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A holiday rental home in Gioiosa Marea is a wonderful choice for a Mediterranean breakaway.

Gioiosa Marea is located in the Sicilian region of Messina. The beautiful weather, nearby beaches and local attractions make this a nice choice for a breakaway that is close to many activities yet a bit off of the beaten path. A holiday rental home in Gioiosa Marea will provide you with all of the comforts of home. You will be in a quiet, country setting yet be within a short drive of beaches and all manner of activities.

Things to do on holiday to Gioiosa Marea

With a beach just 3 km from Gioiosa Marea, there are many ways to spend the hot Mediterranean days whilst on holiday to Gioiosa Marea. Swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing and SCUBA diving are just some of the possibilities. Guided group tours are available and are a good way to see the sites if you are not comfortable venturing out on your own. There are also wonderful hiking opportunities in and around Gioiosa Marea. The lush green landscape provides a beautiful backdrop for your hiking and cycling adventures. There are nearby vineyards where you can partake in wine tastings whilst also learning about the process of winemaking, both now and in years past.

Of course, no visit to Sicily would be complete without heavy sampling of the local cuisine. Dine on the freshest possible seafood, fabulous pasta dishes and then top it off with some cool gelato. Some travellers opt for daytrips to nearby islands to explore even more of this gorgeous Mediterranean region.

Places to visit on holiday to Gioiosa Marea

Since 1933, the Bell Tower and Astronomy Clock has put on a noontime show. Carved characters perform and the clock treats the crowd with Ave Maria. The Cathedral of Messina is an example of Norman architecture. Originally constructed in 1197, it was rebuilt in 1908 after being destroyed.

Weather in Gioiosa Marea

The Mediterranean climate of Gioiosa Marea produces summers that are hot, but not humid. The lack of humidity makes the heat much more pleasant. Winters in Gioiosa Marea are quite mild as compared to some other areas. The average summer temperatures are between 24 and 25 degrees. The average temperature in the winter is between 11 and 13 degrees. The mild winters mean that a visit to Gioiosa Marea is a pleasant experience no matter the time of year.

Travel to Gioiosa Marea

Those travelling to Gioiosa Marea may fly into Catania Airport (CTA), Palermo Airport (PMO) or Trapani Airport (TPS). All are a bit of a drive to Gioiosa Marea. Catania is the closest at 181 km and Trapani is 271 km from Gioiosa Marea. There is a ferry and railway station in Patti, just 6 km from Gioiosa Marea. It is recommended that you rent a car for use during your stay.

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                                                                                                      Stay at Villa just right for whole extended family

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                                                                                                      We booked this villa as it was the right size for extended family (us, our 2 married daughters and partners and 3 young grandchildren), it had a large garden and next to the beach with no busy road (only a track). We were able to view it on Google. We were not disappointed - it had all the right facilities and the beach location was just right for the three grandchildren (4, 5 and 7). There is no wifi but we knew this and have a Vodafone wifi 3G (Myfi) device and for 15€ for 7GB (Italian SIM) could connect all the adults to their seemingly essential devices for our stay! The house even has its own pet tortoise. The house was clean / tidy and met the description. We were met by the owners at the motorway junction to guide us to the house. 10-15 mins walk are 2 - 3 restaurants (not expensive) and an ice-cream shop. There is a reasonable size supermarket (but no fresh fish) and a very good bakers shop. Recommended if you have a large family group (3 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms). You will need to bring all supplies (bottle of water, loo rolls and salt provided). Cooking facilities OK. Small washing machine very useful. Only think lacking is a dishwasher. Also flexible with dates - wanted Saturday - Monday (10 days) and we were accommodated. A train line runs nearby but this is not noisy and 2 grandsons rushed out to look at Italian trains, and went on them, from the local station which is within walking distance (tickets from shop not station). Have a good stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2014

                                                                                                      Everything as promised and more

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                                                                                                      Really nice apartment, beautiful view, big terrace only for you. Layout and facilities were as described. Owners are very nice people and will happily assist you if needed. I would recommend this apartment for everyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2012