The Mediterranean is a fabulous place to book villas. Sicily is one of the first destinations you should start your search in – with something for everyone.
If you’re looking to rent holiday villas, Sicily is one of the first places you should start your search for a Mediterranean getaway. But what exactly is it about the island province that makes it so attractive in the first place?
Here’s a list of the foremost reasons why Sicily is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world.
Warm Tropical Weather
The fantastic weather is one of the main reasons people continue to flock to the hotspots in the Mediterranean. Sicily is blessed with plenty of sun and surf, making it the perfect escape for those looking for a tropical getaway with friends or family. The heat here, however, is not as oppressively humid or as desolately dry as in other tropical regions – especially when you take into account the cool breezes that grace the many seaside, hilltop and rural villas.
Accessible Seaside Locations
Looking for seaside villas? Sicily has lots of them, often just a few minutes away from the beaches by foot. The salty sea breeze also helps freshen the air up, which is always a plus when you head out to your own private patio for breakfast or a cup of tea.
Hilltops with Commanding Vistas
Many villas are located on top of hills and offer an amazing view of the surrounding area, often with the sea on one side and majestic mountain views on the other. Many of these hilltop villas also come with their own private pools, which is a plus to enable you to cool down after a day exploring in the warm weather.
Hidden Groves and Hedges
If you are looking for a more rustic and serene retreat, you’ll be pleased to find quite a few ‘hidden’ villas. Sicily is a land rich in orchards and vineyards, so it should come as no surprise that there are places to stay established in and around these lush plantations. Some even offer wine-tasting and fruit-picking events if you time your visit to coincide with harvest season.
Easy Access to Town Centres
Many Sicilian villas are strategically placed not just for privacy but for convenience as well. They are most often within easy access of roads that lead to major cities like Palermo, Catania and Taormina. This makes it easy to visit local hotspots in under an hour or two via shuttle or privately rented vehicle.
Friendly and Accommodating Hosts
The last but definitely not least aspect is the hosts who will welcome you. The island is renowned for its warm and welcoming locals, and they’ll make you feel right at home – with some even offering home-cooked meals spiced with lively conversation. What better way could there be to enjoy hearty, traditional cuisines than with those who live and breathe the authentic ‘Sicilian way’ every day of their lives?
These points above are well worth remembering the next time you’re looking to rent any of the delightful Mediterranean villas Sicily has to offer.
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