Posts Tagged“Madonie mountains”

northern-sicily-tindari

In this post, we take a look at the north coast of Sicily, with its UNESCO world heritage sights, beaches and hideaway mountain villages. Head away from the busier seaside resorts into the hinterland to explore a more authentic side of the island or hop across on a boat to the splendid Aeolian Islands for memorable views of one of Italy’s three active volcanos. These are some of our favourite things to do on holiday in northern Sicily. UNESCO world heritage sights The north of Sicily is home to the most recent addition to the island’s collection of UNESCO sites…

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…

The large terrace with sea view at Casa Blu

May and June are the best months to head for Sicily, when the days are long and sunny and local markets are laden with cherries, asparagus and artichokes.  Stay in a villa with views over the flower-carpeted slopes of the Madonie Mountains or the sea at the southern tip of the island, close to Syracuse and its spectacular Greek Theatre Festival. Villa specialist Wish Sicily picks five of its top Spring time villas with views.   Contemporary class: Within easy reach of performances at Sicily’s prestigious Greek Theatre Festival (15 May-28 June) in Syracuse, Casa Blu is a stunning two-bedroom…