Located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, South of the Italian Peninsula, Sicily is the largest island of the Mediterranean. Benefiting from the glorious climate in the region, this Italian island enjoys mild winters and hot summers, perfect for lounging on the beach and for memorable summer holidays, which is usually when the island is busiest. The region has 5 million inhabitants, and is one of the 5 Italian autonomous regions, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana.
Though Sicily is most popular during the summer, you can also have an unforgettable time on holidays in the region at an off-peak season. With mild autumns and winters, and glorious weather during the spring time, Sicily is the perfect escape for a break from the cold weather during the colder months. With less tourists, you can enjoy the area and explore the region without dealing with the hustle and bustle of the high-peak seasons, and avoid the long lines for the magnificent sites and most sought after locations of the island. A luxury villa rental will ensure you have a relaxing time during your visit.
Sicily encompasses all the charm the Mediterranean has to offer. Overlooked by Mount Etna, the largest active volcano is Europe, this stunning island has its own unique cultural heritage and is shrouded in history with its Greek temples, oriental gardens, castles and religious buildings of Romanesque, Baroque and Byzantine styles. Visit the Valley of Temples, one of the best preserved Greek sites and where the famous Temple of Concordia is situated, located just 3km South of Agrigento. While you visit one of the beautiful cities spend some time under a shady olive tree and try some local delicacies such as a Panelle, Croche or some Arancini, all washed down with a glass of Marsala. More than all the historical sites, delicious food and wine, rich culture , head to Sicily's beaches on your family trip during the hot summer, they are definitely worth the visit!
To help you make the most of your holiday, we have selected the most sought-after luxury villa rentals in Sicily. Fitting in perfectly with the island's scenery, these luxury properties offer both comfort and calm, be it on the foothills of Mount Etna or by the sea. Bearing all your needs in mind, our team will help you to choose the house of your dreams.
The best way to discover the rich Sicilian culture and history and explore the ancient ruins is with a villa rental. Rent a luxury villa with a private pool, located in the picturesque towns scattered across Sicily, near its capital and largest city, Palermo, near the East coast and beautiful beaches near Catania... your options are countless!
Villanovo's concierge will carefully assist you in finding the perfect villa for you Italian holidays. Whether you are looking for stunning views with breezy balconies and terraces, private heated pools to refresh you after a long day of exploring Sicily, or the service of a private chef to prepare delicious traditional meals for you and your loved ones, you will definitely find what you are looking for.
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