For example: PretoriaNelspruitJeffreys Bay

brokerage firms in south africa

15 results

Sort by  
1,567 ft² Property for sale, Port Elizabeth

R 2,850,000

17th of november, 2012 09:18
1,567 ft²
RARE AND UNIQUE PROPERTY RELEASE Little Walmer is the only private golf estate in Port Elizabeth , it is centrally situated in the sought after suburb of Walmer and only has 79 demarcated plots . One of the most sought after addresses and offers unrivalled security and privacy in a scenic and safe lifestyle environment. The plot has 180 degree uninterrupted valley views of an unspoilt nature conservation area and is uniquely situated in a cul-de-sac next to a demarcated green area . It is also by far the largest stand on the estate at 1567 square meters. Approved building plans have been drawn by Hix Architects, a renowned and respected architect firm in Port Elizabeth . Fees already paid for approved plans and bill of costs exceed R 400 000 and are to be included in the purchase price. The estate is managed by the Little Walmer Homeowners association and there are just short of 50 completed dwellings. The remainder have plans approved or have been retained by the owners for investment purposes with few re-sales available. Land For Sale in Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape South Africa find Port Elizabeth properties
Lot for sale, Cleveland, TN 37323, USA

R 97,150

24th of january 15:27
$11,900. Great Subdivision in the South. Close to school and shopping areas Presented by Marcia Botts, Broker, REALTOR(R), GRI call/text (423) 400-1042 ormarcia@marciabotts.com for more information. MLS 20134954. Award Realty is a licensed Real Estate brokerage firm in TN 1009 Keith Street NW Cleveland TN 37311 - (423) 476-3205 Marcia Botts is a REALTOR(R) licensed in TN - Equal Housing Opportunity
Flat for sale, Cheltenham

R 1,465,422

17th of november, 2012 06:57
Bedrooms: 1
Villa Ovalia is a stylish and elegant city-centre residence in Montpellier, the beautiful capital of Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. AddressMontpellierAccommodationStudio to 3 bedsYield3.84% to 4.33%Sizes34.85 sqm – 108.00 sqmPrice:€137,000 to €359,000 Delivery date1Q 2011Deposit5% to NotarySales officeYESThe Location: Located just a stone's throw from the Mediterranean sea, Montpellier is a vibrant, dynamic city of broad, tree-lined boulevards well-known for its beautiful and varied architecture, fabulous shops and boutiques, gourmet restaurants and fabulous night life. Ideally situated for exploration of the diverse landscape of Languedoc-Roussillon, with its lush valleys, coastal plains and Mediterranean scrubland, Montpellier has all the amenities you have come to expect (banks, supermarkets, doctors, local schools etc) as well as 300 days of sunshine every year. Home to one of the oldest universities in the world, with faculties of law and medicine present here as early as the 12th century, Montpellier is also a city steeped in history and has many historical sites, galleries and museums, not least the 14th century cathedral of Saint Peter and the Musée Fabre with its collection of nearly 800 paintings by old masters from Flanders, France and Italy (bequeathed to the city in 1825 by local artist and collector François-Xavier Fabre).The Development:Contemporary apartments with either a large balcony or a terrace;Lifts to the upper floors;Videophone entry systems for your security and peace of mind; Designed with comfort in mind;Architecturally innovative; Environmentally responsible construction;Covered parking available at a premium. Activities:Activities available locally include: petanque, climbing, gymnastics, swimming, football, baseball, archery, rugby, tennis, table tennis, horse riding, basketball, hockey, athletics, handball, skittles, water sports, triathlon, walking and cycling.Food – local specialities:Seafood, garlic and local produce (including wine, cheese, garlic, fruit, honey and olive oil) feature heavily in the mediterranean-influenced cuisine of Languedoc-Roussillon. Traditional dishes include brandade de morue (purée of salt cod, olive oil and milk), encornets farcis (cuttlefish stuffed with sausagemeat and herbs) and bourride (monkfish stew with vegetables, wine and aïoli - a garlic mayonnaise), not forgetting cassoulet, the regional speciality (a rich, slow-cooked casserole of pork, duck, goose and beans). Investment:It is possible to sign a buy to let contract with local estate agents with an estimated yield of 4.11% (€615 Gross per month).Financing:We have our own French mortgage brokerage service in order to find the most suitable mortgage for you. Whether you want an interest-only mortgage, a traditional repayment mortgage or hybrid mortgage, we can get the right mortgage for you.Access:Located in the Hérault department, Montpellier is the regional capital of Languedoc-Roussillon. By car: From the A9, take the exit 32 towards Saint-Jean-de-VédasBy air:Montpellier Méditerranée international airport, 13 km – daily flights to London;serviced by low-cost airlines Easyjet and RyanairBy train: Gare SNCF/TGV/TER Montpellier St. Roch, 3 kmTALGO services also stop hereBy boat:Sète, regular services to and from ports in the Balearic Islands, the Mahgreb (North Africa) and Corsica Nîmes 54 km - Beziers 65 km - Avignon 95 km - Carcassonne 147 km
Detached house for sale, R. do Algarve, 2845 Seixal, Portugal

R 7,020,963

3rd of march, 2013 02:26
Bedrooms: 4
This is one of the most desirable areas in Lagos, due to its beautiful south facing aspect and stunning views, at exactly 1.5 Km from the beach, the Golf course and town centre. This villa was built to maximize its south facing aspect, with large windows surrounding spacious open plan living areas. There is also a separate guest self contained flat and a double garage. Equipped with central heating and air conditioning. Lagos is an ancient maritime town steeped in history with beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars and a bohemian vibe. The town became hugely important during the 15th century, the age of the great Portuguese Discoveries, when Prince Henry the Navigator, third son of King Joao I, took up residence and headed up maritime expeditions to Morocco and to the western coast of Africa. Today the town attracts many holidaymakers from all different walks of life -including a significant amount of surfers. There is plenty to do and see, with the large marina being a focal point for boat trips, and water sports and just hanging out.Lagos is also home to excellent restaurants and bars and some of the most picturesque beaches in the Algarve. Meia Praia is the main beach in Lagos and forms one of the biggest bays in Europe. The idea of living in Portugal usually conjures up pictures of beautiful Algarvian beaches. With the highest amount of sunshine in Europe it is easy to see why the Algarve remains such a popular place to relocate. Renowned for its stunning climate, unlimited leisure facilities and kind-hearted hospitality. Gorgeous beaches line the coast, from secluded coves with amazing cliffs to vast stretches of golden sand; or head for the hills to discover quaint villages, pine forests and vineyards. Acres of lush green golf courses and chic yachting marinas add a cosmopolitan air to a region steeped in tradition and family-oriented culture - making it as warm and welcoming as the year-round sun. Many of Portugal’s benefits include; • Stunning Beaches • Long hot Summers • Abundance of history, culture and natural beauty • High Quality building standards • Stunning and diverse natural beauty, from rivers, cliffs and clean sandy beaches to mountains and championship golf courses, making it popular with all kinds of visitor • Over 300 days of sunshine per year View this property and more viewing trip from £149 • Return flights for two adults from an airport of your choice direct to Portugal • Individual airport transfers on arrival and departure • Accommodation in a luxury hotel (minimum 4 stars), including breakfast • Free legal advice from an independent property lawyer • Free financial advice from an independent mortgage brokerage • Rental and property management presentation • Exclusive service; advice and guidance from one of our experienced Property Consultants You will be shown the different areas and visit as complete range of properties as possible that are both in your price range and ones that you have expressed an interest in viewing. Over the course of the trip when you make your decision on whether this is for you or not, we will explain all the details including total costs, annual costs, legal formalities, flight offers, furniture, letting potential, in fact everything for “YOUR NEW HOME OVERSEAS”. Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 5
100 m² House, Fossemanant

18th of february 08:38
100 m²
Bedrooms: 3
France countryside - vacation rental home - near northwest beaches / Paris / Disney / Asterix / Nature / Amiens Cathedral / Jules Verne / Picardie (Picardy) / Somme / WWI / route to Calais and Paris, south and Provence Beautiful newly renovated furnished self-catering luxury vacation home located in the Valley of the Selle near Amiens, France. Meandering streams, rivers and canals, meadows and rolling hills, horse country, battlegrounds, memorials, cemeteries of both World Wars, French cuisine! Independent, comfortable, quiet home surrounded by nature located in a small village in Picardy. Fully fenced property, gated entrance, security cameras and private parking offer peace of mind. Panoramic view of the Valley of the Selle, approximately 100 square meters (1076 square feet) welcoming a maximum of 6 guests. Description : Entrance by stairway (14 steps) in front or access via kitchen / bath in back. Master bedroom (brand new extra firm double bed), children's bedroom with 2 platform single beds (possibility to place single cots for small children), 3rd bedroom with baby crib and new firm double bed or two single beds, living room with home entertainment center and fireplace, dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, full marbled bath with heated floor (hydromassage shower and bath with hydromassage / balneo), half bath. Services : bedding & sheets, bathroom linen, and kitchenware supplied. Iron and board, washer/dryer (shared), vacuum cleaner, garden furniture, gas barbecue grill. Kitchen : oven, cooking utensils, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, automatic hot water kettle, toaster. Entertainment/Multimedia : Sat/TNT TV, CD/DVD collection, radio, internet (wifi), hi-fi equipment, games, swing set and slide, bicycles, children's pool. Private secure off-street outdoor parking No pets please, smoke free, shoeless home. Picardy : Picardy is located in the northern part of France. Picardy stretches from the long sand beaches of the Somme estuary in the west to the vast forests and pastures of the Thiérache in the east and down to the chateaux of Chantilly or Pierrefonds near the Paris Area and vineyards of the border with Champagne (Champagne picarde) to the south. An important agricultural region of France, Picardy has a diverse natural environment consisting of 40 km of coastline, many rivers, marshes and ponds and lakes, forests, and pastures. It is a favorite region of France for hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, sailing, sand yachting and other outdoor activities. Somme : We are located in the department of Picardy called the Somme, named after the Somme river. The Somme was the site of a series of battles during World War I, and is most noted for the prominent use of trench warfare. Particularly significant was the 1916 Battle of the Somme. As a result of this and other battles fought in the area the department is home to many military cemeteries and several major monuments commemorating the many soldiers from various countries who died on its battlefields, particularly those of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. We are less than 30 minutes (35 km/21 miles) from Cantigny, site of the first American offensive of World War I. One of the largest Chinese cemeteries of WWI is located within 30 minutes. Village of Fossemanant : Rural village with less than 100 inhabitants, only two short streets converge on a small medieval church. A few residents still farm, cows and horses are commonly found grazing in the surrounding fields! Climate : It is characterized by frequent rainfall, moderate winters and summers. Summer temperatures range from a high of 77°F (25°C) during the days to a low of 50°F (10°C) during the night. Winter temperatures reach a high of 55°F (13°C) daytime to a low of 35°F (2°C) at night. Snow is rare. Nearby activities : trout-farm fishing (500 meters/1600 ft), hiking (60 meters/200 ft to old railroad line turned nature path 17 kilometers/10.5 miles long, the “Coulée Verte”), surrounding rivers & ponds, golf (10 km/6 miles), tennis, horseback riding (8 km/5 miles), cycling and mountain bike, petanque, ice skating, water sports, public swimming pools, amusement parks (Disney, Asterix, St Paul...), bowling, cinema, shopping, airport for small aircraft (20 km/12,5 miles), museums, Jules Verne, castles, wildlife preserves and bird sanctuaries (Baie de Somme), seaside resorts, casinos, medieval villages, World War I & II monuments, museums & cemeteries, shopping (factory outlet stores), steam locomotive, children’s farm, land sailing Nearest highway/motorway : Dury or Bosquel at 11 km / 7 miles Nearest airport : ParisBeauvais Tillé at 40 km/ 24 miles or Roissy Charles de Gaulle at 120 km / 75 miles Nearest train station : Amiens town center or Longueau at 15 km / 10 miles Nearest shopping center : Auchan or E. Leclerc at 10 km / 6 miles Atlantic beaches : approx 45 minutes (Mers-les-Bains) Paris : approx 1hour 30 minutes by car, 150 km / 93 miles London : about 4 1/2 hours by train Bus service to Amiens two times per day, taxi service available ********************* Note that owner resides on property, and is available at all times to assist you in making your visit as pleasant as possible. We also offer a 1 bedroom self-catering luxury residence of similar size, please see our other listing under "French countryside Amiens & Paris". ********************* Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information or photos. We will be pleased to welcome you! Daily higher price: 95 EUR Daily lower price: 95 EUR Min Stay: 1 night. http://www.arkadia.com/zeue-t35556/
Detached house for sale, R. do Algarve, 2845 Seixal, Portugal

R 3,877,857

20th of february 05:44
Bedrooms: 3
This lovely villa, is just a short walk to the porto de Mos beach, and a short drive to the town centre and golf course. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, it sits on good sized plot, that offers sea views from the first floor. On the ground floor there is the kitchen, laundry room, good sized lounge with fireplace, and a dining room which is now being used as an office. On the first floor there are the three bedrooms, one of them a spacious suite, with south facing balconies and sea views. Lagos is an ancient maritime town steeped in history with beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars and a bohemian vibe. The town became hugely important during the 15th century, the age of the great Portuguese Discoveries, when Prince Henry the Navigator, third son of King Joao I, took up residence and headed up maritime expeditions to Morocco and to the western coast of Africa. Today the town attracts many holidaymakers from all different walks of life -including a significant amount of surfers. There is plenty to do and see, with the large marina being a focal point for boat trips, and water sports and just hanging out.Lagos is also home to excellent restaurants and bars and some of the most picturesque beaches in the Algarve. Meia Praia is the main beach in Lagos and forms one of the biggest bays in Europe. The idea of living in Portugal usually conjures up pictures of beautiful Algarvian beaches. With the highest amount of sunshine in Europe it is easy to see why the Algarve remains such a popular place to relocate. Renowned for its stunning climate, unlimited leisure facilities and kind-hearted hospitality. Gorgeous beaches line the coast, from secluded coves with amazing cliffs to vast stretches of golden sand; or head for the hills to discover quaint villages, pine forests and vineyards. Acres of lush green golf courses and chic yachting marinas add a cosmopolitan air to a region steeped in tradition and family-oriented culture - making it as warm and welcoming as the year-round sun. Many of Portugal’s benefits include; • Stunning Beaches • Long hot Summers • Abundance of history, culture and natural beauty • High Quality building standards • Stunning and diverse natural beauty, from rivers, cliffs and clean sandy beaches to mountains and championship golf courses, making it popular with all kinds of visitor • Over 300 days of sunshine per year View this property and more viewing trip from £149 • Return flights for two adults from an airport of your choice direct to Portugal • Individual airport transfers on arrival and departure • Accommodation in a luxury hotel (minimum 4 stars), including breakfast • Free legal advice from an independent property lawyer • Free financial advice from an independent mortgage brokerage • Rental and property management presentation • Exclusive service; advice and guidance from one of our experienced Property Consultants You will be shown the different areas and visit as complete range of properties as possible that are both in your price range and ones that you have expressed an interest in viewing. Over the course of the trip when you make your decision on whether this is for you or not, we will explain all the details including total costs, annual costs, legal formalities, flight offers, furniture, letting potential, in fact everything for “YOUR NEW HOME OVERSEAS”. Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2
Detached house for sale, Lagos

R 3,877,857

12th of february 00:17
Bedrooms: 3
This lovely villa, is just a short walk to the porto de Mos beach, and a short drive to the town centre and golf course. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, it sits on good sized plot, that offers sea views from the first floor. On the ground floor there is the kitchen, laundry room, good sized lounge with fireplace, and a dining room which is now being used as an office. On the first floor there are the three bedrooms, one of them a spacious suite, with south facing balconies and sea views. Lagos is an ancient maritime town steeped in history with beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars and a bohemian vibe. The town became hugely important during the 15th century, the age of the great Portuguese Discoveries, when Prince Henry the Navigator, third son of King Joao I, took up residence and headed up maritime expeditions to Morocco and to the western coast of Africa. Today the town attracts many holidaymakers from all different walks of life -including a significant amount of surfers. There is plenty to do and see, with the large marina being a focal point for boat trips, and water sports and just hanging out.Lagos is also home to excellent restaurants and bars and some of the most picturesque beaches in the Algarve. Meia Praia is the main beach in Lagos and forms one of the biggest bays in Europe. The idea of living in Portugal usually conjures up pictures of beautiful Algarvian beaches. With the highest amount of sunshine in Europe it is easy to see why the Algarve remains such a popular place to relocate. Renowned for its stunning climate, unlimited leisure facilities and kind-hearted hospitality. Gorgeous beaches line the coast, from secluded coves with amazing cliffs to vast stretches of golden sand; or head for the hills to discover quaint villages, pine forests and vineyards. Acres of lush green golf courses and chic yachting marinas add a cosmopolitan air to a region steeped in tradition and family-oriented culture - making it as warm and welcoming as the year-round sun. Many of Portugal’s benefits include; • Stunning Beaches • Long hot Summers • Abundance of history, culture and natural beauty • High Quality building standards • Stunning and diverse natural beauty, from rivers, cliffs and clean sandy beaches to mountains and championship golf courses, making it popular with all kinds of visitor • Over 300 days of sunshine per year View this property and more viewing trip from £149 • Return flights for two adults from an airport of your choice direct to Portugal • Individual airport transfers on arrival and departure • Accommodation in a luxury hotel (minimum 4 stars), including breakfast • Free legal advice from an independent property lawyer • Free financial advice from an independent mortgage brokerage • Rental and property management presentation • Exclusive service; advice and guidance from one of our experienced Property Consultants You will be shown the different areas and visit as complete range of properties as possible that are both in your price range and ones that you have expressed an interest in viewing. Over the course of the trip when you make your decision on whether this is for you or not, we will explain all the details including total costs, annual costs, legal formalities, flight offers, furniture, letting potential, in fact everything for “YOUR NEW HOME OVERSEAS”. Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2. http://www.arkadia.com/brpq-t147129/
Detached house for sale, R. do Algarve, 2845 Seixal, Portugal

R 5,265,722

3rd of march, 2013 02:26
Bedrooms: 4
Set in one of the most desirable locations of Lagos, due to its peacefulness and proximity to the centre, this beautiful south facing plot offers privacy; sun all day and sea views. The villa is spacious with a good layout. Lagos is an ancient maritime town steeped in history with beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars and a bohemian vibe. The town became hugely important during the 15th century, the age of the great Portuguese Discoveries, when Prince Henry the Navigator, third son of King Joao I, took up residence and headed up maritime expeditions to Morocco and to the western coast of Africa. Today the town attracts many holidaymakers from all different walks of life -including a significant amount of surfers. There is plenty to do and see, with the large marina being a focal point for boat trips, and water sports and just hanging out.Lagos is also home to excellent restaurants and bars and some of the most picturesque beaches in the Algarve. Meia Praia is the main beach in Lagos and forms one of the biggest bays in Europe. The idea of living in Portugal usually conjures up pictures of beautiful Algarvian beaches. With the highest amount of sunshine in Europe it is easy to see why the Algarve remains such a popular place to relocate. Renowned for its stunning climate, unlimited leisure facilities and kind-hearted hospitality. Gorgeous beaches line the coast, from secluded coves with amazing cliffs to vast stretches of golden sand; or head for the hills to discover quaint villages, pine forests and vineyards. Acres of lush green golf courses and chic yachting marinas add a cosmopolitan air to a region steeped in tradition and family-oriented culture - making it as warm and welcoming as the year-round sun. Many of Portugal’s benefits include; • Stunning Beaches • Long hot Summers • Abundance of history, culture and natural beauty • High Quality building standards • Stunning and diverse natural beauty, from rivers, cliffs and clean sandy beaches to mountains and championship golf courses, making it popular with all kinds of visitor • Over 300 days of sunshine per year View this property and more viewing trip from £149 • Return flights for two adults from an airport of your choice direct to Portugal • Individual airport transfers on arrival and departure • Accommodation in a luxury hotel (minimum 4 stars), including breakfast • Free legal advice from an independent property lawyer • Free financial advice from an independent mortgage brokerage • Rental and property management presentation • Exclusive service; advice and guidance from one of our experienced Property Consultants You will be shown the different areas and visit as complete range of properties as possible that are both in your price range and ones that you have expressed an interest in viewing. Over the course of the trip when you make your decision on whether this is for you or not, we will explain all the details including total costs, annual costs, legal formalities, flight offers, furniture, letting potential, in fact everything for “YOUR NEW HOME OVERSEAS”. Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 4
Detached house for sale, Lagos

R 5,265,722

10th of february 15:07
Bedrooms: 4
Set in one of the most desirable locations of Lagos, due to its peacefulness and proximity to the centre, this beautiful south facing plot offers privacy; sun all day and sea views. The villa is spacious with a good layout. Lagos is an ancient maritime town steeped in history with beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars and a bohemian vibe. The town became hugely important during the 15th century, the age of the great Portuguese Discoveries, when Prince Henry the Navigator, third son of King Joao I, took up residence and headed up maritime expeditions to Morocco and to the western coast of Africa. Today the town attracts many holidaymakers from all different walks of life -including a significant amount of surfers. There is plenty to do and see, with the large marina being a focal point for boat trips, and water sports and just hanging out.Lagos is also home to excellent restaurants and bars and some of the most picturesque beaches in the Algarve. Meia Praia is the main beach in Lagos and forms one of the biggest bays in Europe. The idea of living in Portugal usually conjures up pictures of beautiful Algarvian beaches. With the highest amount of sunshine in Europe it is easy to see why the Algarve remains such a popular place to relocate. Renowned for its stunning climate, unlimited leisure facilities and kind-hearted hospitality. Gorgeous beaches line the coast, from secluded coves with amazing cliffs to vast stretches of golden sand; or head for the hills to discover quaint villages, pine forests and vineyards. Acres of lush green golf courses and chic yachting marinas add a cosmopolitan air to a region steeped in tradition and family-oriented culture - making it as warm and welcoming as the year-round sun. Many of Portugal’s benefits include; • Stunning Beaches • Long hot Summers • Abundance of history, culture and natural beauty • High Quality building standards • Stunning and diverse natural beauty, from rivers, cliffs and clean sandy beaches to mountains and championship golf courses, making it popular with all kinds of visitor • Over 300 days of sunshine per year View this property and more viewing trip from £149 • Return flights for two adults from an airport of your choice direct to Portugal • Individual airport transfers on arrival and departure • Accommodation in a luxury hotel (minimum 4 stars), including breakfast • Free legal advice from an independent property lawyer • Free financial advice from an independent mortgage brokerage • Rental and property management presentation • Exclusive service; advice and guidance from one of our experienced Property Consultants You will be shown the different areas and visit as complete range of properties as possible that are both in your price range and ones that you have expressed an interest in viewing. Over the course of the trip when you make your decision on whether this is for you or not, we will explain all the details including total costs, annual costs, legal formalities, flight offers, furniture, letting potential, in fact everything for “YOUR NEW HOME OVERSEAS”. Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 4. http://www.arkadia.com/brpq-t97570/
Detached house for sale, R. do Algarve, 2845 Seixal, Portugal

R 4,449,331

3rd of march, 2013 02:26
Bedrooms: 4
Enchanting South Oriented and Carefully Restyled Villa, located in a friendly and peaceful urbanization, with nice mature landscaped gardens enjoying beautiful country views. This Villa has one level and it"s composed by four bedrooms one en-suite, and an extra bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, large living room and a separate dinner. The swimming pool is not very deep, easy to swim, lock up garage for two cars and extra space for parking. All this close to the beach and to all the local amenities. Lagos is an ancient maritime town steeped in history with beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars and a bohemian vibe. The town became hugely important during the 15th century, the age of the great Portuguese Discoveries, when Prince Henry the Navigator, third son of King Joao I, took up residence and headed up maritime expeditions to Morocco and to the western coast of Africa. Today the town attracts many holidaymakers from all different walks of life -including a significant amount of surfers. There is plenty to do and see, with the large marina being a focal point for boat trips, and water sports and just hanging out.Lagos is also home to excellent restaurants and bars and some of the most picturesque beaches in the Algarve. Meia Praia is the main beach in Lagos and forms one of the biggest bays in Europe. The idea of living in Portugal usually conjures up pictures of beautiful Algarvian beaches. With the highest amount of sunshine in Europe it is easy to see why the Algarve remains such a popular place to relocate. Renowned for its stunning climate, unlimited leisure facilities and kind-hearted hospitality. Gorgeous beaches line the coast, from secluded coves with amazing cliffs to vast stretches of golden sand; or head for the hills to discover quaint villages, pine forests and vineyards. Acres of lush green golf courses and chic yachting marinas add a cosmopolitan air to a region steeped in tradition and family-oriented culture - making it as warm and welcoming as the year-round sun. Many of Portugal’s benefits include; • Stunning Beaches • Long hot Summers • Abundance of history, culture and natural beauty • High Quality building standards • Stunning and diverse natural beauty, from rivers, cliffs and clean sandy beaches to mountains and championship golf courses, making it popular with all kinds of visitor • Over 300 days of sunshine per year View this property and more viewing trip from £149 • Return flights for two adults from an airport of your choice direct to Portugal • Individual airport transfers on arrival and departure • Accommodation in a luxury hotel (minimum 4 stars), including breakfast • Free legal advice from an independent property lawyer • Free financial advice from an independent mortgage brokerage • Rental and property management presentation • Exclusive service; advice and guidance from one of our experienced Property Consultants You will be shown the different areas and visit as complete range of properties as possible that are both in your price range and ones that you have expressed an interest in viewing. Over the course of the trip when you make your decision on whether this is for you or not, we will explain all the details including total costs, annual costs, legal formalities, flight offers, furniture, letting potential, in fact everything for “YOUR NEW HOME OVERSEAS”. Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3
Detached house for sale, Lagos

R 4,449,331

10th of february 15:07
Bedrooms: 4
Enchanting South Oriented and Carefully Restyled Villa, located in a friendly and peaceful urbanization, with nice mature landscaped gardens enjoying beautiful country views. This Villa has one level and it"s composed by four bedrooms one en-suite, and an extra bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, large living room and a separate dinner. The swimming pool is not very deep, easy to swim, lock up garage for two cars and extra space for parking. All this close to the beach and to all the local amenities. Lagos is an ancient maritime town steeped in history with beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars and a bohemian vibe. The town became hugely important during the 15th century, the age of the great Portuguese Discoveries, when Prince Henry the Navigator, third son of King Joao I, took up residence and headed up maritime expeditions to Morocco and to the western coast of Africa. Today the town attracts many holidaymakers from all different walks of life -including a significant amount of surfers. There is plenty to do and see, with the large marina being a focal point for boat trips, and water sports and just hanging out.Lagos is also home to excellent restaurants and bars and some of the most picturesque beaches in the Algarve. Meia Praia is the main beach in Lagos and forms one of the biggest bays in Europe. The idea of living in Portugal usually conjures up pictures of beautiful Algarvian beaches. With the highest amount of sunshine in Europe it is easy to see why the Algarve remains such a popular place to relocate. Renowned for its stunning climate, unlimited leisure facilities and kind-hearted hospitality. Gorgeous beaches line the coast, from secluded coves with amazing cliffs to vast stretches of golden sand; or head for the hills to discover quaint villages, pine forests and vineyards. Acres of lush green golf courses and chic yachting marinas add a cosmopolitan air to a region steeped in tradition and family-oriented culture - making it as warm and welcoming as the year-round sun. Many of Portugal’s benefits include; • Stunning Beaches • Long hot Summers • Abundance of history, culture and natural beauty • High Quality building standards • Stunning and diverse natural beauty, from rivers, cliffs and clean sandy beaches to mountains and championship golf courses, making it popular with all kinds of visitor • Over 300 days of sunshine per year View this property and more viewing trip from £149 • Return flights for two adults from an airport of your choice direct to Portugal • Individual airport transfers on arrival and departure • Accommodation in a luxury hotel (minimum 4 stars), including breakfast • Free legal advice from an independent property lawyer • Free financial advice from an independent mortgage brokerage • Rental and property management presentation • Exclusive service; advice and guidance from one of our experienced Property Consultants You will be shown the different areas and visit as complete range of properties as possible that are both in your price range and ones that you have expressed an interest in viewing. Over the course of the trip when you make your decision on whether this is for you or not, we will explain all the details including total costs, annual costs, legal formalities, flight offers, furniture, letting potential, in fact everything for “YOUR NEW HOME OVERSEAS”. Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3. http://www.arkadia.com/brpq-t97435/
100 m² House, Fossemanant

R 3,714 /week

8th of april 22:48
100 m²
Bedrooms: 1
France countryside - vacation rental home - near northwest beaches / Paris / Disney / Asterix / Nature / Amiens Cathedral / Jules Verne / Picardie (Picardy) / Somme / WWI / route to Calais and Paris, south and Provence Beautiful newly renovated furnished self-catering luxury vacation home located in the Valley of the Selle near Amiens, France. Meandering streams, rivers and canals, meadows and rolling hills, horse country, battlegrounds, memorials, cemeteries of both World Wars, French cuisine! Independent, comfortable, quiet home surrounded by nature located in a small village in Picardy. Fully fenced property, gated entrance, security cameras and private parking offer peace of mind. Panoramic view of the Valley of the Selle, approximately 100 square meters (1076 square feet) welcoming a maximum of 5 guests. Description: Entrance at ground-level, 1076 sq. ft. (100 sq. meters), handicapped / disabled access, both gas central heating and individual electric units in bedroom, living room and bathroom. Living room/den with new leather sofa bed 2 persons (mattress 14 cm), home entertainment center and home cinema with satellite TV, dining area for 6 with exterior view, master bedroom (new firm double bed) with satellite TV, space for visitors who have travel cots or portable cribs, full marbled bath (rain shower and bath hydromassage / balneo), fully-equipped kitchen, study area and library containing books in English, French and German, child play area. Private triple French door entrance faces flowered courtyard, surrounded by fully enclosed flowered gardens on half an acre (1700 sq. meters). ********************************** Please note: low ceiling height of 2 meters (6 1/2 feet)! If you require a higher ceiling level please see our other listings under "France countryside Paris Amiens WWI". *********************************** Services : bedding & sheets, bathroom linen, and kitchenware supplied. Iron and board, washer/dryer (shared), vacuum cleaner, garden furniture, gas barbecue grill. Kitchen : combination microwave / oven, cooking utensils, refrigerator/freezer, electric stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, automatic hot water kettle, toaster. Entertainment/Multimedia : Sat/TNT TV, CD/DVD collection, radio, internet (wifi), hi-fi equipment, games, swing set and slide, bicycles, children's pool. Private secure off-street outdoor parking. No pets please, smoke free, shoeless home. Picardy : Picardy is located in the northern part of France. Picardy stretches from the long sand beaches of the Somme estuary in the west to the vast forests and pastures of the Thiérache in the east and down to the chateaux of Chantilly or Pierrefonds near the Paris Area and vineyards of the border with Champagne (Champagne picarde) to the south. An important agricultural region of France, Picardy has a diverse natural environment consisting of 40 km of coastline, many rivers, marshes and ponds and lakes, forests, and pastures. It is a favorite region of France for hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, sailing, sand yachting and other outdoor activities. Somme : We are located in the department of Picardy called the Somme, named after the Somme river. The Somme was the site of a series of battles during World War I, and is most noted for the prominent use of trench warfare. Particularly significant was the 1916 Battle of the Somme. As a result of this and other battles fought in the area the department is home to many military cemeteries and several major monuments commemorating the many soldiers from various countries who died on its battlefields, particularly those of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. We are less than 30 minutes (35 km/21 miles) from Cantigny, site of the first American offensive of World War I. One of the largest Chinese cemeteries of WWI is located within 30 minutes. Village of Fossemanant : Rural village with less than 100 inhabitants, only two short streets converge on a small medieval church. A few residents still farm, cows and horses are commonly found grazing in the surrounding fields! Climate : It is characterized by frequent rainfall, moderate winters and summers. Summer temperatures range from a high of 77°F (25°C) during the days to a low of 50°F (10°C) during the night. Winter temperatures reach a high of 55°F (13°C) daytime to a low of 35°F (2°C) at night. Snow is rare. Nearby activities : trout-farm fishing (500 meters/1600 ft), hiking (60 meters/200 ft to old railroad line turned nature path 17 kilometers/10.5 miles long, the “Coulée Verte”), surrounding rivers & ponds, golf (10 km/6 miles), tennis, horseback riding (8 km/5 miles), cycling and mountain bike, petanque, ice skating, water sports, public swimming pools, amusement parks (Disney, Asterix, St Paul...), bowling, cinema, shopping, airport for small aircraft (20 km/12,5 miles), museums, Jules Verne, castles, wildlife preserves and bird sanctuaries (Baie de Somme), seaside resorts, casinos, medieval villages, World War I & II monuments, museums & cemeteries, shopping (factory outlet stores), steam locomotive, children’s farm, land sailing Nearest highway/motorway : Dury or Bosquel at 11 km / 7 miles Nearest airport : ParisBeauvais Tillé at 40 km/ 24 miles or Roissy Charles de Gaulle at 120 km / 75 miles Nearest train station : Amiens town center or Longueau at 15 km / 10 miles Nearest shopping center : Auchan or E. Leclerc at 10 km / 6 miles Atlantic beaches : approx 45 minutes (Mers-les-Bains) Paris : approx 1hour 30 minutes by car, 150 km / 93 miles London : about 4 1/2 hours by train Bus service to Amiens two times per day, taxi service available ********************* Note that owner resides on property, and is available at all times to assist you in making your visit as pleasant as possible. We also offer a 3 bedroom self-catering luxury residence, please see our other listings under "France countryside Paris Amiens WWI". ********************* Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information or photos. We will be pleased to welcome you! Daily higher price: 65 EUR Daily lower price: 65 EUR Min Stay: 1 night. http://www.arkadia.com/zeue-t85774/
Property for sale,

R 1,952,807

17th of november, 2012 06:57
Bedrooms: 3
The fully furnished and equipped apartments and villas (sleeping from 4 to 8 people) are located at the heart of one of France’s most popular seaside resorts, and only minutes from the beaches and shops.Property type: New build VillasAddress: Argeles sur Mer Accommodation: 2-3 bedroomsPrices: €169K to €300K Yield: up to 4.50%Size: 28sqm to 69sqmDeposit: 5% to notary Sales office: YesThe development:Les Demeures de la Massane is a new residence offering apartments and villas with terraces and/or gardens of up to 115 sqm. The residence, set in a landscaped park, is in tranquil surroundings not far from the village itself. Pure Mediterranean in style, its architecture is a harmonious blend of wood, light coloured stone and ochre shades. All are fully furnished and have fitted kitchens as well as electric convectors and built-in wardrobes. The residence is set over 2 levels and is fully secured, as it is fully fenced and access is through an automatic gate with a beeper. The communal area comprises an aquatic centre with a swimming pool and a paddling pool, a spa with sauna, gym and a jacuzzi, a games area for children and a bowling pitch.The location:The residence is situated in Argeles sur Mer, a traditional small village located in the south of France on the Mediterranean coast, at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains and the Spanish border. With its 7km of sandy beaches, long flower-bedecked and landscaped seaside promenade, Argeles draws in the crowds every year. It boasts a fortified church, narrow lanes and two nature reserves; and has proven to be a popular tourist resort, attracting nearly 100,000 visitors every year. A rural village for years, quietly living on agriculture and craft industry passing between France and Spain, Argeles eventually began to prosper in the latter half of the 20th century. In 1950, Argeles had its first campsite and by 2002, it boasted 25,000 inhabitants and had upgraded its status to a town of both tradition and modernity that effectively comprises both French and Spanish culture. Argeles has a weekly Saturday market (there is one on a Wednesday too in peak season) and a variety of interesting cafes, bars and restaurants.The country around Argeles offers you an array of landscapes, transporting you from the snowy Pyrenees to the sandy beaches and the Cote Vermeille with its beautiful creeks, marinas and ports. Argeles is also only 20 minutes from Perpignan, the capital of the region whose light and colours transfixed many painters from Matisse to Picasso. It’s also the ideal starting point for a host of little trips to discover the surrounding area from Collioure to the Spanish border.Activities:Sea-based outdoor activities abound in the area, including sailing, canoe-kayaking, canyoning and scuba diving (the Reserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbere-Banyuls-sur-Mer , a unique underwater preserve, offers a haven to marine life). Other pursuits on offer include cycling, hiking, tropical golf, the Luna Park theme park, horse riding and karting.Argeles being at the foot of the Pyrenees, skiing is of course an option, with 10 winter sports resorts in the Eastern Pyreenes area. The pistes at Font Romeux and Les Angles have reputations which precede them. If skiing is not your thing, you can still take “the little yellow train” up into the mountains to the fortified towns of Villfranche de Confient and Mont Louis, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and designed by the famous military engineer Vauban. Why not have a relaxing break at the hot springs? There are many cultural sites to enjoy too, from museums in Tautevel, Figueres and Ceret to various palaces and churches in Collioure and Perpignan. Local food and gastronomy:Local specialities include olive oil, olives, goats cheese, tomatoes and seafood. Some of the typical dishes are Gardiane (bull stew with rice), Bourride (fish with aioli), Morue Catalane (cod with tomatoes and pepper) and Creme Catalane (cream with lemon, vanilla and fennel seed). Argeles sur Mer is also in the largest wine producing area of the world, with the rich red Coullioure and Banyuls vin doux as well as the popular sweet dessert wine Rivesaltes. Many local vineyard owners welcome visitors for tastings and purchases.Financing:We have our own French mortgage brokerage service in order to find the most suitable mortgage for you. Whether you want an interest-only mortgage, a traditional repayment mortgage or hybrid mortgage, we can get the right mortgage for you.Investment Scheme:Your property will be managed by a well known business management specialist.Rents are guaranteed by commercial lease (renewable).The buyer will get 19.6% VAT cash backRental income paid quarterlyVIP member card to the buyer which give access to special offers such as a week holiday in any residence of the Management company for 50 euros.Access:By car: A9 motorway, exit “Perpignan Sud”, then dual carriageway to Argeles sur Mer- 20km on RN9 Narbonne-Perpignan then RD114 Perpignan-Argeles on a country road.By train: Argeles railway station has daily connexions from here or Perpignan by TGV to Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Strasbourg, Lille, Toulouse, Geneva and Brussels. There are also daily connexions to Barcelona and Figueres.By plane: Perpignan-Rivesaltes International Airport is 25km away with daily connexions to Paris, the UK and Brussels. Girona Airport is 90km away, which services 30 destinations in Europe and North Africa with Ryanair.
Property for sale,

R 1,952,807

17th of november, 2012 06:57
Bedrooms: 2
The fully furnished and equipped apartments and villas (sleeping from 4 to 8 people) are located at the heart of one of France’s most popular seaside resorts, and only minutes from the beaches and shops.Property type: New build VillasAddress: Argeles sur Mer Accommodation: 2-3 bedroomsPrices: €169K to €300K Yield: up to 4.50%Size: 28sqm to 69sqmDeposit: 5% to notary Sales office: YesThe development:Les Demeures de la Massane is a new residence offering apartments and villas with terraces and/or gardens of up to 115 sqm. The residence, set in a landscaped park, is in tranquil surroundings not far from the village itself. Pure Mediterranean in style, its architecture is a harmonious blend of wood, light coloured stone and ochre shades. All are fully furnished and have fitted kitchens as well as electric convectors and built-in wardrobes. The residence is set over 2 levels and is fully secured, as it is fully fenced and access is through an automatic gate with a beeper. The communal area comprises an aquatic centre with a swimming pool and a paddling pool, a spa with sauna, gym and a jacuzzi, a games area for children and a bowling pitch.The location:The residence is situated in Argeles sur Mer, a traditional small village located in the south of France on the Mediterranean coast, at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains and the Spanish border. With its 7km of sandy beaches, long flower-bedecked and landscaped seaside promenade, Argeles draws in the crowds every year. It boasts a fortified church, narrow lanes and two nature reserves; and has proven to be a popular tourist resort, attracting nearly 100,000 visitors every year. A rural village for years, quietly living on agriculture and craft industry passing between France and Spain, Argeles eventually began to prosper in the latter half of the 20th century. In 1950, Argeles had its first campsite and by 2002, it boasted 25,000 inhabitants and had upgraded its status to a town of both tradition and modernity that effectively comprises both French and Spanish culture. Argeles has a weekly Saturday market (there is one on a Wednesday too in peak season) and a variety of interesting cafes, bars and restaurants.The country around Argeles offers you an array of landscapes, transporting you from the snowy Pyrenees to the sandy beaches and the Cote Vermeille with its beautiful creeks, marinas and ports. Argeles is also only 20 minutes from Perpignan, the capital of the region whose light and colours transfixed many painters from Matisse to Picasso. It’s also the ideal starting point for a host of little trips to discover the surrounding area from Collioure to the Spanish border.Activities:Sea-based outdoor activities abound in the area, including sailing, canoe-kayaking, canyoning and scuba diving (the Reserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbere-Banyuls-sur-Mer , a unique underwater preserve, offers a haven to marine life). Other pursuits on offer include cycling, hiking, tropical golf, the Luna Park theme park, horse riding and karting.Argeles being at the foot of the Pyrenees, skiing is of course an option, with 10 winter sports resorts in the Eastern Pyreenes area. The pistes at Font Romeux and Les Angles have reputations which precede them. If skiing is not your thing, you can still take “the little yellow train” up into the mountains to the fortified towns of Villfranche de Confient and Mont Louis, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and designed by the famous military engineer Vauban. Why not have a relaxing break at the hot springs? There are many cultural sites to enjoy too, from museums in Tautevel, Figueres and Ceret to various palaces and churches in Collioure and Perpignan. Local food and gastronomy:Local specialities include olive oil, olives, goats cheese, tomatoes and seafood. Some of the typical dishes are Gardiane (bull stew with rice), Bourride (fish with aioli), Morue Catalane (cod with tomatoes and pepper) and Creme Catalane (cream with lemon, vanilla and fennel seed). Argeles sur Mer is also in the largest wine producing area of the world, with the rich red Coullioure and Banyuls vin doux as well as the popular sweet dessert wine Rivesaltes. Many local vineyard owners welcome visitors for tastings and purchases.Financing:We have our own French mortgage brokerage service in order to find the most suitable mortgage for you. Whether you want an interest-only mortgage, a traditional repayment mortgage or hybrid mortgage, we can get the right mortgage for you.Investment Scheme:Your property will be managed by a well known business management specialist.Rents are guaranteed by commercial lease (renewable).The buyer will get 19.6% VAT cash backRental income paid quarterlyVIP member card to the buyer which give access to special offers such as a week holiday in any residence of the Management company for 50 euros.Access:By car: A9 motorway, exit “Perpignan Sud”, then dual carriageway to Argeles sur Mer- 20km on RN9 Narbonne-Perpignan then RD114 Perpignan-Argeles on a country road.By train: Argeles railway station has daily connexions from here or Perpignan by TGV to Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Strasbourg, Lille, Toulouse, Geneva and Brussels. There are also daily connexions to Barcelona and Figueres.By plane: Perpignan-Rivesaltes International Airport is 25km away with daily connexions to Paris, the UK and Brussels. Girona Airport is 90km away, which services 30 destinations in Europe and North Africa with Ryanair.
Detached house, Marsala TP, Italia

17th of november, 2012 06:37
Bedrooms: 2
Large spaces for this apartment of 80 square meters that faces in a sunny Arabic courtyard. The two separate doors of the apartment, enter in the vast living room with kitchen area and comfortable sofa bed. from it ou reac two bedrooms, spacious and with very high ceilings. The two baths accentuatesthe comfort of relaxing moments with their warm bath, and the enegizing shower. The courtyard protected by a gate allows intimacy between the living room and outdoor. The stylish interior s follows the leitmotif of artflats: a mixture coniugating design ideas with elements coming from the land vintage traditions. Works by artists and craftsmen sign spaces in our apartment. 50 metersfar from the flat we reach the famous Via Garibaldi, on the left is the para town hall and continuing in the same direction for a few meters crossing Porta Garibaldi, the memory of the famous landing of a thousand. Continuing in this direction and reach the sea from which you can admire beautiful sunsets. Shops, culinary delicacies and wine bars measure the way, pointing from small restaurants and bars where to stop for a restorating granita or to eat flavoured Cannoli or Arancini. What's in a name? The inclination to identify Marsala's name with the wine produced there is understandable, but wines are usually named for places, not vice versa. This city on Sicily's western coast was founded as a Carthaginian colony in 397 BC following the destruction of the nearby settlement on the island of Mozia (Mothia) by the Syracusans. Earlier, the region had been populated by the indigenous Sicanians. Lilybaeum, as it was then known, soon emerged as an important naval base. Its position was ideally suited for that purpose, and the Carthaginians used it as the site for their landings in many of their attempts to conquer the island. Lilibeo was the only major city of Sicily that was not completely Hellenized. The Romans conquered it in 241 BC following the great sea battle that also led to the conquest of Drepanum (Trapani). The Romans called it Lilybaeum. Lilibeo covers a large square area only partly bordered by the sea; the sides facing the mainland were defended by a deep moat and fortified towers. Lilibeo managed to defend itself against the attacks of the Syracusan tyrant, Dionysius I, in 368 BC and then Pyrrhus, in 277 BC. According to the historian Polibius,, Lilibeo was the stronghold that enabled the Carthaginians to maintain their control of western Sicily during the First Punic War.Throughout years of siege and effective naval blockade, Lilibeo resisted Roman conquest and the Carthaginian troops were evacuated only after the peace treaty ending the war. Under the Romans Lilibeo was the seat of one of a pair of questors in charge of the government of the entire island. Cicero held this post, and in 75 BC, described it as a "splendid city." Due to its strategic position along the commercial maritime routes between northern Africa and the Roman province (Italy) Lilybaeum's economy flourished. Not surprisingly, the sea around Marsala has yielded many ancient treasures. With Rome's decline, Vandals attacked and virtually destroyed Marsala in AD 440. It was already becoming a centre of Christianity. The city maintained its place as a crucial maritime port under Byzantine, Arab and Norman rule. To the Arabs it was Mars el'Allah, literally "Port of Allah (God)," hence Marsala. Sicily's wine country lies to the east. The region was always known for its fine grapes, but it was the Englishman, John Woodhouse, who introduced the fortified wine business here in 1796, having already developed a similar product (Port wine) in Portugal. The early years of the nineteenth century saw the arrival of thousands of British troops in Sicily to bolster the armies of the King Ferdinando I during his exile from Naples in view of the Napoleonic occupation of the Italian mainland. Many were based at Marsala. This experience was more than sufficient to encourage other firms to follow Woodhouse's example. Ingham, Good and Whitaker had soon founded wine businesses of their own. The Florio family set up a firm in 1831. The grape-growing region extends westward toward Salemi, Segesta and Sciacca. This is Italy's largest contiguous viticultural region, and also one of the largest such areas in Europe. Domesticated grapes were cultivated here long before their introduction (by the Romans) in France and northern Italy. On a medieval note, the Norman-era cathedral's dedication to Saint Thomas Becket seems appropriate in view of Marsala's English connections. It was probably the first church, in Sicily or anywhere, to be dedicated to this saint, who is commemorated in a mosaic icon in Monreale's cathedral. (Becket's family obtained refuge in Sicily during his exile from England.) The structure itself has been extensively modified, though certain medieval features are still visible. The cathedral museum boasts some beautiful Flemish tapestries from the sixteenth century, commissioned by the Spanish monarch Philip II. Of course, there are Roman ruins in Marsala. In the Cape Boéo area are some interesting archeological sites, such as a villa with baths and colorful mosaics, and the Baglio Anselmi Archeological Museum (on Lungomare Boéo) houses some important finds from land and sea, including a Punic era ship. The Church of Saint John (San Giovanni) was built over a cave converted into a home in Roman times, where Roman mosaic floors can still be seen. Many of of Marsala's older streets have a charming Baroque aspect, though the city is generally rather plain. The city's most noted role in more recent Italian history was its choice by Giuseppe Garibaldi for his Sicilian landing in 1860, a choice determined in no small part by the cooperative attitude of the British commander who allowed the Piedmontese ships to enter the port, and the bribes that made some of the local officials willing to surrender the city with little more than token resistance. Mozia: This tiny island just off the coast north of Marsala was once the home of the Phoenician colony that was expelled in 379 BC and founded Lilibeo (Marsala). The island's role in the events of Sicily's early Phoenician period (before 600 BC) far transcended its diminutive size. The Phoenicians were a seafaring Semitic people from what is now Syria and Lebanon; they founded Carthage and other Mediterranean coastal communities, such as Motia. Therefore, it was only natural that Motia, and then Lilibeo, should side with Carthage in the wars against the Greeks. Ironically, the Greeks themselves owed much, including a great deal of their language and alphabet, to the early Phoenicians, despite their later political differences with the Carthaginians. The island of Mozia, which is owned and operated by a foundation established by the winemaking Whitaker family (who built the Anglican Church and Villa Malfitano in Palermo), has a remarkable museum and the ruins of an equally remarkable civilization, complete with a harbor and cemetery. Some of the finds on display in the museum have a distinctly Egyptian influence, while others seem almost Hellenic. Though certain of these items were brought to Motia from Asia Minor, others were made locally, based on "foreign" influences. Mozia and its unique museum provide the visitor with a rare unspoiled glimpse into Sicily's Phoenician past. Mothia itself was founded before 700 BC on the island now known as San Pantaleo in a large lagoon ("Stagnone"). Mothia emerged as one of the most prosperous colonies of the Phoenicians' loose Mediterranean confederation. The more noteworthy features are the fortifications, a submerged road that used to link the island to the mainland, near Birgi, the cothon (or drainage basin and harbour) and the main sanctuaries, in particular the tophet, where the burnt remains of offerings and sacrifices in honour of the god Baal Hammon were collected. Thousands of carved steles where discovered here, and these are the most convincing evidence of Punic sculpture. The most ancient part of old Mozia's industrial area includes several semicircular furnaces, identical in construction to the more ancient pottery furnaces used in Phoenicia. Historians generally agree that the most more violent attacks of the Syracusan army probably occurred near the northern gate, ending in defeat and plunder in 397 BC. Visitors with particular culinary interests seem to expect a certain local mystique when they come to the place where the world's most famous cooking wine is made. (Marsala wine is also served with desserts.) Though its restaurants offer some excellent cuisine to complement this distinguished wine, the city of Marsala could not be described as particularly exciting. Some of the wineries give occasional tours. Italy's largest contiguous grape-growing region lies in the far west of Sicily, straddling the low but rugged Gibellina Mountains in what is still sometimes called the "Mazara Valley." It is a vast viticultural area larger than those of Piedmont, Veneto or Tuscany, and the hearty wines produced here under the Sicilian sun are still used to "fortify" the weaker potions created in northern Italy. That, and frequent use in making strong Marsala wine, was their traditional destiny for the last two centuries. More recently, Sicily's wine renaissance has changed both the substance and image of Sicilian wines. The heart of the region will be found between Salemi and Marsala. More broadly, the viticultural region extends from the suburbs of Marsala south-eastward toward Menfi, framed by the ancient Greek sites of Segesta and Selinunte, including localities such as Alcamo in the northwest, Trapani in the northwest, and Castelvetrano in the south. The larger cities are not without their charm, but it's the smaller towns and hamlets, with the occasional castle or farmhouse, that capture the imagination. And,... http://www.arkadia.com/qsqk-t1286/
Next
Results 1–15
© Enormo 2014