With a wonderful climate, Sicily trips can be made all the year-round and each season will offer you its own distinctive charm, with eternal crossroads that will continue to seduce travellers with dazzling diversity and wonderful treasures.
If you love art or if you’re looking to soak up a little culture on your summer holiday, you cannot go wrong if you are planning a holiday to Sicily. A Sicily vacation is also amazing because of the mythical history which has resulted in some fantastic sights. Trips to Sicily will amaze you with pretty piazzas, picturesque regions, with some of the most breathtaking sights in Europe. Explore its fascinating history on a day trip to the Valley of Temples in Agrigento, browse the stylish boutiques of Taormina, or get to admire the Mediterranean sun on the sandy shores of Cefalu beach. These are just a few of the attractions and places where to go, and of course, don’t forget to taste a glass of the local wine.
When it’s the best time to visit?
The best time when you can travel to Sicily is from March to October when the days are brighter and sunny. That is why, during this period of the year one can’t miss the chance to explore the way in which nature has endowed all its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all, the sea, with its incredible colours, clear-crystal waters, in no way inferior to those of other seas. Here, the Mediterranean Sea, with its many little islands scattered around the coasts of Sicily – The Aeolians, Egadi and Pelagie Islands, Pantelleria and Ustica – offers unique and intense sceneries, scents and flavours. Its great volcanoes are symbols of the irresistible beauty and vitality of this incredibly charming region.
Now, how to get to Sicily?
There are four main airports in Sicily. Palermo and Catania are served by flag-carrier and low-cost airlines, while Trapani and Comiso – the latter opened to commercial aviation in 2013 – specialising in low-cost European flights.
Where to stay in Sicily
Accommodation options from Italian Breaks around Sicily include some of the best villas to rent, ideal for a magnificent holiday with your friends or family in this region. Discover with us a great variety of Sicily villas for rent, available throughout the year. Our villas are located close to each destination you might want to visit. Our luxury villas in Sicily will bring you comfort and a mix of distinctive and unique feelings, in order to transform your holiday into your best experience. If you are looking for villas with private pools or villas near the beach, you have a lot of choices with all the facilities included so you can spend your vacation in a relaxed atmosphere. With surprising views and with stunning comfortable interiors, our villas for couples or villas for two are ideal for a romantic break with your loved one.
No matter if you are on a business trip, or a relaxing vacation with your family, our accommodation options will be far beyond your expectations. Our family villas are located close to the main attractions with child-friendly facilities.
We also offer a unique value proposition to our guests: leave out the unnecessary and enhance the quality of the necessary. Our goal is to provide our guests with a simplified – but also impeccable – villa experience. So, don’t waste your time! Choose the best option for you and let’s collect authentic experiences in Sicily!
OTHER AREAS TO EXPLORE IN SICILY
EVENTS IN SICILY
|Catania TEATRO MASSIMO BELLINI||All seasons||Via Perrotta 12 – 95131 Catania||Tel. +39 095 7150200
Fax +39 095 321830
Ticket Office: +39 095 7150921
|Agrigento ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL||First half of February||Agrigento (Sicily)||Folk festival of song, dance, costumes, fireworks|
|Palermo TEATRO MASSIMO||All seasons||Via R. Wagner 2 – 90139 Palermo||Tel. +39 091 6053315
Fax +39 091 6053324
Information on ticket availability
+39 091 6053249 by phone
+39 091 6053325 by fax
e-mail: [email protected]
|Palermo FEAST of Santa ROSALIA||10th to 15th July||Palermo (Sicily)||Procession, bands, fireworks in honor of the patron saint of the city.|
Villas in Sicily FAQ
Is there a deposit?
Yes, all bookings must be made with a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total price.
Are additional services available?
Additional services can be made available for a fee. Whether you’re looking for a chef, babysitting, special events, or recovery of lost property, you may be charged a fixed amount starting from £30 or a % of the cost of the service.
What do you recommend doing in the area?
There’s plenty to do while visiting Sicily. From beaches and festivals to historic attractions, here are some things we recommend:
This beach features a natural swimming pool that is perfect for families, children, and couples. It’s the perfect spot for sunbathing and swimming and is located next to Eloro nature reserve.
Isola Dei Conigli
This beach is known as Rabbit Island and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily. There’s white sand, deep blue waters, and rugged natural scenery all around.
Almond Blossom Festival
Taking place in February, this festival is located in Agrigento. The almond trees are in full bloom and there are parades, dance performances, and fireworks.
This festival takes place 40 days before Easter. There are celebrations all over Sicily. It’s otherwise known as Mardi Gras, so expect elaborate floats, parades, costumes, and performances.
Theatre lovers who are visiting in May or June can’t miss the Greek Tragedies. The shows are held in the Greek Amphitheatre, which is the perfect setting for such ancient stories.
Taormina Film Fest
This festival is held during the second week of June in the Greco-Roman Amphitheatre. The theatre overlooks Mt. Etna, so you’ll have natural views while you watch some of the newest movies. There will be tributes, previews, independent films, and an award ceremony.
This is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Visitors can hike to the top with a guide or just view its beauty from below. It’s also been deemed a World UNESCO Heritage Site.
Valley of The Temples
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the greatest examples of Greek architecture in Italy. Being an archaeological site, the Valley of The Temples is a great place for history lovers.
This is another active volcano in Sicily that can be hiked by visitors. Make sure to hire a guide if you want to get close to the top.
Sagra del Vino (wine festival)
Taking place in October in Montevago, this is a must-visit festival if you’re a wine-lovers. It features some of the most premier bottles in Sicily and celebrates the autumn grape harvest. Enjoy plenty of wine and partying with the locals.
When is the Best Time to Visit Sicily?
The temperatures are high, making it a great time to explore all the nature including the beaches. It’s the high season so expect crowds.
The weather is much more comfortable with less heat but days that are still warm. This is also the high season so expect crowds.