupted only by the white cliffs of the Scala dei Turchi. Among the most beautiful beaches around Agrigento is that of Menfi, located between the temples of Selinunte and the archaeological area of Eraclea Minoa. Here while you bathe in a blue and transparent sea you can admire the splendid Greek temple overlooking the hill.
Syracuse: the capital of Magna Graecia
The ancient city of Syracuse was the capital of Magna Graecia and over the centuries it experienced various dominations - Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans - of which it still bears the artistic and historical traces. The oldest nucleus of Syracuse is the fascinating island of Ortygia. Destroyed by the earthquake of 1693, it was rebuilt in Baroque style, as well as the 8 wonderful cities of the nearby Val di Noto. In Syracuse you will find incredible monuments such as the Duomo built on an ancient Greek temple, the Fonte Aretusa, the Maniace Castle and the Greek Theater. In this area you will find many protected areas and nature reserves that preserve the beauty of the Sicilian Sea and beaches. To enjoy the infinite beauty of this fascinating area, you can choose a villa with a swimming pool or with direct access to the sea as a second home.
Trapani: flamingos and windmills
If, on the other hand, you choose a villa near Trapani as your second home, it will seem like a dream to have the splendid salt pans of Trapani and Marsala just a stone's throw away. Their white salt dunes, windmills and flocks of flamingos add a further touch of color to an evocative landscape full of magic.