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We’re well into summer here in Sicily, with temperatures creeping up into the mid-20’s and the sea gradually warming up. Villa rental rates and flights are considerably lower than in the peak season months and as an added bonus, we’re offering savings of up to 20% at a selection of some of our top villas.  So, if you’re free to travel at relatively short notice, this is the time to snap up a bargain! Visit Sicily in May or June and catch the first rays of summer sun while you idle away a few hours on a blissfully quiet beach…

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You don’t need to be a diehard foodie to recognise the role that food and drink plays in a holiday in Sicily. Part of its culinary attraction is the simplicity of the food and the fantastic quality of the ingredients, from the flavour-packed tomatoes and capers to the surrounding seas which are teeming with shellfish and seafood. The cuisine also provides a fascinating – and extremely enjoyable! – history lesson of the island, providing an invaluable insight into past invaders. Many of its natural ingredients can be traced to a former time, from the Greeks and Arab invaders to cooking…

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Hands up if you’ve just realised that Whitsun is fast approaching and you still haven’t got round to organising your family’s summer holiday! In common with most of the Mediterranean, the villas in Sicily that have a private pool or direct beach access are the first to get snapped up, but all is not lost! Meet the latest addition to the Wish Sicily portfolio: Casa Maoma. Contemporary, stylish and brand new on the holiday villa scene, the 3-bedroom villa in south west Sicily is tailor made for a family holiday. There’s a gorgeous private pool and plenty of space to…

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How much do you know about Sicily? The Mafia, beaches and great food immediately spring to mind but delve further and you may be surprised by what you find.  In fact, holiday just once in Italy’s southernmost region and you may find yourself curiously addicted. Read on for some insider tips on some of the best things to see and do in Sicily. Visit some of the Med’s top archaeological sites Sicily was the star of Magna Graecia and rivals Greece for ancient Greek architecture.  At the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento, the remains of the Doric temples are…

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After a long, cold winter, most of us are more than ready for some warm summer sun. Here in Sicily, temperatures start to creep up as early as April which means that by June and July, you can be sure of long sunny days on the beach and balmy evenings. Here are just a few of our best villas in Sicily for summer sun. Pool with a view in chic Taormina If you are looking for glamour and sophistication, head straight for Taormina. Perched high on a rocky promontory, with sweeping sea views and Mount Etna as a backdrop, the…

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For families looking for sunnier climes without the cost, Sicily is an inspired choice. With April temperatures nudging 18°C, the weather is ideal for a family adventure on one of Europe’s most fascinating islands. Climb a volcano Wander across the lunar landscape of Europe’s highest active volcano. Choose from a selection of jeep tours and guided walks, depending on the age of your children, to explore the smoking craters and snaking lava flows of Mount Etna. Villa Viscalori is a traditional Sicilian villa, with antique furniture and ceramics with a pool and huge garden that overlook the slopes of Mount…

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Springtime in Sicily is awash with spectacular processions, floral displays and warm sunshine. Take a look at some of our favourite Spring events. Easter on Sicily’s north west coast The Procession of the Mysteries in Trapani on Good Friday is amongst the most evocative and traditional of Sicily’s Easter celebrations. The 24-hour event sees a two-mile procession of thousands of people and marching bands follow the 20 wooden ‘Mysteries’ as they are carried on volunteers’ shoulders through the streets of the city. Nearby, there are also Good Friday processions at Erice and Buseto Palizzolo. Cupole Arabe’s unique dome-shaped accommodation is…

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We’re only a couple of weeks into the New Year but we reckon it’s never too early to start planning a spring or summer break – and it seems that the UK press agrees with us! Media pages over the last two weeks have been jam-packed with great holiday ideas, for families, couples and for groups of friends, with several Wish Sicily villas amongst them. In case you missed them, here’s a selection of the best. Daily Telegraph – 75 Greatest Family Holidays for 2018 The Telegraph’s round-up of 75 Greatest Family Holidays was every parent’s answer to organising their…

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If you’re anything like us, as soon as the last crumbs of panettone are hoovered up, summer holidays are next on the agenda! While it’s tempting to put off any final decision making, if you’re one of the lucky ones with some time off work between Christmas and New Year, this is the ideal opportunity to put your heads together. So just to start you on your way, we’ve gathered together some of our favourite holiday ideas. Happy holiday planning and Happy New Year! Easter treats Bask in some early Spring sunshine on an Easter break in Sicily. As well…

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…