Autumn in Sicily is a beautiful season but as temperatures continue to dip and evenings become longer and darker, it becomes increasingly tempting to start thinking seriously about your next summer holiday. Here at Wish Sicily, bookings are already beginning to flow in for the summer months and unsurprisingly, the biggest demand is for large holiday villas for families. So if you like the idea of avoiding the post-Christmas panic, of booking your flights and getting your summer holiday sorted early, here are some top tips for your holiday planning.

Family villas in the best locations

Spend time discussing the best location for your family holiday villa. Do you prefer to be by the beach or are you happy lounging by a pool? Many of our villas in Sicily are on the beach or just a few minutes’ walk from it.  If you are holidaying with young children, you may love the freedom of being able to pop down to the beach for a quick swim or play in the sand without having to worry about transporting all the paraphernalia that a full day on the beach often requires.

For families with older children, we often recommend one of our villas for families

in the countryside or on the slopes of Mount Etna. This gives you access to all sorts of adventure activities and excursions, yet the coast is still within easy reach. There is also a good chance that you will get more space and generally more for your money by staying in a villa closer to Sicily’s interior.

Villas for groups and several families

Buddying up with other families means instant playmates for the kids and more relaxation time for parents! This is easily doable in our large villas for families. The other significant advantage is that our larger Sicilian villas are surrounded by spacious gardens, usually with a pool and often with add-on facilities such as table tennis. Many also have an outdoor kitchen, which, if you are taking your holiday in Sicily in the heat of the summer, makes cooking for a large group more manageable and certainly much more fun!

Sicily villas to rent for special celebrations

If you have a special celebration coming up, gathering friends or family in a large villa in Sicily is one of the most enjoyable ways we know to mark the occasion. What could be more special than whiling away the hours creating valuable memories as you sit chatting over al fresco lunches or exploring the local towns and countryside?

At most of our large holiday villas, we can organise a chef to prepare a traditional Sicilian meal on any night of your holiday, which means that with minimum planning, you can join your guests by the pool rather than worrying about shopping and cooking!

Our larger holiday villas do get booked up quite a long way in advance so if this is something that you are considering, start planning early.

The best holiday villas in Sicily for families are often the first to be snapped up, but don’t worry- we have a huge array to choose from! Start planning soon and take advantage of our incredible choice of holiday homes for an unforgettable Sicilian family holiday.