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Villas in Sicily 2016

Back at the top of the calendar and time to start putting some serious thought into a Spring or Summer break. This is definitely the time to book if you want to be sure of the best choice of accommodation in Sicily and lower-cost flights. To help you with your decision, we’d like to introduce you to a selection of our newest villas for 2016. The Family Choice Villa Eloi is a 4-bedroom villa with pool close to the charming coastal resort of Taormina. Gorgeous poolside views, a modern spacious interior and a great location makes this an excellent choice for…

the jacuzzi available at Agapanto cottage

For us, some of the best things in Sicily are the sunshine, the glittering seas and most definitely, the food!  Holidays are all about enjoying life’s little pleasures – savouring a cappuccino in the corner of a piazza, sitting on a veranda and watching the night sky and wandering through a busy market filled with the aroma of enticing street food.  So we’re dedicating this issue of our newsletter to keeping life simple!   THE AFFORDABLE OPTION Summer in Sicily is all about outdoor living – whether that means enjoying al fresco lunches under a shady pergola or barbecuing under…

Beachfront villa in Sicily - Casa dei Nomadi

Get ready for 2016!  We’ve expanded our collection of beachfront villas in Sicily and added several really exciting new properties where you can amble from bedroom to beach in seconds and back in time for your morning cappuccino on the terrace.   White sand and turquoise seas in south east Sicily In prime position for beach lovers, Casa Ulisse hovers on the edge of a sandy beach near Ispica.  Outside, large shady gardens, with terraces and an outdoor kitchen, lead directly on to the beach. Several of the island’s top beaches, including the white sandy beaches and translucent seas at…

Luxury Villa La Belsia, Taormina

With sterling soaring against the euro, warm sunshine and a selection of attractive discounted villas, Sicily is an excellent destination for a holiday this September.   Wish Sicily offers the largest specialist collection of villas and apartments in Sicily that are booked directly with their owners, and at the lowest available rate.  Comments Gioacchino Sortino, Wish Sicily: ‘Booking a September holiday in Sicily this year offers excellent value for money.   With Wish Sicily, bookings are made directly with our villa owners so there are no fixed tour operator fees and any benefits in currency fluctuations are passed on to the…

aeolian-islands-landscape

Just off the northeast coast of Sicily, the outstanding Aeolian Islands, with their cobalt-blue waters, are an imaginable corner of paradise. Aeolian Islands-How to Get There Almost from anywhere in Sicily, you can take the Aeolian Island ferry. If you are in Palermo, it could take from 2.5 to 5 hours, depending on the island you choose to go to. You can choose one of the many Aeolian Islands boat tours that will allow you to see more than only one of these marvellous islands. Aeolian Island Holidays Lipari is the largest and most affluent of the islands. Despite it…

Egadi Islands - Favignana landscape

The Egadi Islands, Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo, are a tiny archipelago located just off the western coast of Sicily. Their peaceful beaches and turquoise water in the cale, which are small bays, make these islands a perfect destination for everyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing holiday away from the crowd. From Trapani, there is the Egadi Islands ferry that in only 30-40 minutes will take you to any of the three Egadi Islands. Egadi Tour  The most popular tour to explore all three Egadi Islands is to hop on a boat and go from island to island. Favignana In…

The large terrace with sea view at Casa Blu

May and June are the best months to head for Sicily, when the days are long and sunny and local markets are laden with cherries, asparagus and artichokes.  Stay in a villa with views over the flower-carpeted slopes of the Madonie Mountains or the sea at the southern tip of the island, close to Syracuse and its spectacular Greek Theatre Festival. Villa specialist Wish Sicily picks five of its top Spring time villas with views.   Contemporary class: Within easy reach of performances at Sicily’s prestigious Greek Theatre Festival (15 May-28 June) in Syracuse, Casa Blu is a stunning two-bedroom…

Best Beaches in Sicily

If you’re looking for a memorable beach trip, whether with friends or family, Sicily is the perfect place. This beautiful island has hundreds of beaches all along the coast, but some of them stand out as the most stunning beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. Here are some of Sicily’s beaches that will take your breath away. San Vito lo Capo (Trapani) This white sand beach is Sicily’s most marvelous beach. Turquoise water, Mount Monaco in the back and horizon in the front, San Vito lo Capo is a living painting. This place is the perfect destination for families and couples.…

snorkeling in sicily

If you are looking for the best beaches in Sicily and you love water’s activity, the Pelagie Islands is your perfect holiday destination. These three tiny islands, Lampedusa, Linosa, and Lampione, are located south of Sicily between Malta and Tunisia. Even though these islands are politically part of Sicily, the territory where Lampedusa and Lampione lie belongs to Africa.