Villas in Sicily for culture-seekers

Villas in Sicily for culture-seekers

Get the inside track on art and architecture on a guided tour of some of the key sights in Sicily

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Holiday lettings and villas in Sicily for culture-seekers

Get the inside track on Sicily’s art and architecture on a guided tour of some of the key sights on the island. Combine visits to some of Sicily’s most fascinating historical locations, such as Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta, with a visit to local vineyards.

 

Arab-Norman Palermo, Monreale and Cefalù >>

A full day guided tour is an excellent way to visit the UNESCO world heritage sites in the north west of the island. Start off with the Norman cathedral at Monreale before spending time in Palermo’s historic centre and ending up at the magnificent Duomo in Cefalù.

 

Sicily’s interior >>

Head inland to visit one of Sicily’s greatest treasures, the astonishing mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale at Piazza Armerina.

 

Baroque Sicily >>

A tour of the baroque towns of the Val di Noto – including Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Noto – is a highlight for anyone staying in the south east of the island. Alternatively, a private guided tour is an excellent way of exploring Syracuse’s archaeological sites and its historic centre on the island of Ortigia.

 

Modern art in Sicily >>

Sitting alongside the island’s historical art treasures, contemporary art has a growing role on the island.  There are excellent art galleries and spaces in Palermo, Modica, Syracuse and Agrigento, and, in the Tusa valley, the open-air Fiumara d’Arte art museum. 

29 holiday homes
  • Villa Plemmirio

    3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Gorgeous views and direct access to the translucent water of the Plemmirio Marine Reserve make this three-bedroom villa in south east Sicily extremely appealing. Just a short drive from the fascinating city of... read more »

    • from €180 to €360
      per night
    • from €1260 to €2500
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
  • Cupole Arabe

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Cupole Arabe is a villa unique in its kind. The property is composed of three connected Arabic-style cottages, embellished with a lush garden and a rooftop furnished terrace with stunning views over the sea to the... read more »

    • from €140 to €204
      per night
    • from €980 to €1430
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Trapani
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
  • 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
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • 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
    • View
    • key info
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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
    • View
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    • Size 0-100 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa del Noce

    6 Bedrooms, 16 Sleeps, 6 Bathrooms

    A good option for two families, this spacious holiday villa is on a farm estate close to the southeast town of Caltagirone, surrounded by the Del Noce woods. The famous mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, the... read more »

    • from €300 to €578
      per night
    • from €2100 to €4050
      per week
    • priced for min 10 max 14
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Trapani
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Stella

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    With a private pool, direct access to the beach and proximity to Palermo airport, Villa Stella is a great option for a week in the sun for families or a group of friends. Just a short distance from the attractive... read more »

    • from €214 to €557
      per night
    • from €1500 to €3900
      per week
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • 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 pool that has views over the Tyrrhenian coast. Spend leisurely days on long sandy beaches, get... read more »

    • from €429 to €1966
      per night
    • from €3000 to €13761
      per week
    • priced for min 13 max 21
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • 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
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • 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
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • 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
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Punta Secca

    4 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    A classic Sicilian villa, very close to the sandy beaches of Sicily’s south east and almost on the doorstep of many of the film locations used for the popular Inspector Montalbano series. Several of the... read more »

    • from €228 to €485
      per night
    • from €1600 to €3400
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • 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 €257 to €409
      per night
    • from €1800 to €2866
      per week
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Pizzo dell'Ovo

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Pizzo dell'Ovo are four independent and exquisitely converted cottages for up to 8 guests - part of Le Case di Tindari estate - each has a double bedroom, bathroom with shower, living room and... read more »

    • from €143 to €823
      per night
    • from €1000 to €5760
      per week
    • priced for min 2 max 8
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Atena

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Atena is an elegant and refined villa with pool and sea view, located near the baroque town of Ragusa, a few miles from the beautiful sandy beach of Scoglitti, on the south eastern coast of Sicily. The villa offers... read more »

    • from €172 to €400
      per night
    • from €1200 to €2800
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Afrodite

    4 Bedrooms, 9 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Afrodite is a charming luxury villa with pool and sea view, located in a panoramic position on a hill close to the beautiful baroque town of Ragusa, on the south east coast of Sicily. Inside the villa features... read more »

    • from €215 to €515
      per night
    • from €1500 to €3600
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Ai Mulini

    3 Bedrooms, 7 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Get back to nature at this rural retreat, in the heart of the Madonie mountains, with a pool and glorious views over rolling hills dotted with picturesque farmhouses. Explore ancient hilltop villages, savour some... read more »

    • from €192 to €240
      per night
    • from €1350 to €1680
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
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