Sicily villas for hiking and walking

Sicily villas for hiking and walking

Guided walking trail across the most dramatic nature reserves and mountain ranges

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Villas in Sicily and holiday lettings for hiking and walking

Head off the beaten track and explore a completely different side to Sicily, one far removed from the beaches and historic sites. The Nebrodi, the Madonie and Mount Etna are Sicily’s three main mountain ranges.

 

Discovering the Nebrodi mountains >>

A half or full day’s trekking in the densely-forested Nebrodi takes you through oak and beech woods and past cascading waterfalls and mountain fortresses. Wild flowers carpet the forest floor in spring time while in the autumn, the woods turn to a blaze of red, gold and yellow. Enjoy breath-taking views over the Biviere and Maulazzo lakes, across Mount Etna towards the Aeolian Islands and tuck into locally-produced cheese and salami with hunks of bread over a picnic lunch. 

 

Walking in the Parco delle Madonie >>

Choose from a selection of walks, lasting from two hours to a full day, in the Madonie mountains, Sicily’s highest mountain range. Incorporating natural wonders such as the giant holly trees on the Piano Pomo and views from the highest peak of Pizzo Carbonara where flocks of sheep graze in summer and autumn, the mountains are home to some wonderful flora and several pretty medieval villages.

 

Mount Etna hiking >>

A half or full day trek on Europe’s highest volcano is a world away from the tourist train ride to the summit. Hike through a landscape that changes as you climb, with pine forests, vineyards and sub-tropical citrus groves giving way to oak and beech forests.

 

Elsewhere in Sicily, the nature reserves of Vendicari in the east, Zingaro in the west and the forest of Alcamo, close to Palermo, all offer excellent hiking opportunities.

28 holiday homes
  • 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
  • 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 pool, jacuzzi and masses of outdoor space. Situated just 20km from the lively seaside resort of Cefalù, the... 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 Dei Nebrodi

    7 Bedrooms, 20 Sleeps, 7 Bathrooms

    Get back to nature with friends or family at this large rural retreat in north Sicily, a little piece of pastoral heaven between the foodie-friendly Nebrodi Mountains and the northern coastline of Sicily. Poolside... read more »

    • from €340 to €685
      per night
    • from €2380 to €4800
      per week
    • priced for min 10 max 20
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    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Rosa Antica

    6 Bedrooms, 13 Sleeps, 7 Bathrooms

    The generous proportions of Villa Rosa Antica and its large garden make this atmospheric villa a good choice for several families or large groups. In a peaceful rural setting on the outskirts of the village of... read more »

    • from €320 to €800
      per night
    • from €2240 to €5600
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 12
    • View
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    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa del Carrubo

    2 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps, 1 Bathrooms

    This two-bedroom villa sits amongst beautiful gardens, with a private pool and heated Jacuzzi, close to the fishing village of Calabernardo in south east Sicily. Ideal for a couple or a family with young children,... read more »

    • from €165 to €400
      per night
    • from €1150 to €2800
      per week
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    • Size 0-100 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Casa Ciaceri

    2 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Perfectly-placed for exploring the baroque towns of south east Sicily, and just half an hour or so to the beach, Casa Ciaceri is a great holiday home for a family or group of friends. The baroque towns of Ragusa,... read more »

    • from €113 to €199
      per night
    • from €790 to €1390
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Casa Ulisse

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Hovering on the edge of a sandy beach to the south of of Ispica, Casa Ulisse is the perfect choice for a family or group of friends, with masses of outdoor space and situated just 50m from the water’s edge. It... read more »

    • from €190 to €470
      per night
    • from €1320 to €3300
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa Sant'Anna

    2 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    NEW ENTRY: Soak up the view from the terraces and poolside at this spectacularly located family villa in north east Sicily. Casa Sant’Anna is perched on a hillside, within easy reach of the town of Acquedolci... 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) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Le Case dell'Etna

    7 Bedrooms, 18 Sleeps, 6 Bathrooms

    Situated between the slopes of Mount Etna and the coastline that runs from Taormina to Acireale, Le Case dell’Etna is a collection of three villas and two pools set amidst leafy lawns and terraces close to the... read more »

    • from €530 to €960
      per night
    • from €3700 to €6700
      per week
    • 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 €270 to €690
      per night
    • from €1870 to €4850
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • 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
  • 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
  • Villa Dionisio

    5 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    NEW ENTRY: 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... 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
  • Villa Calipso

    3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Calipso is a prestigious luxury villa with pool, located on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Taormina, on the east coast of Sicily. The house, set on two levels, is furnished in a classic and elegant style with... read more »

    • from €220 to €420
      per night
    • from €1540 to €2940
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • 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 €730
      per night
    • from €2600 to €5100
      per week
    • View
    • key info
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa del Gelso

    2 Bedrooms, 7 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Situated between the coast and the dramatic scenery of the Nebrodi Mountains on the north coast, Casa del Gelso is a spacious family villa, furnished to a high quality and featuring an outstanding garden with pool... read more »

    • from €210 to €400
      per night
    • from €1470 to €2800
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Alma

    4 Bedrooms, 9 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    This 4-bedroom villa with pool, situated between Milazzo and Messina in north east Sicily, looks out from its lofty position over spectacular countryside and the dramatic Aeolian islands. There is a good selection... read more »

    • from €190 to €460
      per night
    • from €1330 to €3200
      per week
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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 €240 to €350
      per night
    • from €1680 to €2400
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • 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 €685
      per night
    • from €2550 to €4800
      per week
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa dell'Acqua

    4 Bedrooms, 9 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Casa dell’Acqua is a four-bedroom villa with a unique history in a generally peaceful location on Sicily’s north coast. The villa is quite close to the motorway, resulting in some noise, but this also... read more »

    • from €170 to €400
      per night
    • from €1200 to €2800
      per week
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
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