Apartments for Sale in Historic Palazzo Scalea, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy 1 Bed Condo £16,163 | €18,000 | $21,947 Request a Currency Exchange Quote Here

The historic town and beach resort of Scalea in southern Italy, is home to Palazzo Metastasio, a historic building dating back to the 16th century and ideally placed for main town access and beach - FREE VIEWING TRIP AVAILABLE WITH THIS PROPERTY

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The historic town and beach resort of Scalea in southern Italy, is home to Palazzo Metastasio, a historic building dating back to the 16th century and ideally placed for main town access and beach. Situated along Via Metastasio at one of the entrances into the old town, this is a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of Italian history. A main entrance and steps lead to a communal relax area and access to 5 apartments. Three apartments have their own separate entry. The building also offers the opportunity to develop roof space into a terrace with sea views. Parking is just a few metres with the main town, bars, restaurants and the beach within a few minute’s walk.

Apartments 1, 2, 3 and 4 have been sold.

<strong>Apartment 5:</strong>
This is a two storey property with a total of 60 sqm internally and roof terrace option. This apartment consists of 3 ground floor rooms and a 4th room on the first floor with roof terrace.
<strong>PRICE €60,000</strong>

<strong>Apartment 6:</strong>
This property has 3 floors and roof terrace option. The property layout comes with one ground floor room of 12 sqm. The first floor contains the main entry and two rooms. The second floor has one room and a roof terrace. A total of 55 sqm internally.
<strong>PRICE €55,000</strong>

<strong>Apartment 7:</strong>
A two storey apartment with separate entry. This would ideally make a one bed apartment for a small family to enjoy the experience of a holiday home in centro storico. The apartment will be a total of 40 sqm at a very affordable price.
<strong>PRICE €18,000</strong>

<strong>Apartment 8:</strong>
There is a separate entry to access this part of the building. This apartment has two large rooms and the option of a roof terrace. The rooms are spacious and with ceilings over 4 meters high, give the illusion of huge areas to develop. Internally the property is a total of 45 sqm.
<strong>PRICE €29,000</strong>

<strong>Centro Storico</strong>

Scalea’s old town is a magnet to investors who search for the charm of old Italy and a piece of Italian history. Characteristically, a maze of narrow streets and honeycombed network of houses, Scalea’s old town is no different. Overlooked by a Norman castle, centro storico winds down from the hillside above Scalea to the main town and beach area. With several piazzas and restaurants knitted into the steps and streets all easily navigated on foot.

Scalea’s centro storico dates back to the 11th century and possesses many historic buildings including the prince’s palace, several churches and a tomb said to have the bones of saints inside. The views from the old town are spectacular and on a clear day the isle of Stromboli can be seen from the high piazzas. A museum of the town’s artefacts is part of piazza Cimalonga. The museum was the old town’s prison in days gone by. So if you are looking for a piece of Italian history then you would do no better than to start your search here, in Scalea’s old town.


On the northern tip of Calabria, along the west coast the seaside resort of Scalea, one of the largest towns in the area offers a warm Calabrian welcome. The town is home to just over 10,000 people but swells with tourists in the summer. Almost 6km of lidos line the beach from Scalea to Santa Maria del Cedro, with plenty of beach activity and entertainment during the day and evening.

The town, originally just a small village on the hillside close to the beach with quaint narrow streets and typically old style Italian housing is still thriving with many investors choosing the character of old Italy and renovating those antique buildings. There are, of course, plenty of re-sale homes and some new builds on modern complexes to cater for a variety of tastes.

Scalea boasts many fine restaurants with fresh fish a big part of the diet and offering along with traditional pasta dishes. The local wine is a fine brew, either red or white and with most of the menu locally grown, reared or brewed the prices are very competitive and easy on the pocket.

Many properties will have access to views with the town surrounded by hills but also close to the sea. Many activities you come to expect from a resort town can be found in Scalea such as rafting, go karting, trips to local attractions and many local festivals throughout the year. With property prices from €12,000, Scalea is certainly worth a look.


Calabria, up until now, has been untouched by foreign visitors. Italians have been having great holidays here for decades, but it has remained unknown to the rest of the world. Property prices in Calabria are a bargain.

Not only this but the cost of living here is one of the lowest in Western Europe, with annual bills on many apartments not exceeding €1000, fantastic local cuisine and wines that are light on the pocket and one of the warmest welcomes from the locals you are likely to find.

Calabria is a magical land with bright blue warm sea and lush high mountains. Around every corner is a new panoramic view. It has something to offer everyone, from beach holidays to skiing in the Sila mountains.

The climate here is amongst the best in the Mediterranean with long hot summers and very short mild winters. Which means that for 9 months of the year Scalea stays over 20°C.

The main towns are (from north to south): Praia a mare, Scalea, Diamante, Belvedere Marittimo, Cetraro, Paola and Amantea. The entire coastline has a stunning backdrop of mountain ranges which form the national parks in this part of Calabria (Pollino and Sila).

The entire area has very little industry and the air is clean and pollution free and the people of Calabria live to a grand old age (one of the best in Europe). The other advantage of being on the west coast is the fantastic sunsets over the sea.

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1 Bed Condo
  • GBP Price: £16,163
  • EUR Price: €18,000
  • USD Price: $21,947

Key Selling Points

  • Prices From €18000
  • Situated in Centro Storico
  • Close to the Beach
  • Range of Sizes/Prices to Suit All Needs
  • Close to Amenities
  • Parking Nearby
  • Roof Terrace/Balcony
  • Sea Views
  • Wonderful Opportunity to own a Piece of Italian History
  • Renovation Project
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