In this country house directly at the foot of Mount Etna you can find a holiday apartment for 9 people.1/25In the shadow of Mount Etna
Sicily | A real hot proposition as the most active volcano in Europe looks forward to your visit. Here you will stay in the vicinity of Mount Etna. So ideal to get to know Sicily and its fire-spitting mountain better.
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This holiday home for up to eight people is typical of the country and lies a few kilometres south of Trapani.2/25Cool off in your own pool
Sicily | It can get pretty hot under the Sicilian sun. Those who have a pool right next to the holiday home terrace, which they can call their own while on holiday, are at a clear advantage.
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This holiday home for up to four people can be found in the immediate vicinity of the sea, near Taormina on Sicily's east coast.4/25Under the Sicilian sun
Sicily | With a holiday home located close to the beach on the largest island in the Mediterranean, you can conveniently alternate between swimming in the sea and lying in the sun.
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View of the neighbouring island of Vulcano from an apartment for 2 people on Lipari.5/25Volcanic islands
Aeolian Islands | The “Isole Lipari” lie in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily. Spend a great island holiday on Stromboli, Vulcano and co. in a secluded location surrounded by unique countryside.
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7/25Best holiday resort Italy
Rome | There could not have been a more prominent winner! The Italian capital has received the best reviews from our customers, and is therefore the best holiday resort in Italy.
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You’ll find this exceptional holiday apartment for four people in the heart of Rome.8/25That certain something
Italy | In the end it comes down to the furnishings if one feels comfortable. That applies to both your home and holiday. These holiday houses have a particularly fancy interior which gives them a unique flair for your vacation.
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From the temple to the beach
Sicily | The Italian Mediterranean island Sicily does not only offer summer, sun and lovely beaches but also many cultural highlights. A compulsory point on each itinerary for a Sicily vacation are the countless testimonies of past times that a spread out across the island. Some examples include the world famous „Valley of the Temples“ in Agrigent with the structures more than 2,500 years old and are testament of Greek settlement on this island during the ancient times. Besides this also well preserved remains of antique structures can be visited in Syrakus oder Catania which are equally appealing.
Those who need to cool down after these historical adventures will find many places to do so along the more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline. In the north and east you will mainly find steep cliffs and rocks towering above the sea with a number of picturesque bays lying in-between them. The southwestern part is flatter and characterised by beautiful beach strips.
Sicily has though much more to offer than just temples and beaches. Explore some of the interesting smaller and larger towns such as Palermo, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani or Taormina. Alternatively go on a boat tour that will take you to the Aeolian Islands and Aegadian Islands or Malta that is also not that far away.
atraveo has a selection of more than 2,800 holiday apartments and houses. Some of the most popular places for a holiday home vacation include Gioiosa Marea, Sciacca, Scicli, Giardini Naxos, Trappeto and Marina di Modica.
Dancing on a volcano
Sicily is not only the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea but also has the highest and most active volcanoes in Europe – Etna that you can explore up close on your vacation to Sicily. There are a number of guided hiking tours offered that take you to summit craters, lava fields and places where eruptions occur frequently. You should not miss out on this exciting tour. The hikes usually take place between mid May until the end of October. But one must be careful: It is important to remember the Etna is still an active volcano. Inform yourself when there of the present dangers and options to explore the area in one of the many information centres.
Those who want more volcanic action will not want to miss out on guided tours to the Volcano Islands Volcano and Stromboli situated north of the coast of Sicily. Particularly the very active Stromboli offers a great spectacle as one can observe eruptions of red lava nearly every minute or hour. Both islands are part of the island group Aeolian Islands and there are regular connections from Messina and Milazzo.
If you have now become fascinated by volcanoes then you might want to pop over to the mainland and explore Mount Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples which is another famous volcano. It is by no means as active as those on Sicily though it is not extinct and there is speculation whether it could erupt again soon. The potential devastation such an eruption could cause can be seen in the famous ruins of the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum that were engulfed by lava in 79 AD. A visit to Mount Vesuvius could be incorporated within journey to and back from a holiday home vacation on Sicily. There are regular ferries that operate between Naples or Salerno and the Sicilian ports of Palermo and Catania.
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This is how holiday rental owners described Balestrate
show more You can reach Balestrate from Palermo Airport and from Trapani Airport by highway. Distance to Palermo Airport is 25 km (no aircraft noise!) and Trapani Airport 50 km. Our venue is at the highway exit - so you don’t have to search for long time. No parking problems. Highway is free of cost.
The vibrant life pulsates in the streets of Balestrate. The bars offer the most delicious dolci, gelati and espressi. In the restaurants you can enjoy Sicilian cuisine, whether frutti di mare, pasta, pizza or meat and a vino di casa. If you enjoy cooking, you have the opportunity every day to buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen or fresh vegetables and fruits from the farmers. The friendliness and pleasant nature of its people make the tourists feel native. There is no mass tourism in Balestrate. With its location directly near sea and its marina, Balestrate offers optimum conditions for motor sports and fishing, and its long kilometres of fine sandy beaches with turquoise water invite you for surfing and diving. You can hire sun loungers and parasols on the beach, but there are also many open beaches. Art lovers visit churches and town squares at their own cost. The landscape around Balestrate is characterised by olive groves, wheat and vegetable fields, citrus groves and vineyards. Balestrate is very centrally located for visiting the various attractions whether by car, bus or train.
We have prepared trip schedules for our guests, indeed, to the most beautiful places here in north-western Sicily.
Palermo / Monreale 40 km, Trapani / Erice 45 km, Segesta 20 km, Lo Zingaro 25 km, Selinunte 50 km. You can also book organised day tours in Balestrate.
We arrange for your transfer to and from the airport - we would be glad to give you more detailed information.
show more makes tourists feel native. The location directly on the seafront and the marina, Balestrate optimal conditions for motor sports and fishing, and its miles of sandy beaches with turquoise waters invite for surfing and diving. Art lovers also get their money in churches and town squares. The landscape around Balestrate is characterized by olive groves, wheat fields and vegetable, citrus orchards and vineyards. Balestrate is located to explore the many sights by car or train. Palermo / Monreale 40 km from Trapani / Erice 45 km, 20 km Segesta.
show more find some lido's, but the biggest part of Balestrate's beaches have free access.
Along the corso, the Via Madonna del Ponte, you will find several bars where you can have a real Italian breakfast with a cornetto (a croissant filled with cream, marmalade or sweet ricotta cheese) and a cappuccino. You can also try homemade ice-cream in a bun, which is typical for the south part of Italy. If you'd like to give it a try you just order a brioche con gelato, you won't be disappointed! Most of the town's shops, cafés and super markets are located along or close to the corso. In the heart of Balestrate you will find the town square and the recently renovated church.
Balestrate is also a great holiday location thanks to its favorable geographic position. Located between Palermo and Trapani, it is easily reachable from the harbors and airports of these two cities. There are many direct and cheap flights available to Trapani or Palermo. Balestrate is also an excellent starting point for visiting all cultural attractions in the area, like the medieval town of Erice, the temple and amphitheatre of Segesta, the archeological park in Selinunte, the salt pans (saline) near Marsala, the cathedral of Monreale, Palermo, Castellammare del Golfo and many more!
You will find additional information on the pages titled beach, culture, nature and cuisine under the menu item the area.
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Property no. 188868
from GBP 244for 1 week
Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)
Holiday apartment for max. 4 personsApprox. 95 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, beach approx. 200 m, sea view
Property no. 636865
from GBP 211for 1 week
Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)
Holiday apartment for max. 4 personsApprox. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, shingle beach approx. 200 m, sea viewThere are 4 further property types with 4 accommodations for this complex
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