Augusta – Syracuse – Sicily

Sicily is still the protagonist of the 1 Euro Houses Project, and the participation of the city of
Augusta. The municipal council has approved the project aimed at the recovery and enhancement of abandoned buildings in the historic center.

The municipality’s goal is to attract new residents and encourage investment.

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The city of Augsburg is located on the sea on the Ionian coast between the cities of Catania and Syracuse and is a
very populated town and with its 34,000 inhabitants is second only to the provincial capital,
founded in 1232 by Frederick II, who gave it its name and named it Augusta Veneranda.

It has its old town on an island connected to the mainland by two bridges. the door
original construction of the city and the most recent Frederick II Viaduct of

Augusta is an important tourist center, there are several religious buildings to visit
of the historic center, is the Swabian castle, the defensive structure desired by Frederick II of Swabia as
symbol of his dominion over the city.

On the border between the old town and the new Augusta there is the suggestive municipal park, a
beautiful setting where you can walk in the cool of the centuries-old trees and where they often organize
live music concerts that cheer up summer evenings.

Just outside the city center of Augusta you can visit the bay of Brucoli and the suggestive ancient
Brucoli is a small town on the coast a few kilometers from Augusta and is a
spectacular town where you can enjoy the Sicilian sea and organize a nice excursion in the
magnificent natural environment of the cliffs.
Just over the cliff you can also visit the Queen’s Castle, a defensive fortress
spanish where you can climb to enjoy the beautiful panorama of the whole bay.

Altitudine15 m

How to reach AUGUSTA


  • Catania Airport


  • From Catania: 37 minutes via E45 and SS 114

The 1 euro case project in Augusta

The project is divided into two phases:

  • the census of the buildings and, following any expressions of interest
    received by the owners, to arrive at the planning of recovery interventions to encourage
    the housing settlement of families, tourist-receptive activities, shops or craft shops or
    but also to help the local economy, through the employment of local firms and workers and
    contribute to the wider process of urban and building recovery and redevelopment of the
    Location. So the mayor is waiting for the availability of expressions of interest from the
    owners, to have the properties to be put up for sale
  • the Municipality as “the main bearer of public interests”
    will be mediator, advertising the initiative, from the census of available properties,
    offer through a “showcase” on online institutional channels and at the activities of the
    Local. You can approve any rankings for the assignment of the properties themselves, if if
    the need for this, in particular when more than one buyer was interested in the same asset
    and, last but not least, reserving the right to “consider intervening in support of the initiative,
    through the approval of a specific partnership programme to the costs of
    renovation of facades and elevatis, taking into account the number of interventions subject to
    redevelopment in the streets and squares of the historic center that contribute to the success

Contacts of the Municipality

Piazza D’Astorga, 10 96011 Augusta (SR)
Phone: (+39) 0931-980111 – Fax : (+39) 0931-991655

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