A friend from work, Mario, wanted to show Jess and I a house in a town called Aci Trezza (Pronounced: Ahh Chee Trrret Zza). He said this is theeee house that we needed to rent. He constantly emphasized that it has a postcard view. Jess and I were excited to start the house hunting process and see a new town that is nearby.
Let the house hunters international begin!
We couldn’t believe this place. We were not expecting anything like this when we decided to move out here. Much bigger than anticipated and the views of the Med are ridiculous. Its very surprising how far your money goes out here compared to San Diego in terms of housing. From my experience as a California real estate agent in San Diego this property would rent for at least triple what they are asking here. We were going in with a lot lower expectations because of the differences in culture, the Euro conversion rate, and from watching house hunters international…ha.
Ive always thought that the San Diego real estate prices are out of whack, this just helps confirm that idea.
Looking back I should have taken more pictures, but the view was just stunning. Here is a link on the story behind the Cyclopes Islands. Mario gave us a rundown on the story and I recognized it. The cliffs notes version for you skimmers out there is that Polythemus the one eyed giant of the island threw the rocks (islands because he was so big) at a fleeing Ulysses who escaped before he was eaten by Polythemus. I read Homer’s Odyssey in my Greek Mythology class that I took at MSU. When I took the class it was because it had the most girls in the classroom of my elective options ( You gotta do what you gotta do when your in lame engineering school), but now its coming in handy out here with all the history surrounding us. That class would have been a lot more interesting if I was surrounded by the scenes of the stories.
Mario definitely delivered, but we wanted to follow through on the housing search and look at some more places in different areas. We start our official housing tours this upcoming weekend starting in a town called Trecastagni.