Properties in Sicily
The average year-round temperature is 25C, and even in winter it’s a balmy 12C. Not surprisingly for an island whose southern tip is closer to the tropics than parts of North Africa. Mount Etna towers two miles high over the island.
There are 36 national parks while its coasts are a mixture of steep and rocky in the north and sandy beaches to the east, from Messina to Cape Passero. Through the ages various civilisations have settled here - Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and French – and their influence can still be seen in the architecture they left behind. South-eastern Sicily, around Ragusa, Nota and Syracuse, is very popular among foreign buyers. As with most of southern Italy, property prices are much cheaper than elsewhere in the country.