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Sicily villas with pools top 4. From our carefully selected collection of villas in Sicily with private pool we have picked out the five which are liked best by our clients to help you make the right choice for your holiday in Sicily, Italy.New introduced to our Sicily villa collection in 2013 the villa Cialoma DAM502 proved to be very popular with our clients. Superbly located within walking distance of the beach as well as local shops and restaurants there are also sea views from the house which is set on a hillside near Castellammare on the north...

Friday, August 16, 2013



Holiday events in Sicily 2013. Our guide to the main events in Sicily this summer. Near to Palermo on the north coast the Termini Imerese Carnival is held each year in February.In March the annual Medmoda fashion show is held in the Teatro Margherita in Caltanissetta.Sicily is well known for Artichokes which are often found in the local dishes. The Artichoke Festival held in April each year is a big Sicilian event.Mondello bay is the setting for a range of water sports event including sailing, kite surfing and wind surfing during the World Festival...

Monday, July 29, 2013



Palio dei Normanni in Sicily in August is a three day event which commemorates the ousting of the Arabs from Sicilian territory by the invading Normans. It seems hard to believe that the Normans were busily invading Sicily around the same time as the Norman conquest of England in 1066. This time it was at the expense of the occupiers of the time from Arabia.Sicily has long been at the centre of wars due to its strategic importance as a Mediterranean island which almost acts as a bridge between mainland Europe and the north African coast. The frequent...

Sunday, July 15, 2012



Sicily sports and outdoor leisure, this is our guide to help you tune in to what’s on offer for families and couples alike, on holiday in Sicily.Golf in Sicily is hugely enjoyable and the island has six very good golf courses each with 18 holes. Of course the climate helps and Mount Etna is not a bad backdrop. Wind surfing in Sicily is readily available with most of the Lido clubs along the thousand kilometers of coastline ready to rent you a board. The wind conditions can be good too which is one of the reasons it’s included in the World...

Thursday, April 12, 2012



Sicily holiday events 2012, your guide to what’s on in Sicily. Here is our social calendar to help you get the most out of your villa holiday in Sicily, Italy 2012.The annual Termini Imerese Carnival lays claim to being the oldest carnival in Sicily. It takes place in 2012 between February 12th and 21st in Termini Imerese, not far from Palermo.Medmoda is an annual fashion show held in Caltanissetta in March at the Teatro Margherita.In April it’s the annual Artichoke Festival in Cerda. The Artichoke plays a big part in Sicilian...

Saturday, January 21, 2012



Palermo in Sicily, Italy hosts the World festival on the beach next week. The twenty sixth World festival on the beach event starts on the 16th May and runs through to the 22nd May 2011.There is a fantastic combination of water sports contests as well as land based sports complemented by air displays and live music, their moto is “More Music More Sport .. .. More for Clean Energy a Better World”. What more could you ask for? The World festival on the beach attracts contestants from far and wide to the beautiful north coast of...

Monday, May 09, 2011



Artichoke festival in Cerda, Sicily takes place on April 25th and 26th in celebration of the most important vegetable in Cerda.The Artichoke is a staple in Sicilian food and the Sagra del Carciofo combines live bands, parades and of course Artichoke based food tasting, it is a major event.The first trace of artichokes in Sicily were recorded back in 287 BC and they became a big favourite with the Romans as well. Artichokes from Sicily are rich in many good and healthy things such as magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and iron. There are a number of...

Sunday, March 06, 2011



Sicily holiday attractions 2012, our guide to what to see and where to visit on the fascinating Italian Mediterranean island of Sicily.Monreale Cathedral located near Palermo is of roman origin, it is renowned worldwide for its mosaics.Valley of the Temples in Argegento is a fabulous archeological site with eight temples. It is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site.Mount Etna is the most well known attraction on the island for most people. Etna is Europe’s highest volcano.Norman Palace in Palermo has its origins in the ninth century and now...

Wednesday, February 02, 2011



Termini Imerese Carnival, Sicily, Italy is on between 1st and 8th March 2011 in the streets of Termini Imerse, close to Palermo.The Termini Imerese Carnival lays claim to being the oldest of the carnivals on the Mediterranean island of Sicily and the competition is intense amongst the local carnival factions.The floats in the parade are themed on politics of an international nature, local politics, national issues with Berlusconi at the forefront and there are important judges deciding which float reigns including designer Sergio Staino and Gianfranco...

Tuesday, January 04, 2011



Sicily villa holiday events 2011, your guide to what’s on in Sicily. Here is our social calendar to help you get the most out of your villa holiday in Sicily 2011.The annual Termini Imerese Carnival lays claim to being the oldest carnival in Sicily. It takes place in 2011 between March 1st and 8th in Termini Imerese, not far from Palermo.Medmoda is an annual fashion show held in Caltanissetta in March at the Teatro Margherita.In April it’s the annual Artichoke Festival in Cerda. The Artichoke plays a big part in Sicilian cuisine.In May...

Monday, December 06, 2010



Teatro Antico in Taormina, London Royal Ballet, our proposed entertainment for Sicily villa holiday visitors, opens on July 22. The Taormina Art season continues with Puccini’s Turandot on August 6 and 8 followed by Off’s Carmina Burana and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms on August 22. The Teatro Antico is located in Taormina, near Messina on the north east point of Sicily, Italy and is one of the world’s outstanding venues for outdoor performances. For a night to remember whilst on holiday in a villa in Sicily it’s well...

Friday, July 16, 2010



Etna erupted in spectacular fashion on the 5th January 2012 and again with another paroxysmal eruption on the 18th March 2012 after the previous years showing in May 2011.Etna last erupted in September 2004 beginning at a height of around 2300 metres above sea level, lasting for several months, producing lava at temperatures of up to 1100 degrees Celcius. Previous recent eruptions occurred in 2002, 2001, 1999 and 1986 confirming Etna’s active status which is one of the best documented in the world.The summit of Mount Etna stands at 3350 metres, or...

Friday, August 14, 2009



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