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The summer sunshine continues right through September here but the heat is less fierce and the climate ideal for venturing inland to explore the island’s nature reserves and spectacular countryside. If you enjoy being active, why not combine a week in the sun with a selection of walking tours and hiking excursions at different spots on the island? For foodies, this is the season for hazelnuts, pistachios and almonds and harvest time for the olive groves and vineyards. October sees the start of the wild mushroom season, and of roast chestnuts and prickly pears. Take a look at our favourite…

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If you haven’t booked to get away this summer yet, we’ve tried to make life easy by picking a selection of top villas for autumn getaways. September and early October are great months to holiday in Sicily: you can still expect temperatures in the low to mid-20’s, up to ten hours of sunshine a day and quiet beaches and tourist attractions as Italians return to work. Of course if September seems too long to wait for warm sunshine, there is always the option of a quick getaway. Take a look at our collection of villas offering last-minute deals and promotions.…

For Cinema and TV Show Buffs: Here are Some Guided Tours of Sicily that Follow the Steps of your Favourite Protagonists Here are some great ideas for an original Sicilian vacation that will take you to the set of major popular hits like The Godfather trilogy and the Inspector Montalbano TV series. Many tourists (especially British visitors) have become enamoured with these guided tours because they offer a diversion from the usual touristy activities, and especially because tv shows and famous movies about the mafia have become a trendy aspect of popular culture over the decades- just think of Michael…

Another Sicilian Wonder? The Beautiful Weather! Sicily is widely popular for being one of the top holiday spots in the Mediterranean. This is also due to the wonderful weather it enjoys during the major part of the year, which make it possible for tourists to swim in the crystal waters blue waters of the coastlines and of its wide variety of splendid beaches well through the months of October and November- when many beaches are still open and lifeguards are also still on duty. High temperatures in Sicily reach a yearly average of 20° C overall. This is not bad…

Here is How to Reach the East Coast of Sicily: Flying to Catania Catania is the most convenient place to start your holiday in Sicily and it is the main port of entry for tourists visiting the island. It is right at the foot of Mt. Etna, close to the popular resort town of Taormina and within reachable distance to Messina in the Northeast, to the Parks of Madonie and Nebrodi to the North West, to Greek-influenced Syracuse and the Val di Noto in the South, and is the perfect starting point for a cross country trip to the best…

Original Ideas for a Special Holiday: Air based Adventures and Tours around Sicily With all the rich variety of things to see and do in the jewel of the Mediterranean, air tours are the best method to capture as much as possible of the splendour of Sicily and its Aeolian and Aegadian archipelagos, especially if yours is a short holiday trip and time or work constraints will not permit a visit to all the archaeological sites and nature reserves. Photography and videos from above will add a special touch of originality to your holidays in Sicily. With a bird’s eye…

An Adventurous Voyage Overland? Choose Sicily for the Best Coastal and Mainland Excursions Sicily may be certainly renowned for its rich collection of some of the best ancient ruins, temples and monuments in the European continent, for its variety of sandy, sun-filled beaches and scenic views, and of course for its gastronomic specialties which are exemplary of the unparalleled culinary quality which makes Italy the envy of the entire world. But many people forget the exotic diversity of its natural habitats; the originality of its many nature reserves and Parks with their rare species of plants, flowers, trees and fauna…

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If the prospect of a week on the beach or lazing by your villa pool is still not enough to tempt your teenage offspring away with you this summer, they may be interested in our new collection of adventure activities. Body-rafting, river trekking, and, for younger children, canyoning or a family jeep tour, are all guaranteed to keep everyone entertained for days.   Canyoning in the Alcantara Gorge: Introduce the younger members of the family (minimum age: 8) to the thrills of canyoning in the Alcantara Gorge.  This involves travelling through a dry section of the Alcantara river bed, past…

A Guide to the Various Options for Accommodations in Sicily Not only is Sicily renowned worldwide for its splendidly preserved archeological monuments, natural parks and classical historical heritage, but it is also special because of the wide and numerous options provided for tourist accommodations in special and diverse, traditional family-run establishments – and in all the best locations around Sicily, where you can explore the local folklore and traditions of its regions’ ancient cross-cultural past. Whether you prefer a holiday rental at a villa on the beach or overlooking the coast, an Agriturismo Farmhouse, a chalet, Bed&Breakfast or beach resort,…

Best Holiday Destinations in Sicily (Sicilian Holiday) Sicily’s reputation as the largest island in the Mediterranean, and its central location making it the bridge-way to Europe and major maritime center since antiquity, are main factors that have contributed to its historical importance, shaping its cosmopolitan character for over 3 millennia. For their choice of the best sicilian holiday destinations around the island and its archipelagoes, travelers to Sicily throughout the year have a vast selection of places to see during every season. From February to October you can expect beautiful sunny weather and in the summer especially the beaches of…

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A May or June holiday in Sicily brings with it warm sunshine, a series of charming food and wine sagre in the smaller villages and several impressive events and festivals.   Flower festival in Noto (12-15 May) While masses of wild flowers blanket the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains in the north of the island, the baroque town of Noto in Sicily’s south east presents a very different floral display. During the colourful Infiorata di Noto flower festival (12-15 May), the palazzo-lined Corrado Nicolaci, is transformed into a flowered carpet of petal-filled mosaic-style pictures.   Once you have admired the display and…

A Guide to Car Hire Rentals at the Trapani Airport Renting a car is the best way to move around Sicily. There is plenty to see and aside from the major tourist attractions bustling with activity, there are many secluded and special spots to discover for first time visitors and returning vacationers who have yet to complete their sightseeing adventure of what stands as a monumental testimony to 3000 years of Mediterranean history; preserved due to its interaction with foreign cultures and invasions since the age of the Greeks, Romans, the Arabs in the Crusades and the kingdoms/principalities of the…

Deals for cheap flights: How to Reach Palermo with Low Cost Flights Palermo and Catania, the two main cities in Sicily, are the principal destination for travelers journeying to Southern Italy to discover the mystique and historical legacy of the largest Island in the Mediterranean (9,927 sqmiles, not counting the surrounding islands). The Punta Raisi airport in Palermo (the main capital) and Fontanarossa by Catania are the major starting point for tourists eager to explore Sicily’s many archeological monuments and nature reserves. A major advantage is that all the best places to see are within driving distance of each other…

The Guide for Flights from England to the Airports in Sicily (cheap flight tickets) The wonders of the Mediterranean island of Sicily, in Southern Italy, continue to attract millions of tourists from all over the world, and it continues to be one of the top holiday destinations for travelers at every season of the year. Italy is widely frequented by British tourists all year round and Sicily remains one of the top choices. Its ancient mystique and diverse cultural infusion of influences deriving from Greek, Roman, Spanish, Arabic and Anglo-Saxon/Norman Gothic elements, its majestic coastal views and Ionian archipelago dotted…

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Feel Like an Adventurous On-the-Road Experience? It’s Easy with the Various Cheap Car Hire in Sicily For every traveler, finding a reliable and affordable car hire service for their vacation is always a hassle- no matter what destination. With the right resources, it is easy to find various reputable and cheap car hire services even in the most exotic, luxurious and highly frequented locations like the island of Sicily, in Southern Italy – one of the most popular travel destinations in the world – where Italian and foreign tourists alike flock in the thousands during every season to admire the…

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Road Trip Across Sicily. Let’s Rent a Car at the Palermo Airport and Embark on a Voyage to Discover the Trinacria Visiting the Italian Island of Sicily with its historical heritage and innumerable attractions can be frustrating if you are planning a short vacation trip and are worried you might not able to see all the sights due to time constraints. Therefore, it is advisable to rent a car so you can make the most of your holiday by avoiding the tight schedule of guided bus tours or the less-reliable public transportation in the cities and towns, and experience instead…

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Realizing Your Dream of Renting a Holiday Home with a Swimming Pool is Easy. Let us Show You How For travelers of any budget, it is not only possible but highly realistic these days to be able to experience the vacation of your dreams, and find the perfect holiday home to rent at an affordable price in the destination of your choice. Finding one that is not only accessorized with all the amenities of a true and stylish home but also with additional luxuries that will make your experience truly enviable, such a private swimming pool, and that fits any…

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Traveling Low-Cost is Possible: Here is How to Enjoy Cheap Holidays in Sicily Spending a holiday in the historical island of Sicily is every world traveler’s dream, but without the best resources to direct you it may turn out to be costly or less affordable. If you are on a budget, or prefer to save money to spend on all the things there are to do around Sicily and its coastal islands rather than on the pricey tourist accommodations of bustling city motels or beach resorts, Wishsicily.com is an excellent resource. It is rated as one of the best sites…

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Booking a Hotel vs. Apartment Holidays: Here are Some Excellent Reasons for Renting a Private Villa During your Travels While a holiday is always a fun and celebratory experience, it can also be quite overwhelming and stressful: choosing your destination, planning itineraries, booking flights, and finding the appropriate accommodations for your stay are always a hassle in the hustle and bustle of today’s modern world- especially for family trips with children. Renting a villa with pool or an apartment in the holiday location of your choice will greatly help relieve any tension and make the vacation less burdensome for all…

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While the carnivals of Venice and Viareggio may be more famous, Sicily’s carnivals can be equally spectacular and are more likely to be accompanied by better weather. Our top carnivals are in Acireale, Sciacca, and, just outside Palermo, at Termini Imerese and Mezzojuso.  Visit during the February celebrations and combine your stay in Sicily with visiting some of the island’s top attractions, minus the crowds and the heat of the summer sun.   Acireale carnival: With concerts, parades through the town’s baroque historic centre and processions of allegorical and floral floats, Acireale is one of Sicily’s most colourful and impressive…