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.
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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.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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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This is how holiday rental owners described Marsala
We are in the heart of Western Sicily, ...
show more in a few kilometers you can reach Marsala (5 '), Trapani (25'), Erice (40 '), Mazara del Vallo (35'), Salemi (40 '), Segesta ( 40 '), Custonaci (50'), Selinunte (1 hour) Scopello (1h), Cave of Cusa (1h) and the historic boat to Mothia.
The white sandy beaches of Marsala (blue flag for many years).
Also the wonderful beach of San Vito lo Capo (45 ') with the Natural Preserve Lo Zingaro.
In addition from the nearby port of Marsala in a few minutes you can reach the Egadi Islands, with Favignana (25 '), Levanzo (35') and the wild Marettimo (45 ').
A day in Sciacca and Agrigento with its magnificent Valley of Temples (100 ').
Marsala is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday in contact with the sea but also the unique menu with many specialties (especially fish) ... all accompanied with excellent wine Marsala now famous worldwide for its quality.
Best known for its sweet dessert wines, the historic centre of Marsala is an elegant town full of stately baroque buildings, wineries, and bookshops within a perfect square of walls.
The beaches along this stretch of coast are amongst the most ...
show more beautiful in Sicily with clear crystal waters.
Most of the gently undulating countryside of the area is given over to vineyards.
You can even have a walk in the past, through some of Europe's oldest salt marshes - still home to some of the windmills once used to drain water – and people working (in the summer) with the same moves over the centuries.
Salt ponds are the natural stage for breathtaking sunsets.
Its charme comes from the past and you can breathe this unique atmosphere shaped by the presence of many folks that ruled this country for centuries, such as the Phoenician, Roman, Norman and the Bourbon.
Lastly, Marsala experienced the presence of British community, spreading worldwide its rich wine and enriching the countryside with magnificent villas end bagli (typical arabic-like farmhouses).
Day trips from Marsala include the phoenician island of Mothia, the medieval town of Erice, the greek magnificent temple and theatre of Segesta ( with its fascinating summer festival), the ivory Selinunte ancient greek site , Mazara del Vallo (a vibrant fishing port with its casbah). Further south-east along the coast is the Valley of Temples in Agrigento; but at just 1 hour trip you can Visit Palermo.
It makes a practical base for a holiday, as it has good connections - motorways , public transport - to the other principal sights in this part of Sicily, and ferry services to the Egadi Islands.
Marsala is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in Western Sicily, where the art, the culture and the past people testimonies are married with extraordinary beauty landscape.
The city has a wisely restructured historical center, rich of history, monuments and ancient traditions and a territory with ...
show more enchanting and suggestive landscapes… among gilded beaches, verdant islets, Salt pans and Wind Mills.
Situated along the coast, just in front Egadi Islands, it is near Trapani airport, with many Italian and European low-cost Ryanair flights.
Moreover the he city is an ideal departure point to discover the Western Sicily and the beauties and whole province.
Trapani, Mazara, the Erice medieval town, the Segesta Temples and the Selinunte archaeological ruins, the Zingaro Natural Reserve, Favignana and the splendid Egadi Islands are all attainable places in less than an hour by car or hydroplane!