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Spring is on the doorstep and if you haven’t already done so, it’s definitely time to start planning a holiday. The good news is that, if you’re thinking of staying in a holiday villa, there’s no need to splash the cash. In fact, a villa holiday with your family or a group of friends is an excellent option if you’re looking to keep costs down.  Choose exactly how much you want to spend per person before you book and then, when you’re on holiday, enjoy browsing in local markets for delicious ingredients for poolside lunches and dinners under the stars.…

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If sunshine is top of your wish list but you’re looking for something more than a straight fly and flop holiday, a week in Sicily may be the answer. One of the best things about the island is its incredibly broad appeal.  For nature lovers, there are mountains and volcanoes, national parks dotted with picturesque hilltop villages, and a 1000km-long varied coastline.  Meanwhile, in its towns and cities, the island’s fascinating history has left its mark on its stunning art, architecture and cuisine. The fact is that whether you’re into food, wine, walking or culture, there’s a huge range of…

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Masks, parades, allegorical floats and much more besides … carnival in Sicily is a wonderful mix of tradition, colour and family fun! Age-old traditions still remain in many of the towns and villages but fortunately, confetti is now thrown in place of eggs and vegetables! Behind the scenes in artisan workshops, specialists in design, engineering and sculpture have been working for months on papier-mâché masterpieces to ensure the carnival processions are truly spectacular. But it’s not all about the parades … not surprisingly, food also plays a big part! Traditional food during carnival includes cavateddi pasta with meat sauce and…

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Now that Christmas is done and dusted, there’s nothing quite like the thought of a sun-soaked summer holiday to get you through the hardest winter months. Admittedly, summer sunshine still seems a long way off and the temptation is to delay any decision making.  However, if you’re planning a family villa holiday in Sicily in the busier weeks of Whitsun half-term or July and August, our advice is to book as soon as you can for maximum choice. The next decision is where to stay. If you’ve been to Sicily before, you’ll know all about our beaches and delicious food…

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If you’re planning a family holiday with a baby or toddler, the chances are that gentle sunshine and a short-haul flight will be top of your list of priorities.  With blissfully quiet beaches and temperatures that hover in the low to mid-twenties in autumn and spring, Sicily is an obvious choice. These are six of the best reasons we can think of why a holiday in Sicily works so well for young families. 1 – Beaches While some of the beaches on Sicily are pebbly, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to big sweeping stretches of sand with gently…

sicily water activities

Warm weather in Sicily summer with temperatures currently nudging 30° plus, the only way to really cool down is to make tracks for some water.  Most of our Sicily villas with private pool have a direct access to the sea but if you are looking for something a little more active, there are also water-based activities for everyone in the family. Sicily water activity in the Alcantara Gorge Situated on the east coast of Sicily, just inland from Taormina, the Alcantara Gorge is the place for adrenalin-charged activities.  River trekking and body rafting are both on offer and canyoning can…

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Experiencing authentic Sicilian food and wine regularly rates as one of the most important aspects of our guests’ holidays. After all, browsing through market stalls to select the freshest ingredients for a modest salad can be just as enjoyable as eating out when you have time on your hands and are presented with homegrown produce that is bursting with flavour. But good old-fashioned picnics remains one of life’s simplest pleasures, particularly if you find the right setting. Here are some good places for a picnic in Sicily. Vendicari nature reserve: good places for a picnic The Vendicari nature reserve offers…

villas in sicily with pool

Even when the Tyrrhenian sea is just steps away, staying in a villa with a private pool is the ultimate holiday indulgence. Ideal for a few early morning laps, a cooling dip in between sunbathing sessions or a quick plunge after an intensive day of sightseeing, the pool is guaranteed to be the focal point of your holiday in Sicily. During the heat of the summer, a villa with private pool is the place where the kids will while away the hours splashing around and playing, drawn out only by the lure of a poolside snack or meal. Luckily, all…

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Finding the right place for a holiday with grumpy adolescents is never going to be plain sailing, and even less so if there are also younger siblings with very different needs. Think long and hard about what makes your teenagers tick and chat through the options with them once you have done your own homework.   Choosing the right holiday villa Say goodbye to remote holiday houses for the time being. The chances are your teenagers will be much happier if they have the freedom to come and go as they please. Staying in a beachfront villa in Sicily, or…

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Anyone with young children will know all about the ups and downs of a holiday with a baby or toddler: joyful, but at times undoubtedly stressful. So with our pooled knowledge of our own family holidays in italy, our customers’ holiday experiences and, of course, all the insider information on our villas, here is the low down on how families with child can get the best possible holiday in Sicily.   Choosing your family friendly villas   Most of our family villas in Sicily are extremely well-equipped, with everything that you are likely to need for everyday living with kids…