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We’re well into summer here in Sicily, with temperatures creeping up into the mid-20’s and the sea gradually warming up. Villa rental rates and flights are considerably lower than in the peak season months and as an added bonus, we’re offering savings of up to 20% at a selection of some of our top villas.  So, if you’re free to travel at relatively short notice, this is the time to snap up a bargain! Visit Sicily in May or June and catch the first rays of summer sun while you idle away a few hours on a blissfully quiet beach…

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You don’t need to be a diehard foodie to recognise the role that food and drink plays in a holiday in Sicily. Part of its culinary attraction is the simplicity of the food and the fantastic quality of the ingredients, from the flavour-packed tomatoes and capers to the surrounding seas which are teeming with shellfish and seafood. The cuisine also provides a fascinating – and extremely enjoyable! – history lesson of the island, providing an invaluable insight into past invaders. Many of its natural ingredients can be traced to a former time, from the Greeks and Arab invaders to cooking…

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Our thanks to the Irish Times for including our gorgeous Casa Maoma, the latest addition to our portfolio, in its round-up of Great Escapes.  The final touches have just been added to this family-friendly villa, which is brand new to the holiday market, ready for the summer sunshine! With 3 bedrooms and a stunning pool, the villa is ideal for families still searching for summer holiday villas in Sicily. Located in the heart of the vineyard-carpeted countryside around Menfi, the villa is perfectly placed for exploring some of Sicily’s most remarkable ancient Greek sites, such as Selinunte and Agrigento. It’s…

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Hands up if you’ve just realised that Whitsun is fast approaching and you still haven’t got round to organising your family’s summer holiday! In common with most of the Mediterranean, the villas in Sicily that have a private pool or direct beach access are the first to get snapped up, but all is not lost! Meet the latest addition to the Wish Sicily portfolio: Casa Maoma. Contemporary, stylish and brand new on the holiday villa scene, the 3-bedroom villa in south west Sicily is tailor made for a family holiday. There’s a gorgeous private pool and plenty of space to…

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How much do you know about Sicily? The Mafia, beaches and great food immediately spring to mind but delve further and you may be surprised by what you find.  In fact, holiday just once in Italy’s southernmost region and you may find yourself curiously addicted. Read on for some insider tips on some of the best things to see and do in Sicily. Visit some of the Med’s top archaeological sites Sicily was the star of Magna Graecia and rivals Greece for ancient Greek architecture.  At the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento, the remains of the Doric temples are…

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If, like us, you’re longing for bright skies and warm Spring sunshine, the chances are you’ll be poring through online magazines and websites for holiday inspiration. Luckily for us, Spring comes early to Sicily so while much of Europe is still wrestling with late April showers, our thoughts are turning to fresh Springtime flavours and flowers. Read on to discover just five of the many reasons why Sicily is perfect for a holiday in May or June. Top tourist attractions Sightseeing in May or June means relatively crowd-free attractions. Sites such as Segesta and Selinunte are fascinating for anyone interested…

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After a long, cold winter, most of us are more than ready for some warm summer sun. Here in Sicily, temperatures start to creep up as early as April which means that by June and July, you can be sure of long sunny days on the beach and balmy evenings. Here are just a few of our best villas in Sicily for summer sun. Pool with a view in chic Taormina If you are looking for glamour and sophistication, head straight for Taormina. Perched high on a rocky promontory, with sweeping sea views and Mount Etna as a backdrop, the…

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If you want to really get under Sicily’s skin, there’s no better way than being around for one of the big patron saints’ celebrations. Visit Ragusa Ibla during the 3-day festivities for the much-revered San Giorgio and you’ll experience one of the most colourful, atmospheric events anywhere in Sicily. The town of Ragusa Ibla is extraordinary even without a festa.  Lively and crammed with fascinating sights, this is one of south east Sicily’s finest Unesco-listed towns. At the heart of the town stands the magnificent baroque Basilica di San Giorgio, its portal depicting a carving of San Giorgio on horseback,…

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We think Spring is one of the most enchanting times to visit Sicily and it looks like the Sunday People agrees with us! The paper’s recent round-up of Easter and Spring holiday ideas includes our family-friendly Casa Gialla, a villa for 8 with a private pool. A small children’s play area is a welcome attraction to the leafy garden. Situated on the slopes of Mount Etna, the villa is ideally placed for visits to the coastal towns of Catania, Acireale and uber-chic Taormina and there are also shops and restaurants at nearby Giarre. Its location on Mount Etna opens up…

inews blog-wishsicily

When it comes to holidays in the sun, we’ve always known that a villa holiday in Sicily can offer excellent value for money – which is why it was great to see our Casetta in Pietra included in an iNews article on the best European summer villas for under £1,000.  One of our most popular budget villas, Casetta in Pietra is set on the hillside, backed by the Monte Cofano Nature Reserve, and overlooking the beach. With two bedrooms and a living room that leads straight on to a secluded shaded veranda, the villa is a great option for a…