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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Augusta, Sicily your home away from home

Augusta is one of Italy’s main harbours, located on the east coast of Sicily. The Old Town is actually on an island reached by two bridges. It is surrounded by the beautiful blue waters of the Ionian Sea.

Things to Do in Augusta, Sicily

Exploring the local sights is a priority for most visitors staying in a holiday rental in Augusta. The city of Augusta has a beautiful old town with many quaint shops and churches including the neoclassical Church of San Domenico which dates back to the 13th century. The convent of the Dominican Fathers and the beautiful baroque façade of the Church San Nicolo can be enjoyed on a guided walking tour of the city and are well worth a visit. Take a tour of the Castello Svevo, a Hohenstaufen Castel built in 1232 which stretches for 62 metres on each side and has eight towers. Walkers will enjoy hiking the slopes of Mount Etna and the Valle del Bove. The nearby beach and maritime reserves make for some excellent snorkeling, fishing and diving trips.

Places to Visit Around Augusta, Sicily

History lovers will be fascinated by a visit to the excavation at nearby Megara Hyblaea. This ancient town was founded by the Greeks in 728BC, destroyed in 483BC, rebuilt and destroyed again by the Romans. Another interesting excavation is at Thapsos with relics from the Bronze and Iron ages. The old town of Ragusa is also worth exploring. It can be reached by a winding staircase and narrow archways near the 15th century Chiesa do Santa Maria delle Scale which offers wonderful views. Mount Etna is a must for a driving or hiking tour and the city of Palermo is full of elegant piazzas, the landmark Teatro Massimo and many restaurants of repute.

Weather in Augusta, Sicily

Holiday rentals in Augusta enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild showery winters. Temperatures reach an average 31°C (88°F) in the summer with some days being even hotter. Overnight it remains warm at around 23°C (73°F) on average. Winters are mild with daytime highs of 14-17°C (57-63°F) and there can be light rain showers mainly from October to March.

Travel to Augusta, Sicily

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Augusta is Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) which is about 45 km away. The airport is served by many international airlines including British Airways, EasyJet, bmibaby and Thomson Airways making it very easy to reach Sicily by air. The easiest way to reach Augusta is by picking up a hire car from the airport and driving along the A18. The journey takes about 35 minutes. Those wanting to arrive by ferry will find the nearest ferry ports are at Catania and Syracuse.

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Augusta Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

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Central, clean & pretty quiet. Only issue was parking.

4 of 5
2 weeks in Ortigia late July 2017. Floriana's apartment is very central & convenient for the local shops, bars & restaurants of Ortigia and is clean & today with everything we needed. There is a small supermarket just around the corner which has most things needed on a daily basis. Despite the 'no traffic' rules in the town, there did appear to be traffic (the usual scooters) at all hours, though the apartment is pretty quiet, especially the rear, twin room. The Air-con works well (we had 40deg days!) and the 3 little balconies are secure for toddlers. Ortigia is lovely, but for a family with small children, a two-week stay was perhaps, not ideal, as there is only one pebbly 'beach' on one side of the island - good for sheltered snorkelling but little shade until mid-afternoon - and a tiny patch of sand & stones on the other side - shady in early morning only. The main drawback we found was parking... it is a real problem on Ortigia and I was lucky to only get one fine. There is a car park, but was often full & at 10€/day, would have been v expensive over our whole stay. There are some lovely places to explore nearby, but the thought of moving the car deterred me from making the most of these. Ortigia really needs a 'Park&Ride' type scheme... but this is Sicily and that would be unlikely and the police would not issue temporary Resident's Permits even for a two-week stay. I would love to return, but only when the children are older.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 01, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Incredible location - very comfortable villa for large group

4 of 5
Villa Stella is a truly amazing place - a few steps down to the very clean sea - a pool to relax around with plenty of shade and sun loungers. Views of Etna on a clear day plus sun rise and sunsets make this a magical location. The owner was very helpful and accommodating with local recommendations and quick to respond when we had some minor power-outs. The practical stuff might be of help to some people: kitchen is quite small but there is an outside kitchen too with gas burners and a sort of BBQ grill which is quite tough to use even for the most hardened barbq-er. If you are a chef, take your own knives! Loads of space in general - even with 8 of us (inc 4 teenagers) we were all very comfortable. There is a/c in every bedroom which isn't advertised but very welcome. The villa would have got 5 stars but for the fact that it feels a little unloved - needs painting, needs a few loo seats, grass cutting, trees maintaining. But don't let this put you off - it is a fabulous place to spend some special Sicily time.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017