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Sicily

This ancient and fascinating jewel in the Mediterranean has been attracting holidaymakers since Roman times. Enjoy its rich culture, warm climate, beautiful mountain scenery and of course magnificent beaches. For a great selection of self catering accommodation please take a look at our villas in Sicily.

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, lies just five kilometres off the tip of southern Italy; a popular tourist spot, not just for its natural beauty, but also for its culture, traditions and rich history. It is one of Italy''s most diverse regions with a long history of foreign domination and influence. The Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spanish have all occupied the island, resulting in a mixed cultural heritage evident in its archaeological sites, architecture, tastes and sounds of modern Sicily.

If you like your summer holidays hot you won’t be disappointed here, however it’s also a great destination in the spring or autumn, when the temperatures are a bit lower, yet still beautifully warm. There some great beaches on the island and plenty of watersports are available if you want them.

Palermo, the island''s lively capital, has plenty for sightseers, including its cathedral, the symbolic crossroads at Quattro Canti in the old centre, and the Catacombe dei Cappuccini. The Aegadian Islands, located off the west coast are well worth a visit if you have time, as are the beautiful volcanic Aeolian Islands. There are Greek temples and ruins at Segesta, Selinunte and Syracuse, among others.

Agrigento, in the south of the island, is noted for the Valle dei Templi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and at Taormina in the west; there is a stunning Greco-Roman theatre which has great views of the famous Mount Etna, a spectacular 3323m high active volcano. Gela on the south coast is a seaside resort, archaeological centre and one of the most important examples of an ancient Greek city. The town of Noto, also located on the south coast, is home to some of Europe''s best examples of Baroque Architecture.

The island is not short of wild, natural places of beauty, with mountainous natural parks, marine reserves and salt-pan lagoons; great for walking and horseback riding, scuba diving and snorkling.

Sicily is renowned for its food and wine. The local cuisine is typically Mediterranean, but with strong Arabic and Spanish flavours and spices. Almond, rosemary, jasmine, basil and mint feature highly. There are also many delights awaiting those with a sweet tooth.

Choose from this exciting range of holiday villas in Sicily, and explore the beauty, culture and history of the island for yourself.
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  • Blandina

    Menfi

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: ISS305

    This peaceful holiday cottage is located just 7.5km from the sea and a beautiful, long, sandy beach, set in a natural environment neighbouring Porto Palo. The village of Menfi, 4.5km, has various shops and the archaeological site of Selinunte, which is famous for its Greek temple city. To the outside of the property, there is a large covered terrace with a BBQ, perfect for outdoor dining. The kitchen includes an old wood stove to prepare pizza, bread and general cooking.

    Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Steep, open-tread, spiral stairs to galleried area with sloping ceiling.

    Gas CH. Satellite TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Garden with terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Swimming pool (32m²) open May-Sept.

    • Distance to Menfi 5km
    • Nearest facilities 1.5km
    • Distance to the beach 7.5km.

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  • Maestrale

    Menfi

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: ISS929

    This traditional air-conditioned villa benefs from a private outdoor swimming pool, and is surrounded by open countryside, yet only 1.5km away from Menfi, in an area renowned for its local food and wines. The villa is on one level and has a spacious outdoor area, which is perfect for al fresco dining and relaxing on even on the hottest summer days. The comfortable external kitchen, typical in Sicily, allows you to prepare meals and watch the children playing outside. The beautiful sandy beaches of Menfi, Lido Fiori and Porto Palo, are suitable for families with small children, while the thermal baths of Montevago are 10km, and 20km away are the spas of Sciacca, and 90km brings you to Agrigento with its famous valley of the Temples, Palermo is 120km away.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Satellite TV. Gas/electric cooker. M/wave. W/machine. Internet connection. Garden with furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Private outdoor swimming pool (29m², open May-Oct) with shower room and toilet.

    • Distance to Menfi 1.5km
    • Distance to beach 7km
    • Nearest facilities 3km
    • Nearest airport Trapani

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  • Villa Valentina

    Altavilla Milicia

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: ISS975

    This air conditioned, terraced house is ideally located on the Italian island of Sicily and enjoys panoramic views over the sea. The owner lives on site is on hand should you need advice or assistance during your stay. Guests have their own terrace and furniture for dining al fresco, and shared use of the outdoor swimming pool with outdoor shower, poolside terrace and sunloungers.
    The sandy and pebbly beach is just 200m away, and Altavilla Milicia is 3-4km away on the Tyrrhenian coast.
    There are lovely views over the gulf between Capo Zafferano and Cefalù. The characteristic fishing hamlet of San Nicola L’Arena is 3km with a pretty harbour, variety of shops and a railway station providing connections to the beautiful city of Palermo, 25km, and Cefalù, 48km. Bagheria is 10km with its historic villas.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet.

    Satellite TV. Gas cooker. M/wave. W/machine. Fridge. Wi-fi. Shared lawned grounds. Terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Shared outdoor swimming pool (50m² open Apr-Oct) and outdoor shower. NB: Some internal steps. Open tread, turning stairs to first floor. Steps to grounds and pool. Property reached via a one way, narrow, 300m access road.

    • Distance to Altavilla Milicia 3km
    • Distance to beach 200m
    • Nearest facilities 3km
    • Nearest airport Palermo

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  • Villa Alessandra

    Altavilla Milicia

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: ISS957

    This lovely terraced property offers spectacular views over the Tyrrhenian Sea and the beach which is only 2km away. The island of Sicily has magical landscapes, pretty villages and cultural gems for you to explore and discover, and when you come back from your adventures the 50m² swimming pool (which is shared with the owner) is waiting for you. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and hills, the area is perfect for walking and admiring views of the pristine waters and traditional buildings.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet with bidet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with step down, 1 twin. Shower room with bidet and toilet. Tiled floors throughout.

    CH. Satellite TV. Gas/electric cooker. M/wave. W/machine. Fridge. Wi-fi. Verandah with furniture. Shared grounds. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Shared swimming pool (50m², open Apr-Oct) with outdoor shower. NB: Open tread stairs. Steps and uneven grounds.

    • Distance to Altavilla Milicia 3km
    • Distance to beach 2km
    • Nearest facilities 3km
    • Nearest airport Palermo

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  • Casa nella Prateria

    Giarratana

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: ISS950

    This cosy, detached house has lake views and a spacious, fenced outdoor area. There is also a large, covered terrace for outdoor dining and a barbecue. The property lies in a green plain with lush woodland in the Sicilian hinterland, 3km from the village of Giarratana with its array of shops. About 1km away is the bathing lake of Santa Rosalia, an artificial lake set among the mountains of Iblei. The beaches of Marina di Ragusa are 46km, and this is the ideal location from which to visit the most important Baroque towns of the Ragusa area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ragusa Ibla is 20km, Modica (also known for its chocolate) is 20km, Scicli (the jewel of the Sicilian Baroque) is 40km, and Noto is 45km. Siracusa is 56km and Catania (airport) is 83km.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for children)/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with bidet and toilet. Tiled floors throughout.

    Woodburner in living room. Gas/electric cooker. W/machine (in external utility). Fridge. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. BBQ. Ample parking.

    • Distance to Giarratana 3km
    • Distance to beach 40km
    • Nearest facilities 2km
    • Nearest airport Catania

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  • Cottage 2

    Sciacca

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: ISS834

    These two semi-detached, air-conditioned holiday cottages (ISS833 and ISS834) are part of a complex in one of the most sought after holiday areas of Sciacca, 2km from the town centre and 3km from the beaches. Both are on 3 levels, one of which is an attic floor. On the ground floor is the living area, a well-equipped kitchen with direct access to the veranda and a bathroom with shower. The first floor has two double bedrooms, a bathroom and a large, covered balcony with wonderful views. On the attic floor floor there is a twin bedroom, bathroom with shower and a small terrace. Both cottages have a large veranda with wooden pergola for relaxing in the sun, there is a lovely shared Mediterranean garden and shared swimming pool. Sciacca is a wonderful, charming small town in the province of Agrigento, with its history going back to the Romans. Ancient churches, palazzi, a castle and a thermal bath complete this beautiful town, which is surrounded by the Mediterranean sea.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room with French doors. Shower room with toilet. Open tread spiral staircase to first floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with French doors. Bathroom with toilet and French doors. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Tiled floors throughout.

    Central heating. Cot. H/Chair. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. M/wave. W/machine. Internet connection. Shared garden, with patio and furniture. Balcony. Verandah. Shared grounds. BBQ. On road parking. Shared swimming pool (96m², open May-Sep).

    • Distance to Sciacca 3km
    • Distance to beach 1.5km
    • Nearest facilities 200m
    • Nearest airport Palermo

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  • Kery

    Sant’Alfio

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: ISS329

    This villa is tastefully decorated, perfect for a comfortable holiday as guests enjoy relaxing in the sun. A great advantage for the property is the stunning panoramic view over the Etna as well as Taormina, Riposto gulf and Calabria, all while in a peaceful area. The property is only a few kilometers from Etna and the famous Naxos gardens, beaches, Taormina and the green golf "Il Picciolo" in Castiglione di Sicilia. Set in the picturesque of Sant’Alfio, exploring is a must as it is surrounded by countryside, vineyards and a historic centre almost untouched since the 600s.

    Ground floor: 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with bidet and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. 2 shower rooms with bidet and toilet.

    Gas heating. Satellite TV. Gas cooker. W/machine. Garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). NB: Drops in garden. Access to property through 300m unpaved road.

    • Distance to Catania 40km
    • Nearest facilities 1km
    • Distance to the beach 8km
    • Distance to airport 60km

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  • Baglio Delle Stelle ll

    Porto Palo di Menfi

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: ISS226

    These semi detached, air conditioned cottages are not far from the fisherman’s village of Porto Palo. Cottage ISS226 is tastefully furnished and has a large terrace with wonderful sea view. Ideal for al fresco dining and enjoying the sunset! There is a large living room with open fire, making it comfortable all year around, while ISS240 has an outdoor terrace giving a lovely sea view which makes this accommodation unique. For those looking for a starting point to visit Sicily this is the ideal location.

    Living room with French doors/dining room/2 steps to kitchen. 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to: 1 double galleried bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Open fire in living room. Satellite TV. Gas/electric cooker. W/machine. Internet connection. Terrace and furniture. BBQ. Carport (2 cars). NB: Step to entrance.

    • Distance to Selinunte 18km
    • Distance to beach 300m
    • Nearest facilities 300m
    • Nearest airport Palermo

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  • Carrubba

    Riposto

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: ISS309

    This attractive holiday villa overlooks the sea and is characterised by a large terrace with furniture, perfect for dining al fresco. There is access to the pebble beach just 20m away, which is made of typical stones called ‘beole’, through a private gate directly from the property. The property is situated between Catania and Taormina in the nearby of the village of Riposto on the island of Sicily. The village has a small tourist harbour, which is very popular with holidaymakers and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Visit the town of Giarre, just 3km away.

    Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk, one with double sofa bed. 2 shower rooms with toilet.

    Elec heaters. Gas hob. W/machine. Terraces and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). NB: Steps to entrance. Step to terrace. Sea, 20m.

    • Distance to Catania 30km
    • Distance to beach 20m
    • Nearest facilities 2km
    • Nearest airport Catania

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  • Villa Vittoria

    Villagrazia di Carini

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: ISS993

    This beautiful, semi-detached villa has a spacious, light and airy living room with French doors leading onto the covered terrace, overlooking the private outdoor swimming pool. Just perfect for enjoying a morning coffee before taking a cooling dip in the pool. The historic town of Terrasini hugs the coastline and has a picturesque square with cafés and cathedral. The vibrant city of Palermo, just 20km away, is best explored on foot, with its lively street markets, cathedral and busy harbour.

    Living/dining room with French doors. Second living room with double sofa bed. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin with French doors. 2 shower rooms with toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas heating. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. W/machine. Fridge. D/washer. Lawned garden with furniture. Terrace. Two balconies. BBQ. Parking (1 car). Outdoor swimming pool with shower (60m2, open Apr-Nov). NB: Steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Low sloping ceiling in some bedrooms. Drops from terrace to swimming pool.

    • Distance to Terrasini 6km
    • Distance to beach 8km
    • Nearest facilities 500m
    • Nearest airport Palermo

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  • Etnea

    Zafferana Etnea

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: ISS621

    This beautiful, detached, holiday property with air conditioning in the living room, has been comfortably furnished and lies at the foot of Mount Etna. It has a lovely garden and terrace, ideal for enjoying al fresco dining, and relaxing in the sun with the cooling summer breezes. Within easy reach are the seaside resorts of Taormina and Giardini Naxos, and in winter, skiing is possible on the many slopes of Mount Etna while enjoying beautiful sea views.

    Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed. Turning stairs to first floor: Second living/dining room with sofa bed. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet.

    Open fire in living room. Central heating. Gas/electric cooker. W/machine. D/washer. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). NB: Steps in garden.

    • Distance to Catania 24km
    • Distance to beach 10km
    • Nearest facilities 3km
    • Nearest airport Catania

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  • Torretta

    Torretta Granitola

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: ISS393

    This lovely holiday cottage promises the true holiday spirit by being both cosy and traditional. Enjoy the many wonderful hours of sun on the terrace which is ideal for stylish outdoor dining. This house offers a beautiful indoor and outdoor area that invites you to relax and take in the atmosphere. Set in the small village of Torretta Granitola, with its amazing beach and natural harbour, any summer holiday will be made perfect here.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with bidet and toilet. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Shower room with bidet and toilet.

    Open fire in living room. Elec heating. Air conditioning. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Garden with terrace and furniture. BBQ. On road parking. NB: Steps in garden.

    • Distance to Mazara del Vallo 8km
    • Nearest facilities 30km
    • Distance to the beach 50m.

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