Villas in Sicily for culture-seekers

Villas in Sicily for culture-seekers

Get the inside track on art and architecture on a guided tour of some of the key sights in Sicily

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Holiday lettings and villas in Sicily for culture-seekers

Get the inside track on Sicily’s art and architecture on a guided tour of some of the key sights on the island. Combine visits to some of Sicily’s most fascinating historical locations, such as Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta, with a visit to local vineyards.

 

Arab-Norman Palermo, Monreale and Cefalù >>

A full day guided tour is an excellent way to visit the UNESCO world heritage sites in the north west of the island. Start off with the Norman cathedral at Monreale before spending time in Palermo’s historic centre and ending up at the magnificent Duomo in Cefalù.

 

Sicily’s interior >>

Head inland to visit one of Sicily’s greatest treasures, the astonishing mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale at Piazza Armerina.

 

Baroque Sicily >>

A tour of the baroque towns of the Val di Noto – including Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Noto – is a highlight for anyone staying in the south east of the island. Alternatively, a private guided tour is an excellent way of exploring Syracuse’s archaeological sites and its historic centre on the island of Ortigia.

 

Modern art in Sicily >>

Sitting alongside the island’s historical art treasures, contemporary art has a growing role on the island.  There are excellent art galleries and spaces in Palermo, Modica, Syracuse and Agrigento, and, in the Tusa valley, the open-air Fiumara d’Arte art museum. 

25 holiday homes
  • Villa Renata

    5 Bedrooms, 11 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Overlooking the beach at Fontane Bianche, Villa Renata is ideal for families, with a private pool and direct access to a beautiful sandy beach and crystal-clear water. Syracuse is just 20 minutes away by car and the... read more »

    • from €215 to €710
      per night
    • from €1500 to €4950
      per week
    • priced for min 7 max 11
    • View
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    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Plemmirio

    3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Gorgeous views and direct access to the translucent water of the Plemmirio Marine Reserve make this three-bedroom villa in south east Sicily extremely appealing. Just a short drive from the fascinating city of... read more »

    • from €200 to €375
      per night
    • from €1400 to €2625
      per week
    • View
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    • calendar
    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • 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
    • View
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    • Size 0-100 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Villa Stella

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    With a private pool, direct access to the beach and proximity to Palermo airport, Villa Stella is a great option for a week in the sun for families or a group of friends. Just a short distance from the attractive... read more »

    • from €215 to €560
      per night
    • from €1500 to €3900
      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
  • 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 €450
      per night
    • from €1320 to €3150
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • 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 €360 to €720
      per night
    • from €2550 to €5050
      per week
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casale Arezzo

    4 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    NEW ENTRY: Casale Arezzo is a traditional Sicilian country property with a private pool and jacuzzi. Situated just a hop from the white sandy beaches that fringe south east Sicily, the villa is also perfectly placed... read more »

    • from €270 to €745
      per night
    • from €1900 to €5200
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Casa Maoma

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    NEW ENTRY: 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... read more »

    • from €215 to €560
      per night
    • from €1500 to €3900
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Trapani
    • 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 €5330
      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 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 €220 to €575
      per night
    • from €1500 to €4000
      per week
    • priced for min 8 max 12
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • 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
    • View
    • key info
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    • Size over 500 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
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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 €450
      per night
    • from €1300 to €2800
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa di Menta

    4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Situated in the countryside around Buseto Palazzolo, Casa di Menta sits amongst pine, olive and almond trees, in the gently rolling hills around western Sicily. San Vito Lo Capo sandy beach, Trapani, Erice and the... read more »

    • from €157 to €307
      per night
    • from €1100 to €2150
      per week
    • priced for min 6 max 8
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Trapani
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • 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
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
  • Villa Afrodite

    4 Bedrooms, 9 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Afrodite is a charming luxury villa with pool and sea view, located in a panoramic position on a hill close to the beautiful baroque town of Ragusa, on the south east coast of Sicily. Inside the villa features... read more »

    • from €230 to €520
      per night
    • from €1600 to €3600
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 400-500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • 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 €220 to €330
      per night
    • from €1540 to €2300
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Punta Secca

    4 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    A classic Sicilian villa, very close to the sandy beaches of Sicily’s south east and almost on the doorstep of many of the film locations used for the popular Inspector Montalbano series. Several of the... read more »

    • from €190 to €460
      per night
    • from €1330 to €3200
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • 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
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Palermo
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
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