Villa in city Cattolica Eraclea
286.00 sq.m., 6 bedrooms

€ 545 000
This is the story of the house of Benjamin Ingham (1784–1861), colled in Sicily “Baglio Ingham”, occupied by the note English family around 1816, builded on the rests of an Arabic house; in fact, “Baglio”, in ancient Arabic language, means “stronghold”. Arrived in 1806 at age 22, Benjamin Ingham was there to represent his family’s firm, cloth merchants from Leeds, but he was also on the lookout for trading interests of his own. In 1812, Ingham set up a winery just down the road from his. The newcomer was quick not only to introduce agricultural and oenological innovations but also to open up new markets for Marsala in Europe and the Americas. By the 1830s and 1840s, Ingham had become the wealthiest man in Sicily, by then importing and exporting, along with Marsala, olive oil, citrus fruit and sulphur, using his own fleet of ships to transport the merchandise. The property has the principal front on the road of connection among the delicious sea country of Torretta Granitola and Campobello of Mazara, Trapani, few distant from the splendid beaches of Tre Fontane. Now, the ancient property needs some cares, and occupies a surface of around 1,7 hectares, with a splendid rustic building, partially to restructure, with olivestree, grapevines and fruit trees, served by perennial cristal water of an well. The property is fit to be turned into the hotel, having already acquired from the Superintendence to the Belle Arti the necessary permissions. The property currently composed by fo

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