Villa Modica dates back to at least the 8th century, and has seen Saracens, Arabic, Spanish and French occupation. The main building is currently luxury B&B accommodation. Across the huge courtyard lies further accommodation, a formal park and stores for the organic farm which produces fruit and vegetables for supermarkets throughout Europe. The property is undoubtedly unique, and lies between the UNESCO site of Ispica and the sea. In this fast developing zone there are numerous initiatives planned, including the new autostrada which will pass about 2km to the north of the property, as well as the development of the UNESCO site of the Cava d’Ispica
The property runs to over 30 hectares and has an organic farm in full production supplying international chains with produce. It is possible to purchase the entire property, or just the Villa Modica.
The entire property has 12000mq of existent building with a further 3000 mq available without a change of destination. The fortress once restored would produce 9000mq of habitable space, subdivided into apartments. An extra 3000mq lies in the accommodation and warehouses close by, which could be easily converted into apartments. The final 3000 mq available as a building index of 0.03mc/mq could be disposed throughout the 30 hectares of the property.
By separate negotiation a further 7 hectares with 700mq of an already built complex is available, confinant with the main property.
The entire estate represents a unique opportunity to provide over 15000 mq of habitable space, in a combination of apartments, self contained units and villas on a large site which could be fully developed to provide all services. Its proximity to the new road, airport and a new 18 hole golf course make this property an interesting option for a developer who wants to provide high class, historical accommodation, in a fast developing zone.