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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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We loved Alex Peake’s review of his recent stay at Casa Turi. Situated between Palermo and Cefalù, Casa Turi is perfectly located for visiting so much of northern Sicily. Like Alex, you can spend time exploring the towns or just chill out on the numerous local beaches. Another option is taking a street food tour. While Palermo’s streets are lined with plenty of fascinating art and architecture, if you have young children, a street food tour is a great way of exploring the markets and learning about the island’s culture through its food. Contemporary yet oozing with atmosphere, Casa Turi…

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Watch out for Cosmo’s review of our Villa Arte Mare Blue in the current (March) issue. With space for up to 10 people, a heavenly pool and plenty of space for sun-worshipping, the villa is a natural choice for 2 families or a group of friends looking for some luxury in the sun. There’s a stylish outdoor kitchen for al fresco cooking and a seriously alternative art collection to feast your eyes on. The villa is tucked away in the hills just 10 minutes’ drive from the seaside town of Cefalù which means there are plenty of great beaches and…

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Wish Sicily has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, receive the award. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with real customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of…

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It was great to see our Casa del Gelso named as one of the 10 best villas in Italy in the UK’s Times newspaper. In 4th position in an article that also included villas in Tuscany, Puglia, Umbria and Le Marche, the family-friendly villa is set in one of Sicily’s most unspoilt areas, with views over the Tyrrhenian sea and the Aeolian Islands. If you’re torn between booking a beach or sightseeing holiday, Casa del Gelso may be the answer. Its location between the relatively remote Nebrodi mountains and the northeast coast of Sicily means that it offers an excellent…

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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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Hello! magazine, the go-to magazine for the latest celebrity and royal news, is currently turning its thoughts to Europe’s best family holiday destinations. And we’re delighted to see Sicily – and specifically Wish Sicily – on the list! The magazine flags up the fact that although best-known for its sun-drenched beaches, more active families may want to take advantage of the growing number of outdoor activities such as river trekking and body rafting. For anyone visiting Sicily for the first time, and staying on the island’s eastern side, a jeep tour on Mount Etna is a great way for families…

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There’s plenty of good advice in the Times travel section today on where to find the best last-minute budget breaks in school holidays and beyond. Wish Sicily is top of the list of 50 best budget holidays for summer. Suggestions include Villa Rebecca, a brand new 4-bedroom villa with private pool and Casa Sant’Anna, a family villa for 5. Finding high-quality villas with a pool is never easy at this time of year, so, not surprisingly, the villas are getting snapped up quickly. However, there are still several school holiday weeks available, as well as all of September, so the…

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Looking for a house that’s as gorgeous inside as out? A master bedroom with sunken bath and a galleried living room with double-height ceiling are just two of the interior design features at Villa Idda which caught the eye of House Beautiful magazine. Packed with the latest home inspiration and interior design ideas, House Beautiful is also a great source for travel ideas. The magazine’s feature on 5 European holiday villas with gorgeous interiors kicks off with Villa Idda, a 4-bedroom villa overlooking a beautifully landscaped garden with pool. The villa is divided into two buildings, one with a striking…

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Our thanks to the Irish Times for including our gorgeous Casa Maoma, the latest addition to our portfolio, in its round-up of Great Escapes.  The final touches have just been added to this family-friendly villa, which is brand new to the holiday market, ready for the summer sunshine! With 3 bedrooms and a stunning pool, the villa is ideal for families still searching for summer holiday villas in Sicily. Located in the heart of the vineyard-carpeted countryside around Menfi, the villa is perfectly placed for exploring some of Sicily’s most remarkable ancient Greek sites, such as Selinunte and Agrigento. It’s…

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We think Spring is one of the most enchanting times to visit Sicily and it looks like the Sunday People agrees with us! The paper’s recent round-up of Easter and Spring holiday ideas includes our family-friendly Casa Gialla, a villa for 8 with a private pool. A small children’s play area is a welcome attraction to the leafy garden. Situated on the slopes of Mount Etna, the villa is ideally placed for visits to the coastal towns of Catania, Acireale and uber-chic Taormina and there are also shops and restaurants at nearby Giarre. Its location on Mount Etna opens up…

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When it comes to holidays in the sun, we’ve always known that a villa holiday in Sicily can offer excellent value for money – which is why it was great to see our Casetta in Pietra included in an iNews article on the best European summer villas for under £1,000.  One of our most popular budget villas, Casetta in Pietra is set on the hillside, backed by the Monte Cofano Nature Reserve, and overlooking the beach. With two bedrooms and a living room that leads straight on to a secluded shaded veranda, the villa is a great option for a…

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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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If you think that Sicily is just for honeymooning couples, think again. Alongside holidays in Malta, Montenegro and Greece, our Villa Cocuzzolo was included in The Sun’s round-up of best short-haul sunshine breaks, with or without the kids. Situated close to glamorous Taormina, the three-bedroom villa is also within easy reach of many of eastern Sicily’s coastal towns. There’s plenty to do locally when you want a change from the beach. Etnaland is southern Italy’s largest theme park, with everything from rollercoaster and rapid rides to fabulous water park with slides and pools. Mount Etna remains a constant presence on…

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Italy is one of the top destinations for Times’ readers – no prizes for guessing why! With fabulous beaches and natural landscapes, great food and wine and enough cultural attractions to last a lifetime, a holiday in Italy does seem to tick an awful lot of our boxes. Which makes the compilation of a list of top 50 holidays to Italy quite a challenge! This year’s article included everything from hiking and gastronomic holidays to cycling, sailing and prosecco weekends. For anyone who fancies the idea of being able to chat with the locals, the Times picked up on our…

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Thanks to the Daily Telegraph for including two of our villas in Sicily in their round-up of 75 Perfect Family Escapes, the first in a Telegraph series of expert travel guides for 2018. With ideas as diverse as Costa Rica to Umbria and the Dordogne to Valencia, we were thrilled to be in such great company! First up was a selection of best holidays for Babies and Toddlers. Villa Forma dell’Acqua is a six-bedroom stylish Sicilian villa that is ideal for a big gathering of family or friends. Together with a fabulous pool, the villa has a toddler play area…

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We have always known that Sicily is a stunning destination for a honeymoon but it is always good when a wedding magazine agrees with you! Wed magazine is packed with great ideas for your big day and for a magical honeymoon so we were delighted when they decided to showcase two of our favourite honeymoon villas. Perched above the harbour at Pozzillo on Sicily’s east coast, Terrazza sul Mare offers a slice of authentic Sicily. Buy fresh seafood from the ‘pescheria’ opposite the apartment, linger over leisurely meals on the vast sea-facing terrace and wander down to the rocks to…

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The first half term of the school year is often the hardest, not helped by the prospect of chilly weather and long, dark evenings. On top of that, everyone has to re-set their system after a long summer break and get used to new schedules, teachers and routines. Which is why the October half-term break is such a great time to get away and set everyone up for the hectic lead-up to Christmas. In Sicily, average temperatures are still nudging the low 20’s which means that al fresco lunches and days on the beach are still very much an option.…

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Wellness Central is a one-stop shop for getting the best out of life, from wellness to lifestyle, and from travel to fitness, so it was great to see our yoga holidays featured amongst their holiday recommendations this month. Offering maximum feel good factor, a Wish Sicily yoga holiday includes daily tuition with a dedicated yoga teacher, with accommodation in a luxury villa with a private pool in Sicily. If the thought of short winter days and leaden skies fills you with dread, booking a Spring break in the sun will keep you going through those long dark nights. Available in…

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When it comes to holiday plans, making sure that you are booking at the best possible time is never easy.  AOL Travel includes advice from Wish Sicily founder, Gioacchino Sortino, in a recent article on early bird bookings, but for a more in-depth look at booking a villa holiday in Sicily, here are a few tips. The first step is understanding exactly how airlines organise their pricing. Is it best to book flights as soon as they are released or is it worth waiting to see if prices will come down? The same goes for accommodation. It is never easy…