Sicily is the perfect holiday destination for those that adore getting up close and personal with Mother Nature and exploring adventure activities in the Great Outdoors. The stunning landscapes of the island reveal a wonderland of natural beauty, from the clear, cobalt-blue waters of the surrounding seas, to Europe’s most active volcano, the mighty Mount Etna, smouldering against the skyline. Activity holidays in Sicily offer a range of adventurous options including water-sports, both above and below the surface; hiking and trekking opportunities through breath-taking nature reserves; sunset climbs to the craters of active volcanoes; and romantic horse-back riding along golden ribbons of coastline. Mountain bike enthusiasts won’t be disappointed with the assortment of trails that benefit from the warm Sicilian weather; and when the cold snap comes, skiing can be enjoyed at one of the island’s two ski resorts – Piano Battaglia and Mount Etna. Choosing a holiday villa in Sicily will offer you access to a world of outdoor pursuits set on an island filled with history, culture and delicious cuisine. What more could you want from a holiday?
We have an extensive collection of suitable apartments and villas in Sicily, based conveniently close to areas where you can indulge in a host of outdoors pursuits. Here at Sicily4U, we possess an in-depth knowledge of the island and carefully hand-pick all the accommodation we offer, based on their unique features, amenities and location. Whether you are looking for an isolated mountain retreat where you can fill your lungs with crisp, fresh air and challenge yourself to climbing the slopes, or a charming seaside abode with the sound of the ocean echoing in your ears and direct access to the underwater kingdom that surrounds Sicily, we are confident we can find you the holiday home of your dreams.
Choose to stay close to one of Sicily’s beautiful nature reserves where hiking trails, suitable for all levels of ability, provide scenic walks, surrounded by picturesque flora and fauna. The Nebrodi National Park, Madonie Regional Natural Park, and the Zingaro Nature Reserve are three of the top spots in Sicily for this sort of activity. Visit in spring when the flowers begin to bloom or during autumn to make the most of the fantastic colours and witness the harvest. It is also possible to catch a hydrofoil from Cefalu to the Aeolian Islands where boat trips, diving and hidden caves await.
Mount Etna’s volcanic activity has earned the volcano an intimidating reputation. However, many visitors each year come to gaze at the awesome spectacle and its expulsions of sparks, lava and plumes of steam and smoke. The ultimate in Sicily adventure holidays, Etna can be scaled with a qualified guide. However, you can also choose to skip out the hardest part with a trip by cable car or bus before finishing the trek to the crater on foot. Remember to bring warm clothes and waterproofs as the weather can be temperamental – snacks and water are recommended too. For access to Etna, the luxurious Villa Timeo is a holiday home that’s hard to beat. Perched on the southeast slope within close proximity to the volcano and surrounding parkland, you can spend your days exploring the best of Sicily’s natural wonders before returning to your large, private pool and sunny terrace.
Sicily offers some of the best stretches of coastline in the Mediterranean with natural swimming platforms formed by rocks as well as a selection of pebble and soft, sandy beaches. A visit to the Zingaro Nature Reserve, located in the northwest of the island, offers pristine beaches, secret grottoes and rugged cliffs boasting around 650 species of colourful trees and plants. For a snug escape, ideal for a family or group of four, consider one of our villas in Scoperllo, situated right on the edge of this stunning, protected park. You will also find a dive shop located in Scopello, ideal for your aquatic adventures.
Torre Canalotto is a large, aristocratic villa, built around an ancient watchtower, near the town of Castelvetrano and Selinunte, Europe’s most extensive archaeological site. Various beautiful beaches line the unspoilt coast nearby, with the Oasis in Torre Salsa and Punta Granitola being protected Environmental groups such as WWF. Read more
This typical white-stone farmhouse has only recently been renovated and divided into 5 pleasant, tastefully furnished and well equipped apartments. The whole villa can be rented including all 5 apartments with private swimming pool. Read more
Villa Canto del Mare is a particularly charming villa built directly by the sea, with a magnificent garden and fantastic sea view terraces, on the stretch of coast right between the towns of Balestrate and Terrasini, close to the village of Trappeto. Read more
Villa Cinguettia is a wonderful holiday villa with private swimming pool on the slopes of Mount Etna, between the two quaint villages of Zafferana Etnea and Trecastagni. The villa is set in a quiet, sunny and panoramic position and enjoys lovely views all around, from mountain views at the back (Mount Ilice) to sea views from the front terrace. Read more
Stunning pool villa near Cefalu, Villa Pollina offers unrivalled views stretching from Cefalu to the Cape of Rais Gerbi. Only a short drive to the historical town of Cefalu, the villa is completely independent, assuring your total privacy. Read more
Beautiful family villa with private pool and panoramic views, near sandy beaches and popular sights. The setting of Villa Le Vigne make this a perfect villa for anyone seeking a truly relaxing holiday, away, yet near the bustle of the seaside towns and beaches of the Southwest of Sicily. Read more
Villa Luna di Mare is a very attractive, modern holiday villa, set in a quiet hillside position with great panoramic views and only a few minutes drive from the centre of Trapani. From the terrace and thanks to the large windows, from the inside of the open space living and dining room, you can enjoy fantastic sea views of the sea to the Egadi islands. Read more
Villa Morena di Marsala is a beautiful Mediterranean style villa, locates only a few metres from the long stretch of fine sand beach in the vincinity of the ancient town Marsala. This fantastic location and the proximity to the sea make this villa higly recommendable for a large family or a group of friends looking for relaxation. Read more
Villa Baglio Blu is a charming Sicilian pool villa, located in the beautiful countryside, between Pozzallo and Modica, an ideal location for exploring the South of Sicily, beach holidays, holidays with friends and family, or just getting away from it all. Read more
With a private roof terrace and located in the heart of San Vit lo Capo, Casa Blu is a stunning example of a Sicilian town house. Just a stones' throw from the sea, Casa Blu is perfect for a beach break on this stunning stretch of coastline. Read more
bright and cozy holiday villa, only 7 minutes drive from the beach and 10 minutes drive to the town of Menfi with shops, restaurants and cafes. Villa Melograno is situated in an elevated position, from where you can enjoy fantastic views of the sea and the surrounding olive groves. Read more