Surrounded by the silky-sapphire blue of the Mediterranean Sea, miles of pristine white sands, stylish white-washed Sicily villas and lavishly arranged parks, Sicily has that friendly island feel within close proximity of your holiday apartment. And with stunning scenery in the shadow of the rumbling Mount Etna, a fascinating blend of charming architecture influenced by eight centuries of invasions and a mass of archaeological discoveries, you can immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the islands chequered past. Visit Agrigento´s Valley of the Temples, the largest collection of Greek temples on the planet, the Roman amphitheatre at Syracuse and the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo which holds thousands of mummified bodies excavated from underground tombs in the 16th century. Self-catering in Sicily is the way to best indulge in the famed Italian cuisine. Soak up the atmosphere in the lively markets and treat yourself to freshly-baked bread and the morning´s catch of fish, tender meat and ripe, fresh produce. Buy a bottle of local olive oil and enjoy typical Italian meals in your private apartment in Sicily.
When to go to Sicily
The moderate climate in Sicily makes the island a good place to visit any time of year in terms of weather, though visitors instead may want to consider other factors. For example, in August the Sicilian locals go on holiday, and whilst this means there are plenty of vacant apartments and villas to rent in Sicily, it also means there are hardly any bars, restaurants or shops open. Spring and autumn are the best months because the heat is not so intense and the streets not overcrowding with tourists and although the weather in winter has cooled off a little, there is little rain and days are still warm enough to enjoy a casual walk.
Getting to and around Sicily
Flights to Sicily arrive in Palermo from the west and Catania from the east. Alternatively, you might want to fly to Rome or Naples first and get an internal flight from there. Another option from mainland Italy is the ferry which departs from Villa San Giovanni in Calabria. Once on the island you can explore Sicily by train or bus. Alternatively hire a rental car.
Where to stay in Sicily
Imagine yourself in a stylish private villa in Sicily taking breakfast on the veranda with the morning heat caressing your face. With HouseTrip.com this image can become a reality. We have lots of holiday villas and apartments in Sicily that are available for private rental giving you your own space, fully-furnished facilities and at affordable prices. Six clicks are all it takes.