Why not indulge your senses with a Sicilian holiday? This beautiful island has an abundance of art, archaeology, history, breathtaking scenery and of course excellent food to offer. It is the home of Mount Etna, arguably Europe’s greatest natural wonder, stunning beaches, tranquil vineyards, and ancient olive groves. From strolling through age-old ruins in Catania to spending lazy afternoons on the beaches of Palermo,a villa in Sicily can fulfil your every need. Explore Messina’s unique gothic architecture and enjoy its famous olive oil like a local and cook at home in your own self-catered rental villa. Whether you yearn to be surrounded by fragrant orange and lemon orchards on the coast, lush forests in the north-east or the rugged land and rolling hills of the central regions a holiday rental villa in Sicily awaits you.
The Aeolian Islands are a collection of seven small volcanic land masses that are over 5000 years old. Surrounded by a pleasantly warm and deep sea, there are hundreds of discoveries to be made in a virtually untouched environment filled with natural wonders.
Agrigento on the other hand is a medieval city and the perfect place to explore some of the fascinating Greek temples, theatres and ruins that are located just outside the city proper.
If you’re looking for a quiet getaway Ragusa may be the place for you, with its small population and secluded, clean beaches it could be the perfect getaway.
A Sicilian holiday will never leave you bored; this small island has a wealth of attractions and activities to offer. Explore the famous 10,990 feet active volcano Mount Etna by renting a holiday villa in Catania, wander around the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento which are known to be far better preserved than those found in Greece, or simply relax on one of the many beaches found all along the coast of the island.
Not unlike the whole peninsular of Italy, Sicily can experience somewhat unpredictable climates throughout the autumn, winter and spring months; however temperatures rarely fall below 10°C. The summer months provide 25- 30 °C temperatures, steady sunshine, usually moderated on the coast by daytime sea breezes.
Sicily has two international airports, Palermo (PMO) and Catania (CTA). These receive daily flights fromLondonGatwick (LGW) andLondonStansted (STN). Once in Sicily the best ways to move from one city to the next is by train, alternatively a bus can be taken to more remote villages and hinterlands. For sheer convenience and freedom however, a rental car is usually the best way to explore the island.