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
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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
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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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You’ll find this exceptional holiday apartment for four people in the heart of Rome.6/21That certain something
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Holiday apartment for max. 16 persons on the Italian Adriatic Coast7/21Italian country estate
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Apartment situated in an old palazzo near St Peter’s Basilica.8/21Trip to the Eternal City
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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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Within few minutes drive you will find restaurants, pubs, banks, supermarkets, post office, hairdressers, cinemas, museum, churches and other visitor attractions. Within ten-minutes drive you will reach the finest beaches (rocks or sand, as you like).
There is an abundance of good, reasonably priced eating establishments in the area. These include pizzerias and restaurants. Anything from the plain and reasonably priced, to the more sophisticated palate are catered for. Public thermal swimming pool, 10 minutes far.
From Sciacca you can easily reach the most important sightseeing of Sicily in approximately 1 hour drive:
Palermo - 90 km; Selinunte - 30 km; Segesta - 75 km; Eraclea Minoa - 25 km; Agrigento/Greek temples valley - 55 km; Monreale and Erice - 75 km; Piazza Armerina with its antique Roman villa and mosaics - 140 km.
The two ancient toponyms already summarized the characteristic that the Sciacca today is known worldwide as the "city of spas". Celebrated by Plutarch, Diodorus, Cicero, Pliny, Strabo and the Arabic Edrisi, its appearance comes very clear to the mild climate, ...
show more its monuments, the great abundance of water and sodium bromide vapor stoves on Mount Kronio, unique the world, linked to the myth of Daedalus. Toccata in early Christianity from monaco Calogero, it still retains memory in the homonymous church just above the stoves. The same Arab, after landing in Sicily, are fascinated, Sciacca became the visual translation of the "Valley of the Baths." Under their rule the city then, is the capital of "Iqlim" winners, as in the Roman Empire had been the island's postal services. Its port trade with Tripoli and Tunisia, while the social stands for families and palaces. Sciacca found that the Mediterranean dimension now further confirmed by the discovery in the sea of precious bronze statue depicting the Phoenician deity Melkart. The Arabs came from North Africa, following the same routes of their ancient progenitors in the coast had certainly established their store.
For her, the importance of well-springs spa, Thomas Fazello "Father of History of Sicily" will tell you right in the '500 proud to be born. And this is surprising even to the simple reflection that the city has adjusted well in the Mediterranean, with "water, which by dint of light appear black."
County of Altavilla, with the sweet Juliet, Sciacca has been one of the leading centers of Norman power.
At the stroke of the "War of the Vespers," in 1282, the people immediately associate fellow of the momentum: result, the heroic defense of the leadership of Frederick Incisa that in August 1303, firmly rejects the unclimbed walls Charles of Valois. The famous "Peace of Caltabellotta" is just a corollary of the event.
The city not only known military ventures, but lives in a very civil, as documented in the "Red Book" of the Municipal Library. Here, the "customs" medieval, has recorded the famous book "De Balneis" which minutely regulates the use of thermal waters.
Everything pretty much runs the '300 between two great figures: the Engraved and William Peralta. The first, forms the basis for the expansion of the walls from Porta Toilets east to the west of the Saviour, from Sea Gate to the south of St. Calogero north. Only the 500, with the intervention of the Viceroy De Vega, sees a further expansion, which is practically remained until the Second World War. The Peralta, on his own, becoming one of the four Vicars of Sicily and, after beating his own money, built the Church of St. Maria dell'Itria and New Castle, both in the upper part.
Sciacca is a rich community. Since its start charger facing the sea food and merchandise of all kinds from the hinterland, the loader makes daily chief colonies of the Pisans and Genoese.
Event intended to remain in the history of Sicily is the case of Sciacca. Specious argument between the great families of Sicilian and Spanish Perollo De Luna, is to be started in the year 1400 for the interrupted wedding between the rich and beautiful Margaret and John Peralta Perollo. The case drew instead its orgy of blood and vengeance, which ended in 1529 with the brutal end of John Perollo junior from a disputed possession.
All the '600 Sciacchitano is virtually embedded in Spanish politics.
Stand out, however, the patronage of Giovan Battista Perollo and talent of the architect-painter Michele Blasco, founder of the first Jesuit college (now Town Hall), the second author of the reconstruction of the Mother Church, with frescoes and paintings .
It is for the next century, the fine gesture of good people in defense of the Austrian troops of General Sekendorff. It is also the time of the visual arts. While the previous centuries had experienced the Great Fazello Inveges and historiography, Noceto and Bocconi in the natural sciences, the same Amodei in music, and Tresca Testone 700 includes, in addition to the remarkable Mariano Rossi. They honor the tradition of Renaissance painting headed by Riccardo Quartararo, master Antonello da Messina.
The domination of Savoy passes with no history, no history as it is stated that Bourbon.
Noteworthy are the Risorgimento, who see the best action led local youth from the first Dominican friar Saverio Friscia, then homonymous cousin. These, known ten years of exile in Paris, returned to Sicily in the 60's, grab the stature of the revolutionary leader and became even porgitore Sicilian independence of the proposal at Garibaldi, who had never forgotten the first project of landing in Sicily because of Sciacca. Friscia, now of the International Bakunin, becomes deputy to the National Parliament, where he promoted the cause of the harbor and the exploitation of thermal waters. Joseph Licata and so will, in our century, Augustine D'Onofrio. With the latter opens the current phase of the hot springs of Sciacca undertaken with new to the world.
Of course, this is much bigger than three thousand years ago. But the constant has remained intact: the City of Waters yesterday, the City of Spas today.Annulla modifiche
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In the territory of Sciacca you can also experience the unique attraction of Mount Kronio (388 mt) sauna ...
show more and turkish bath in prehistoric caves. Those caves, inhabited or used for worship, until the age of copper, were abandoned around 2000 BC when, perhaps following an earthquake, the fumes began to leak, making it impossible to inhabit them. According to a legend, Daedalus escaped from Crete, stopped near the vapor caves, having discovered their curative properties and adorned the caves themselves with seats carved in stone. The attendance of the caves of Mount Kronio for therapeutic purposes dates back to the Greeks, the exploitation of water to the Romans, the original creators of spa (Salus per Acquam) culture. The phenomenon, fed by secondary underground volcanic activity, occurs on the surface with a rich hydro-thermal basin.
The city of Sciacca has about 25 km of coastline alternating sandy beaches and steep or jagged cliffs, and offers to its visitors the opportunity to discover and choose between wild environments and well serviced beaches. Cristal clear waters and varieties of flora and fauna make it a perfect place for bathers and lovers of underwater photography.
A very interesting attraction of the area is the Graham Island (better knonw as â€œIsola Ferdinandeaâ€), a â€œnon-existentâ€ island located just a few miles away from Sciacca. The island emerged in 1831 out of the water, but in 5 months the new land, formed by spontaneous eruption, gradually sank beneath the sea down to six meters of depth. Today the sea near the island is a true natural paradise and it is possible to do scuba diving and snorkeling with organized tours departing from Sciacca. (see here or here)
Sciacca has one of the most beautiful squares of all Sicily: Piazza Angelo Scandaliato, a panoramic and elegant terrace in the city center facing the african sea. The city is also interesting for its historical remains: more than forty churches, over twenty historical buildings and three original city medieval gates.
A unique attraction of the city is also the Filippo Bentivegna's â€œGarden of Enchantementsâ€ the Sicily's famous outsider sculpture garden (see here or here).
Many festivals and celebrations takes place in the city during the whole year. The most important are, without any doubt, the Carnival (about 45 days before Easter), the procession of the Madonna del Soccorso (February 2nd and August 15th) and the Festival of the Sea (June 29th).
Distance to major landmarks: Palermo (~ 90 km), Greek Temple of Segesta (~ 85 km), Temples of Selinunte (~ 30 km), Eraclea Minoa (~ 30 km), Valley of the Temples in Agrigento (~ 60 Km), Trapani (~ 90 Km), Erice (~ 95 km) nature reserve of Zingaro (~ 85 km), beaches of San Vito Lo Capo (~ 90 km), Piazza Armerina with the fabulous Roman mosaics the "Villa del Casale" (200km), Mount Etna (300 km).
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