Mr. Volare’s former villa on one of the world’s best beaches is up for sale

Written by Silvia Marchetti, CNN

A new luxury property listing is offering lush gardens of bright bougainvilleas, panoramic terraces overlooking a shimmering tropical-like sea and one of the world’s best beaches just a few steps from the garden gate. Plus, the thrill of living in the home that inspired a great artist.

The beach house formerly belonging to popular Italian songwriter Domenico Modugno who penned the legendary hit “Volare” is up for sale on the spectacular island of Lampedusa, so far off the southern-most tip of Sicily that it’s closer to Tunisian than Italian shores.

The villa overlooks one of the world's best beaches

The villa overlooks one of the world’s best beaches Credit: La Commerciale Realty

Perfectly blending in with the surrounding earth-red rocky cliffs, the 220-square-meter (2,300-square-foot) mansion looks like it’s carved out of the rugged coastline. It is the only dwelling facing the beautiful Isola dei Conigli (Rabbits’ Islet) beach, ranked the world’s best beach by

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