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AOL’s recent round-up of the best beach holidays for 2017 includes our ever-popular Villa Renata, a 4-bedroom villa with a pool and a garden gate that leads straight on to the sandy beach at Fontane Bianche. The fabulous beachfront setting means that you can pop down to the beach for an early morning swim in the sea and spend leisurely days lazing by the pool. If you want to venture a little further afield, the stunning crescent-shaped Calamosche beach, on the fringes of the Vendicari nature reserve, is easily accessible. Most of August at Villa Renata has been snapped up…

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Finding the right place for a holiday with grumpy adolescents is never going to be plain sailing, and even less so if there are also younger siblings with very different needs. Think long and hard about what makes your teenagers tick and chat through the options with them once you have done your own homework.   Choosing the right holiday villa Say goodbye to remote holiday houses for the time being. The chances are your teenagers will be much happier if they have the freedom to come and go as they please. Staying in a beachfront villa in Sicily, or…

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Sicily is crammed full of some wonderfully unspoilt towns and villages, along its spectacular coastline and nestled in the hills and mountains of the island’s dramatic interior. Teetering medieval houses and churches tumble down hillsides and tiny cobbled streets lead up to picturesque squares and terraces with extraordinary views.  So tear yourself away from the pool or the beach and find time to visit just a few of Sicily’s most captivating towns and places. Where to go in Sicily?   Ragusa It is not surprising that Ragusa is one of Sicily’s most-visited towns and if you are staying in a…

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Anyone with young children will know all about the ups and downs of a holiday with a baby or toddler: joyful, but at times undoubtedly stressful. So with our pooled knowledge of our own family holidays in italy, our customers’ holiday experiences and, of course, all the insider information on our villas, here is the low down on how families with child can get the best possible holiday in Sicily.   Choosing your family friendly villas   Most of our family villas in Sicily are extremely well-equipped, with everything that you are likely to need for everyday living with kids…

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A Wish Sicily adventure on Mount Etna is just one of the excit ing ideas featured in AOL Travel’s round-up of once-in-lifetime family holidays.  Our new adventure activity programme includes a variety of fun ways for families to explore Europe’s highest and most active volcano. Depending on the age of your children, you can choose from half and full day off-road Jeep tours, mountain bike excursions and quad bike tours or a selection of hikes and guided walks which really allow you to appreciate the extraordinary nature of the volcano. All our villas on the slopes of Mount Etna have…

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Festivals are all part of the fun of a villa holiday in Sicily and regardless of where and when you visit, there is a good chance of stumbling on local celebrations. With every town claiming a patron saint, religious festivals can be very spectacular affairs involving processions, fireworks and, not surprisingly, plenty of delicious food. In addition, many of the small towns and villages hold local sagre, dedicated to celebrating their most famous agricultural produce. These are just a few to whet your appetite.   Cannolo Festival in Piana degli Albanesi If you are staying in a holiday villa near…

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We’ve got a few suggestions for holidays in Sicily that cost under £50 per person per day! Pick your dates and accommodation wisely and you can holiday in Sicily this spring or summer for less than £50pp per day, including your accommodation and flights!  A mid-April Easter weekend in 2017 makes an Easter break in Sicily more appealing than ever but there’s also plenty going on in Sicily right through the year if you are looking for inspiration.   Easter in Modica: one week from £252 per person Visit Modica at Easter and you’ll get the best of all worlds:…

Festa di Santa Rosalia, Palermo (Sicily)

Easter is probably the most exciting time to holiday in Sicily in terms of religious festivals, but the Sicilian calendar is also punctuated by celebratory events throughout the year, held to commemorate and pay tribute to the patron saints of individual towns and villages.  These three festivals will give you a taste of celebrating, Sicilian style.   Festa di Sant’Agata, Catania (Italy) The Festa di Sant’Agata leads the way when it comes to religious devotion in Sicily. Attracting up to a million people over a three-day period, the first of two annual festivals takes place between 3-5 February, commemorating the…

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about romance, wedding proposals and starry-eyed adventures. Sicily’s winning combination of dreamy coastal views and atmospheric villages certainly beats a bunch of roses – here is the low down on the most romantic places and things to do on a Sicily holiday.   Stay in Stromboli Best remembered for the passionate affair between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman, which began during the filming of Stromboli, Land of God, Stromboli remains to this day a popular haunt for romantic interludes and celebrity holidays. Stay at Villa Stromboli, a traditional Aeolian…

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If you are planning a holiday to Italy this year, then the Times’ round-up of the 50 Best Holidays to Italy is an excellent place to start your search. Featuring trips for foodies, families and culture seekers, the enticing selection of holidays ranges from Trentino in the north to Sicily in the far south, with just about everywhere in between. We were delighted to see Wish Sicily’s Villa Idda included in the category of best new places to stay in Italy. Highlights of this fabulously stylish villa range from a master bedroom with sunken bath to a double height lounge…