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If your first reaction to booking a holiday in Sicily is to head to the coast, think again: Sicily’s interior takes you right off the tourist trail, past hilltop towns and villages and across mountainous landscapes. Better still, you are more likely to get more for your money in the countryside where most of our villas have fabulous pools and views to match! These are some of our favourite hotspots in inland Sicily.   The mountains The island has three principal mountain chains – the Madonie, Nebrodi (with the national park) and the smaller Peloritani – with smaller ranges including…

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Did you know that you can holiday in Sicily, France, Spain, Jamaica and the Big Apple for under £50 a night? The April issue of Prima magazine is packed with good ideas on how to make your holiday budget stretch that little bit further and includes all types of accommodation from camping and home stays to a hip hotel in Brooklyn. For something best suited to the family, or for anyone looking for a week’s sunshine in a villa with a private pool, Prima recommends Wish Sicily’s Casa Turchina. The villa has three bedrooms, two with direct access to the…

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Sicily’s hugely varied landscape means that wherever you stay, you will never be too far from a gasp-inducing view. Ancient ruins dot the island’s dramatic coastline, imposing castles tower above hilltop towns and in the east of the island, the shadowy presence of Mount Etna looms large. Enjoy some stunning views from your luxury Sicily villa but if you are keen to explore more of the island, get inspiration here on some of Sicily’s most spectacular vistas.   Taormina Perched on the side of a mountain, the views from Taormina are dazzling.  Stop by the Greek Theatre to take in…

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Heavenly beaches, honey-stoned architecture and decadent lunches of succulent swordfish or pasta con le sarde are just some of the reasons that Sicily holidays have become so popular. The sheer diversity of the landscape – from the vineyard-covered slopes of Mount Etna to the pocket-sized hideaway bays of the Zingaro nature reserve – also makes it a must-see destination for 2017. Take a look at our pick of best villas in Sicily for 2017.   Best for luxury living Set amongst the citrus and olive groves of south west Sicily, Villa Agave’s perfectly manicured garden boasts a large infinity pool…

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Our new range of adventure activities in Sicily is just the thing to keep energetic and inquisitive kids entertained on holiday. Choose from self-drive guided tours of Catania in an open-sided Ape Calessino, 4 x 4 jeep tours on Mount Etna and bike tours through the Alcantara Gorge. Each of these activities are perfect during October half-term and the cooler autumn months.   Exploring Catania, Sicilian-style: Whizz through the ancient alleyways of Catania’s UNESCO-listed historic centre in an iconic open-sided three-wheeler Ape Calessino, the ultimate tribute to vintage chic. The compactness of the vehicle means that you can easily access…

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Wish Sicily in the press While Sicily’s beaches and cultural attractions still undoubtedly steal the show, holidaying here now comes hand-in-hand with a whole host of other options.  Our villa holidays with outdoor activities such as river trekking, canyoning and body rafting were included in the Independent’s recent feature on family holidays in Italy while Good Things magazine featured our yoga holidays amongst its fabulous assortment of luxury travel ideas.   What’s happening right now From now until 26 June, there is an extra treat to pack into an already jam-packed list of things to do and see in Syracuse.…

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We were thrilled to see our new range of villa holidays with outdoor activities included in the Independent’s Family Holiday Guide this weekend!  While most people will know about our great beaches, not everyone is aware of the ever-expanding choice of adventure activities on Sicily, many of which are suitable for all the family. The Alcantara Gorge, near Taormina, is a particular hotspot, with body rafting, river trekking and canyoning all available, while the Madonie mountains are a great place for hiking. For families looking for a slightly different way to explore Mount Etna, a jeep tour is guaranteed to…

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Anyone who has planned a family holiday will know that keeping everyone happy is not always that easy.  Mealtimes, travel distances and the different needs and interests of each child all need to be taken into account and older children may well want to try their hand at something with a touch of adventure. If your children are still young, our advice is to keep life simple – choose a villa with a pool, mix up some fun activities with chill time on the beach and make sure that any cultural visit is balanced by a very large gelato! Eating…

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Prime position for the gorgeous Casa Zen Blu in the Times newspaper’s round-up of the 20 best places to stay in Sicily (March, 19th 2016). Conveniently close to Palermo and Cefalù, this villa in Sicily is a great holiday option for a group of friends or two families, with four lovely bedrooms and bathrooms. Step outside into a fabulous garden with terraces galore, a pool, outdoor kitchen and heavenly poolside bar and dining space. There’s still space throughout the summer but don’t hang around – this one’s going to go fast!

Away from the Summer Crowds we Visit Sicily in September, October, and November. Here is the Perfect Guide to Holidays in Sicily during the Fall Season The advantages of out-of-season holidays – especially during Autumn – are often overlooked by tourists. But the colorful and friendly ambience of the Fall season, with its bright shades of brown, yellow, red and scarlet impressed upon the falling leaves, the mild comfortable temperature, and the sunny Autumn days representing a monument to the memory and last moments of the once fruitful and now dying year, are what make it the perfect season to…

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The Most Unforgettable Places you Cannot Afford to Miss during your Holidays in Sicily, Italy Sometimes it can be difficult to check out all the attractions that the most popular holiday destinations like Sicily, in Southern Italy, have to offer- either due to budget concerns or because job priorities or the concerns of daily life require your stay to be a short one. For this reason, restricting your visit to only the most important locations admired by travelers world-wide is your best option. While the entire island is rich in archaeological, artistic, historical and natural treasures which have shaped its…

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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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Weekend On the Road in the Province of Catania Thanks to Car Hire Services Catania is the second major city in Sicily after the main capital, Palermo. It is the also a major destination route for tourism because it is located right under Mount Etna, one of the major and renowned volcanoes in the world and which to this day continues to show signs of activity. It is a favorite tourist attraction in Sicily not only due to its proximity to Etna and the city’s volcano-trekking guided tours which provide an unforgettable and adventurous experience for travelers of all ages…

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Spending the Holidays in Sicily With its rich multi-cultural heritage, the Italian island of Sicily has long been a favorite vacation spot for sightseers and those interested in discovering the archeological and artistic treasures that since ancient times have made it the ‘gateway to the Mediterranean.’ Read here to discover the top 10 reasons why a holiday to Sicily has the best to offer for any enthusiastic traveler with a taste of the exotic. Among the principal attractions, in the summer the sunny sandy beaches and resorts of the Agrigento coast have always been a popular destination for beach-lovers and…

Luxury Villa La Belsia, Taormina

With sterling soaring against the euro, warm sunshine and a selection of attractive discounted villas, Sicily is an excellent destination for a holiday this September.   Wish Sicily offers the largest specialist collection of villas and apartments in Sicily that are booked directly with their owners, and at the lowest available rate.  Comments Gioacchino Sortino, Wish Sicily: ‘Booking a September holiday in Sicily this year offers excellent value for money.   With Wish Sicily, bookings are made directly with our villa owners so there are no fixed tour operator fees and any benefits in currency fluctuations are passed on to the…

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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…