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The first half term of the school year is often the hardest, not helped by the prospect of chilly weather and long, dark evenings. On top of that, everyone has to re-set their system after a long summer break and get used to new schedules, teachers and routines. Which is why the October half-term break is such a great time to get away and set everyone up for the hectic lead-up to Christmas. In Sicily, average temperatures are still nudging the low 20’s which means that al fresco lunches and days on the beach are still very much an option.…

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Wellness Central is a one-stop shop for getting the best out of life, from wellness to lifestyle, and from travel to fitness, so it was great to see our yoga holidays featured amongst their holiday recommendations this month. Offering maximum feel good factor, a Wish Sicily yoga holiday includes daily tuition with a dedicated yoga teacher, with accommodation in a luxury villa with a private pool in Sicily. If the thought of short winter days and leaden skies fills you with dread, booking a Spring break in the sun will keep you going through those long dark nights. Available in…

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When it comes to holiday plans, making sure that you are booking at the best possible time is never easy.  AOL Travel includes advice from Wish Sicily founder, Gioacchino Sortino, in a recent article on early bird bookings, but for a more in-depth look at booking a villa holiday in Sicily, here are a few tips. The first step is understanding exactly how airlines organise their pricing. Is it best to book flights as soon as they are released or is it worth waiting to see if prices will come down? The same goes for accommodation. It is never easy…

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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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Did you know that you can holiday in Sicily, France, Spain, Jamaica and the Big Apple for under £50 a night? The April issue of Prima magazine is packed with good ideas on how to make your holiday budget stretch that little bit further and includes all types of accommodation from camping and home stays to a hip hotel in Brooklyn. For something best suited to the family, or for anyone looking for a week’s sunshine in a villa with a private pool, Prima recommends Wish Sicily’s Casa Turchina. The villa has three bedrooms, two with direct access to the…

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Our thanks to Marie Claire editor, Trish Halpin, who writes about her stay at Villa Atena in the magazine’s April issue: ‘Our base is the sleek Villa Atena, a modern three-bedroom house set on a hilltop, with views across villages to the coast. Light and airy with bright pink feature walls and sofas, the living space opens up via floor-to-ceiling windows to a stone terrace and sparkling pool.  It’s perfect for super-hot Sicilian days …’ During her one-week stay, Trish managed to squeeze in visits to Ragusa Ibla and the Castello di Donnafugata and beach trips to Marina di Ragusa…

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Sicily – and Wish Sicily – is in good company in this week’s Woman’s Own magazine where it sits alongside Japan, Madeira, Cornwall and Holland in a feature on holidays for flower-lovers. In Sicily, the first signs of Spring appear as early as March but visitors have to wait until May for the spectacular L’Infiorata di Noto, a flower festival in the baroque town of Noto in south east Sicily. During the event, which takes place over the third weekend of May, the palazzo-lined Via Nicolaci is transformed into a carpet of flower-filled mosaic-style pictures.   Take your pick from…

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AOL’s recent round-up of the best beach holidays for 2017 includes our ever-popular Villa Renata, a 4-bedroom villa with a pool and a garden gate that leads straight on to the sandy beach at Fontane Bianche. The fabulous beachfront setting means that you can pop down to the beach for an early morning swim in the sea and spend leisurely days lazing by the pool. If you want to venture a little further afield, the stunning crescent-shaped Calamosche beach, on the fringes of the Vendicari nature reserve, is easily accessible. Most of August at Villa Renata has been snapped up…

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A Wish Sicily adventure on Mount Etna is just one of the excit ing ideas featured in AOL Travel’s round-up of once-in-lifetime family holidays.  Our new adventure activity programme includes a variety of fun ways for families to explore Europe’s highest and most active volcano. Depending on the age of your children, you can choose from half and full day off-road Jeep tours, mountain bike excursions and quad bike tours or a selection of hikes and guided walks which really allow you to appreciate the extraordinary nature of the volcano. All our villas on the slopes of Mount Etna have…

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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…