If miles of mesmerising coastline, dotted with silken beaches and framed by a magnificent, mountainous backdrop, sounds like a scene straight off of a postcard from holiday heaven, consider a trip to the captivating northern regions of Sicily. Here, you will find a satisfying mix of bustling resort towns and traditional villages whilst fascinating archaeological parks and ancient ruins provide plenty of fodder for history buffs to get stuck into. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled getaway with friends, a secluded romantic retreat or a family-friendly beach holiday, a villa in northern Sicily is sure to deliver…
Soak up the sun at a charming beach town
Take your pick of the beautiful beach towns on Sicily’s northern coast; each has its own unique identity and ambience. The most popular include picturesque Cefalu with its plunging limestone cliffs and photogenic half-moon bay; tropical San Vito Lo Capo with its turquoise waters, exotic palms and annual cous-cous festival; and sophisticated Mondello with its stylish boutiques and bars.
Large groups of friends or families travelling together might choose a stay at the picture-perfect Villa Canto del Mare. This villa’s spacious sun terraces, spectacular sea views and close proximity to tranquil Trappeto, a quaint fishing village with its own luxurious stretch of sand, makes the perfect base for exploring Sicily’s northwest coast. Alternatively, a large group might prefer to head to the lavishly restored country house, Casale del Ponte, where the exotic, palm-fringed beach of San Vito Lo Capo is but a short drive away.
Explore Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve
Wander to your heart’s content through the rustic beauty of Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve where countless coves and grottos form secret beaches, begging to be discovered, and an abundance of flora and fauna can be spotted as you trek over the headland.
The three-bedroom holiday home, Villa Letizia, is perched in a prime position for discovering Lo Zingaro. After a long day of trekking, you’ll be delighted to return to this retreat by the sea where a private pool and lush, Mediterranean garden await.
Marvel at ancient ruins
The northern regions of Sicily play host to exquisite ruins that are equally as impressive as any you might find in Greece. Discover the awe-inspiring Selinunte archaeological park and the majestic temple that dominates the skyline of this historic area.
A stay in the four-bedroom Villa Oleandri will place you in the perfect position to visit the ruins whilst enjoying a blissful break just 500 metres from the nearest beach. If that feels like it might be just a little too far to walk, never fear – the villa comes with its own private pool to relax beside.
At Sicily4U we offer a wide selection of villas and apartments located in the north of Sicily. Browse our collections or contact us today for further details.