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Make A Holiday Rental Villa in Ispica, Italy, Your Home Away From Home

The hilltop town of Ispica is situated in the southern part of Sicily, 6km from the coast in the south-west of the country of Italy. A holiday in Ispica is popular with people that want to relax and enjoy the sunshine, especially during the summer months. It can be busier at this time of year, and so booking your holiday rental villa in Ispica well in advance is to be recommended. The self catering accommodation in Ispica on offer is all of the highest standard, and has all you will need to feel at home from the moment that you arrive.

Things to Do on Holiday in Ispica, Italy

Amongst the activities to be enjoyed whilst on holiday in Ispica are swimming, water skiing, sunbathing, scuba diving and snorkelling. The surrounding hills also lend themselves to hiking and bird watching, and in addition, half or full day trips by bicycle are also popular (these can easily be hired locally). Of course, there are many more activities than this on offer, and your holiday rental villa in Ispica will have a welcome pack with more details.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Ispica, Italy

Ispica has a great deal to offer those looking for more than just sea and sand. The home of some outstanding Sicilian Baroque architecture, the monastery, cathedral and basilica are all worth spending time at. The nearby Cave Ispica is perhaps the most unique attraction, being 13km long, and having been inhabited for hundreds of years, even up until the nineteenth century. For travel farther afield, the use of a car is all but essential. A visit to Mount Etna should certainly be undertaken, as should a visit to one or more of the villages surrounding it. Some of these have unique castles and fortifications which make for some excellent photo opportunities. If you have the time, a trip out to a vineyard for a wine tasting is also worthwhile.

Weather in Ispica, Italy

Sicily boasts great year-long mild weather, and Ispica is no exception. Rainfall is pretty minimal, no matter what the season. The winters are mild and the summers hot. July and August see temperatures regularly touch 30 degrees Celsius or more during the hottest times of the day. During the winter, the temperatures are still warm when compared to the UK, with day time averages of around 12 degrees Celsius during the colder months of December and January.

Travel to Ispica, Italy

At just over 100km distance away from your holiday rental villa in Ispica, the major airport at Catania (CTA) is the logical choice of where to land. Accepting flights from most European countries on dozens of airlines, you can be sure to find a flight that suits you. Just two examples are British Airways flying out of London Gatwick (LGW) and Thompson Airlines flying out of Manchester (MAN). Car rental is advised, and can be pre-arranged before you leave.

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                                                                                                      Perfect Family Holiday

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                                                                                                      Casa Modesta is a lovely holiday home. The setting is beautiful and location perfect for either days and evenings by the sea or drives inland to everything else Sicily has to offer. We loved our stay. The pool is great. The accomodation is very well equipped, spotless and was beautifully presented.
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                                                                                                      Idyllic bolt hole away from it all .....

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                                                                                                      ..... and yet within easy reach of all the main attractions of south eastern Sicily. The property is clean and well presented with a well equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly want or expect. The accommodation is compact but suited our needs well (family of two adults and three pre-teen children) and seems larger inside than you would expect from the outside. This is supplemented by a lovely covered outdoor dining and barbecue area, which we used for lunch and dinner when we weren't out and about. The garden is a private oasis, bounded on all sides either by high stone walls or manicured hedges. It is regularly and beautifully maintained, contains the only green grass you will see in Sicily in the summer, and natural shade is provided by the olive trees that grow in it. The swimming pool is surrounded by an elegant terrace of laid stone tiles and provides a wonderful refuge from the heat. The children would have spent all day in it if we'd let them! We spent just under two very happy weeks staying at the Casa Palazzelle during a heat wave with daytime temperatures regularly at 40 degrees centigrade or above. Even the thick walls of this sturdily built former farm house couldn't quite keep all of that heat out, but opening windows morning and evening and using the fans provided helped. With Modica 15 minutes away by car and Ragusa, Scicli and Noto all within half an hour's drive, there is no shortage of picturesque places to visit and good cafes and restaurants to choose from. The Torre Palazzelle restaurant just 2 minutes walk along the road is a hidden gem and offers good value pizza (we also saw people ordering pizza to go) and more up market dishes as well. We would happily recommend this property to others. The experience was further enhanced by our dealings with the delightful couple, Francesca and Sean, who own the property as well as Ramsay, the local agent who manages it. The latter met and greeted us at the start and showed us round and also saw us off at the end of our stay, as well as being very responsive on the one occasion we had a query. (NB: you need to press the dishwasher "on" button for about a second before the thing starts!)
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017