Sicily villas close to UNESCO world heritage sites

Sicily villas close to UNESCO world heritage sites

our selection of villas and apartments located close to the UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Sicily villas close to UNESCO world heritage sites

Boasting an impressive eight UNESCO heritage sites, with the latest added in 2015, Sicily is disproportionately rich in places of cultural and natural interest.

The five cultural UNESCO sites on the island are the ancient Greek archaeological site at Agrigento, the astonishing Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, the baroque towns of the Val di Noto in south east Sicily, Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica and, most recently added, the Arab-Norman architecture of Palermo, Monreale and Cefalù. The two natural sites are those of Mount Etna and the volcanic Aeolian islands. The Opera dei Pupi (Sicilian puppet theatre) was inscribed in 2008 in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.

Choose below from our selection of villas and apartments located close to these eight sites.

 

50 holiday homes
  • Casa a Ortigia

    2 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Perfect for a short city break in the sun, Casa a Ortigia is a contemporary two-bedroom villa with a secluded roof terrace, situated on the waterfront on Syracuse’s atmospheric Ortigia island. The sea is just... read more »

    • from €150 to €315
      per night
    • from €1000 to €2200
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
  • Casa dei Nomadi

    5 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Opening directly on to the beach, Casa dei Nomadi is a stylish seafront villa with a sea-facing saltwater pool, jacuzzi and masses of outdoor space. Situated just 20km from the lively seaside resort of... read more »

    • from €340 to €715
      per night
    • from €2400 to €5000
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 12
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Lumia

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    With poolside views across the countryside to the south of Ragusa, four-bedroomed Villa Lumia is an excellent choice for a group of friends or two families. The villa is within easy reach of the sandy beaches along... read more »

    • from €200 to €460
      per night
    • from €1400 to €3200
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa La Forma dell'Acqua

    6 Bedrooms, 14 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Situated in the heart of Donnalucata near Scicli and just 100m from the beach, Villa La Forma dell’Acqua merges modern day luxury with grand traditional Sicilian style. With space for up to 14 people, this is... read more »

    • from €250 to €580
      per night
    • from €1750 to €4050
      per week
    • priced for min 8 max 12
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Atena

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Atena is an elegant and refined villa with pool and sea view, located near the baroque town of Ragusa, a few miles from the beautiful sandy beach of Scoglitti, on the south eastern coast of Sicily. The villa offers... read more »

    • from €190 to €400
      per night
    • from €1300 to €2800
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Cecilia Trabia

    10 Bedrooms, 22 Sleeps, 10 Bathrooms

    Situated well within an hour’s drive of Palermo city centre and airport, Monreale, Cefalù and the Madonie Mountains, the magnificent seafront Villa Cecilia Trabia estate is an excellent base for... read more »

    • from €950 to €2443
      per night
    • from €6650 to €17100
      per week
    • priced for min 8 max 22
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Glicine Cottage

    2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Glicine is a two-bedroom cottage with its own secluded patio and garden on the family-friendly Villa Cecilia Trabia estate on the north coast of Sicily. The art and architecture of Monreale and Palermo are just 30km... read more »

    • from €145 to €285
      per night
    • from €1000 to €2000
      per week
    • View
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Primula Cottage

    2 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Perfect for a small family or two couples, Primula Cottage is one of several cottages on the leafy Villa Cecilia Trabia estate. Situated on the north coast of Sicily between Palermo and Cefalù, the complex... read more »

    • from €170 to €345
      per night
    • from €1200 to €2400
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 0-100 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Agapanto Cottage

    1 Bedrooms, 2 Sleeps, 1 Bathrooms

    A cottage for two, tucked away on the flower-filled Villa Cecilia Trabia estate, a seafront accommodation complex within easy reach of Palermo, Cefalù and the Madonie Mountains. The estate has sea views and... read more »

    • from €95 to €185
      per night
    • from €650 to €1300
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 0-100 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Lo Scoglio

    2 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Look beyond the slightly plain 60’s style exterior of this villa to uncover an absolute jewel of a property. Set on a blissfully peaceful complex with just four other villas, and totally private, the villa has... read more »

    • from €260 to €370
      per night
    • from €1800 to €2600
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Arte Mare Blue

    5 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Quirky and contemporary, Villa Arte Mare Blue sits amongst glorious Sicilian countryside, just a short drive from the long sandy beaches of Cefalù and the north coast. Children (and adults!) will love the fun... read more »

    • from €370 to €800
      per night
    • from €2600 to €5600
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Olmo

    6 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps, 6 Bathrooms

    With striking views over the hills from the mature garden and secluded pool, 6-bedroom Villa Olmo is a wonderfully spacious rural retreat for two families or a group of friends. Situated between the Madonie and... read more »

    • from €195 to €455
      per night
    • from €1360 to €3200
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 12
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Rebecca

    4 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Get the best of both worlds by interspersing days by the pool or on the fabulous white sandy beaches of south east Sicily with visits to the extraordinary towns of Noto, Syracuse and Ragusa. Brand new 4-bedroom... read more »

    • from €365 to €760
      per night
    • from €2550 to €5340
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa Maoma

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Gaze out over a rural landscape from this stunning contemporary villa set in the heart of the wine-growing area of Menfi in the south west of Sicily. With a gorgeous pool and surrounded by masses of open space, the... read more »

    • from €210 to €400
      per night
    • from €1470 to €2800
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Trapani
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Giacona Venuti

    6 Bedrooms, 14 Sleeps, 6 Bathrooms

    NEW ENTRY: Get ready for jaw-dropping views, a pool with a view and refreshing dips in your own jewel of a private bay at Villa Giacona Venuti. The spacious 6-bedroom villa is situated a short drive from Palermo... read more »

    • from €295 to €835
      per night
    • from €2050 to €5850
      per week
    • priced for min 10 max 14
    • View
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    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Taormina

    5 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 6 Bathrooms

    NEW ENTRY: With an enviable beachfront setting in one of Sicily’s most desirable locations, this elegant villa is situated just 100m from the cable car up to the historic centre of Taormina, overlooking the... read more »

    • from €3700 to €4430
      per night
    • from €26000 to €31000
      per week
    • View
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Dionisio

    5 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Villa Dionisio enjoys a spectacular seafront position overlooking the dramatic Sanctuary of Tindari and the Tyrrhenian sea in north east Sicily. The newly-built stylish villa boasts dazzling views from its terraces... read more »

    • from €400 to €1200
      per night
    • from €2800 to €8400
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 10
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Pizzo dell'Ovo

    16 Bedrooms, 31 Sleeps, 15 Bathrooms

    Ideal for anyone planning a large group holiday or celebrating a special occasion, Pizzo dell’Ovo is a luxurious villa complex with extraordinary panoramic views over the Sanctuary of Tindari and the... read more »

    • from €1100 to €2360
      per night
    • from €7700 to €16500
      per week
    • View
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Le Case di Tindari

    11 Bedrooms, 21 Sleeps, 10 Bathrooms

    Le Case di Tindari is an exquisitely converted cluster of farmhouses for up to 21 guests, with a spectacular infinity private pool that has views over the Tyrrhenian coast. Spend leisurely days on long sandy... read more »

    • from €460 to €1415
      per night
    • from €3200 to €9900
      per week
    • priced for min 13 max 21
    • View
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa Turi

    4 Bedrooms, 11 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Situated in the tranquil surroundings of an olive grove, this striking villa has been designed to provide masses of outdoor living space which makes it ideal for a large group or a couple of families looking to... read more »

    • from €320 to €740
      per night
    • from €2220 to €5200
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
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