Sicily’s art scene is thriving, with innovative modern galleries extending from Palermo and Trapani on the west coast across to Modica, Syracuse and Catania in the east.  Check out also the Fiumara d’Arte, a dramatic open air sculpture park in the province of Messina.


 Forget run of the mill … stay somewhere extraordinary in summer 2016.  Quirky, contemporary and ever so stylish, our art and design villas range in style from vintage art to eco extraordinaire.


Quirky but cool

An outside kitchen with traditional wood-burning pizza oven, glorious rural views towards the sea from sun-baked terraces and a secluded pool fix Villa Arte Mare Blue (sleeps 8-10) firmly in a traditional Sicilian villa setting.  But get up close and be prepared to be surprised by a Spiderman figure clambering up the villa’s exterior, eccentric statues and animal sculpture in unlikely places, vintage lamps and other eclectic works of art scattered throughout the 5-bedroom villa.

The long sandy beaches of Cefalù on Sicily’s north coast are close by.  One week from £2082.

Villa Arte Mare Blu, detail
Villa Arte Mare Blu, detail


Go cutting edge

Fruit tree and flower-filled gardens, colonnaded terraces with sublime coastal views, a super-accessorised kitchen and a 14m infinity pool are just part of the story at the Villa Le Tartarughe (sleeps 9).  Behind the scenes at this exclusive villa, you’ll find award-winning contemporary design and energy efficiency combined with cutting-edge technology that includes central computer controls over the villa’s lighting and security systems – all designed to ensure that your stay is even more relaxing!

The villa is close to the seaside town of Capo d’Orlando on the north coast. One week from £5268.

Villa Le Tartarughe
Villa Le Tartarughe


Luxury spa and ‘inside-outside’ living

Over two hundred years old, Villa Luna’s clever refurbishment involves a glass-floored dining room with a direct view down into the vaulted stone-walled wellness area and an ‘inside-outside’ living room, built within the original courtyard walls, with a retractable roof for star-gazing on summer nights.   Other highlights include a traditional Mediterranean garden with outdoor pool.

Villa Luna is situated on the outskirts of the Baroque town of Scicli in South East Sicily. One week from £1622.

Villa Luna
Villa Luna



October half-term may be your last opportunity to grab a few rays of sunshine this year.  We’re offering 10% off a selection of villas including Villa Punta Secca, a traditional Sicilian villa close to the towns of the Val di Noto.

See all our Sicily villas on promotion here >>