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.

24 holiday homes
  • 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
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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
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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
  • 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
    • View
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • 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 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
  • Casa Sant'Anna

    2 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    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 and with... read more »

    • from €210 to €400
      per night
    • from €1470 to €2800
      per week
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • 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 €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
  • 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 €300 to €442
      per night
    • from €2100 to €3100
      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 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 €200 to €370
      per night
    • from €1400 to €2600
      per week
    • View
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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
    • View
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    • 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
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa Franchina

    4 Bedrooms, 7 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    NEW ENTRY: With a pool, table tennis and play area for toddlers, Casa Franchina is perfect for a family. Best of all, you can walk to the beach and to the shops and restaurants in Acquedolci or easily access the... read more »

    • from €190 to €360
      per night
    • from €1320 to €2520
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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, sauna chalet and a modern pool surrounded by... read more »

    • from €185 to €385
      per night
    • from €1300 to €2700
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 300-400 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 €215 to €430
      per night
    • from €1500 to €3000
      per week
    • View
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    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Geranio

    6 Bedrooms, 13 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    With the option of slightly independent living space and two kitchens on two floors, 6-bedroom Villa Geranio is a great holiday villa for two families. Outside, there’s a stunning pool with breath-taking views... read more »

    • from €240 to €640
      per night
    • from €1680 to €4500
      per week
    • priced for min 8 max 12
    • View
    • key info
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    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
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