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Warm weather in Sicily summer with temperatures currently nudging 30° plus, the only way to really cool down is to make tracks for some water.  Most of our Sicily villas with private pool have a direct access to the sea but if you are looking for something a little more active, there are also water-based activities for everyone in the family. Sicily water activity in the Alcantara Gorge Situated on the east coast of Sicily, just inland from Taormina, the Alcantara Gorge is the place for adrenalin-charged activities.  River trekking and body rafting are both on offer and canyoning can…

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Holiday in Sicily in August and we bet you eat every meal outside in a best luxury villas with pool in Sicily- but even if you are not getting away till September, the chances are that any indoor dining space you have will probably be barely touched. The fact is that dining under the stars, overlooking the still waters of a pool or the glimmering reflection of the moon in the sea, is one of the highlights of any holiday. Add to that a coastal view or the twinkling lights of a distant hilltop town and you have perfection. After…

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Despite a year-round calendar of events and festivities Sicily in August is the month when things really get busy. Alongside some of the more prominent celebrations, smaller villages and towns find plenty of – often food-related – reasons to celebrate and dramatic performances and concerts are staged at several of the island’s Greek theatres. Over the Bank Holiday of Ferragosto (15 August), the whole country stops work to have fun and fireworks light up the night sky. Book your Sicily villas with private pool and find the most prominent August events. Knights and jousting at Piazza Armerina The generally quiet…

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If you are planning a last-minute escape to the sun, we have unexpected availability in a couple of our top properties, with discounts of up to 25% and suggestions on how to save up to £1000. Villa Arte Mare Blue has a secluded infinity pool which looks out over the Sicilian countryside to the coast from its blissfully peaceful location in the hills above Cefalù. The owner’s vintage art collection is scattered throughout the 5-bedroom villa and mature garden, which has a superb covered outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. Spend lazy days on the beach, explore UNESCO world heritage sites…

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Finding a holiday that suits all is never easy and the chances are that, if you are holidaying with a group of friends, at least two of you will have differing opinions as to what constitutes a good holiday. The good news is that whether you a city sightseer or a classic sun worshipper, with careful planning, there are plenty of options for a holidays in Sicily in September. Get the best of both worlds this autumn with a late sunshine break in Sicily where you can combine sightseeing with beach time. As the fierce heat of the summer months…

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Thinking of booking a villa holiday but want to know what it’s really like? We invest heavily in our photography so that we can bring you as accurate a view of our interior Sicily Villas as possible. Of course, you need to see at a glance how many bedrooms and bathrooms there are, what the kitchen is like and how much outside space there is so our villa descriptions are designed to equip you with the details. But when it comes to the atmosphere, it is always easier to get a feel for a villa by flicking through a collection…

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Here in Sicily, our long, hot sunny days stretch well into September, and beyond. So just when most people are heading back from their summer breaks, a holiday in Sicily right at the end of August looks infinitely appealing. If you are restricted by school holidays, you can still squeeze in a week over the August Bank Holiday and make sure that everyone returns to school and work re-energised and raring to go! Alternatively, we have excellent availability at some of our top villas throughout September. To help you choose, we have picked out a selection of our most popular…

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Experiencing authentic Sicilian food and wine regularly rates as one of the most important aspects of our guests’ holidays. After all, browsing through market stalls to select the freshest ingredients for a modest salad can be just as enjoyable as eating out when you have time on your hands and are presented with homegrown produce that is bursting with flavour. But good old-fashioned picnics remains one of life’s simplest pleasures, particularly if you find the right setting. Here are some good places for a picnic in Sicily. Vendicari nature reserve: good places for a picnic The Vendicari nature reserve offers…

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Thanks to Liz Boulter at the Guardian for her incredibly comprehensive guide to Eastern Sicily. Liz leaves no stone unturned, from Portopalo di Capo Passero in the south to Milazzo in the north. In between, there are plenty of excellent tips on what to see, where to eat and where to stay in the popular locations of Taormina and Syracuse and in towns and villages that are slightly more off the beaten track. For an affordable stay just outside Syracuse, the Guardian recommends our Villa Lo Scoglio, a spacious two-bedroom villa, set amidst bougainvillea-clad terraces and gardens, with sweeping sea…

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Syracuse is an extraordinary city by any standards, steeped in history and with a seemingly endless supply of sightseeing opportunities. It is one of Italy’s oldest cities and certainly amongst its most atmospheric, one of its main attractions being the web of alleyways on the island peninsula of Ortigia. The city’s vast archaeological park, with its Greek and Roman theatres, remain a top draw but if you are short of time and just want to grab a flavour of the city, these are some of our favourite things to do in Syracuse. What to see in Syracuse Sicily? Enjoy stunning…