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Choosing a villa for a family holiday is loaded with complex decisions, with budgets, location and ‘must-have’ facilities all playing their part – and that’s before you have even discussed whether holidaying with another family may be a good idea. So here are some of our top tips to help you along the way, with a small selection of some of our best villas for families.   Beachfront location If you are working within a budget, decide which is more important – a pool or proximity to the sea. For families with young children, being able to walk straight on…

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Re-charge mind, body and soul on a Wish Sicily yoga break Bliss out on a revitalising yoga break in Sicily that combines personalised instruction with poolside relaxation. Choose from a selection of Wish Sicily villas that accommodate groups of between eight and 28 people, where you can enjoy up to six hours’ yoga per day in spectacular settings overlooking the Nebrodi mountains or the vineyards of western Sicily. All courses are led by yoga teachers Bruno Teyssandier and Erika Iannello who provide several classes a day.  For the ultimate restorative treat, an in-villa cook can be organised to prepare a…

Countryside villas in Sicily

Away from the coast, Sicily takes on a completely different feel, with landscapes characterised by dry stone walls, rolling vineyards, mountain vistas and fields dotted with citrus trees, heavily laden fig trees and cacti.  Sicily villa specialist, Wish Sicily, picks out its top rural villas for 2016. Volcanoes and wine tours Situated in a small village on the slopes of Mount Etna, Villa Mila is a recently refurbished farmhouse available for rent for the first time in 2016.  Local lava stone, terracotta tiling and antique wooden furniture set the tone in the elegant interior while outside, the gorgeous garden has…

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Wish Sicily’s broad portfolio ranges from budget beachfront apartments to rambling countryside estates.  These are some of the top new properties in the collection for 2016.   Best for outdoor living:  Casa Zen Blu is a modern villa that opens out on to a huge veranda, with lounge-style seating and a majolica tiled dining table.  Wander down through the extensive jasmine-scented gardens to the pool, sip a drink or snack at the poolside cocktail bar and linger over leisurely meals prepared in the gorgeous outdoor kitchen and dining space before retiring to the shady outdoor lounge for a snooze.  The…

2016 Villas in Sicily

– New budget beach-front properties – One of a kind: unique villas with distinctive features – Just for two: expanded collection of villas for couples With a new BA flight from Heathrow to Palermo starting in May 2016 and an ever-expanding choice of high quality self-catering villas and apartments, Sicily is set to continue on its upward trend as a popular holiday destination.  With warm weather from April to October, it is equally appealing to holidaymakers in search of low-cost holidays outside of the peak school holiday period and to families looking for school holiday breaks. Amongst its new accommodation…

Ronald McDonald at Villa Arte Mare Blu

Sicily’s art scene is thriving, with innovative modern galleries extending from Palermo and Trapani on the west coast across to Modica, Syracuse and Catania in the east.  Check out also the Fiumara d’Arte, a dramatic open air sculpture park in the province of Messina. AND STAY IN AN EXTRAORDINARY VILLA  Forget run of the mill … stay somewhere extraordinary in summer 2016.  Quirky, contemporary and ever so stylish, our art and design villas range in style from vintage art to eco extraordinaire.   Quirky but cool An outside kitchen with traditional wood-burning pizza oven, glorious rural views towards the sea…

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…

Sicily villas for foodies

From its creamy risotto filled arancini to its prolifically-growing zucchini, Sicilian food is packed with flavour.  Fresh sun-ripened tomatoes, shiny silver sardines and sweet fat pistachios have been incorporated into a distinctive cuisine that has been shaped by centuries of foreign rule.  Events such as San Vito lo Capo’s Cous Cous Fest and sagre celebrating everything from artichokes to onions punctuate the calendar but every day in Sicily brings another gastronomic treat. Villa specialist Wish Sicily has brought out a new collection of villas for foodies, where guests are never more than a bite away from the top foodie hotspots…

Honeymoon villas in Sicily

Move over Mauritius … keep your honeymoon travelling time to a minimum and head for our gorgeous vineyard-carpeted island, where hilltops are dotted with medieval villages and coastlines fringed by white sandy beaches and translucent seas. For the ultimate romantic escape, retreat to a bolthole for two and while away lazy days on secluded beaches, feasting by night on seafood and dishes packed with glossy aubergines and sun-ripened tomatoes. Here are our top three love nests for 2016.   The island villa Blessed with simple rustic charm and breathtaking sea views, Ulivo di Pollara is a white-washed Aeolian villa on…

Casa Turi's pool area

Our three new villa collections mean that there are even more villas to choose from this autumn and for your 2016 holiday. VILLAS FOR FOODIES Palermo street food, chocolate from Modica and an increasingly exciting wine industry are all part of the year-round appeal of Sicilian food. On top of that, each season brings its own tasty mouth-watering treats, not least autumn, when crowds flock to the Couscous Fest in western Sicily or to the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains where mushrooms, chestnuts, hazelnuts and pistachios feature in local sagre celebrating the best local produce. Visit our new collection of Villas…