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Visit Noto in May and enjoy the spectacle of the L’Infiorata di Noto, one of south east Sicily’s loveliest festivals, when the street of Corrado Nicolaci is transformed into a floral carpet. Elsewhere, there are baroque palazzi to visit and, close by, plenty of sandy beaches. Read more about the festival, and local villas such as Villa Gioi (former La Finestra su Noto), in the Sunday Express.


Prime position for the gorgeous Casa Zen Blu in the Times newspaper’s round-up of the 20 best places to stay in Sicily. Conveniently close to Palermo and Cefalù, the villa 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!


How great to see Villa Lo Scoglio included in travel journalist, Adam H Graham’s top 10 list of places he stayed in last year!  Better still, of the 80 properties he visited, Sicily Lo Scoglio in Sicily is the only rental property to hit the dizzy heights. Not that we’re altogether surprised.  The architect-designed villa occupies an extraordinary position on a promontory in south east Sicily, with 270° sea views and a grand total of seven different verandas and terraces for soaking up the sun. Stroll down through the gardens to the near-deserted sunbathing platform on the water’s edge and…


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 >>


The UK’s number one source of information on weddings, honeymoons and all things bridal turns the spotlight on romantic breaks in Sicily. This month’s ‘Sizzle in Sicily’ article features three Wish Sicily villas as top honeymoon spots for 2016. Choose from translucent seas and dazzling views at Casa Blu near Syracuse in the south east corner of the island, simple rustic charm and dramatic sunsets at Ulivo di Pollara in the Aeolian Islands or designer treats at the Hortus Suites in the heart of Modica. Get more ideas for a honeymoon or romantic break in Sicily here. Read full article…


Never quite sure how far ahead to book your holiday?  Is it really necessary to book ten months in advance? AOL Travel gives the low-down in an article in which it recommends booking 2016 holidays now, with tips from us on the best time to book large villas such as Le Case di Tindari. From the aritcle: ” (…) Gioacchino Sortino, at Wish Sicily, recommends keeping a close eye on the release of flight schedules, particularly if you are looking for a large villa in peak season. He says: “Bookings for larger properties gain momentum in early October when summer…


A strong exchange rate makes a self-catering holiday in Italy a very affordable option and in Sicily villa rental prices tend to be lower during the first three weeks of July. You can also soak up the atmosphere at Palermo’s colourful Santa Rosalia festival (14 July). Choose from a large selection of Wish Sicily villas near the pretty fishing village of Scopello, close to Palermo, the beach and the main cultural sights of northwest Sicily. 10 per cent discounts are available. Read the full article on AOL >>


“Wish Sicily non è solo lo strumento ideale per generare affitti diretti tra il turista ed il proprietario, ma rappresenta un mezzo di promozione territoriale secondo a nessuno, il quale interpreta la destinazione turistica, nella fattispecie la Sicilia, come elemento fondamentale nella scelta dell’immobile da parte dell’utente finale”.

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.

The Times Wish Sicily

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.   


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.  

The Times Wish Sicily

The Times’ 50 Best Holidays in Italy feature awarded top spot for Best New Villas to Wish Sicily’s Green Villa, a budget property near to the seaside resort of Mondello and within easy reach of Palermo.  Highlights of the property include plenty of space for the kids to run around in the lovely large garden, a children’s play area and an outdoor kitchen and terrace. See all our budget villas in Sicily here >>   


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.