Now, we know what you're thinking. This deal sounds amazing, but isn't Gangi part of the Corleone region, famed for its Mafia connections and mentioned in The Godfather?
The short answer: Yes. Long answer's still yes, but Webster notes without any irony, "the Mafia exists, of course, but they're interested in multi-million construction projects, not restorations like this." Oh, good. "Some people think that if you come here you'll see them walking down the street with guns", she adds, " But it's not like that." Also, great to hear.
As if that was going to stop you, anyway. In fact, neither the added fees nor the location have kept a number of Americans, Swedes, Brits, and Russians from expressing interest in the properties. An Italian man living in Abu Dhabi purchased two villas last week. And can you blame him?
After all, even with the additional costs, the villas are still a fraction of the price of normal home. Which, if you ask us, sounds like an offer you can't refuse.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.