You have the feeling of diving into a Visconti film and opening the gate to the past - a genuine Sicilian baglio and that too about 300m from the sea and with 2 hectares of land. Of course - as befits a baglio - fenced in with low walls. We are near Trapani, around houses with garden and land, country houses and closer to the sea residence houses. What is a baglio? Any encyclopaedia will tell you more, here are just the main characteristics : In Sicily this term means a fortified building or farm with a large courtyard, in more recent times only the courtyard of masserie farms, while in the province of Trapani it has taken on more the meaning of "fortress" without ever having the connotation of a castle. Square with a courtyard in the middle.
The typical layout of the baglio consisted of a building enclosed from the outside, with all its openings facing the courtyard. As a rule, a part of the building used for residential purposes had one or more upper floors, where the owner stayed comfortably with his family during the months of the hot Sicilian summer and whose prestige was underlined by the rich furnishings; the lower floors, on the other hand, were used for farmers and as storage rooms.
The bagli (plural) often also contained a small country church, built outside or inside the complex to allow the inhabitants of the neighbouring estates to attend services, which supported the centralisation and supremacy of the estate. The Baglio is exactly like this. A small chapel is not missing, nor is agriculture.
In terms of real estate there are about 350sqm + stables, another 5 villas can be built in a similar style on the property. Property 2ha - with fruit trees and an olive grove with approx. 300 olive trees, a pine grove. From the upper floor you can see the sea.
The property is in need of renovation. What can be created here? A beautiful private property, a mix of private and some B & B rooms, a pure B & B with some agriculture? Culture o. study meeting place?
Distances: Trapani 5km, Bonagia 3km, Palermo approx. 90km, Marsala 30km.
Sicily - hardly anywhere else does one feel as attached by history as on Sicily. It does not matter if you get off the plane or the ferry – it will reach you. History envelops us like a veil until she takes possession of us - you turn to see if Visconti has already shot the ball scene with Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon. A paradise on earth.