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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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Italy is one of the top destinations for Times’ readers – no prizes for guessing why! With fabulous beaches and natural landscapes, great food and wine and enough cultural attractions to last a lifetime, a holiday in Italy does seem to tick an awful lot of our boxes. Which makes the compilation of a list of top 50 holidays to Italy quite a challenge! This year’s article included everything from hiking and gastronomic holidays to cycling, sailing and prosecco weekends. For anyone who fancies the idea of being able to chat with the locals, the Times picked up on our…

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Thanks to the Daily Telegraph for including two of our villas in Sicily in their round-up of 75 Perfect Family Escapes, the first in a Telegraph series of expert travel guides for 2018. With ideas as diverse as Costa Rica to Umbria and the Dordogne to Valencia, we were thrilled to be in such great company! First up was a selection of best holidays for Babies and Toddlers. Villa Forma dell’Acqua is a six-bedroom stylish Sicilian villa that is ideal for a big gathering of family or friends. Together with a fabulous pool, the villa has a toddler play area…

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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…

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Holiday habits have changed enormously in recent years, with many of us finding that just a few days away can be a wonderful way to recharge your batteries at any time of year.  There is certainly something very thrilling about hopping on an early morning flight on a Thursday or Friday with the prospect of three glorious days filled with new sights, warm sunshine and delicious local food ahead of you! Short city breaks have always been popular and with its glut of beautiful cities and Instagrammable sights, Italy has always been one of the top spots for short breaks…

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If you have always assumed that the best time to visit Sicily is in the summer, think again. Take a holiday in Sicily in September or October and you can enjoy the double delights of the last of the summer sun and delicious food found in Sicily in Autumn. If you holiday in Sicily in November and December, there are crowd-free museums, churches and archaeological sites and some spectacular Christmas nativity scenes. A trip to Sicily in winter may be all you need to get into the festive spirit. Autumn in Sicily With a longer warm-weather season than northern and…

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Regardless of your holiday budget, one of the best things about staying in a Sicilian villa rather than a hotel is the chance to really experience the destination. Linger over a morning cappuccino at the local bar, wander to the local shops or market for your daily essentials and head to the nearest lido to watch the daily ritual of Italian beach life. Villa holidays in Sicily get snapped up quickly, often as soon as the Christmas rush is over, so if you are thinking of booking a villa, particularly during school holidays, the advice from specialist Wish Sicily is…

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Villa specialist Wish Sicily has expanded its selection of budget properties on the island with the addition of new beachfront apartments and villas for 2018. Starting from under £10* per person per day, the villas are simply furnished but provide comfortable accommodation within a stone’s throw of the beach. New for 2018: Perfect for couples, Il Torrione is a charming one-bedroom apartment situated just moments from the fabulous sandy beach at Fontane Bianche in south east Sicily. The apartment has a living room with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Frame your day with an early morning cappuccino at the beach shack-style…

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Choosing a villa overseas can be a bit of a minefield, even when you know the destination, so finding a Sicily travel guide is a wise place to start. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in an unknown location, careful planning and research is key to making the best of your holiday in Sicily, for everyone.  Identify the needs and interests of your group and, if you are planning a holiday with other families or a large party, establish a realistic budget from the outset. You should also decide which part of Sicily you want to visit during…

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You’ve seen the pictures, heard about its beaches, food and wine and now have the task of finding a cheap holiday to Sicily that matches your budget. The good news is that if you want to stay in a villa or apartment, you can pick up anything from a cheap one-week holiday for two on the beach in Sicily to a super-luxurious large group villa in the heart of the island. One of the golden rules if you are looking for cheap holidays in Sicily is to choose your location carefully. Be prepared to pay higher prices in Taormina, in…