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.

31 holiday homes
  • Villa Eloi

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Villa Eloi is superbly situated, close to the beach and village of Letojanni and within easy reach of the chic coastal resort of Taormina (3 miles), where there is a good choice of stylish boutiques, restaurants and... read more »

    • from €710 to €760
      per night
    • from €4970 to €5330
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • 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
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Carlotta

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Step straight on to the beach from this eye-catching family villa, with a garden and rooftop Jacuzzi, situated close to the coastal village of Finale di Pollina on Sicily’s north coast. The resort of... read more »

    • from €170 to €330
      per night
    • from €1200 to €2300
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Viscalori

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    A traditional-style villa on the slopes of Mount Etna with a pool and countryside views. The villa is set in a huge 4000sqm garden with large patios, terraced lawns and a modern pool surrounded by attractive... read more »

    • from €185 to €370
      per night
    • from €1300 to €2600
      per week
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    • Size 300-400 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
  • 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 Deodata

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Deodata is a charming villa with pool and stunning sea vews over the sea and Cefalù. Superb surroundings with large terrace, olive grove and fruit trees. Great location for families or couple who like a large... read more »

    • from €139 to €421
      per night
    • from €975 to €2950
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Ai Mulini

    3 Bedrooms, 7 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Get back to nature at this rural retreat, in the heart of the Madonie mountains, with a pool and glorious views over rolling hills dotted with picturesque farmhouses. Explore ancient hilltop villages, savour some... read more »

    • from €190 to €240
      per night
    • from €1350 to €1680
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • 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 €200 to €450
      per night
    • from €1400 to €3150
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 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
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Casetta in Pietra

    2 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps, 1 Bathrooms

    Wander down to the beach or take in the gorgeous landscape of the Monte Cofano Nature Reserve on Sicily’s west coast. Within easy reach of Palermo airport, Casetta in Pietra is an excellent value option for a... read more »

    • from €90 to €155
      per night
    • from €630 to €1090
      per week
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    • Size 0-100 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Trapani
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
  • Casa Gialla

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Situated on a small estate in on the slopes of Mount Etna, Casa Gialla is a comfortable family villa with a private pool and generous-sized garden which is conveniently located just a short drive from the shops in... read more »

    • from €185 to €370
      per night
    • from €1300 to €2600
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • 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 €430 to €850
      per night
    • from €3010 to €5930
      per week
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Idda

    4 Bedrooms, 7 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Contemporary style meets classic romance in this exquisitely refurbished spacious villa set amongst the oranges groves that surround the small seaside town of Acireale. The baroque city of Catania and glamorous... read more »

    • from €770 to €820
      per night
    • from €5100 to €5750
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • 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 €1500
      per night
    • from €3200 to €10500
      per week
    • priced for min 13 max 21
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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 €215 to €470
      per night
    • from €1500 to €3300
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • 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 €315
      per night
    • from €1200 to €2200
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Il Piccolo Casale

    3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Il Piccolo Casale is a beautiful stone villa with pool and sea view, located near Acquedoldi, a small fishing village located on the slopes of the Nebrodi Mountains, on the northern coast of Sicily. The property... read more »

    • from €285 to €515
      per night
    • from €1990 to €3600
      per week
    • priced for min 4 max 6
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • 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 €220 to €330
      per night
    • from €1540 to €2300
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
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