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Carneval-in-sicily-acireale

While the carnivals of Venice and Viareggio may be more famous, Sicily’s carnivals can be equally spectacular and are more likely to be accompanied by better weather. Our top carnivals are in Acireale, Sciacca, and, just outside Palermo, at Termini Imerese and Mezzojuso.  Visit during the February celebrations and combine your stay in Sicily with visiting some of the island’s top attractions, minus the crowds and the heat of the summer sun.   Acireale carnival: With concerts, parades through the town’s baroque historic centre and processions of allegorical and floral floats, Acireale is one of Sicily’s most colourful and impressive…

the jacuzzi available at Agapanto cottage

For us, some of the best things in Sicily are the sunshine, the glittering seas and most definitely, the food!  Holidays are all about enjoying life’s little pleasures – savouring a cappuccino in the corner of a piazza, sitting on a veranda and watching the night sky and wandering through a busy market filled with the aroma of enticing street food.  So we’re dedicating this issue of our newsletter to keeping life simple!   THE AFFORDABLE OPTION Summer in Sicily is all about outdoor living – whether that means enjoying al fresco lunches under a shady pergola or barbecuing under…

Villa Pizzo Rocca, Sicily

Great beaches, water sports, outdoor activities and child-friendly attractions are just part of the picture.  Wander into town for an ice-cream, check out the menu and bambino-adoring welcome at the local trattoria and you will soon see why Sicily is the obvious choice for a family holiday! See our selection of family-friendly villas.   Activities for all the family If you are holidaying in Sicily with young children during our hottest months, a couple of cultural visits may be enough.  Intersperse them with days by the pool or on the beach or head for the Parco Avventura Madonie, an adventure…

festivals and events in sicily

No matter when you decide to go to Sicily, you will never be bored. Events in Sicily never stop, all year-round. Every city and town has its own traditional festival and offers a variety of attractions for both tourists and locals. Religious Festivals The two largest cities, Palermo and Catania, host some of the most important events in Sicily. Celebration of Santa Rosalia and Sant’Agata, patron saints of these cities, are huge, followed by a fun masked procession on Good Friday in which hundreds of people get on the streets to express their religion culture. Le Sagre: Food Festivals The so-called sagre…