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Does next year mark a milestone birthday or anniversary? Or perhaps you need no reason for a celebration other than the sheer pleasure of grabbing a holiday with your oldest friends. Either way, now that the summer’s over and the kids are back at school, if you are thinking about planning a big group holiday for 2019, this is the ideal time to set the wheels in motion. Book now to eliminate the stress of finally agreeing on a villa, only to find it’s unavailable on the dates that you want! Once you’ve picked the perfect villa for your party,…

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Reluctant to wave goodbye to the sunshine? Stretch your summer into September or October with a relaxing week in one of our luxury villas in Sicily and save 20% on your holiday! Choose from a collection of stylish beachfront retreats and contemporary designer homes with sparkling pools and dramatic views. With temperatures still in their 20’s and up to eight hours of sunshine a day in September, it’s tempting to spend your days soaking up the sun. But when you do venture out, you’ll find an island packed with culture and fascinating historical sights. These are a few of our…

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Extend your summer with a sunny autumn break in Sicily If you enjoy the sunshine as much as we do, you’ll want this wonderful summer to last as long as possible. Make the most of our September discounts and carry on soaking up the sun right through the autumn months. Many of our villas have discounts of up to 20% on most weeks in September which also happens to be the ideal time to explore the island’s many cultural attractions and enjoy the best of the island’s food and wine! Here’s a small selection of what’s available. Sophistication in Taormina…

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Are you the sort of person that gets restless after a few days of doing nothing on holiday? If so, you may want to look at the September issue of Prima magazine which is packed with good ideas on combining a holiday with learning a new skill. Amongst the holidays featured – from meditation and gin-making to bee-keeping and sketching – is the option of learning Italian on a Wish Sicily holiday. The add-on lessons are designed for guests who prefer not to attend a language school but who want to learn some basic Italian, or brush up on existing…

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Hello! magazine, the go-to magazine for the latest celebrity and royal news, is currently turning its thoughts to Europe’s best family holiday destinations. And we’re delighted to see Sicily – and specifically Wish Sicily – on the list! The magazine flags up the fact that although best-known for its sun-drenched beaches, more active families may want to take advantage of the growing number of outdoor activities such as river trekking and body rafting. For anyone visiting Sicily for the first time, and staying on the island’s eastern side, a jeep tour on Mount Etna is a great way for families…

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There’s plenty of good advice in the Times travel section today on where to find the best last-minute budget breaks in school holidays and beyond. Wish Sicily is top of the list of 50 best budget holidays for summer. Suggestions include Villa Rebecca, a brand new 4-bedroom villa with private pool and Casa Sant’Anna, a family villa for 5. Finding high-quality villas with a pool is never easy at this time of year, so, not surprisingly, the villas are getting snapped up quickly. However, there are still several school holiday weeks available, as well as all of September, so the…

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Looking for a house that’s as gorgeous inside as out? A master bedroom with sunken bath and a galleried living room with double-height ceiling are just two of the interior design features at Villa Idda which caught the eye of House Beautiful magazine. Packed with the latest home inspiration and interior design ideas, House Beautiful is also a great source for travel ideas. The magazine’s feature on 5 European holiday villas with gorgeous interiors kicks off with Villa Idda, a 4-bedroom villa overlooking a beautifully landscaped garden with pool. The villa is divided into two buildings, one with a striking…

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Anyone who has holidayed in Italy in mid-August will know that 15 August is Ferragosto, the national Bank Holiday which sees most of the country shutting up shop and heading for the beach. Essentially marking Assumption Day, the national holiday is a religious one, but it also marks the beginning of Italy’s holiday period. Ferragosto celebrations take place across the country, ranging from local village-based events to huge crowd-pulling occasions such as Siena’s Palio. In Sicily, most activities are focused around the beach, with some towns and villages also organising festivals, processions and fireworks. Not surprisingly, the celebrations spill out…

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New villas with summer holiday availability! If you’re slightly late off the mark and still looking for a summer holiday villa, the good news is that we’ve added two new family villas to our portfolio, both with excellent availability and an introductory 20% discount. Menfi vineyards, Sicily: Save over £450 in July! Set in the heart of the wine-growing countryside around Menfi, 3-bedroom Casa Maoma is close to Selinunte and the beaches around Porto Palo.  The villa has a large shady veranda overlooking the pool and the surrounding vineyards. Book now and save 20% on all weeks up to 27…

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Walking is a great way to explore Sicily’s countryside, and while there are some challenging hikes to choose from, you don’t need to be a fanatical hiker for the best experience. Take a short stroll in early summer when hillsides and nature reserves are sprinkled with the last remnants of spring flowers; or an autumn amble through flame-coloured landscapes. The two latest additions to our portfolio – Villa Rebecca and Casa Maoma – which are both near to two of Sicily’s most striking natural sites, got us thinking about our favourite walks in Sicily. Necropoli di Pantalica A walk through…