This holiday home for up to eight people is typical of the country and lies a few kilometres south of Trapani.1/21Cool 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.
Per week from GBP 418show 440 offers
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.3/21Under 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.
Per week from GBP 273show 915 offers
View of the neighbouring island of Vulcano from an apartment for 2 people on Lipari.4/21Volcanic 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.
Per week from GBP 282show 110 offers
5/21Best 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.
Per week from GBP 329show 477 offers
You’ll find this exceptional holiday apartment for four people in the heart of Rome.6/21That 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.
Per week from GBP 381show 87 offers
Holiday apartment for max. 16 persons on the Italian Adriatic Coast7/21Italian country estate
Italy | The best way to enjoy "la dolce vita" is on a tenderly restored country estate which in past times was used for agriculture.
Per week from GBP 307show 728 offers
Apartment situated in an old palazzo near St Peter’s Basilica.8/21Trip to the Eternal City
Rome | After you have visited the antique sights and exciting museums you can return to your retreat and remain completely independent.
Per week from GBP 359show 201 offers
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.
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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 256for 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
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from GBP 461for 1 week
Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)
Holiday apartment for max. 4 personsApprox. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 4 km
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from GBP 286for 1 week
Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)
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from GBP 367for 1 week
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Holiday apartment for max. 7 personsApprox. 100 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 20 m, sea view