Sicily villas for hiking and walking

Sicily villas for hiking and walking

Guided walking trail across the most dramatic nature reserves and mountain ranges

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Villas in Sicily and holiday lettings for hiking and walking

Head off the beaten track and explore a completely different side to Sicily, one far removed from the beaches and historic sites. The Nebrodi, the Madonie and Mount Etna are Sicily’s three main mountain ranges.

 

Discovering the Nebrodi mountains >>

A half or full day’s trekking in the densely-forested Nebrodi takes you through oak and beech woods and past cascading waterfalls and mountain fortresses. Wild flowers carpet the forest floor in spring time while in the autumn, the woods turn to a blaze of red, gold and yellow. Enjoy breath-taking views over the Biviere and Maulazzo lakes, across Mount Etna towards the Aeolian Islands and tuck into locally-produced cheese and salami with hunks of bread over a picnic lunch. 

 

Walking in the Parco delle Madonie >>

Choose from a selection of walks, lasting from two hours to a full day, in the Madonie mountains, Sicily’s highest mountain range. Incorporating natural wonders such as the giant holly trees on the Piano Pomo and views from the highest peak of Pizzo Carbonara where flocks of sheep graze in summer and autumn, the mountains are home to some wonderful flora and several pretty medieval villages.

 

Mount Etna hiking >>

A half or full day trek on Europe’s highest volcano is a world away from the tourist train ride to the summit. Hike through a landscape that changes as you climb, with pine forests, vineyards and sub-tropical citrus groves giving way to oak and beech forests.

 

Elsewhere in Sicily, the nature reserves of Vendicari in the east, Zingaro in the west and the forest of Alcamo, close to Palermo, all offer excellent hiking opportunities.

34 holiday homes
  • Villa Cecilia Trabia

    10 Bedrooms, 22 Sleeps, 9 Bathrooms

    Situated well within an hour’s drive of Palermo city centre and airport, Monreale, Cefalù and the Madonie Mountains, the magnificent seafront Villa Cecilia Trabia estate is an excellent base for... read more »

    • from €429 to €1800
      per night
    • from €3000 to €12600
      per week
    • priced for min 8 max 22
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
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    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
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    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Costanza

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Perched on a hill above Cefalù, Costanza is a top level villa, equally stunning inside and out, and in a great location. The surrounding countryside offers some pleasant walks and jogging routes, the sandy... read more »

    • from €400 to €532
      per night
    • from €2520 to €3726
      per week
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Cocuzzolo & Tana

    4 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    For families holidaying with grandparents or an additional couple, these two properties offer the best of both worlds – enough living space for everyone to spend time together with some extra privacy when... read more »

    • from €218 to €452
      per night
    • from €1530 to €3170
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 10
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Marea

    5 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Ideally situated for a week of sun and sand, Villa Marea is a good value family villa, with direct access to the very child-friendly sandy beach at Santa Maria del Focallo in south east Sicily. The villa is perfect... read more »

    • from €157 to €371
      per night
    • from €1100 to €2600
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Viscalori

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    A traditional-style villa on the slopes of Mount Etna with a pool and countryside views. The villa is set in a huge 4000sqm garden with large patios, terraced lawns and a modern pool surrounded by attractive... read more »

    • from €257 to €414
      per night
    • from €1800 to €2900
      per week
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Arte Mare Blue

    5 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Quirky and contemporary, Villa Arte Mare Blue sits amongst glorious Sicilian countryside, just a short drive from the long sandy beaches of Cefalù and the north coast. Children (and adults!) will love the fun... read more »

    • from €418 to €842
      per night
    • from €2930 to €5900
      per week
    • priced for min 8 max 10
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Dei Nebrodi

    7 Bedrooms, 20 Sleeps, 7 Bathrooms

    Get back to nature with friends or family at this large rural retreat in north Sicily, a little piece of pastoral heaven between the foodie-friendly Nebrodi Mountains and the northern coastline of Sicily. Poolside... read more »

    • from €340 to €680
      per night
    • from €2380 to €4760
      per week
    • priced for min 10 max 20
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    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa Ciaceri

    2 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Perfectly-placed for exploring the baroque towns of south east Sicily, and just half an hour or so to the beach, Casa Ciaceri is a great holiday home for a family or group of friends. The baroque towns of Ragusa,... read more »

    • from €95 to €235
      per night
    • from €660 to €1650
      per week
    • priced for min 2 max 4
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
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    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Eloi

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Villa Eloi is superbly situated, close to the beach and village of Letojanni and within easy reach of the chic coastal resort of Taormina (3 miles), where there is a good choice of stylish boutiques, restaurants and... read more »

    • from €710 to €760
      per night
    • from €4970 to €5330
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa del Carrubo

    2 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps, 1 Bathrooms

    This two-bedroom villa sits amongst beautiful gardens, with a private pool and heated Jacuzzi, close to the fishing village of Calabernardo in south east Sicily. Ideal for a couple or a family with young children,... read more »

    • from €165 to €350
      per night
    • from €1150 to €2450
      per week
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    • Size 0-100 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Casa Turi

    4 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Casa Turi is a luxury villa with large pool, positioned in the heart of an olive grove which has been conceived in a linear rectangular shape resembling the old Sicilian country houses. The interior is built with... read more »

    • from €267 to €534
      per night
    • from €1870 to €3740
      per week
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
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    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Casa Al Castello

    7 Bedrooms, 16 Sleeps, 7 Bathrooms

    ‘There are three things that matter in property: location, location, location'. Well, Casa Al Castello is a beautiful villa with pool, situated on a rocky outcrop above the picturesque rock settlement part of... read more »

    • from €485 to €657
      per night
    • from €3400 to €4600
      per week
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Rosa Antica

    7 Bedrooms, 13 Sleeps, 7 Bathrooms

    The generous proportions of Villa Rosa Antica and its large garden make this atmospheric villa a good choice for several families or large groups. In a peaceful rural setting on the outskirts of the village of... read more »

    • from €320 to €800
      per night
    • from €2240 to €5600
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 12
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    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
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    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casetta in Pietra

    2 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps, 1 Bathrooms

    Wander down to the beach or take in the gorgeous landscape of the Monte Cofano Nature Reserve on Sicily’s west coast. Within easy reach of Palermo airport, Casetta in Pietra is an excellent value option for a... read more »

    • from €82 to €128
      per night
    • from €580 to €900
      per week
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    • Size 0-100 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Trapani
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    • Barbecue
  • Villa Idda

    4 Bedrooms, 7 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Contemporary style meets classic romance in this exquisitely refurbished spacious villa set amongst the oranges groves that surround the small seaside town of Acireale. The baroque city of Catania and glamorous... read more »

    • from €728 to €771
      per night
    • from €5100 to €5400
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
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    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Casa Gisella

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Get back to nature with family at this lovely villa with pool located between the foodie-friendly Nebrodi Mountains and the northern coastline of Sicily. Poolside views are of the Tyrrhenian sea and the unique... read more »

    • from €180 to €290
      per night
    • from €1260 to €2030
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 8
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Deodata

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Deodata is a charming villa with pool and stunning sea vews over the sea and Cefalù. Superb surroundings with large terrace, olive grove and fruit trees. Great location for families or couple who like a large... read more »

    • from €139 to €564
      per night
    • from €975 to €3950
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Alma

    4 Bedrooms, 9 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    This 4-bedroom villa with pool, situated between Milazzo and Messina in north east Sicily, looks out from its lofty position over spectacular countryside and the dramatic Aeolian islands. There is a good selection... read more »

    • from €190 to €420
      per night
    • from €1330 to €2940
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa del Gelso

    2 Bedrooms, 7 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Situated between the coast and the dramatic scenery of the Nebrodi Mountains on the north coast, Casa del Gelso is a spacious family villa, furnished to a high quality and featuring an outstanding garden with pool... read more »

    • from €205 to €368
      per night
    • from €1440 to €2580
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Le Case dell'Etna

    7 Bedrooms, 18 Sleeps, 6 Bathrooms

    Situated between the slopes of Mount Etna and the coastline that runs from Taormina to Acireale, Le Case dell’Etna is a collection of three villas and two pools set amidst leafy lawns and terraces close to the... read more »

    • from €571 to €838
      per night
    • from €4000 to €5866
      per week
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
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    • Wash. machine
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    • Barbecue
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