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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Caltagirone, Italy your home away from home

Anyone looking for a scenic place to spend their holiday should try the commune of Caltagirone on the island of Sicily. The lovely old town is in the middle of the Mediterranean island, which lies south of the Italian mainland. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Caltagirone, Italy

Caltagirone is a great base for holidaymakers looking for fun things to do throughout the year. There are many scenic paths and trails to be enjoyed in the area ideal for walking, horse riding and cycling. About an hour from the town are some delightful sandy beaches where holidaymakers can sunbathe and enjoy a swim in the sea. Watersports such as wind surfing, sailing, water skiing, diving and fishing are available off the southern coast of the island. In the winter there is great skiing to be had at Rifugio Sapienza on Mount Etna. Sicily has two 18-hole golf courses with one in the north and another on the slopes of Mount Etna in the east. Climbing, paragliding and tennis are other popular activities available in the area. Caltagirone and the surrounding area have plenty of restaurants and bars serving mainly local cuisine. Self catering holidaymakers will find a few small markets and stores from which to buy food and drink.

Places to visit on holiday to Caltagirone, Italy

Caltagirone has many fantastic places to visit and is famous for its pottery. This is highlighted with a visit to the local Museum of Pottery, where items dating back to the Magna Grecia period can be seen. Holidaymakers staying in the town will also see many fine religious buildings including the Cathedral of St. Julian and the Baroque Church of San Francesco di Paola. Sicily has numerous parks and nature reserves that are well worth a visit. An excursion to Mount Etna is highly recommended with numerous tours on the island taking visitors to the sulphuric peak. Alcantara gorge was formed as a result of a volcanic eruption here and visitors will see the layers of basalt rock by climbing down the gorge.

Weather in Caltagirone, Italy

The warmest and driest time of the year to visit Sicily is generally July and August when the average high temperature is approximately 26 to 27 degrees centigrade. June and September are also warm months but September is much more susceptible to wet weather. October and November are the wettest months with an average of 95 to 98mm of rain per month.

Travel to Caltagirone, Italy

The nearest airport is Catania-Vincenzo Bellini Airport (CTA), which is approximately one hour and 15 minutes drive from Caltagirone. Flights arrive here from the main Italian cities as well major European airports such as Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Geneva (GVA), London-Gatwick (LGW) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Taxis are available outside the airport terminal building and numerous car rental firms operate from here including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Sixt amongst others.

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Beautiful and spacious

4 of 5
We were a group of five co workers staying at this beautiful villa. We were there for a project that lasted six weeks and didn't want to be crammed into a hotel for the entire trip. So we all stayed here and had the whole place to ourselves. It was great! The villa definitely lived up to the pictures. Everything was absolutely beautiful. The layout was perfect for each of us to have our own space and not feel like we were in each other's hair. The rooms and showers were very nice and clean. It was a little chilly in the house and we were forewarned before we booked that it would be cold. (We stayed Feb. 2 through March 14). Each room is equipped with an AC/ heating unit which helped on the colder evenings. There is a fire place in the main family room and a lot of fire wood available in the wood shed outside to keep the fire going. Since we were there for business WiFi was definitely needed for our stay and the WiFi worked great! Even upstairs the signal was very strong. It never went out or slowed things down. The kitchen is great. We did a lot of cooking there. There weren't a lot of pots or pans but we made do with what was available. The caretakers of the property were fantastic. If we needed anything they would immediately respond. Very friendly and sweet ladies. Restaurants and grocery stores were a little difficult to find at first but once we got the hang of the town it was easy to navigate. Keep in mind that most of these places close from about 1-6/7. We were not aware of this and were starving when we first arrived because everything was closed until dinner time. We had very minor complaints about the villa during our stay. The furniture in the main family room was not very comfortable at all. Very old and worn down. The furniture in the office area was decent but not enough seating to gather around the only TV in the house. Getting in and out of the gate to the main road was a big pain. The stone walls connecting to the gate makes it very difficult to see traffic approaching. There are mirrors on the opposite side of the road to help assist but sometimes those didn't really make a difference. Bottom line, stay here!! You will not be disappointed. I hope to return here again one day. Hopefully during the summer so I can experience the beautiful gardens.
  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Our best family holiday ever

5 of 5
From the moment we arrived at the villa we knew we had chosen the right holiday. We loved how this beautiful villa was tucked away in such a peaceful and tranquil setting. As the villa is so clean, tidy and well equipped we didn't have to worry about anything. We spent most of the holiday having the best fun outside in the pool and chilling around the fabulous pool area, we even managed to tear our eldest daughter away from the wifi to join in the fun and the Sicilian weather did not disappoint. The kids loved it when we had a pizza night and they could make their own pizzas and cook them in the pizza oven outside (obviously dad won that competition). It was really hard to tear ourselves away from the stunning villa but we did make a few trips in to Chiramonte and the marina in Ragusa. We were so sad to leave the villa at the end of our holiday. It was definitely the best family holiday we have ever had and we will be most certainly be coming back. We firstly would like to say thank you to Giuseppe who was so helpful and tended to the beautiful gardens and of course Ian and Jenny, for the help you gave us even before the holiday began, then when we arrived checking in on us and making sure everything was just perfect for us and finally for letting us stay at your beautiful, stunning and well loved and looked after home. Love Emma, Paul, Holly and Frances Markham
  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016