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Sicilian holiday home vacation

Sicily is one of Italy’s most charming and popular travel destinations. The Mediterranean’s largest island is diverse, offers beautiful beaches and great little cities but also space for exciting cultural discoveries and excursions. A holiday home is the perfect way to discover the charms of Sicily. atraveo offer for Sicily comprises of more than 1,800 holiday apartments and more than 850 holiday houses. Here you can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere in a beautiful surrounding. Many of the holiday apartments and houses are situated near a beach and offer a private pool. This gives you the option of a swim in private atmosphere which hotels in popular tourist destinations cannot offer you. With atraveo you can choose between a holiday on a typical Sicilian country estate with organic farming and horse riding, a luxurious villa or a comfortable holiday apartment in one of the coastal towns such as Taormina or the capital Palermo. Just be inspired by the huge offer and look for your dream holiday home for your next vacation on Sicily.

Typical Sicily: Fuming volcanoes and the blue sea

In order to discover the diversity of Sicily you can rent a car and go on discovery tour by yourself or alternatively opt for a coach trip with tour guide. The volcano Mount Etna in the north of Sicily is with its frequent small eruptions Europe’s highest and most active volcano as well as the island’s most renowned sight. Furthermore it can even be ascended with experienced guides. An experience no holiday maker on Sicily should miss. Next to Mount Etna also Mount Stromboli carries its own fascination. The volcano is situated on the small same named island which is part of the Aeolian Islands and is permanently active. In irregular but short intervals there are smaller eruptions which offer a quite spectacular and breathtaking sight especially at dusk.

You can discover the sea not only from Sicily’s beaches relaxed during a great beach vacation but also in an active way on boat trips or diving. Off Sicily there are still some larger coral reefs and a large variety of fish that are at home in their original underwater habitat.

Discover Sicily's towns from a holiday home

On Sicily one can discover many lovely cities and small villages. Always worth a trip is the city Taormina, which can proudly look back on many famous visitors. Oscar Wilde, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant are just few of those who treasured the charm of this city with its many typical Sicilian restaurants and shopping options. The Villa del Casale, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, with its beautiful mosaics and other impressive Roman ruins are popular cultural tourist attractions. Also worth a visit is the city Palermo with its cathedral and pretty squares and parks as well as the famous catacombs of the Capuchin monastery. Further interesting cities on Sicily with many tourist attractions include Catania, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani, Agrigento and Syrakus.

Sicily's culinary specialities

Sicily’s cuisine is as diverse as the island itself. The history of Sicily’s ice cream dates back to the Roman Age. According to tradition it was invented at the foot of Mount Etna when sweet beverages that came from Arabia to the island were mixed with the ice of the volcano’s peak. The result was a sweet delicacy. Respectively the range of ice cream creations which can be enjoyed in the hot summer climate of the island is delicious and diverse.

Also Sicilian pastries are known to be delicious. Great wines are grown on Sicily, as well as figs, tangerines, mulberries, peaches, apricots, melons and many more which can be bought fresh at the regional markets.

Enjoying the Mediterranean climate

The climate on Sicily is primarily mild and sunny. During winter the temperature seldom drops below zero degrees. The most popular tourist season is due to the often very hot and dry summer the springtime, especially April and May, and the late summer between September and the beginning of November. Usually the temperatures in the heartland are lower as the regions are at a higher altitude than the coastal areas.  

By plane to Sicily

You either travel by plane or with your car to your holiday home vacation on Sicily. International airports with regular flights are available to Palermo, Catania and Trapani. Whilst on the island it is recommended to hire a car in order to reach the holiday home easily and to explore the region. Alternatively most of the larger holiday resorts – especially those close to the sea – are usually quite well connected to public transport.

Journey with the car and ferry to to the holiday apartment on Sicily

Those who want to travel with their own car can either drive down to southern Italy in two to three days or shorten the journey by combining it with booking a passage on a ship. Those who drive the whole route will have to take the ferry in the south of Calabria from San Giovanni to Messina which connects the mainland with Sicily in just 30 minutes. Alternatively you could choose a night ferry instead of the long drive through Italy which runs from the north Italian port Livorno or Genoa to Palermo and Catania.

Reviews from our customers

4.1 out of 5 (48 Customer reviews)
1 The holiday homes and apartments in in Acireale have been rated by 48 customers, scoring 4.1 out of 5 houses, on average.

Location reviews

Total rating of Acireale

3.7 out of 5 (63 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Acireale 

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer has submitted the following rating
    on 01/08/2016

    less recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 705662

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 26/06/2016

    “A bit neglected.”

    This review has been given for property no. 705662 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 30/05/2016

    “Shopping and leisure offer limited somewhat, but good starting point for excursions to Mount Etna, Catania, Taormina ......”

    This review has been given for property no. 419792 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 3.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Marco wrote
    on 09/05/2016, travel period: April 2016

    “Acireale itself is not very special.”

    This review has been given for property no. 688932 The review of the location has been automatically translated from Dutch. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 06/05/2016

    “Acireale has a very nice market with wonderful fish offer, good food, if you can advise, interesting cathedral. to do everything on foot is best. Catania, Etna, Taormina and the hinterland are on the doorstep.”

    This review has been given for property no. 141810 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language


This is how holiday rental owners described Acireale

Villa A.R. is situated in the countryside in contact with nature just a few kilometers from the volcano Etna (60 minutes), the highest volcano in Europe, and a few kilometers from the beautiful beaches of lava stone and gravel. The villa is located 6 km from Acireale and from the ...
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A18 (Catania-Messina)

The villa is located only 6 km from Acireale and the A18 (Catania-Messina), Pennisi a small village in the municipality of Acireale. How to get there:
from the highway A19 Palermo-Catania.
from the A18 Catania-Messina, exit Acireale.
Follow the directions for Pennisi.
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source: Raciti
The Sicily region

Sicily (Italian and Sicilian: Sicilia, is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; along with surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy, the Regione Autonoma Siciliana (Sicilian Autonomous Region).

Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean. It extends from the tip of the Apennine ...
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peninsula from which it is separated only by the narrow Strait of Messina, towards the North African coast.

Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, which is at 3,320 m (10,890 ft) the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world.

The island has a typical Mediterranean climate.

Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, architecture and language.

Sicily also holds importance for archeological and ancient sites such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples and Selinunte.

Catania

Acireale rises on the edge of a lava plateau on the southeast slopes of Mt. Etna, overlooking the Ionian Sea. It offers a place enchanted by the blue of the sea, by the dark colour of the lava stone and by the green of citrus groves.

The history of Acireale sinks its roots in the myth of the unlucky love of Aci and Galatea. The shepherd Aci loves the nymph Galatea, daughter of the Billow who, bewitched by the sound of his flute, emerges from the sea to listen the sweet call.

One day the Cyclops Polyphemus he too madly in love with the nymph Galatea, seeing the two lovers tenderly together, induced by his jealousy pulled out of Etna an enormous stone and flung it at the shepherd. The harmony of the flute of Aci kept silent forever, but Galatea depressed, prayed the Gods to make her love return in life.

The long weeping of Galatea was transformed in a river where the body of Aci dissolved and he, flowing forever, found peace among the arms of Galatea, who was attending him in the blue Ionian sea where the two lovers melted in an endless embrace The myth permeates the places and makes them more suggestive. The giant Polifemo is Mt. Etna overwhelmed with rage that destroys with the lava the beautiful countries personified in Aci while Galatea is the representation of the fascination of the Sea.
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source: D'Agostino
We are in Guardia, in Acireale municipality, a Baroque town famous for its Carnival, for its spa and its cakes, on the side of the volcano on a lava plateau sheer over Ionian sea. At short distance Lemons Riviera with the sea hamlets (Pozzillo. S.M. La Scala, Stazzo, S.Tecla). At ...
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approximately half an hour by car are Taormina, Etna Park, Nebrodi Park, and Alcantara River Park. Reachable for a day trip Catania and Cyclops Riviera, Siracusa, Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone. We are in an ideal location to visit East Sicily and more.
In the outskirts: historic-cultural tourism, sea sporta, boat trips along the coast, trekking and guided excursion on the Etna volcano, winter ski on the Etna, canyoning, thermal baths, eno-gastronomic tours, golf course at 40km, outdoors and indoors swimming pool in Acireale spa at 5km.
The area is celebrated for its typical wines and oils, for its sweets and cakes, ice creams, crushed ice drinks, almond paste fruits. We have agreements with restaurants in the neighbourhood and are ready to give advice for all you wishes of tourist/gastronomic type.
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source: Giuffrida
Acireale is a wonderfull town of 53,160 inhabitants in the province of Catania in Sicily. Most populous city of the province (after Catania), Acireale is famous for its Carnival and in the past for its thermal springs. Near Etna, its territory includes a number of fishing villages with its own ...
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marina.
The Carnival is an important opportunity to promote tourism and entertainment, organized according leesigenze of modern users.
Acireale preserves magnificent architectural treasures and monuments, expressions of the Baroque period who left a strong mark in this city.
The love of art and culture can be felt everywhere, the tendency to fabulous and decorative they are also talented in the local cuisine.
The "creativity" of Acireale is also expressed in pastry and cuisine. First, the lemon or almond granita. Rich and fanciful pastries: almond paste, ricotta cannoli, custard or chocolate zeppole rice. Delicious and striking the ice cream sundaes.
The cuisine is varied, but all of the outstanding dishes fish - both first and second - thanks to the geographical position who made of Acireale the town of the sea and fishing.
The village of Santa Caterina, separate from the main road and railway from the city center, spread in a panoramic position overlooking the sea. The presence of the fraction is evidenced from the seventeenth century. The church dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria in Egypt goes back to the eighteenth century.
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source: Altevolte srl
The Villa is situated in the green gardens of lemon in the Mediterranean olive trees and prickly pears.
It enjoys a splendid view of the sea and Etna, a 10-minute wolk to the beach or the village with all services.
Recommended for those looking for a place of peace. Accommodate ...
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some individual families or groups of friends being divided into 7 confortable apartments.
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source: Agrimar snc di Raciti Marilena
Stazzo is a seaside village close to Acireale.
The area is beautiful at the feett of the Timpa (a green area overlooking the sea) and Etna volcano.
The location is ideal for visiting Acireale, Catania, Taormina, Mount Etna and the east coast.
source: Ditta Urso Vincenzo

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  • Property no. 705662
    from GBP 358
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 120 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), digital TV, Internet, beach approx. 1 km, ,
    4.7 out of 5
    3 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 257867
    from GBP 512
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Approx. 110 m², 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, Internet, WLAN, beach approx. 2 km
    3.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 141810
    from GBP 324
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 70 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), TV, WLAN, washing machine, sea approx. 200 m,
    3.8 out of 5
    6 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 688932
    from GBP 507
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 110 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, digital TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, beach approx. 7 km, ,
    4.4 out of 5
    5 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 777049
    from GBP 341
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 50 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, Internet, beach approx. 700 m, ,
    There are 5 further property types with 5 accommodations for this complex
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  • Property no. 945594
    from GBP 3,659
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 11 persons

    6 bedrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, shingle beach approx. 4 km,
  • Property no. 419792
    from GBP 358
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 85 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, cable TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine,
    5.0 out of 5
    5 Customer reviews
    There are 2 further property types with 2 accommodations for this complex
  • Property no. 872074
    from GBP 298
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 persons

    Approx. 25 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), cable TV, WLAN, beach approx. 100 m,
  • Property no. 1156533
    from GBP 597
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 80 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Complete WLAN coverage, dishwasher, beach approx. 500 m
  • Property no. 363632
    from GBP 264
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 60 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, WLAN, washing machine, sea approx. 250 m
    4.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
    There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
  • Property no. 1133246
    from GBP 478
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    2 bedrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 50 m
  • Property no. 797843
    from GBP 426
    for 1 week

    Acireale, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 55 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), digital TV, Internet, WLAN, beach approx. 2 km
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