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Top slot for Wish Sicily

This weekend’s feature in the Times on 50 Summer Holiday Bargains kicked off with client Wish Sicily. With several new additions to the portfolio, you can still grab a week or two in school holidays at a gorgeous villa with private pool – and all for under £750pp, including flights.

Read The Times coverage here.

Wish Sicily in the press

Several of client Wish Sicily’s villas have been featured in the national press in recent weeks.

The Times’ collection of 50 best Mediterranean villas focussed on Italy, France, Spain, Croatia and Turkey with Wish Sicily’s Cupole Arabe leading the Italy selection online. The unusual dome-shaped villa is situated on the island’s west coast, just 200m from the beach and within easy reach of nature reserves, ancient Greek sites and the towns of Marsala and Trapani. Read more here

Autumn sunshine

Fiery foliage and crisp autumn leaves are undeniably lovely – but then so is the prospect of some last gasp sunshine during October half-term. The Telegraph’s round-up of sun and sea packages for families includes a Wish Sicily holiday in the hills above Cefalù on Sicily’s north coast.

Go with the flow

Get the lowdown on how to find those feel good moments from Wellness Central which is packed with lifestyle, fitness and travel ideas.

Great to see two of our clients featured in the website’s travel section. Fresh mountain air, spectacular scenery and some wonderful spa indulgence are just some of the treats on a Hedonistic Hiking guided walking holiday – but gourmet food and superb wine also play their part (cue ‘Hedonistic’). The Italian Alps tour includes a stay at the fabulous Hotel Bellevue where the spa area offers no less than five different saunas, a Turkish and Roman bath, and salt and ice caves. Read more here

The Insider’s Guide to Sicily

Anyone planning a trip to Sicily would do well to start with the Guardian’s recent Holiday Guide to East Sicily. Compiled by Liz Boulter, the guide gives the complete low down on everything worth seeing and doing on the island’s Ionian Coast, from the best beaches and nature reserves, to its towns, villages, castles and palaces.

Great advice too on where to eat and stay, including Wish Sicily’s gorgeous Villa Lo Scoglio, a two-bedroom villa situated just south of Syracuse, with 270° sea views and direct access to rocks for swimming.

Marie Claire visits Sicily

Editor in chief Trish Halpin writes about her stay at Wish Sicily’s Villa Atena, near Ragusa, in Marie Claire’s April issue. With so much to see in the area, one week is just about long enough to explore the fascinating town of Ragusa Ibla, visit the beaches at Punta Secca and Marina di Ragusa and, of course, experience, the best of Sicilian cuisine. Read about Trish’s Wish Sicily holiday online or in the April issue of Marie Claire.

Floral fantasies from Woman’s Own

Spring still seems a way off here in London although the lighter mornings and longer days haven’t gone unnoticed. At Woman’s Own, thoughts are turning to all things floral and this week’s edition features a selection of flower festivals – in Japan, Madeira, Cornwall, Holland and Sicily. Sicily’s contribution is the L’Infiorata di Noto festival, when artists transform Noto’s Via Nicolaci into a floral carpet made up of mosaic-style pictures, overlooked by the baroque balconied palazzi which characterise the town. Wish Sicily features a selection of villas and apartments in and around Noto.

Read Woman’s Own feature here.

 

 

Bucket lists and best beaches

Plenty of inspiration this month from AOL Travel where articles included round-ups of bucket list family holidays and best beach holidays. 

Store up some great memories for the future with a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday. Ranging from treasure hunting in Scotland to adventure sports in Peru, AOL’s round-up of bucket list family holidays includes something for all budgets. Amongst the more affordable is Wish Sicily’s adventure holiday on Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano. Get maximum bragging rights by staying in a villa with a 4000sqm garden and private pool on Etna’s slopes. Read more here

The Times: Top 50 holidays in Italy 2017

Great to see client Wish Sicily’s new Villa Idda included in the best new places to stay section of the Times’ 50 Best Holidays in Italy for 2017. Set amongst the orange groves that surround the seaside town of Acireale, the recently restored villa comprises two separate buildings (perfect for two families), connected by a shaded dining terrace overlooking the garden and pool. Think cool, stone surfaces, sunken baths, double height ceilings and vast picture windows – this is definitely one for the bucket list!

Read The Times, 50 Best Holidays in Italy, January 2017 here.

Hot spots for summer 2017

Client Wish Sicily’s Villa Renata was one of two holidays in Italy featured in the Sunday Times’ round-up of top holidays to book before the January rush. Summer 2016 saw a high demand for key destinations and many families missing out on their first choice of holiday. This, combined with general uncertainty in terms of perceived low-risk destinations, means that there has never been a better time to beat the crowds and take advantage of some of the early booking offers available. Read more here