Searches for cheap homes in Sicily have skyrocketed since the TV show Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job.
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There has been a 255% increase in numbers since the BBC One show began in January compared to the same period a year earlier, according to Rightmove.
The real estate website compared online searches for Sicily between January 6 and February 22 this year with 2022.
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In the TV show Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job, a celebrity couple were renovating houses in Italy.
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After the completion of the transformation, one of the properties is put up for sale at a price of 127,500 pounds.
The BBC One show was about how Amanda Holden and Alan Carr refurbished a couple of Italian houses they bought for €1 each.
Now one of the properties is for sale at a price of £127,500, the proceeds from the two-bedroom vacation home were split between Comic Relief and Children In Need.
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Amanda and Alan went into real estate from the ground up and took to do-it-yourself work from plastering to plumbing.
The stunning apartment is listed on the Rightmove website with the description: “Three balconies offer breathtaking views of the landscape, making this the perfect place to watch the sunset.
“In addition, the hotel has a shared, walled courtyard, perfect for al fresco dining or just enjoying the Mediterranean sun.”
We are selecting four refurbishment projects in Sicily for sale…
1. Five-bedroom townhouse, Mineo, £32,000
This five bedroom townhouse is located in the medieval village of Mineo and is listed for sale through estate agents Viva Sicily for €36,000, equivalent to £32,000.
The property was built around 1500 years ago and is built entirely of stone and the interior is in need of renovation.
Outdated interiors have plenty of room to improve and give them a modern look.
This townhouse with five bedrooms in the medieval village of Mineo overlooking Mount Etna.
The hotel was built around 1500 years ago and is built entirely of stone. It is being sold for €36,000, the equivalent of £32,000, through estate agents Viva Sicily.
2. Townhouse with two bedrooms, Kaccamo, 17 thousand pounds.
This two bedroom townhouse is located in Caccamo, a town on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily.
The interior is nothing more than rubble and the property is valued at €19,000, the equivalent of £17,000.
This townhouse with two bedrooms in Caccamocity on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily.
The property is listed for sale at €19,000, equivalent to £17,000, through Sicily Property Management Brokers.
3. Two-bedroom townhouse, Mineo, £13.2k
This two bedroom townhouse is located in Mineo, in the area of Catania, part of Sicily.
The property is listed for sale at €15,000, equivalent to £13,200, through Sicily Property Management Brokers.
This townhouse with two bedrooms in Mineowhich is located in the region of Catania, part of Sicily.
It has two panoramic terraces and costs just €15,000, which is equivalent to £13,200. It is being sold by Viva Sicily real estate agents.
Mineo is close to two airports – Catania and Comiso, which are 35 kilometers away. At the same time, the beach is 35 kilometers away, and the ski stations are within 75 miles.
4. Terrace for two, Caccamo, 22k
This two bedroom townhouse in Caccamo is spread over three floors and has a rooftop terrace.
The property is in need of renovation and is being sold for €25,000, equivalent to £22,000.
This townhouse with two bedrooms in Caccamo occupies three floors and has a seven-meter roof terrace.
It is being sold for €25,000, the equivalent of £22,000, through Sicily Property Management Brokers.