Dolce Vita Plots – Two Beautiful Adjacent Plots of Land for Development in Trapani Province with Olive Groves and Sea Views
By day the views are endless. The long slow slopes of the peaceful valley, the sea away to the west beyond the salt flats, the silhouettes of the Egadi Islands dotting the horizon. In the foreground, Mount Erice looms dramatically above, carved out of the canvas of colour that fills the enormous Sicilian sky as the sun sets behind it.
When the night falls, that beautiful valley and the amazing sunset fade into a totally peaceful blackness, untouched by light pollution and giving a perfect view of the constellations and galaxies of stars above. With the nearest state road nearly two kilometres away to the north and the motorway that carries the bulk of all traffic to and from the busy city of Trapani passing no closer than 5km, a deep quiet and serenity falls across this bucolic spot.
Here, covering over 10,000m2 apiece, the two packages that make up the Dolce Vita Plots are an ideal location to build your dream, Tuscan-style villa in Sicily. Framed by olive groves and offering a fabulous sense of detachment and privacy, the plots are waiting to become your new year-round home, holiday spot or investment project. Between the town of Valderice and the village of Chiesa Nuova, this is first class land for development in Trapani province.
Listed for sale are two plots – Dolce Vita Plot A (outlined in red in the images above) and Dolce Vita Plot B (shown in blue). We will take a closer look at each in a moment, but to start with it’s important to note that offers will be considered either for Plot A individually, or for both plots together. Plot B is not available for purchase on its own at this point in time. Offers will be considered later, in the event that Plot A is bought singly.
Each of these adjacent plots is classified as agricultural but also developable. This means that you can build a house or houses here, with no restrictions on the style or materials you choose, provided that the ratio of construction to land doesn’t exceed 0.03 m3/m2.
In practical terms, this allows for a villa of approximately 104m2 to be built on Dolce Vita Plot A, and one of 110m2 on the slightly larger Dolce Vita Plot B. These figures don’t have to include terraces or even covered pergolas, so you’ll have plenty of canvas on which to paint your dream home in Sicily!
If you were to purchase both plots, you would be able to build a single huge villa totalling 214m2, with 50m2 of pergola – or to develop each separately. With solarium terraces on the flat roof, balconies from which to take in the full beauty of the countryside and maybe even a private pool, you can let your imagination run free on some of the most beautiful land for development in Trapani province.
Let’s consider each of them individually, however.
A . Dolce Vita A (for sale separately)
Comprised of four parcels of land, this plot covers 10,490m2. A long straight body with a dog-leg to the left at the far end, it slopes down from the road, which runs directly along its northern perimeter. This rough gradient leads to a grove of a hundred young olive trees. With good care given to them, this body of trees will, in time, deliver around 300 litres of extra virgin oil every year.
On the higher slops of the estate, at about 40-50m distance from the paved road, the land presents an enticing area in which to build a home. You would be almost surrounded by olive trees, and nothing could obstruct that magical rustic view towards the Islands.
B. Dolce Vita Plot B (for sale with Plot A, or separately after Plot A has been sold)
This plot is also comprised of ten land parcels, and totals 11,000m2, or about 2.7 acres. This allows you to build a villa of up to 110m2, which could be placed on the higher slopes of the estate, as with Plot A.
A second access road leads directly onto the plots, reaching it up what would be a 500m drive from the SP52 provincial road that runs through the nearby village of Chiesa Nuova. However, like the first plot, it also shares a northern boundary with the paved Via Canonica.
At the southern end of the estate, 36 fully mature olive trees grow in neat rows. These are a part of the region’s heritage, and will have stood here for centuries. Aside from this little grove, the land has been tilled and could be cultivated or developed to suit the buyer’s preferences. It has a slightly wider sea view, which is even nicer than that of Plot A. This – and the slightly larger dimensions of both the land and eventual home – are reflected in a slightly higher asking price.
On a final practical note, both plots benefit from connection to municipal water and electricity channels at the street – the only investment required would be to bring those across the property to your new home. There is no public sewerage infrastructure in this area, however, so you would need to install an Imhoff tank.
These plots are in a really fabulous location. Not only are there all the natural advantages we mentioned earlier, you don’t have to sacrifice any of the conveniences of village, town or city life.
The nearest little hamlet is Chiesa Nuova, walkable in around fifteen minutes if you want to leave the car in the garage. Here you’ll find a little supermarket, a bakery, and a very friendly pizzeria where you can take away or eat in. They even serve pasta dishes and some excellent-looking seafood.
The closest town is Valderice, reachable in just seven minutes by car. It’s too far, and a bit too uphill, to be comfortably walkable but you could manage on a bike if you’re after the exercise. This is a community of about fourteen thousand people, although this figure includes the whole municipality, so not all live in Valderice itself. Home to some of the nicest holiday homes in the province of Trapani, it offers sea views and easy access to the coast. Valderice is large enough to take care of all your day-to-day needs, including pharmacies and doctor’s surgeries, larger supermarkets and a spectacular outdoor amphitheatre which hosts all kinds of concerts and theatrical events in the region’s long summer months.
If you’re dreaming of lazy days at the beach, the Dolce Vita Plots would make a superb base. Some of the best bathing in all of Italy can be found on the Caribbean-style shores of San Vito Lo Capo, and the coves and inlets of the nearby Egadi islands and the beautiful nature reserve of Lo Zingaro are both also within easy reach for a day trip. The nearest beach is just fifteen minutes up the road at Bonagia.
Only twenty minutes from your front door (just as soon as it’s been built!) is Trapani, the administrative and cultural centre of the province. If you haven’t read our deep dive into the ancient trading post and its storied surroundings, make sure to check it out and let yourself start to feel at home.
The nearest airport is Trapani-Birgi, just a half hour down the road, and the larger one at Palermo-Falcone-Borsellino, is reachable in one hour.
As the eventual purchaser of this land for development in Trapani province, you will have free reign to build your own Sicilian villa. However, the option exists to purchase both the land and the scheme of a ready-to-build project. The fee for this will need to be negotiated, but it would represent a hassle-free route towards your new home becoming a reality and give you the security of knowing that plans are set in stone before you purchase the land.
If you are interested in exploring this option, you’ll find that it can be fully customised to meet your needs and tastes. Get in touch with our friendly multinational team today to learn more about what could be realised on this unspoilt stretch of sea-view land.
Obviously, those matters of taste and style will greatly affect the cost needed to build your Sicilian home. However, we know that a ballpark figure is always useful, and we would suggest €1,700 per square metre as a guideline for your budget calculations. Realistically, the total costs involved in purchasing one of these plots of land, and planning and building your new home there would come to around €270-280,000.
If you were to buy both plots together, this would obviously generate some economies of scale. It should be possible to build a really vast villa, suitable for an extended family, or a pair of homes for an even more tempting outlay.
The world of building your own Tuscan-style villa in Sicily can be a complicated one, and for this reason we don’t believe our professional relationship with our clients should end with the signing of the purchase deed.
We are highly experienced project managers, with a long list of glowing testimonials, and have helped buyers who aren’t yet based in the area by overseeing everything from minor renovations to full builds. We have a broad network of trustworthy professionals and tradespeople, capable of every task from the initial designs to the final finishes, and the fees for this project management service are extremely competitive.