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8 of the best beaches in southeast Sicily If you’ve explored the idea of a holiday in south east Sicily, the chances are you’ll know all about the baroque art and beauty that envelops the region’s towns, but do you know where to find the best beaches? We’re taking you on a whistle-stop tour of the top beaches around Sicily’s southeast coastline, but before we set off, a quick word about Italian beaches in general. And specifically about the very Italian phenomenon of ‘lidi’. While some beaches are free, the private beaches – the ‘lidi’ – offer comfort and shade…

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Take a peek at our new family-friendly villas in south east Sicily It’s that time of year again, when we all dream of days filled with sunshine, and start planning a summer holiday that the whole family can look forward to. And to make it even easier for you to choose the ideal spot for your holiday, we’ve taken on several new brilliantly located family-friendly villas in Sicily that we know you’ll love. Great value at Lavinia, Scicli There’s plenty of room for a family of 6 at Lavinia, with 4 bedrooms, a living room, and a garden where you…

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Five stylish villas in Sicily for 2023 Looking for inspiration for summer 2023?  We’re thinking stylish gardens and sparkling infinity pools with captivating sea views. Plus enticing interiors filled with traditional ceramics, and original architectural features that merge seamlessly with high tech mod cons and stunning contemporary design. Scroll through our 2023 collection but watch out for these villas in Sicily with a special wow factor that will leave you happy to spend entire days and evenings by the pool, just drinking in your surroundings. Multi-family gathering in Scicli New for 2023, Casale Donna Costanza in south east Sicily is…

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New tailor-made luxury wedding package Are you planning to tie the knot in 2023? Why not consider a destination wedding and celebrate the special day in your life in Sicily? Escape the cost and hassle of a big UK wedding and instead keep your wedding day small and intimate, creating memories and having fun in the sun with your closest friends and family. You’ll be staying at a stunning countryside estate in northern Sicily and, better still, you’ll have someone to take care of all the organising! Our new wedding package means keeping the magic alive for a whole week.…

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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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Indulgent extras in your Sicily luxury villa Not surprisingly, we’ve all got our own very individual tick box when it comes to selecting a luxury villa in Sicily to rent and what’s essential for one person may not have even occurred to someone else. Great views, infinity pools, outdoor kitchens, jacuzzis … while any of these might be completely indispensable for your best friend, you may be more interested in checking that every room has an ensuite bathroom. However, while many of these features are a given, there might be just one extra detail that you didn’t even realise you…

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6 villas in Sicily to put on your radar for 2022 As we hurtle towards the year end, it’s a good time to reflect back on the past 12 months, but also to look forward. Once again, the year has not been without its share of challenges but with lows come highs and we’re confident that 2022 will bring plenty of those. So while you may not be ready to book a 2022 holiday, having a little rummage around to see what you might fancy can be useful and is certainly very enjoyable! To help get you started, we’ve pulled…

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Villa specialist Wish Sicily has added a range of jeep, mountain bike and horseback adventures in Sicily’s spectacular Madonie and Nebrodi national parks to its 2022 programme. The villa operator has also introduced a selection of new coastal villas. JEEP MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES Wild safari jeep adventures, night-time bandit tours and jeep trails to the peaks of the Madonie mountains promise to take guests deep into the heart of Sicily’s national parks. There are also sunset jeep excursions with a barbecue and a tour to the Valle di Halaesa, home to Europe’s largest contemporary open-air sculpture park. Family adventures Set off…

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Sensational Sicilian villas for smaller groups It’s easy to get swept up by the idea of planning a grand scale villa holiday for a large group. After a year of minimal socialising and even more limited hugging, reconnecting with friends or family seems irresistible. Plus those tantalising images of sprawling country estates, infinity pools and mini-gyms, together with poolside yoga and in-chef dining add-ons, are enough to send us into meltdown. Planning those big group holidays, however, can be complex and 2021 may just be the year to keep things simple. The good news though is that if you’re looking…

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The ultimate two-family villa in Sicily for rent! Of all the things we’ve learnt over the years of organising villa holidays in Sicily, perhaps the issue that stands out most is the importance of space – and never more so than when the villa is for a small group of friends or two families. Let’s face it, most of us appreciate being able to creep away to our own little corner, either inside or outside, even if just for a fleeting half hour. Which is why when a villa like Oasivera comes along, we know it’s going to be popular!…

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What sort of holiday person are you? Are you the first to stake your position by the pool, ready for a week of basking in the sun? Or do you devote months before your trip to planning a week crammed full of activities and researching the best local restaurants? The truth is that while some of us are firmly in either the chill-out or action-packed camp, many of us fall somewhere between the two. Catching up on local culture is always welcome but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to spend every day sightseeing. Similarly, while you might like…

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Who’s the driving force in your household when it comes to booking a holiday? Are you all on the same wavelength regarding holidaying with friends? Finding a compromise can be tricky at times, which makes the latest addition to our portfolio, Case Fil, even more welcome. If a holiday for you means having space to do your own thing, this is the one for you. Better still, its layout works equally well for couples or families. With three separate accommodation cubes, each with a master bedroom, bathroom and extra sleeping space for young children, each couple or family get that…

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We make sure that our villas and apartments come in all shapes, sizes and styles but it’s not often we come across one as spectacular as Villa Taormina. To be honest, we’re still struggling to decide whether the star attraction at this villa is its infinity pool, its inside-outside veranda or its jaw-dropping location! This is a villa where inside and outside merges into one and sea views seem to dominate every room, terrace, nook and cranny. Sumptuously furnished living and dining rooms are characterised by floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the light and lead out to sea-facing terraces and…

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Go for up-to-the-minute modern style this summer and splash out on a week of designer living under the Sicilian sun. Fortunately, there’s no need to spend crazy money to enjoy brilliant design features and impeccable taste. At Wish Sicily, we think it’s the tiny details and the ‘wow’ factor that count. So, no two villas in our stylish and contemporary villa collection are the same: while one might have striking modern art, another may be included for its state-of-the-art kitchen.  Nevertheless, when it comes to flair and sophistication, these villas are in a class of their own. Design extravaganza The…

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If you’re wondering whether you’ve left it too late to book a villa in Italy with a pool this summer, relax. We’ve added three new family villas to our portfolio, each with a fabulous pool and close to the beach. Villa for sharing Ideal for two families, 6-bedroom Villa Geranio has a stunning pool with views over the Nebrodi mountains, volleyball and, tucked away in a stone-walled outhouse, a jacuzzi spa area. With accommodation split over two floors, with a living room and kitchen on both levels, each family can be comfortably independent. Outside, there are spacious terraces and a…

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If you’re considering a holiday in Sicily this summer, the chances are that you’re going to want to be fairly close to the water. Temperatures in May and June are pleasantly warm but once you hit the peak summer highs, you’ll probably want somewhere to cool down. For those of you desperate to dip a toe into crystal-clear sea water, we have a great selection of villas which are either walking distance or just a short hop in the car to the nearest beach. Of course, there’s nothing quite like having your own private swimming space – we know that…

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If you’re anything like us, you may be wondering whether life is just too busy! Which is why when it comes to holidays, there’s nothing quite like blissing out on some extraordinary views and indulging in simply doing nothing. If you need inspiration, take a look at our choice of Sicily villas with perfect panoramas. Villa Dionisio Against a spectacular rural backdrop, gaze out from the terrace at Villa Dionisio over a stunning infinity pool and the eye-catching Sanctuary of Tindari. The views are no less dramatic from inside the contemporary 5-bedroom villa with its double height ceilings and striking…

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It looks like 2019 is going to be another action-packed year for Wish Sicily.  Our fabulous new villas in Sicily are available exclusively through us and range from affordable rural hideaways to ultra-elegant sea-facing holiday homes. Best of all, they cater for all budgets and group sizes, whether you’re holidaying with family or friends, with children or grandparents. So if you need inspiration, here are a few of our top picks for 2019: Glam it up Get that additional layer of luxury at Casa dei Sogni where contemporary, sophisticated design and extremely high-tech features sit happily alongside toys, games and…

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As the festive season gets underway, this seems as good a moment as any to look back over the past year and pick a few of our highlights for 2018. More villas, more choice As in previous years, we’ve continued to add new villas in Sicily over the course of the year so those who were a little late off the starting block were still able to find what they wanted. Not surprisingly, one of the main priorities for most of our guests is a private pool and in fact, over 80% of our properties do have a pool and…

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New to our Sicily villas collection is Villa Dionisio which enjoys dramatic views over the Sanctuary of Tindari and the sea, and it is well-placed for exploring northern Sicily and the Aeolian islands. Exclusive to Wish Sicily, the newly-built villa has been designed to exacting standards. Bathrooms are worthy of a 5-star hotel, large picture windows let in streams of light and striking artwork adorns all the walls. The high-spec kitchen is also fitted out based on the highest of specs, with beautiful granite worktops and a separate utility room. Villa and separate guesthouse The villa’s layout works well for…