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If you are planning a holiday to Italy this year, then the Times’ round-up of the 50 Best Holidays to Italy is an excellent place to start your search. Featuring trips for foodies, families and culture seekers, the enticing selection of holidays ranges from Trentino in the north to Sicily in the far south, with just about everywhere in between. We were delighted to see Wish Sicily’s Villa Idda included in the category of best new places to stay in Italy. Highlights of this fabulously stylish villa range from a master bedroom with sunken bath to a double height lounge…

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Christmas may be approaching fast but, according to the Sunday Times, now is the time to grab the best holidays in Europe. Although January is traditionally seen as the prime booking period for booking a European summer holiday, the paper reports that the quest for ‘safe’ destinations, and a situation in 2016 where demand outstripped supply, means that peak season villa holidays are selling at record levels. So if you are looking for good value in the most sought after destinations, it is definitely time to turn your thoughts from Christmas gift-buying to summer holiday bookings. We were thrilled to…

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Our recently-introduced cookery courses and gourmet experiences are proving to be a big hit with many of our guests who are keen to travel beyond the beach to explore more of the island. Spending a few hours visiting local vineyards and farms and tasting some of the island’s best food and wine provides the perfect opportunity to see more of the island’s gorgeous rural landscape and is also a great way of learning more about the island and its history. Our multi-sensory tasting and cooking experience close to Ragusa in south east Sicily is a popular option. As diehard Bake…

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We were delighted to once again see ourselves featured in the pages of the Times travel supplement, this time by way of a recommendation by the Times Travel Doctor to a larger group looking for a villa in Sicily with a pool. Situated on the outskirts of Trecastagni, on the slopes of Mount Etna, Villa Rosa Antica is a great option for a group of friends seeking plenty of living space and several en suite bedrooms – the villa actually has room for up to 13 people, with seven bedrooms and bathrooms. The gardens at Rosa Antica are equally spacious,…

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Thanks to Hero & Leander, the online magazine crammed with inspirational travel and lifestyle tips for couples, for including Modica in its recent post on some of Europe’s most eye-catching picture perfect towns. With its grand baroque architecture, old medieval quarter and web of narrow lanes and stairways, the town is definitely one to be added to your must-see list if you’re visiting south east Sicily. Down in Modica Bassa, the more modern lower part of town, cafés and chocolate shops line the main Corso Umberto; while in Modica Alta, the highlight is the flamboyant Duomo di San Giorgio, with…

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MORE THAN JUST A HOLIDAY Wish Sicily included in the Times’ round-up of family holidays with an educational twist   Just how educational do you want your holiday to be? As stories emerge of parents taking tutors on family holidays and holiday companies offering language lessons, there’s little doubt that just being in a different environment and absorbing the local culture can be hugely educational. Add to that some exceptional geographical features and a bit of ancient history, and you’re on to a winner! The Times newspaper’s feature on holiday breaks that inspire and educate includes staying in one of…

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More column inches devoted this month to Wish Sicily – this time in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Total Guide to Italy (September 2016). Pore over pages of ideas and inside information into the best that Italy has to offer in its cities, in Tuscany, Sardinia, Puglia, Campania and, of course, Sicily. One tip from the magazine is to get live-like-a-local value in Sicily by picking a villa away from the coast. Villa Arte Mare Blue is an art-filled quirky but contemporary villa set in the hills above Cefalù. Animal sculpture and free-standing statues fill the traditional mature gardens which…

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Gather your flexible friends and get ready for a fun holiday in Sicily! At least that’s the advice from Prima magazine who recommends a Wish Sicily yoga break in its ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ holiday round-up (September issue). The article features Villa Bonera, a gorgeous villa with a pool that overlooks the vineyards in Menfi, but there are 11 other holiday homes to choose from where you can perfect your yoga skills in between indulging in some gentle poolside relaxation. For the ultimate fitness break, choose a villa such as Villa dei Nebrodi (sleeps 20) where daily yoga…

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Good to see our yoga villas featured in the May edition of the gourmet food and luxury travel magazine, Good Things. Packed full of great ideas for two of our favourite pastimes – eating and holidays! – the magazine is everyone’s answer to some serious daydreaming. Our yoga holidays are available at a selection of villas in gorgeous settings, overlooking the Nebrodi mountains or vineyards of western Sicily, and include between two and six hours’ yoga each day. For the ultimate feel-good holiday, we can even arrange an in-villa cook to organise your own bespoke detox menu!

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We were thrilled to see our new range of villa holidays with outdoor activities included in the Independent’s Family Holiday Guide this weekend!  While most people will know about our great beaches, not everyone is aware of the ever-expanding choice of adventure activities on Sicily, many of which are suitable for all the family. The Alcantara Gorge, near Taormina, is a particular hotspot, with body rafting, river trekking and canyoning all available, while the Madonie mountains are a great place for hiking. For families looking for a slightly different way to explore Mount Etna, a jeep tour is guaranteed to…