Sicily villas for opera, drama, film and dance

Sicily villas for opera, drama, film and dance

Discover Sicily's leading dramatic arts venues.

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Sicily villas and holiday lettings for opera, drama, film and dance

Whilst several of Sicily’s leading drama and music events are seasonal, taking place in open air amphitheatres during the warm summer months, there is also a good choice of year-round performances for dance, music and opera aficionados.

 

Greek drama in Syracuse

Possibly Sicily’s best-known cultural event, the ancient Greek theatre festival takes place in Syracuse’s amphitheatre during May and June.  The classical Greek and Roman plays are usually performed in Italian.

 

Taormina

Whilst Taormina is most closely associated with its June Film Festival, an annual series of concerts and opera performances at its spectacular Greek-Roman amphitheatre are also well worth a visit, not least for the magnificent views over Mount Etna and the Bay of Naxos.

 

Opera and dance in Palermo

For those visiting in Spring or autumn, a visit to Palermo’s Teatro Massimo for an opera, ballet or concert is a great experience. Guided tours of the stunning auditorium, including a backstage tour and visit to the roof terrace, can be pre-booked.

16 holiday homes
  • Villa Renata

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Overlooking the beach at Fontane Bianche, Villa Renata is ideal for families, with a private pool and direct access to a beautiful sandy beach and crystal-clear water. Syracuse is just 20 minutes away by car and the... read more »

    • from €157 to €585
      per night
    • from €1100 to €4100
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Lo Scoglio

    2 Bedrooms, 6 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 €140 to €270
      per night
    • from €970 to €1850
      per week
    • priced for min 2 max 4
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • 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 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, it is... 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
  • Casa di Menta

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Situated in the countryside around Buseto Palazzolo, Casa di Menta sits amongst pine, olive and almond trees, in the gently rolling hills around western Sicily. San Vito Lo Capo sandy beach, Trapani, Erice and the... read more »

    • from €160 to €307
      per night
    • from €1120 to €2150
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 8
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Trapani
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Antica Aia

    7 Bedrooms, 16 Sleeps, 7 Bathrooms

    Villa Antica Aia is a luxury villa with pool, located a few miles from the sandy beaches of Sampieri, near the baroque town of Scicli, set of the BBC Four’s popular Inspector Montalbano series. A unique chance to... read more »

    • from €180 to €500
      per night
    • from €1260 to €3500
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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 €710
      per night
    • from €4970 to €4970
      per week
    • View
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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 €210 to €378
      per night
    • from €1475 to €2650
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Malika

    4 Bedrooms, 9 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Minimalist, sophisticated and über chic, this villa for nine has a pool, a heavenly garden and, to cap it all, a path that leads directly to the fabulous beach of Guidaloca. Restaurants, bars and shops are... read more »

    • from €330 to €800
      per night
    • from €2300 to €5600
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 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 €421
      per night
    • from €975 to €2950
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Sunny House

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Sunny House is an extremely comfortable four-bedroom villa with pool close to the beach in south east Sicily. Situated on the outskirts of Syracuse, the villa is superbly placed for visiting Syracuse’s... read more »

    • from €150 to €440
      per night
    • from €1050 to €3000
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 8
    • View
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    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Hortus Suites

    3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Hortus is an exclusive 3-suite-resort housed in an enchanting 16th century dwelling close to S. Giorgio cathedral, in the historic centre of the wonderful Unesco town of Modica near Ragusa. The property faces a... read more »

    • from €207 to €307
      per night
    • from €1450 to €2150
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Casa Kimiyà

    2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Casa Kimiyà is a stylish guesthouse resulting of the careful eco-renovation of a traditional house located in the historic centre of the Unesco town of Modica.  The house, enriched with contemporary... read more »

    • from €140 to €210
      per night
    • from €890 to €1330
      per week
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    • Size 0-100 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
  • Tana

    1 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps, 1 Bathrooms

    Tana is part of the Le Case dell’Etna estate (totally independent), located a short drive from the shops in Sant’Alfio which is best-known for its incredible Castagno dei Cento Cavalli, one of... read more »

    • from €140 to €266
      per night
    • from €980 to €1866
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Marea

    3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 3 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 €237 to €330
      per night
    • from €1665 to €2315
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Il Moro

    5 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Il Moro is a lovely villa with private garden and pool, located in Mondello, a popular resort area in Palermo, on the northern coast of Sicily. The villa is set on one level, with a large entrance hall, three... read more »

    • from €320 to €762
      per night
    • from €2240 to €5340
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa Azzurra

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Walk to the beach at Mondello from this stylish villa with pool set in a peaceful residential area within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Less than 10km from Palermo city centre, the former fishing... read more »

    • from €585 to €871
      per night
    • from €4100 to €6100
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
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