With sterling soaring against the euro, warm sunshine and a selection of attractive discounted villas, Sicily is an excellent destination for a holiday this September.
Wish Sicily offers the largest specialist collection of villas and apartments in Sicily that are booked directly with their owners, and at the lowest available rate. Comments Gioacchino Sortino, Wish Sicily: ‘Booking a September holiday in Sicily this year offers excellent value for money. With Wish Sicily, bookings are made directly with our villa owners so there are no fixed tour operator fees and any benefits in currency fluctuations are passed on to the customer. On top of that, customers have the security of knowing that all the properties we feature have been checked by us, with almost all properties covered by a best price guarantee.’ Wish Sicily currently features over 170 properties on the island.
Properties offering September discounts include:
Just for two: Save 10% at Casetta Arco, an independent cottage on the Case di Tindari estate in north east Sicily. Outside, rosemary scented pathways wind through large expanses of olive and oak trees slung with hammocks and there is a shared 18m infinity pool with a view over the Tyrrhenian coast and the legendary Santuario di Tindari. Each of the six cottages has its own bougainvillea-framed terrace and high-quality spacious interiors with antique painted wood furniture and terracotta flooring.
The cottage is a short drive to the coast and the archaeological site of Tindari but also within easy reach of the Nebrodi mountains, Sicily’s largest national park.
Prices: A week in September starts at £847 (sleeps 2-4), including a 10% discount, with Wish Sicily. This represents a saving of over £300 compared to a week in August.
Boutique hotel-style luxury – save 20%: Situated close to the extraordinary Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Villa Elena is all sleek shiny surfaces and contemporary design across three floors. Each of the six stylish bedrooms is en suite, with a terrace. Downstairs, there is a vast lounge, games room and a gleaming contemporary kitchen and dining room with direct access through floor-to-ceiling glass doors to the veranda. The garden has a pool, herb garden and outdoor dining area with wood burning oven and barbecue.
Prices: Save 20% throughout September. A week for 12 people starts at £1951 (compared to £3623 in August), with a reduced occupancy rate of £1823 for a party of 6, with Wish Sicily.
Seafront sophistication – house party in Taormina: Save over £900 in September at the glamorous Villa La Belsia, a seafront party pad that opens directly on to the beach, surrounded by 6,000 square metres of parkland just outside Taormina. Outside, the pool and Jacuzzi have sea views and there is a shaded dining terrace with outdoor kitchen.
Prices: Save 10% in September when prices start at £8466 (sleeps 16) per week with Wish Sicily. Additional services include a private chef and the option of renting a Maserati for a day.