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Palermo – Former Mining Geophysics Institute (Palazzo Ventimiglia)

Land-registry portion of the historical building called Palazzo Ventimiglia, formerly used as headquarters for the Mining Geophysics Institute of Palermo's University. Located in Corso Calatafimi, historical road that crosses the eastern part of the city, the property is in the proximity of some of the main tourist and cultural attractions of Palermo, such as: Villa di Napoli, the Punic Necropolis, the Royal Palace, the Cuba Palace, San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Porta Nuova, the D'Orleans Park and the university campus. The building is currently vacant and shall be redeveloped via a multi-year State leasing licence, without being sold.

Corso Calatafimi, 260 - 90129 Palermo (PA)

Details

Property types
Historical building
Permitted uses
Student House, Hotel and leisure
Land area (m²)
357 m²
Total GIA (m²)
Year of construction
1772
State of maintenance and repair
Poor - To be valorized
Occupation status
Vacant
Risk profile

The portion to be redeveloped coincides with the eastern part of the main structure of “Villa Ventimiglia”, which was built around 1772 and is laid out on four floors above ground, with appurtenant courtyard.
The architectural layout still preserves the original 18th Century features despite the significant variations and additions carried out in the following centuries. The main structure is made of traditional masonry, with a rectangular pattern laid out on three rows: the two main ones located along the long sides of the building, designed to host rooms and halls aligned with each other (enfilade), while the third and narrowest one sits in between, to be used as connecting area (stairs and hallways).
The property was declared of historical and artistic interest and its transfer was authorised provided that its new use is in line with the historical-artistic and typological features of the asset and that its overall structure is preserved via a coherent, concerted and planned activity of prevention, maintenance and restoration.
As of now, the property boasts serious structural problems and is, as such, partially uninhabitable; the eligible interventions must thus aim at redeveloping and strengthening the historical parts of the asset and at preserving their typological features. The redevelopment scope envisaged includes, among the new functions of the property, the tourist-cultural and tourist-entrepreneurial ones.

The building is located in a semi-central part of Palermo (population 635,439), the Provincial Capital of the namesake Metropolitan City, as well as the Regional Capital of Sicily. The property is located in Corso Calatafimi, one of the main roads of the city, connecting the Rocca di Monreale to Piazza Indipendenza, with many public transport options. The area is mainly residential, albeit representing one of the main shopping streets of the city due to the presence of many commercial activities and thanks to its proximity to some of Palermo’s most important tourist and cultural attractions, which provide for a significant pedestrian transit: Villa di Napoli, the Punic Necropolis, the Royal Palace, the Cuba Palace, San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Porta Nuova, the D’Orleans Park and the university campus. The property is located 4 km away from the train station, 5 km away from the port and 30 km away from “Punta Raisi” International Airport (25 minutes by car). “A-19” (Palermo-Catania) and “A-29” highways (Palermo-Trapani) can be easily reached via Viale Regione Siciliana, 700 m away from the property.

Appurtenant Courtyard
112,90
Ground floor
244,16
First floor
244,16
Second floor
298,87
Third floor
102,26
Terrace
375,81
General Zoning Plan - Technical Implementation Rules
General Zoning Plan - Technical Implementation Rules (adapted to corrigendum))
Tab. P2a – 5010 Zoning and Territorial Constraints
"Netto Storico" List (Historical Buildings in the City Centre)
"Verde Storico" List (Green Areas in the City Centre)
Tab. P2b - 5010 "Netto Storico" Regulations

Land-registry portion of the historical building called Palazzo Ventimiglia, formerly used as headquarters for the Mining Geophysics Institute of Palermo's University. Located in Corso Calatafimi, historical road that crosses the eastern part of the city, the property is in the proximity of some of the main tourist and cultural attractions of Palermo, such as: Villa di Napoli, the Punic Necropolis, the Royal Palace, the Cuba Palace, San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Porta Nuova, the D'Orleans Park and the university campus. The building is currently vacant and shall be redeveloped via a multi-year State leasing licence, without being sold.

This property is part of the project:

Corso Calatafimi, 260 - 90129 Palermo (PA)

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ICE - Italian Trade Agency

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Floorplan

Palermo – Former Mining Geophysics Institute (Palazzo Ventimiglia) Floorplan