There were about 5 different trips that we took all together looking for places and I wanted to condense them down to one post. We had a good time looking at places and there were definitely some highlights and some lowlights. The cultural differences definitely came into play with random layouts, small kitchens, and way too many bidets. Jess will probably have more on her site about these trips eventually. We weren’t sure what to expect so we asked to see all the different recommended villages including: Nicolosi, Trecastagni, Belpasso, Mascalucia, San Gregorio, Aci Castello, Aci Catena, and Aci Trezza. Below are some of the pictures of the places and the fun pit stops that we had along the way.
Overall we were very impressed with the selection of houses that we saw. We had a lot lower expectations when we first moved over here. No one really told us what to expect in terms of housing so we were expecting a very tiny place in a city or something. Instead we had a selection of these very big places that all at least triple the size of the place we left in San Diego. The biggest surprise was how much each of these places were asking for rent because it was very very low in comparison to what you would pay for a comparable place back in San Diego.