Located on the eastern side of the Italian island of Sicily is the beautiful city of Marsala. Probably most noted for its unique wine, a Marsala holiday has a lot to offer the visitor in terms of attractions and activities. A Marsala holiday rental villa comes with all the mod-cons you would expect of a first-class hotel with the additional bonus of some of the most spectacular coastal views to be found on the whole of the island of Sicily.
A Marsala holiday is definitely the best option for those who love their trips to be filled with a variety of activities. Being located on the coast, Marsala is perfect for those who love activities such as swimming, fishing, pier fishing, diving, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, water skiing and snorkelling. Other pursuits available in the city include tennis, cycling, walking, horse riding and bird watching. The city also has many great ruins from previous years when it was known as the city of Lilybaeum including the city walls and old Roman streets. There is a fantastic museum in the city, the Museo Archeologico di Baglio Anselmi, which holds the remains of a Punic ship thought to date back to 241 B.C.
If you have the energy to venture further afield from your luxurious Marsala holiday rental villa then it is worth taking a trip to the city of Trapani. Here visitors will find an array of interesting old buildings, many of which have been built in the Baroque style of architecture. Notable buildings not to be missed on a visit to Trapani are Casa Ciambra, the 14th century church of Sant’Agostino and Trapani Cathedral.
If you are now considering booking a Marsala holiday rental villa then you will be glad to hear you will encounter a Mediterranean climate, which means that there are warm summers and mild winters. The months of July and August are generally the warmest months to have a Marsala holiday as the daytime temperature reaches between 30°C and 31°C. The cooler months of the year of January and February see the daytime temperature fall to between 8°C and 15°C. The average annual rainfall for the town is 18 inches.
Travellers on a Marsala holiday will arrive at Trapani-Birgi Airport (TPS) which is approximately 25 minutes away from the town. Amongst the air operators that offer regular, cheap flights to the area are British Airways, Air France, BMI, Ryanair and Alitalia. Passengers can leave the UK from several UK airports including Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR), Liverpool (LPL), London Stansted (STN) and Luton (LTN).