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Villas in Sicily

Irresistible villas in Sicily

NOVASOL holiday homes in Sicily provide access to the best nature, activities and cultural experiences that this gemlike island has to offer. Sicily is the southernmost of all of Italy's many islands and it is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with plenty of opportunities for Italian self-catering holidays. It is separated from the neighbouring region of Calabria by the Strait of Messina and the coast is about 1,200 km long, including the Aeolian Islands, the Aegadian Islands, the Pelagian Islands, Ustica Island and Pantelleria. Enjoy Sicily’s flourishing nature and fabulous beaches with blue sea, all easily accessible while renting one of our holiday homes.

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Things to do in Sicily

Whilst villa holidays in Italy entice with promises of hours spent lounging on stunning beaches, the coast of Sicily also attracts many water sports enthusiasts, who flock here for the excellent windsurfing, swimming and scuba diving amongst other thrilling activities. The island's active volcano, Etna, stands at 3,340 metres, and is the largest winter sports centre in southern Europe. Just below the skiing grounds there are forests and lakes with their tropical flora and orange plantations, providing ample activities in Sicily all-year-round. Few other tourist regions can offer such diversity and colour as Sicily, and NOVASOL have some of the finest holiday lettings in Italy here, for families, couples and groups of all sizes.

Compelling history on the island

Sicily presents itself as the island of nature, culture and art, and traces of the island’s turbulent past can be found in abundance. Renting Sicily villas is a great way to immerse yourself in the rich local culture and narrative of the island's past. The famous city of Syracuse on the east coast, formerly a Greek colony, invites you to visit its amazing archaeological treasures on your family holidays. Meanwhile, those wanting to travel back in time can also visit the ancient Greek temples in Selinunte and Syracuse, Agrigent and Imera, the Greek-Roman theatre in Taormina, or the many Norman churches in Palermo. You can even rent Italian villas on the mainland and drive down from Calabria to explore the unique historical monuments here.

Italian villas in Menfi

Menfi has numerous ancient remains that can be marvelled at on Italian villa holidays. Amongst these revered attractions are the remains of a medieval castle built by Frederick II of Hohenstafen, a mother church built in the 18th century and the Church of St Joseph, which is also beautifully built. Remains of an Iron Age prehistoric settlement were also discovered outside the town during the 1980s. NOVASOL has Sicily villas located close to these well-preserved sites and artefacts, so no matter which Italian villa you choose, you can rest assured that you will always be close to the major attractions.

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Italian villas in Syracuse

The city of Syracuse is located on the eastern cost of Sicily and was once one of the most important ancient Greek colonies, making it a hotspot for history enthusiasts. Some of the intriguing archaeological remnants of those times have stayed untouched until today, which are always a recommendation whilst renting villas in Sicily. The 'Ear of Dionysus' is a cave over 60 m long and is well worth a visit. Due to its outstanding acoustics, it was once used by tyrants to eavesdrop on their captured enemies. NOVASOL has several Italian villas nearby Syracuse, so you won’t have a problem visiting these sites.

What to eat on Italian villas holidays in Sicily

An unmistakably proud part of Sicilian culture is the delicious cuisine that can be found from farm to fork and market to trattoria on self-catering holidays. Food lovers should go on a culinary trip across the island and discover the full range of unctuous pasta dishes, flavourful barbecued meats and unique Sicilian specialties on offer. In Palermo, one has to taste Cannoli (tube-shaped pasta shells filled with ricotta cheese and spinach), Cassata (pound cake with ricotta cheese and candied fruit) and Granita (crushed ice with coffee, almond syrup or fruit). For wine lovers, the region surrounding Menfi is famous for its viticulture. An advantage of self-catering villas in Italy is also being able to adapt these recipes in your very own kitchen!

Family holidays in Sicily

Rent holiday lettings in Sicily with your family and find plenty of exciting activities that everyone can enjoy. Take a trip to the iconic landmark of Mount Etna and visit the adventure park there or take a cable car ride up the volcano, or explore picturesque Taormina. Keep it relaxed and visit the range of family-friendly beaches in Sicily accessible from our holiday rentals, or get young minds racing with historical re-enactments in castles, catacombs and ancient Greek theatres. Sicily has enough adventures and activities to rival popular holiday regions such as Tuscany and Umbria, but you can always just relax by the pool of Italian villas and make use of your own space to swim, dine, and enjoy each other's company.

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Service – why NOVASOL?

Rent one of our many self-catering villas, cottages or apartments in Italy and enjoy everything this country has to offer. NOVASOL has a full range of gorgeous Sicily villas and self-catering apartments, right by the sea. Mild climate, luxurious sun and generous hospitality of local people make Sicily an ultimate paradise to visit on both winter and summer holidays. Luckily for you, NOVASOL offer holiday homes in Europe for every season and booking is right at your fingertips with our online website and dedicated call centre.