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.

30 holiday homes
  • 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 €270 to €720
      per night
    • from €1900 to €5050
      per week
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    • Size 300-400 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 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 €490
      per night
    • from €975 to €3450
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • 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 €430 to €1800
      per night
    • from €3000 to €12600
      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
  • 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
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    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • 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 €370
      per night
    • from €1470 to €2600
      per week
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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 Cocuzzolo

    3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Cocuzzolo is an excellent choice for families looking for an affordable villa with a pool which is within easy reach of the coast and some of Sicily’s most exciting attractions. The villa is situated on the... read more »

    • from €185 to €370
      per night
    • from €1300 to €2600
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 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 Turi

    4 Bedrooms, 11 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Casa Turi is a luxury villa with large pool, positioned in the heart of an olive grove which has been conceived in a linear rectangular shape resembling the old Sicilian country houses. The interior is built with... 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
  • 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
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Pizzo dell'Ovo

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Pizzo dell'Ovo are four independent and exquisitely converted cottages for up to 8 guests - part of Le Case di Tindari estate - each has a double bedroom, bathroom with shower, living room and... read more »

    • from €360 to €860
      per night
    • from €2520 to €6000
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 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 €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 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 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
  • Casa Al Castello

    7 Bedrooms, 16 Sleeps, 7 Bathrooms

    ‘There are three things that matter in property: location, location, location'. Well, Casa Al Castello is a beautiful villa with pool, situated on a rocky outcrop above the picturesque rock settlement part of... read more »

    • from €485 to €657
      per night
    • from €3400 to €4600
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Costanza

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Perched on a hill above Cefalù, Costanza is a top level villa, equally stunning inside and out, and in a great location. The surrounding countryside offers some pleasant walks and jogging routes, the sandy... read more »

    • from €430 to €585
      per night
    • from €3000 to €4100
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 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 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 €145 to €280
      per night
    • from €1020 to €1955
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • 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 €95 to €235
      per night
    • from €660 to €1650
      per week
    • priced for min 2 max 4
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
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