palermo-short-break-holidays-Sicily

Holiday habits have changed enormously in recent years, with many of us finding that just a few days away can be a wonderful way to recharge your batteries at any time of year.  There is certainly something very thrilling about hopping on an early morning flight on a Thursday or Friday with the prospect of three glorious days filled with new sights, warm sunshine and delicious local food ahead of you! Short city breaks have always been popular and with its glut of beautiful cities and Instagrammable sights, Italy has always been one of the top spots for short breaks…

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If you have always assumed that the best time to visit Sicily is in the summer, think again. Take a holiday in Sicily in September or October and you can enjoy the double delights of the last of the summer sun and delicious food found in Sicily in Autumn. If you holiday in Sicily in November and December, there are crowd-free museums, churches and archaeological sites and some spectacular Christmas nativity scenes. A trip to Sicily in winter may be all you need to get into the festive spirit. Autumn in Sicily With a longer warm-weather season than northern and…

holiday-villas-in-sicily-2018

Regardless of your holiday budget, one of the best things about staying in a Sicilian villa rather than a hotel is the chance to really experience the destination. Linger over a morning cappuccino at the local bar, wander to the local shops or market for your daily essentials and head to the nearest lido to watch the daily ritual of Italian beach life. Villa holidays in Sicily get snapped up quickly, often as soon as the Christmas rush is over, so if you are thinking of booking a villa, particularly during school holidays, the advice from specialist Wish Sicily is…

cheap-beach-villas-in-sicily

Villa specialist Wish Sicily has expanded its selection of budget properties on the island with the addition of new beachfront apartments and villas for 2018. Starting from under £10* per person per day, the villas are simply furnished but provide comfortable accommodation within a stone’s throw of the beach. New for 2018: Perfect for couples, Il Torrione is a charming one-bedroom apartment situated just moments from the fabulous sandy beach at Fontane Bianche in south east Sicily. The apartment has a living room with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Frame your day with an early morning cappuccino at the beach shack-style…

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Choosing a villa overseas can be a bit of a minefield, even when you know the destination, so finding a Sicily travel guide is a wise place to start. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in an unknown location, careful planning and research is key to making the best of your holiday in Sicily, for everyone.  Identify the needs and interests of your group and, if you are planning a holiday with other families or a large party, establish a realistic budget from the outset. You should also decide which part of Sicily you want to visit during…

Cheap-Holidays-in-Sicily

You’ve seen the pictures, heard about its beaches, food and wine and now have the task of finding a cheap holiday to Sicily that matches your budget. The good news is that if you want to stay in a villa or apartment, you can pick up anything from a cheap one-week holiday for two on the beach in Sicily to a super-luxurious large group villa in the heart of the island. One of the golden rules if you are looking for cheap holidays in Sicily is to choose your location carefully. Be prepared to pay higher prices in Taormina, in…

sicilian-villas-for-rent

Autumn in Sicily is a beautiful season but as temperatures continue to dip and evenings become longer and darker, it becomes increasingly tempting to start thinking seriously about your next summer holiday. Here at Wish Sicily, bookings are already beginning to flow in for the summer months and unsurprisingly, the biggest demand is for large holiday villas for families. So if you like the idea of avoiding the post-Christmas panic, of booking your flights and getting your summer holiday sorted early, here are some top tips for your holiday planning. Family villas in the best locations Spend time discussing the…

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We have always known that Sicily is a stunning destination for a honeymoon but it is always good when a wedding magazine agrees with you! Wed magazine is packed with great ideas for your big day and for a magical honeymoon so we were delighted when they decided to showcase two of our favourite honeymoon villas. Perched above the harbour at Pozzillo on Sicily’s east coast, Terrazza sul Mare offers a slice of authentic Sicily. Buy fresh seafood from the ‘pescheria’ opposite the apartment, linger over leisurely meals on the vast sea-facing terrace and wander down to the rocks to…

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Putting together your own summer holiday is one way of making sure you get exactly the holiday you want and at the price you want. With some careful planning and shopping around, there are plenty of ways of securing the best deals on cheap flights to Sicily and car hire from Catania and Palermo airports. Cheapest flights to Sicily Not surprisingly, if you opt to travel on a Saturday in school holidays, you are unlikely to find the most competitive prices for your flights to Catania or elsewhere. If you can avoid those peak weeks, visit Sicily in May, June…

luxury-villas-in-sicily-for-couples

Picture the scene … just the two of you at sunset, sipping a cool Aperol spritz on your terrace, with a private ocean view. Best of all, there is no-one to be seen or heard within miles of your secluded luxurious villa for two, no bustling waiters or hotel guests and no question of an early morning unseemly rush for sun beds. The fact is that as villa owners continue to raise standards and provide ever more luxurious levels of accommodation, more and more holidaymakers are opting to self-cater and this applies as much to honeymooners and couples as families.…