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palermo-short-break-holidays-Sicily

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…

sicily-travel-guide

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…

Cheap-Holidays-in-Sicily

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…

sicilian-villas-for-rent

Autumn in Sicily is a beautiful season but as temperatures continue to dip and evenings become longer and darker, it becomes increasingly tempting to start thinking seriously about your next summer holiday. Here at Wish Sicily, bookings are already beginning to flow in for the summer months and unsurprisingly, the biggest demand is for large holiday villas for families. So if you like the idea of avoiding the post-Christmas panic, of booking your flights and getting your summer holiday sorted early, here are some top tips for your holiday planning. Family villas in the best locations Spend time discussing the…

flights-to-sicily

Putting together your own summer holiday is one way of making sure you get exactly the holiday you want and at the price you want. With some careful planning and shopping around, there are plenty of ways of securing the best deals on cheap flights to Sicily and car hire from Catania and Palermo airports. Cheapest flights to Sicily Not surprisingly, if you opt to travel on a Saturday in school holidays, you are unlikely to find the most competitive prices for your flights to Catania or elsewhere. If you can avoid those peak weeks, visit Sicily in May, June…

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Picture the scene … just the two of you at sunset, sipping a cool Aperol spritz on your terrace, with a private ocean view. Best of all, there is no-one to be seen or heard within miles of your secluded luxurious villa for two, no bustling waiters or hotel guests and no question of an early morning unseemly rush for sun beds. The fact is that as villa owners continue to raise standards and provide ever more luxurious levels of accommodation, more and more holidaymakers are opting to self-cater and this applies as much to honeymooners and couples as families.…

the beach on your doorstep at Villa Marea

Packed with fascinating cultural attractions and fringed by gorgeous beaches with crystal clear water, Sicily stands out as one of the jewels of the Mediterranean. With sunshine and warm temperatures from April to October and some of the best food and wine in the whole of Italy, a holiday to Sicily Italy remains one of life’s great treats. Like any holiday, however, it is worth investing a bit of planning time if you want to be sure of getting the best of the island. Where are the airports in Sicily? Flights to Palermo in the west or Catania in the…

villas-in-sicily-with-pool

Spring 2018- stunning holiday homes in Italy with a private pool With the weather feeling distinctly autumnal and next year’s flight schedules just recently released, this is as good a time as any to start rummaging through our collection of villas and holiday homes in Italy for your next break. The first step is deciding when to take your trip. May or June are some of the best months for a holiday in Sicily- the island is bathed in warm sunshine and awash with spring flowers. Beaches and tourist attractions re generally quiet and you will find market stalls brimming…

all inclusive holiday in Sicily

Your guide to choosing a villa or all-inclusive holiday in Sicily Discover the pros and cons of villa or all-inclusive holidays in stunning Sicily and find the best deal on a magical holiday on Italy’s fascinating island. Returning home at the end of a holiday to a credit card bill is probably the least favourite part of any holiday experience and it is generally at these times that the thought of an all-inclusive holiday, when everything is paid upfront, is most appealing. Like anything, there are arguments for and against both types of holidays, some of which are particularly relevant…