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Villa Taormina | Wish Sicily

We make sure that our villas and apartments come in all shapes, sizes and styles but it’s not often we come across one as spectacular as Villa Taormina. To be honest, we’re still struggling to decide whether the star attraction at this villa is its infinity pool, its inside-outside veranda or its jaw-dropping location! This is a villa where inside and outside merges into one and sea views seem to dominate every room, terrace, nook and cranny. Sumptuously furnished living and dining rooms are characterised by floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the light and lead out to sea-facing terraces and…

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Are you the sort of person that gets restless after a few days of doing nothing on holiday? If so, you may want to look at the September issue of Prima magazine which is packed with good ideas on combining a holiday with learning a new skill. Amongst the holidays featured – from meditation and gin-making to bee-keeping and sketching – is the option of learning Italian on a Wish Sicily holiday. The add-on lessons are designed for guests who prefer not to attend a language school but who want to learn some basic Italian, or brush up on existing…

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Picture the scene … just the two of you at sunset, sipping a cool Aperol spritz on your terrace, with a private ocean view. Best of all, there is no-one to be seen or heard within miles of your secluded luxurious villa for two, no bustling waiters or hotel guests and no question of an early morning unseemly rush for sun beds. The fact is that as villa owners continue to raise standards and provide ever more luxurious levels of accommodation, more and more holidaymakers are opting to self-cater and this applies as much to honeymooners and couples as families.…

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When it comes to special occasions and family celebrations, finding a luxury villa in Sicily that’s big enough for everyone is probably the easiest route to a happy holiday. Invest as much time as you can into choosing the right villa and the payoff will be a week full of memories that will last forever. We have picked out three of our top large villas to rent in Sicily for families and big groups.   Le Case di Tindari – rural estate in north east Sicily Tucked away in the Sicilian countryside, Le Case di Tindari is a fabulous Sicily…

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Our recently-introduced cookery courses and gourmet experiences are proving to be a big hit with many of our guests who are keen to travel beyond the beach to explore more of the island. Spending a few hours visiting local vineyards and farms and tasting some of the island’s best food and wine provides the perfect opportunity to see more of the island’s gorgeous rural landscape and is also a great way of learning more about the island and its history. Our multi-sensory tasting and cooking experience close to Ragusa in south east Sicily is a popular option. As diehard Bake…

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Tempted by the idea of learning how to whip up a paper-thin crispy pizza or a platter of creamy cannoli? Or perhaps you would prefer a couple of helpful hints about the most popular herbs and techniques used in Sicilian cooking? Street food tours, vineyard visits, cookery classes and multi-sensory food-related experiences are all options in our new range of special interest activities and excursions, designed exclusively for guests to our luxury villas in Sicily in 2017.   Street food Sicilian-style: Get the full street food experience on a tour of Palermo’s historic centre where arancini rice balls, meaty skewers…

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The addition of several new properties for 2016 means an even bigger collection of luxury villas in Sicily for our clients. Rural chic:  Situated in the heart of the Modican countryside, the 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom Casi o Cantu has been converted from former farm buildings into a stylish villa, with a gorgeous infinity pool, for ten.  The villa’s white stone exterior looks out over wide open terraces and lawns, and beyond that, a landscape dotted with olive and carob trees. Inside, there are exposed brick walls, magnificent original tiling and dark antique wooden furniture. Nearby, explore the baroque towns of Modica,…

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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…

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Wish Sicily’s large collection of villas in Sicily ranges from standard affordable villas with a pool to some exceptionally designed luxurious properties with unique features.  Choose one of the following to ensure that you have something to shout about when you return – or better still, when you are still there.   My villa has … A pool to outstrip all pools.  Although not quite Olympic-sized, the pool at Villa Stella Marina is 20m long, with lane markings and picture perfect sea views of the Plemmirio Marine Reserve.  If you are more of a wild swimmer, head for the turquoise…

Villa Atena

Sicily in May promises long, sunny days and the first taste of fresh spring time flavours. Get the lowdown here on where to go and what to see. This is the perfect time to visit Sicily’s nature reserves where you can hike, cycle and swim in fabulous crystal clear waters.  Each of the parks is incredibly diverse, ranging from large woodland areas in the Nebrodi to lush green spaces and natural pools at Cavagrande del Cassibile and the crocus and iris speckled cliff tops of the Zingaro Nature Reserve. Read more about our countryside villas here.   Gastronomic traditions in…

wishsicily listed by High50 Travel

Whilst staying in a villa can be a more affordable option to a hotel holiday, it is also a lifestyle choice. Breakfast overlooking the pool, take advantage of the services of chefs, maids and concierges and enjoy the freedom of dining when you want. Amongst High50’s selection of best holiday houses with extras in the Med and the Caribbean is Wish Sicily’s Ager Costa, an 8-bedroom villa with pool in western Sicily.