Looking for some last-minute September sun? In Sicily, you’ll find that summer doesn’t end as September starts. Daytime temperatures can still reach the high 20’s and the sea retains much of its summer warmth, but the August crowds have largely dispersed on the beach and at Sicily’s key attractions. Better still, if you shop around, you can find some decent holiday discounts. Here at Wish Sicily, we’re currently offering savings of up to 20% at a range of properties in September and October.
Coast and countryside
Save 20% at newly-built Villa Geranio (sleeps 8-12) and enjoy a winning combination of beaches and mountain views. The 6-bedroom spacious villa, with a private pool, gym equipment and a couple of adult bikes, sits amongst fruit and olive trees and has magnificent rural vistas. Choose from a selection of beaches or head into the stunning Nebrodi mountains where you can explore the out-of-the-way villages of San Fratello, with its pretty 11th century cloistered church, and San Marco d’Alunzio. Round off your day with a stroll down to the local pizzeria, just 5 minutes away.
Best for sightseeing
Base yourself in the north of the island and make the most of slightly cooler September temperatures to explore some of Sicily’s more remarkable archaeological sites, from the UNESCO world heritage sights of Palermo, Monreale and Cefalù, to the ancient Greek temple at Segesta. Save 20% in September and October at spacious Casa Turi which offers contemporary style in a 4-bedroom rural villa between the mountains and the sea at Trabia. Highlights include a garden with furnished terraces, a stunning outdoor kitchen and large pool.
Terrace with a view
There’s no need to stay in a remote mountain village if you’re looking for an authentic experience of Sicily. Save 10% in September at Terrazza sul Mare, a 2-bedroom villa perched above the tiny fishing port at Pozzillo on the east coast. Just a hop from Catania airport, the villa is ideal for exploring Catania, Taormina and, further south, Syracuse. Pop down to the fresh fish stall on the street corner for the catch of the day, wander down to the tiny pebbly beach below and in the evening, relax back on the terrace and watch the flickering lights of the fishing boats at sea.
Luxury for less at Villa Dionisio
Dramatic coastal views, an infinity pool and small private gym are just some of the highlights of the luxurious Villa Dionisio (sleeps 6-10), where you can save 20% throughout September. Gaze up at double height ceilings, vast picture windows and a collection of eye-catching art works inside, and extraordinary views over the legend-steeped Sanctuary of Tindari from the infinity pool. The villa is well-placed for the beach, day trips to the Aeolian Islands or exploring the hilltop villages of the off-the-beaten track Nebrodi mountains.
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