Located on the south-eastern side of the island of Sicily is the tranquil village of Mascali. Steeped in traditional ways of life and away from the tourist masses, a Mascali holiday is perfect for those who want a peaceful base but the opportunity to indulge in a range of outdoor activities. A Mascali holiday rental apartment is a perfect base from which to explore the village and the surrounding area, which includes the renowned Mount Etna. For a trip that offers spectacular sea and countryside views and the opportunity to get your teeth into some fantastic activities, a Mascali holiday is the perfect answer.
The village of Mascali itself is quite small and quiet, making it the perfect location for those who want to sit and watch the traditional Sicilian life pass them by. The village has its own beautiful beach which is perfect for a range of watersports such as fishing, swimming, sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving. Other activities available in the surrounding area of the village include paragliding, cycling, golf and horse riding. The proximity to Mount Etna also makes a Mascali holiday rental apartment the ideal base for those who love mountain climbing, skiing, hiking or mountain biking. Artists and keen photographers will love the array of spectacular subjects surrounding them whilst on a Mascali holiday.
If you feel like venturing out farther from your Mascali holiday rental apartment then a trip to the town of Taormina is an absolute must. Approximately half an hour north of Mascali but still on the coast, Taormina was a small fishing village that has a lot of attractions worth seeing. This includes several old churches and the Saracen Castle that overlooks the village; but not to be missed are the well preserved remains of the Roman theatre.
Visitors embarking on a Mascali holiday will be glad to hear that they will encounter a Mediterranean climate, which means that there are warm summers and mild winters. The months of June, July and August are generally the warmest with the daytime temperature hovering between 27°C and 31°C. The coldest months of the year tend to be January and February when the daytime temperature drops to around 15°C. The average annual rainfall for the area is 24 inches.
Travellers on a Mascali holiday can land at either Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) which is under an hour away from the town, or Palermo Airport (PMO) which is just under 3 hours away. Airlines offering regular, affordable direct and indirect travel to the area include easyJet, British Airways, KLM and Thomson Airways. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), London Gatwick (LGW), Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL) and Leeds (LBA).