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If you’re beginning to regret not having booked a summer holiday in the sun, don’t despair. This Saturday’s weekend travel section of the i newspaper was packed full of last-minute summer holiday bargains, including two of our top villas in Sicily, Casa Franchina and Casa del Carrubo. NE Sicily Casa Franchina is the latest addition to our portfolio. Guaranteed to be a hit with families, the 4-bedroom villa has a private pool, toddler play area and table tennis but is also within walking distance of the beach and local shops and restaurants in Acquedolci. With good access to the motorway…

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Some of the questions that crop up repeatedly amongst our guests involve driving in Sicily – particularly what it’s like to drive in Sicily, whether a car is absolutely essential and whether there are restaurants and shops within walking distance of the villa. The truth is that if your villa is in a rural location, a car is generally recommended. In fact, even if your villa is near to shops and other services, there’s no doubt that having the independence of your own rental car to explore will definitely enhance your holiday. Travelling by bus or train can take time…

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Looking for the perfect holiday villa? Hot off the press this weekend is the Times newspaper’s selection of the 50 best villas in the Med, including our very unique Cupole Arabe in Sicily. Set on the edge of the Monte Cofano Nature Reserve, the three-domed property leads on to a huge terrace with views across plant-filled Mediterranean gardens to the sea. Wander down to the beach or choose from a superb selection of fabulous sandy beaches, all within easy driving distance and ranging from the pocket-villas in sicily sized bays that fringe the Zingaro Nature Reserve to the vast expanse…

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Thinking of booking a villa holiday but want to know what it’s really like? We invest heavily in our photography so that we can bring you as accurate a view of our interior Sicily Villas as possible. Of course, you need to see at a glance how many bedrooms and bathrooms there are, what the kitchen is like and how much outside space there is so our villa descriptions are designed to equip you with the details. But when it comes to the atmosphere, it is always easier to get a feel for a villa by flicking through a collection…

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Here in Sicily, our long, hot sunny days stretch well into September, and beyond. So just when most people are heading back from their summer breaks, a holiday in Sicily right at the end of August looks infinitely appealing. If you are restricted by school holidays, you can still squeeze in a week over the August Bank Holiday and make sure that everyone returns to school and work re-energised and raring to go! Alternatively, we have excellent availability at some of our top villas throughout September. To help you choose, we have picked out a selection of our most popular…

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With the summer season of flower shows fast approaching, this is the season to start thinking about green spaces and all things floral. Barbecues, outdoor kitchens, pools and Jacuzzis all add to the outdoor experience but some Wish Sicily exclusive villas go beyond the expected with gardens and outside spaces that really offer that ‘wow’ factor. Exclusive flower-filled gardens in north Sicily Tropical flowers, exotic palms and ancient loquat trees are just some of the attractions of the extraordinary botanical parkland surrounding Villa Cecilia Trabia. Cared for by its plant-loving owners, the gardens comprise a series of interconnecting ‘rooms’, set…

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Part of the pleasure of staying in a holiday villa is relaxing back in your own private space and enjoying the view over dramatic seascapes or rural backdrops. Find out more about our selection of villas in Sicily with the best views.   Large groups Gaze out from your poolside sun lounger across the Tyrrhenian Sea and over the Santuario di Tindari, home to the legendary cedar-carved Black Madonna. Nearby, the Greek-Roman archaeological site of Tindari is one of Sicily’s most remarkable ancient sites, enhanced by the myth surrounding the Black Madonna and the extraordinary 1.5km tongue of sand that…

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MORE THAN JUST A HOLIDAY Wish Sicily included in the Times’ round-up of family holidays with an educational twist   Just how educational do you want your holiday to be? As stories emerge of parents taking tutors on family holidays and holiday companies offering language lessons, there’s little doubt that just being in a different environment and absorbing the local culture can be hugely educational. Add to that some exceptional geographical features and a bit of ancient history, and you’re on to a winner! The Times newspaper’s feature on holiday breaks that inspire and educate includes staying in one of…

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Still looking for a villa in the sun? Villa specialist Wish Sicily has added to its portfolio several new properties that are ideal for families and have excellent availability in July and August.   Family friendly villa in north Sicily Casa del Gelso is a newly-restored villa with a fantastic garden and pool with views over the Tyrrhenian coast.  A sure-fire hit with kids of all ages, the pool has easy access steps for younger children, and a diving board for the older ones. There is also table tennis and a stunning outdoor kitchen designed to make family catering that…

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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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White sandy beaches fringed by translucent seas, great food and wine and a wealth of history and culture are just part of the picture in Sicily where several of the top designer villas are likely to leave you wanting to check in and stay poolside for your entire holiday.  If you are looking for a week or two of rural or beachside bliss, Sicily-based villa specialist, Wish Sicily, gives the lowdown on which glammed-up villas are still available this summer, together with some top tips on what to see and do on the island.   Outdoor style:  If outdoor living…

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If you thought summer was over, think again! Woman & Home magazine’s list of suggestions for a sneaky late break is topped by the Le Case di Tindari estate, our collection of beautifully-furnished cottages set amongst olive and oak trees in the north east of the island. The archaeological site of Tindari is within sight of the infinity pool and, perfect for an October break, gastronomic treats and autumnal hikes are on tap in the nearby Nebrodi mountains. Read the full article here >>

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Great beaches, water sports, outdoor activities and child-friendly attractions are just part of the picture.  Wander into town for an ice-cream, check out the menu and bambino-adoring welcome at the local trattoria and you will soon see why Sicily is the obvious choice for a family holiday! See our selection of family-friendly villas.   Activities for all the family If you are holidaying in Sicily with young children during our hottest months, a couple of cultural visits may be enough.  Intersperse them with days by the pool or on the beach or head for the Parco Avventura Madonie, an adventure…

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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…

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If you want to find out which are some of the best hotels and villas in Sicily, this Times feature is a good starting-point. The gorgeous Villa Luna, a designer dream with infinity pool, basement wellness area and ‘outside’ living room was one of the ten villas featured. Perfectly-placed for anyone who wants to explore the island’s baroque towns, the villa is just outside the town of Scicli and close to the sandy beaches of the south east.   

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Find out which are the best self-catering places to stay in Europe in this top 40 round-up of holiday villas and apartments compiled by The Guardian.  Perfect for anyone looking for a more affordable family option, Villa delle Stelle is a two-bedroom villa with private pool close to the Zingaro Nature Reserve and the lively towns of Scopello and Castellammare del Golfo.  

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Choosing the right family holiday can be fraught with difficulties, so get inspiration from the Guardian’s round-up of Top 20 Family Holidays in Europe.  Included in the feature is Wish Sicily’s Princely Houses Farm which comprises a villa and collection of five cottages close to Taormina against a backdrop of Mount Etna.  Set amongst a large garden of citrus, olive and palm trees, there are two pools and a children’s play area.  

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Sicily’s villa rental market continues to flourish, with increasingly stylish properties popping up all around the island. In local towns and villages, traditional trattorie and cafés now sit side by side with ever more sophisticated restaurants and for those who do want to explore beyond the beach, activities range from wine-tastings and jeep safaris on Mount Etna to helicopter and quad bike tours. Wish Sicily offers one of the largest collections of rental properties in Sicily, including a good choice of villas aimed at the luxury market. Stylish island retreat: Hide away from the rest of the world on Favignana,…