the beach on your doorstep at Villa Marea

Packed with fascinating cultural attractions and fringed by gorgeous beaches with crystal clear water, Sicily stands out as one of the jewels of the Mediterranean. With sunshine and warm temperatures from April to October and some of the best food and wine in the whole of Italy, a holiday to Sicily Italy remains one of life’s great treats. Like any holiday, however, it is worth investing a bit of planning time if you want to be sure of getting the best of the island. Where are the airports in Sicily? Flights to Palermo in the west or Catania in the…

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Spring 2018- stunning holiday homes in Italy with a private pool With the weather feeling distinctly autumnal and next year’s flight schedules just recently released, this is as good a time as any to start rummaging through our collection of villas and holiday homes in Italy for your next break. The first step is deciding when to take your trip. May or June are some of the best months for a holiday in Sicily- the island is bathed in warm sunshine and awash with spring flowers. Beaches and tourist attractions re generally quiet and you will find market stalls brimming…

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The first half term of the school year is often the hardest, not helped by the prospect of chilly weather and long, dark evenings. On top of that, everyone has to re-set their system after a long summer break and get used to new schedules, teachers and routines. Which is why the October half-term break is such a great time to get away and set everyone up for the hectic lead-up to Christmas. In Sicily, average temperatures are still nudging the low 20’s which means that al fresco lunches and days on the beach are still very much an option.…

all inclusive holiday in Sicily

Your guide to choosing a villa or all-inclusive holiday in Sicily Discover the pros and cons of villa or all-inclusive holidays in stunning Sicily and find the best deal on a magical holiday on Italy’s fascinating island. Returning home at the end of a holiday to a credit card bill is probably the least favourite part of any holiday experience and it is generally at these times that the thought of an all-inclusive holiday, when everything is paid upfront, is most appealing. Like anything, there are arguments for and against both types of holidays, some of which are particularly relevant…

holiday apartments in Sicily

With an almost overwhelming choice of overseas apartments and villas on offer, looking for holiday accommodation anywhere abroad, and even in Sicily, can be quite daunting.  So whether you are holidaying as a couple, with your family or with a group of friends, we recommend trying to identify and agree on the things that matter most to you as a first step in your search for a holiday home. For some people, this is all about the location while for others, accommodation without a pool is unthinkable.  At Wish Sicily, we all agree that the view is all-important although the…

luxury villas in sicily for yoga

Wellness Central is a one-stop shop for getting the best out of life, from wellness to lifestyle, and from travel to fitness, so it was great to see our yoga holidays featured amongst their holiday recommendations this month. Offering maximum feel good factor, a Wish Sicily yoga holiday includes daily tuition with a dedicated yoga teacher, with accommodation in a luxury villa with a private pool in Sicily. If the thought of short winter days and leaden skies fills you with dread, booking a Spring break in the sun will keep you going through those long dark nights. Available in…

ancient sites in Sicily

In classical times, Sicily was the star of Magna Graecia and even if visiting age-old ruins and Greek temples are not usually your top priority on holiday, it would be hard not to be impressed – if not completely overwhelmed – by the huge number of ancient sites in Sicily. While the island was shaped by numerous nations, it is the Greek influence that is perhaps most dominant and even today Sicily still boasts remains of ancient Greek architecture that rival some of the sights in Greece. The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento The Valley of the Temples, Sicily is…

cheap holidays to Sicily

With up to six hours of sunshine a day and temperatures hovering around the high teens, the beautiful weather in Sicily in October makes it a great spot for an October half-term break. Beaches and the most popular attractions are crowd-free while in towns and villages, the scent of roasted chestnuts wafts around market stalls piled high with freshly-gathered mushrooms. Better news still – it’s never been easier to find cheap holidays to Sicily as you can save up to 20% on your accommodation with Wish Sicily during half-term week! These are just a few of our top ideas for a…

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When it comes to holiday plans, making sure that you are booking at the best possible time is never easy.  A recent article on AOL Travel includes general advice from us on the benefits of booking early, plus plenty of other helpful tips, but based on bookings during recent years and customer feedback, these are a few of the villas in Sicily which we expect to get snapped up ahead of the rest. The large group villa Villa Dioscuri looks out over the Tyrrhenian coast from a spectacular dining terrace and magnificent infinity pool. Inside, there is ample space for…

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When it comes to holiday plans, making sure that you are booking at the best possible time is never easy.  AOL Travel includes advice from Wish Sicily founder, Gioacchino Sortino, in a recent article on early bird bookings, but for a more in-depth look at booking a villa holiday in Sicily, here are a few tips. The first step is understanding exactly how airlines organise their pricing. Is it best to book flights as soon as they are released or is it worth waiting to see if prices will come down? The same goes for accommodation. It is never easy…