8 of the best luxury villas for couples in Sicily
Here in Sicily, there’s a definite feel of spring in the air and holidaymakers looking for sunshine are flocking back to our shores. Of course, for families, any thoughts of beaches and poolside lounging are being put on the backburner until school’s out, but if you’re able to snatch a romantic break for two, there couldn’t be a better time to visit Sicily than in May and June.
Need inspiration? Take a look at some of our top Sicily villas for two.
La Nave, Tindari
With breath-taking views over the Sicilian countryside and the iconic Sanctuary of Tindari, La Nave is a blissful retreat for one or two couples. Contemporary furnishings and modern art grace the interiors and floor to ceiling glass doors lead from the light-filled living room to the elegant terrace. The villa has exclusive use of a stunning infinity pool.
Casetta Mola, Patti
Nearby Casetta Mola is one of several lovingly converted one-bedroom cottages on the Le Case di Tindari estate, where traditional charm meet modern style. Wood beamed ceilings, terracotta tiled floors and striking ceramics provide the backdrop to modern art and furniture and a large arched doorway opens out to terraces and the inviting sea-facing pool.
Casa a Ortigia, Syracuse
If you’re tempted by the idea of a city break, Casa a Ortigia’s unique location on Ortigia ticks the box for all sorts of reasons. The waterfront villa is set in the heart of Ortigia, the historic centre of Syracuse, close to the spectacular Piazza del Duomo, and just a metres from a public sunbathing platform with steps to the sea. Modern and spacious, the villa has two double bedrooms, a living room, dining room and hideaway roof terrace with sea views.
Stella in Ortigia, Syracuse
Enjoy spring sunshine, al fresco meals and city and sea views from the fabulous panoramic terrace at Stella in Ortigia, a modern duplex set in an imposing palazzo in Syracuse. Situated at the entrance to the traffic-limited island, close to the main public car park, the one-bedroom property is a great option for anyone travelling by car. The Piazza Duomo and most of Ortigia’s main attractions are less than 15 minutes away on foot.
Villa Lo Scoglio, Fontane Bianche
There’s room for five at Villa Lo Scoglio but you couldn’t be blamed for wanting to keep it all to yourself. Inside, a roomy lounge and kitchen ensure a very comfortable stay, but it’s the outside space that you’ll fall in love with. On three sides of the villa, terraces and shaded verandas look out over dramatic coastal views and steps lead down through plant-filled gardens to the water’s edge where a ladder allows easy access into the translucent water.
Casa del Carrubo, Noto
Finding a villa for two with a pool can be a challenge, which is why staying in a hotel may be the default position for many couples. But when you find a 2-bedroom villa with a pool, a hot tub and outdoor kitchen, you know you’re on to a winner! At Casa del Carrubo, the interior space is cosy but the doors of the master bedroom open straight onto the garden, and with a large pool and fabulous outdoor jacuzzi set amidst leafy lawns and dazzling pink splashes of bougainvillea, our bet is that you’ll spend most of your time outdoors.
Agapanto Cottage, Trabia
If you’re happy to share your pool space, you’ll find it hard not to fall in love with Villa Cecilia Trabia. The impressive seafront estate offers two options for couples, one-bedroom Agapanto Cottage and two-bedroom Glicine Cottage. Tucked away in the estate’s lush Mediterranean gardens, Agapanto Cottage has a studio-style bedroom, with en suite bathroom and kitchen. Enjoy al fresco breakfasts for two on the private terrace overlooking the magnificent flower-filled garden with its triple pool complex of a main pool, large jacuzzi and toddler splash pool.
Terrazza sul Mare
And finally, for the ultimate romantic interlude, why not slope off to the tiny fishing port of Pozzillo on Sicily’s east coast, and live like a Sicilian for one blissful week at Terrazza sul Mare. Pop down to the fresh fish stall on the street corner each morning for the catch of the day, and spend lazy evenings dining al fresco on the terrace and watching the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out at sea. There are steps down to the pebbly beach below when you fancy a swim, and with Acireale, Taormina and Catania all close by, there are plenty of places to visit locally.