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 or linger over a leisurely lunch at a seafront restaurant. With over 1,000 km of coastline, the beaches vary enormously, from long stretches of sand to small stony coves and dramatic rock formations such as the Scala dei Turchi in the south.
For many of our early summer guests, May and June offer the perfect weather conditions to explore the island’s nature reserves such as Vendicari in the south east or Zingaro in the north west. As well as some lovely walking routes, both reserves also feature gorgeous pocket-sized sandy beaches. Away from the coast, a stroll through the Pantalica near Syracuse is another popular option.
June is also the start of a long summer of lively festivals and events, often linked to local food or patron saints. If you’re staying near Acitrezza on the east coast, don’t miss the Sagra del Pesce (8-10 June) and with it the chance to savour freshly-grilled swordfish, sprinkled with oil, lemon and oregano and accompanied by a glass of chilled white wine. Further south and a little later in the month, Marzamemi’s main piazza hosts the Festa del Pesce Azzurro (23-24 June).
Punta Secca (sleeps 8) is a traditional Sicilian villa with pool, table tennis and spacious grounds dotted with shady pergolas and hideaway corners. Situated in the south east, the stunning baroque towns of Scicli, Modica and Ragusa are close by.
One week from €1900. Save an extra 20% in May and June.
Villa Calipso (sleeps 6) is a luxury villa with a pool and small children’s play area, situated on the outskirts of glamorous Taormina and with views of Mount Etna. Explore the towns of Acireale and Acitrezza and visit the superb wineries on the slopes of Mount Etna. One week from €2590. Save an extra 15% in May and June.
Set on the slopes of Mount Etna, Villa Viscalori (sleeps 6) is ideally situated for exploring Mount Etna and the striking baroque architecture of Catania. One week from €1950. Save an extra 15% until 22 June.
Walk to the beach or enjoy the luxury of your own pool and jacuzzi at Casa del Carrubo (sleeps 4). The former farmhouse is surrounded by stunning gardens with a huge terrace with outdoor dining area. The Vendicari Nature Reserve and the towns of Noto and Syracuse are all close by.
One week from €1400. Save an extra 10% up to 6 July.
For information on all our special offers, visit our villas on promotion page.