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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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                                                                                                      A truly idilic getaway in rural Sicily

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                                                                                                      Well.........where to start........... What a truly amazing destination. From the moment of booking to the moment of departure Ian and Jenny are the perfect hosts. First class proactive communications with every detail and consideration taken care of. The villa is located in a remote rural location which is perfect if you are looking to truly get away and relax in a self contained 5" location. The villa , pool and entire grounds are a sanctuary of peace and relaxation and provide the perfect setting to unwind and relax. It is truly home from home. Beautifully furnished and decorated throughout. The outside area and pool is simply acceptional. Picking fresh Figs or Lemons from the ground is just a taste of what makes up the magic of Albero Limone. Guisseppe is the most amazing onsite support and provides that perfect balance of being present when you need him but invisible for every other aspect. Whilst it is rural and remote it is perfectly located to visit many target Sicily locations such as Regusa, Sircacusa & Modica. We had the most amazing two weeks and will most definitely returning again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Comfortable, well maintained property

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                                                                                                      Very helpful hosts extending a warm welcome.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017