Via Cuffaro, 92012 Cianciana (AG), Sicilia. $41,162. USD
Townhouse For Sale
This townhouse is near the main piazza in Via Cuffaro, Sicily. It has been renovated with updated kitchen, 2 bedrooms and two baths. The townhouse is about 45 minutes to the larger town of Sciacca, on the coast.
I have ties to Sciacca. My paternal grandfather, Calogero, came over from Sciacca as a child with his mother and four brothers. Two older brothers were already settled in Brooklyn, but Calogero’s father and sister decided to take a later ship for some reason. Sadly, when my great-grandmother Caterina arrived in New York five months pregnant and accompanied by five children, she was “excluded from landing on account of having left her husband in Sicily.” Although, my ancestors had family in New York who vouched for them, officials believed that such women might become burdens of the state. While awaiting my great-grandfather’s delayed arrival, Caterina became ill and was taken from the Barge Office at Ellis Island, where she was detained, to Long Island Hospital. She died there a week later at the age of 35 from complications of her pregnancy.
I got big into genealogy after my kids got older. (That is why I spend way too much time on some of these old houses trying to research their family histories. Their stories fascinate me.) But I wish I had known of Caterina before my child-bearing days were over. I would have named a daughter after her.
A trip to Sciacca is on my bucket list.
House near the main piazza of the town in Via Cuffaro, three storey townhouse covering an area of 80 sqm approx. The ground floor is used as a kitchen, with a bathroom and a utility room. On the first floor there is a room and bathroom. On the second floor there is a room and a bathroom. The house is already habitable and has typicial Sicilian vaulted ceilings.
Cianciana is a small town in the province of Agrigento, it is a hillside town in an excellent position and enjoys a mild climate throughout the year. The countryside surrounding Cianciana allows spectacular views around the valley of the river Platani. There are many shops, pizzerias, restaurants, two outdoor swimming pools, and an air ambulance service. There are also many parks and interesting natural beauty sites and cultural places of are 30 mins away from the beach (Seccagrande/Eraclea Minoa/San Giorgio/Bovo Marina). And also we are only 40 minutes from the world famous Scala dei Turchi (Turkish Steps) and the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. There also good connections to the main towns of Agrigento, Sciacca, Palermo.
We are 35 minutes away from the Verdura Golf resort of Sir Rocco Forte:
We are only 20 mins drive away from the spectacular Sicani Mountains and its picnic area.