Price €: 210.000
Historic building early 1900s for sale in Floridia in Sicily, total area 540 square meters.
In the city of Floridia in the province of Syracuse, 17 km from the beautiful beaches of the south-eastern Sicily coast, our real estate agency offers for sale a period palace dating back to the early 1900s with characteristic Art Nouveau architecture and restoration started in 2015.
The renovations have affected the facades, all the roofs and partly the first floor.
The building, in its design system, consists of three floors above ground for a total of about 540 square meters, located at the corner of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Galilei, one of the oldest and best-known streets of the city of Floridia.
The building is connected internally by a stairwell, with entrance from Corso Vittorio Emanuele, which makes the first floor and the second floor completely independent.
In the inter-floor connecting staircase there is an original wrought-iron railing and steps mostly covered with pitch stone, a rock used in the architectural landscape of the Iblean baroque.
The ground floor consists of two commercial premises of about 30 square meters each with independent entrances from Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a garage and a storage room of about 47 square meters with entrance from Via Galilei.
The first floor consists of a large apartment of about 200 square meters, partly already renovated, with direct access to the garage and courtyard.
The second floor consists of 2 independent apartments of 80 square meters each, with roofs at times and access to a terrace.
The fact that the building has to be restored, makes the purchase of the property more affordable, in order to plan the restructuring in the simplest and most rational way possible, to increase the potential and value of the property.
The building is a building of great charm, ideal as a residence for different families and representation for companies wishing to create a showroom on the ground floor.
Thanks to its central location, the internal layout of the spaces and the numerous rooms of which it is composed, the structure can also be used as a bed and breakfast, holiday home, etc. etc.
Main distances: Fontane Bianche 17 km, Lido di Noto 35 km, Avola 25 km, Syracuse 12 km, Fontanarossa Airport of Catania 80 km, Reserve of Vendicari 40 km, San Lorenzo 40 km, Borgo di Marzamemi 55 km.
The town historical centre, founded in 1627 by baron Lucio Colonna, has the typical squared map of the Sicilian agricultural villages founded between the 16th and 17th century.
The name Floridia could come from Latin Florum Dea or Florum Diva.
But it’s more probable it’s the translation of the Greek word Xiuriddia or Xiridia, meaning “song in honour of the goddess Flora”.
In fact, in the first years of the foundation, the town was dedicated really to St. Flora, a cult in the following years replaced with that of Madonna and afterwards with the Ascension ceremony, today still the main religious party of the town.
Linked to the Ascension ceremony, the very passion for horses: in Floridia there is in May a great racing silk. The town heart, centre of flourishing commerce, is Popolo square, on whom arises the 18th century mother church, from the baroque convex front, slender in the centre on two orders surmounted by a watch put during the 19th century.
On the square there is also the town hall, finished in 1854.
At number 4 in Roma street a sign shows “the first house of Floridia”, 1627, currently hosting a private club; and, on Roma street, passed Vittorio Emanuele course, there’s the church of St Anne, of the first half of 18th century; in Marconi square there is the Carmine church, built in 17th century and widened in 1815.
The front, re-made in 1923, is characterized by a series of niches with statues of saints and a Madonna.
Main data on the property:
Commercial area = 27 sq.m. + 27 sq.m. = 47 sq.m.
Garage area = 25 sq.m.
Storage room area = = 18 sq.m.
First floor apartment area = 200 sq.m.
Second floor apartments area = 80 sq.m. + 80 sq.m. = 160 sq.m.