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.

33 holiday homes
  • Casa dei Nomadi

    5 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Casa dei Nomadi is a charming seafront villa with direct access to the beach of pebbles and sand, private swimming pool and Jacuzzi, located near Cefalù and Finale di Pollina. Outside, the lovely house is... read more »

    • from €342 to €714
      per night
    • from €2400 to €5000
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 12
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • 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 Lo Scoglio

    2 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Look beyond the slightly plain 60’s style exterior of this villa to uncover an absolute jewel of a property. Set on a blissfully peaceful complex with just four other villas, and totally private, the villa has... read more »

    • from €220 to €330
      per night
    • from €1540 to €2300
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Carlotta

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Step straight on to the beach from this eye-catching family villa, with a garden and rooftop Jacuzzi, situated close to the coastal village of Finale di Pollina on Sicily’s north coast. The resort of... read more »

    • from €145 to €280
      per night
    • from €1020 to €1955
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • 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
    • Pool
    • 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
    • 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
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • 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 Ulisse

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Hovering on the edge of a sandy beach to the south of of Ispica, Casa Ulisse is the perfect choice for a family or group of friends, with masses of outdoor space and situated just 50m from the water’s edge. It... read more »

    • from €225 to €421
      per night
    • from €1575 to €2950
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • 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
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Le Case di Tindari

    11 Bedrooms, 21 Sleeps, 10 Bathrooms

    Le Case di Tindari is an exquisitely converted cluster of farmhouses for up to 21 guests, with a spectacular infinity private pool that has views over the Tyrrhenian coast. Spend leisurely days on long sandy... read more »

    • from €564 to €1682
      per night
    • from €3950 to €11776
      per week
    • priced for min 13 max 21
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Gioi

    3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Villa Gioi is a lovely Mediterranean-style villa surrounded by beautiful olive and almond trees, located close to the beautiful baroque town of Noto, in the heart of south-eastern Sicily. Inside, the house is set on... read more »

    • from €194 to €390
      per night
    • from €1260 to €2730
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • 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
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • 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
  • Villa Cecilia Trabia

    10 Bedrooms, 22 Sleeps, 10 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
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • 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
    • View
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    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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 €335
      per night
    • from €1870 to €2350
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Il Piccolo Casale

    3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Il Piccolo Casale is a beautiful stone villa with pool and sea view, located near Acquedoldi, a small fishing village located on the slopes of the Nebrodi Mountains, on the northern coast of Sicily. The property... read more »

    • from €282 to €454
      per night
    • from €1980 to €3180
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • 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
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 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
    • View
    • key info
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    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
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