Ever since Vittorio Sgarbi, the Mayor of Salemi in Sicily announced plans to sell abandoned buildings in the beautiful resort island in a bid to give them a new life, a huge number of VIP’s have shown their interest in buying these properties. And the latest VIP to invest in these abandoned buildings is none other than Microsoft founder Bill Gates. He has recently purchased a house in Sicily and plans to buy several buildings in the historic center to restructure and redirect them to social purposes. A great initiative, the people of Sicily could not have asked for a better investor.
With contributions and expertise of a great inventor like Gates who is expected to arrive there in August, the city is sure to expect a rise in tourism and also fast paced infrastructure development.