Today we are going to Piazza Armerina, a municipality in central-eastern Sicily located in the Erei mountains at around 700 m above sea level.
I must admit that I was unaware of the presence of this place and I thought it was a square in Enna and not a true natural and artistic masterpiece, known as “The city of Mosaics and the Norman Palio” or “The city of 100 churches”.
Our meeting is at the Duomo, the highest point in the city. From here a series of medieval streets unfold through which we wander in ecstasy, while to the right and left we are surrounded by Renaissance and Baroque buildings.
A Vespa whizzing by a few steps away from us brings us back down to earth and understand that we are in the 21st century.
Among these ancient buildings we identify the one where the property we are going to visit today is located, the result of a recent renovation where a large and modern apartment has been created on the first and second floors.
Having crossed the threshold through an ancient and austere wooden door, an elegant staircase covered in Caltagirone marble and ceramics takes us to the first floor where the various rooms develop from the large atrium starting from the living room, the large living area with an American kitchen with a relaxation space and a splendid view where we can admire the famous Gagini balcony and finally a study room and bathroom in refined marble.
The staircase that leads us to the sleeping area is another element that characterizes the entire house, marble and glass blend together in an extremely pleasant contrast between the classic and the modern.
The second floor reflects the dimensions of the one below, but is different in layout and style the slope of the roof. Here we find the three rooms, one with a walk-in closet and the large bathroom finished in a more modern but no less beautiful way.
What can I tell you, a few lines are not enough to describe in detail each environment and the characteristics of the materials and finishes, what we know is that if the center of Piazza Armerina is your destination your search will stop here.