There are numerous destinations in Europe that offer a holiday of sand, sea and sunshine, but it is the colourful culture and rich, historical legacy of Sicily that sets this beautiful island apart from the rest. With a fascinating backstory spanning thousands of years, Sicily has played host to a wide assortment of differing cultures. From the ancient civilisations who lived, loved, fought and died on its shores, to the Norman invaders who peppered the island with architectural projects, showcasing a unique fusion of culturally diverse styles, Sicily has known a great many influences which are still evident in the present day. These influences are ingrained in the architecture and archaeological parks of the island; in the numerous festivals that bring song and dance to the streets; and in the glorious food, bursting with colour and flavour, that can be enjoyed throughout the land. Whether its ancient temples, diverse cuisine or strolling through medieval streets that appeals, cultural holidays in Sicily are guaranteed not to disappoint.
We offer a range of comfortable villas, situated in a wide variety of locations all over Sicily. With our extensive knowledge and passion for the island, we can offer expert advice on where to stay in order to soak up the best of Sicily’s culture, depending on your specific interests and requirements. At Sicily4U, our holiday accommodation is self-catered, giving you and your group the freedom to set your own timetable and enjoy your own space whilst enjoying the comforts of a home-away-from-home. Some of our properties also offer additional amenities such as babysitting for when the adults need a little downtime, or a shopping service for those all-important essentials. From luxury accommodation in historic buildings to simple family-friendly holiday homes close to the best sights of Sicily, we are confident we can find your perfect match to enjoy a cultural get-away on this magical island. Browse our collections or contact us for assistance.
If, like the countless visitors that are attracted to Sicily every year, you are keen to explore relics, monuments and ancient ruins from days long past, then consider the district of Syracuse, nestled in the south-west region of the island. With the incredible Greek and Roman remains at the Neapolis Archaeological Park, including impressive temples dedicated to the ancient gods and a large, limestone quarry, filled with lemon and orange grove, Syracuse showcases some of the best historical relics of Sicily. Here, you will also find the beautiful island of Ortygia, the old town of Syracuse, a criss-cross labyrinth of picturesque streets, vibrant markets and stunning sea views. Large groups in search of Sicily’s historical roots will adore the majestic Villa Feudale, a traditional Sicilian country estate, dating back to the 13th century and located just a short drive away from Syracuse. Complete with a 17th-century chapel on site, luxurious living quarters and a private pool, Villa Feudale is one of our favourite historic villas in Sicily - just the property to play lord and lady of the manor, here in Sicily.
Sicily offers a wide range of architectural treasures to admire, from awe-inspiring cathedrals to luxurious palazzos. The fusion of styles brings together influences from the Byzantines, Normans, European conquerors and, of course, the ancient civilisations that ruled Sicily for centuries. However, there are a selection of Baroque towns located in the south-east of the island that offer a particularly beautiful dream-scape of winding, cobbled streets and buildings steeped in faded glamour. Consider a countryside property, set right in the heart of Baroque Sicily, such as the large, white-stone farmhouse, Villa Camilleri, for a large group of friends or several families travelling together. This property looks out over the countryside of Ragusa as well as towards the glittering sea, offering the best of both worlds and the bounty of the Baroque towns right on your doorstep.
The cuisine of Sicily is a delicious reflection of the cultural influences that have shaped the island through time. An essential component of cultural breaks in Sicily, sampling the fruits of the farmland, countryside and surrounding seas will delight even the most discerning foodie. Expect to encounter dishes with flavours borrowed from the Greeks, Normans, Arabs and from cultures as far away as the Middle East and North Africa. The fertile lands offer up bright purple aubergines, cherry red tomatoes and juicy oranges amongst other mouth-watering farm produce, whilst tender meats and creamy cheeses come from the Madonie Mountains. Wine lovers can taste the history of the west country in the sweet, speciality wines of the region whilst those from the Aeolian Islands are renowned for their excellence. Additionally, numerous food festivals celebrating key ingredients or dishes take place around Sicily throughout the year. You can enjoy Cous Cous Fest, a huge festival held at San Vito Lo Capo, celebrating one of the most popular dishes of the Mediterranean.
Handsome, elegant and comfortable, hardly any other villa will unite these properties as perfectly as the Villa Baglio Campofranco, a well situated villa in southeastern Sicily. The villa is newly built in the style of the historical feudal rural Baglio of Sicily, situated on a rolling hill near the African sea. Read more
Villa Meridiana is a stunning large, newly built villa in the area of Caucana (Marina di Ragusa) the deep South of Sicily in the Valle Barocco. The villa offers large outdoors with a patio, pool area and swimming pool and is surrounded by a large beautifully landscaped garden. Read more
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
Luxurious and exclusive poolvilla, with stunning seaviews and top panoramic position, in the vicinity of Taormina. The villa which is majestic and elegant, enchants with its views of the bay of Isola Bella, the striking infinity pool and the spacious terrace and abundant, well tended gardens. Read more
Villa Sul Mare is located in a small villa complex on the coast, in the 'la Timpa' nature reserve, offering the most stunning views over the Ionian Sea and the nature reserve. The stunning property is nestled in a beautiful Mediterranean garden and offers a grand terrace and private pool, ideal for families or groups of friends to holiday together. 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 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
Taormina Mare is an exclusive seafront apartment with shared pool, located near Taormina and in walking distance to the beaches of Mazzaro and Isola Bella. Set within a prestigious seafront villa, Taormina Mare offers stunning views of the Mermaids' Bay, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the Mediterranean. 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
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 Bianca is a newly built seaside holiday villa, located near one of Syracuse’s most beautiful sandy beaches on the Southeast coast of Sicily. The villa is just 500 meters walking distance from the sandy beach and just a few steps from the rocky seafront. Read more
For those who have the desire to immerse themselves in the virgin and uncontaminated Mediterranean nature “Villa Tinkitè” is the perfect villa. As the name emphasizes the holiday villa is located in a really special environment, in fact it is situated literally at the edge of the famous Natural Reserve Park Zingaro in Scopello. 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
A lovely country house in the typical Sicilian style, with swimming pool, located in Tangi in the district of Erice, one of Sicily's most charming medieval villages. The fantastic location enables guests to explore the many sights this side of Sicily has to offer Read more