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Sicily’s best-known coastal resort Ask anyone who’s holidayed in Sicily whether they’ve visited Taormina and the chances are they will have done. The fact is this jewel of a town attracts more tourists than anywhere else on the island. Staying here is not everyone’s cup of tea – exploring some of the lesser-known corners of Sicily can be far more rewarding – but there’s no denying that there are plenty of reasons to visit. After all, this is a town where dazzling blue seas and the dramatic outline of Mount Etna form the backdrop to achingly pretty medieval buildings and…

nine of Sicily best out-of-the-way beaches and places to swim

9 of Sicily’s best out-of-the-way beaches and places to swim With temperatures topping the charts as they have done this summer, having a body of water close by for a refreshing dip is becoming even more important than ever. Naturally, staying in a villa with a pool is one option, but here on Sicily there are plenty of other ways to cool off while you explore the island. So come on in, the water’s lovely! Cavagrande del Cassibile Nature Reserve If you’re staying in Syracuse, take a break from sightseeing with a day at the Cavagrande del Cassibile nature reserve,…

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6 ways to find an affordable Sicilian villa Everyone’s feeling a little squeezed at the moment when it comes to household budgets, but at the same time, on the back of the restrictions of the last few years, a holiday abroad has never seemed more enticing. On the whole, a villa holiday in Sicily is generally going to work out more affordable than staying in a hotel, not least because you can stay more in control of your daily budget by self-catering. But, once you’ve made the decision to stay in an apartment or villa, there are plenty of other…

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If you’re desperate to feel the sun on your face and catch a whiff of sea air, get some inspiration from Prima magazine’s April issue in which travel editor Jane Anderson selects some of the best places to stay in special locations, all just a few hours away by plane. The suggestions in the round-up of Great Getaways includes two Wish Sicily villas, both situated on the east coast of Sicily. For a truly away-from-it-all location, Terrazza sul Mare is a two-bedroom villa perched above the fishing village of Pozzillo where the sea is literally on your doorstep and the…

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Top things to look for in your Sicily holiday villa Have you started thinking about your summer holiday? Of all the things guaranteed to lift your spirits in January, booking a holiday is right up there! And with life beginning to feel that it could be approaching something like normal, we’re delighted to see so many people already taking a peek at what’s on offer in 2022. So what are the main things to look for when it comes to picking a villa holiday in Sicily? We’ve listened to your top requests and comments, all of which add up to…

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The best Sicily holiday ideas for 2022 As the world starts to peer cautiously round the corner, just the thought of booking a summer holiday for 2022 is one that fizzes with excitement. Where to book? The sunny shores of the Mediterranean are tantalizingly close, but perhaps something that promises a little more activity or culture might be more appealing. A city break perhaps? Or an away-from-it-all destination where you can delve deep into the local culture or natural world? The good news is that Sicily ticks all these boxes, so read on for inspiration. The family holiday Pick somewhere…

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10 of the best Sicilian villas with beach access With 1500km of coastline, you’re never too far from a beach in Sicily. But what if you want to hit the sand without the hassle of loading up the car with all the beach paraphernalia? In Sicily, there are plenty of villas and apartments that are right on the beach, with the sand or sea directly accessible from your back door. Take your pick from some of our favourites, dust off your flipflops and pack your bags! Dedalo, Sciacca New to the Wish Sicily fold, Dedalo is located on the outskirts…

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Which are the best beaches in Sicily? June in Sicily is beach time and we’re the first to grab any opportunity for a quick dip and an hour or two soaking up the sun. Fortunately, for those of us based in Palermo, we’re rather spoilt for choice. Our favourite beach is at Mondello but the sandy bays and seafront restaurants around Castellammare del Golfo are also tempting when we have a little more time available. Which type of beach do you prefer? Do you head straight for the luxury of the nearest lido, with traditionally Italian regimented rows of sun…

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Stay in a seafront villa in Sicily with pool Who’s thinking about 2021 holidays? If you missed out on a holiday this year, the chances are you’ll be desperate for a change of scene, whether that’s in a city, in the mountains or by the beach. We may be biased, but right now, nothing seems quite as appealing as waking up to the sound of the sea and throwing open the shutters to bright sunshine and a brilliant blue seascape! Then coffee on the terrace and perhaps a dip before breakfast … it’s the stuff dreams are made of. Sicily’s…

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Here in Sicily, we’re still in the midst of long, lingering summer days, of sparkling sundowners at sunset, and al fresco lunches and dinners. For many of us, 2020 has been the year of the staycation, a time to enjoy holidays close to home.  If, however, you fall into the category of those who have watched the summer months slip by without taking any time off work, you may now be wondering how wise it is to miss out completely on this year’s holiday. The good news is there’s still time to book a holiday in September in one of…

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When do you usually start planning your summer holiday? Do you start dreaming of white sandy beaches and sun loungers as soon as the evenings draw in, or are you more of a last-minute sort of person? Making sure you get the best possible price for your holiday is likely to be a part of your decision-making.  If you’re booking your own accommodation and flights, then you’ll certainly want to book your flights when they’re at their lowest price, particularly if you’re a family or a fairly large group. However, the flights are just one element of the holiday. and…

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Summer in Sicily continues well into September so if you’re unfettered by school holidays and looking for a romantic break for two, check out what’s available on this sunny Mediterranean island.  While temperatures in northern Europe have generally started to cool down by early September, if you head south, you’ll find yourself basking in warm sunshine on empty beaches.  Apart from the sunshine, there’s plenty of opportunity for romantic sea view dinners, boat trips and leisurely strolls along the sea front and through atmospheric towns and villages. Read on to find out more and visit our collection of villas in…

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Sicily’s beaches are amongst the best in the Mediterranean, a wonderful collection of powder-soft stretches of sand and pebbly coves with translucent sea.  Away from the busier beaches, the coastline is punctuated by untamed nature reserves with sand dunes and hideaway bays barely touched by tourism. Before you pick your holiday villa in the sun, get the lowdown on some of Sicily’s top beaches. Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve Offering wonderful coastal walks and picture-perfect coves, Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve lies to the west of the island, bookmarked by Scopello to the south and San Vito Lo Capo to the north. …

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If you haven’t booked to get away this summer yet, we’ve tried to make life easy by picking a selection of top villas for autumn getaways. September and early October are great months to holiday in Sicily: you can still expect temperatures in the low to mid-20’s, up to ten hours of sunshine a day and quiet beaches and tourist attractions as Italians return to work. Of course if September seems too long to wait for warm sunshine, there is always the option of a quick getaway. Take a look at our collection of villas offering last-minute deals and promotions.…

What is the Best Period for Visiting Sicily? The climate in Sicily is considered among the best in the whole of the Mediterranean, due to its central location and the unique characteristics of its diverse habitat- which are a direct result of the geological, geographical and atmospheric transformations it has undergone during the millennia. The high level of bio-diversity present in its fauna, flora and marine life stems from its particular hydro-geological history and location, making it the ideal island for a sunny vacation. Weather in Sicily in January is usually very cool, with an average temperature of 15°C, and the…

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Save up to 20% on your June holiday at a selection of great value properties that have just been added to the collection. All villas come with a lowest available price guarantee and are booked directly with the property owner.   Private pool by the beach – save 20% Eliminate the angst of having to choose between poolside or beach relaxation by choosing a villa that has both. Villa Stella’s pool has a diving board and views over the rocky coastline and crystal clear waters around Terrasini in north west Sicily. Private steps lead from the garden to a sunbathing…

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White sandy beaches fringed by translucent seas, great food and wine and a wealth of history and culture are just part of the picture in Sicily where several of the top designer villas are likely to leave you wanting to check in and stay poolside for your entire holiday.  If you are looking for a week or two of rural or beachside bliss, Sicily-based villa specialist, Wish Sicily, gives the lowdown on which glammed-up villas are still available this summer, together with some top tips on what to see and do on the island.   Outdoor style:  If outdoor living…

A Dream Holiday? Renting a Villa with Pool by the Sea! Now it is a Luxury Everyone can Afford! (holiday homes with swimming pool) The Italian island of Sicily is one of the most renowned locations for tourism because of its innumerable antique treasures that have been kept carefully preserved throughout the centuries (and the millennia for that matter). But another wonderful aspect of the island is that it gives every traveller who visits the opportunity to enjoy its wonders in absolute luxury and at fantastic prices for all couples, families with kids or groups of friends. The best thing…

Thanks to the Cheapest Car Rentals in Sicily You Can Discover all the Wonders of the Island The best way to travel in Sicily- the most exotic and, justifiably, renowned ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’ in Southern Italy– is undoubtedly the auto rental Sicily services, which come at very affordable prices and provide an excellent method of transportation for travellers who want to see as much as possible of the island during their stay. Regardless of whether it is a short or long holiday, a road trip provides any traveller the opportunity to visit all their places of interest without the…

Holiday Rentals in Sicily at Special Group Prices (cheap holiday to sicily) The most reliable method to fully enjoy your cheap holidays to Sicily is to go with a group of your best friends, reason being that Sicily has the best affordable group prices at all the locations of your choice. Whether you want to stay in a cottage or villa by the beach near Cefalù, Taormina, Syracuse, San Vito lo Capo, Agrigento or Messina – or rent a luxury villas with pool by Segesta, the Madonie countryside, or one of the Aeolian islands like Stromboli, Vulcano, Lipari and Filicudi,…