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Does next year mark a milestone birthday or anniversary? Or perhaps you need no reason for a celebration other than the sheer pleasure of grabbing a holiday with your oldest friends. Either way, now that the summer’s over and the kids are back at school, if you are thinking about planning a big group holiday for 2019, this is the ideal time to set the wheels in motion. Book now to eliminate the stress of finally agreeing on a villa, only to find it’s unavailable on the dates that you want! Once you’ve picked the perfect villa for your party,…

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Reluctant to wave goodbye to the sunshine? Stretch your summer into September or October with a relaxing week in one of our luxury villas in Sicily and save 20% on your holiday! Choose from a collection of stylish beachfront retreats and contemporary designer homes with sparkling pools and dramatic views. With temperatures still in their 20’s and up to eight hours of sunshine a day in September, it’s tempting to spend your days soaking up the sun. But when you do venture out, you’ll find an island packed with culture and fascinating historical sights. These are a few of our…

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Extend your summer with a sunny autumn break in Sicily If you enjoy the sunshine as much as we do, you’ll want this wonderful summer to last as long as possible. Make the most of our September discounts and carry on soaking up the sun right through the autumn months. Many of our villas have discounts of up to 20% on most weeks in September which also happens to be the ideal time to explore the island’s many cultural attractions and enjoy the best of the island’s food and wine! Here’s a small selection of what’s available. Sophistication in Taormina…

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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…