soloSicily: TOP VILLAS FOR 2012
Don't hang around if you want first choice and cheapest flights: the top villas in Sicily get snapped up pretty fast. Specialist villa operator, soloSicily, offers a selection of its finest.
- (1888PressRelease) October 13, 2011 - BEST FOR ART-LOVERS
Inspired by the nearby Fiumara d'Arte (River of Art) outdoor contemporary sculpture exhibition, the garden at Il Vignale features colourful mosaic pathways, bordered with terracotta and glass works of art. Split-level terraces around the garden present the perfect location for 'al fresco' meals and a large pool overlooks the Aeolian Islands. The four-bedroom villa is located in Reitano, close to the picturesque seafront villages of Pettineo and Motta and Santo Stefano di Camastra, renowned for its hand-painted ceramics.
A week at Il Vignale in May 2012 starts at £2540 (sleeps 8) with www.soloSicily.com
BEST FOR SIGHTSEEING
Stay at villa Apolline, an entrancing modern-style seafront villa at walking distance from Pozzallo's sand beaches. This three bedroom fully-fitted property has a beautiful garden with plenty of furnished covered patios to dine al fresco and an outdoor kitchen with barbecue.
A week at Villa Apolline in May 2012 starts at £1.770 (sleeps 7) with soloSicily.com
BEST POOL WITH A VIEW
Set on the brow of a hill in southwest Sicily, and with a view over the sea and a pine-fringed beach at Eraclea Minoa, the infinity pool at Casa d'Eraclea is the perfect cooling-off spot. The pool is surrounded by large areas of decking and overlooked by a spacious covered eating area. Inside, the interior of the villa is equally stunning with a very contemporary feel, white and orange walls and a scattering of strong, vibrant colours.
A week at Casa d'Eraclea in May 2012 starts at £2635 (sleeps 6) with soloSicily.com
BEST FOR GARDEN-LOVERS
The spectacular private garden at Perla Nera, an aristocratic estate dating back to the early 1500's near Catania in eastern Sicily, is a gardener's dream. Crammed with orange groves, roses, jasmine and camellias, the gardens are overlooked by a conservatory that is home to lemon and mandarin trees. Stone steps lead down to a stunning inky-blue lava-stone pool, surrounded by palms and other trees.
A week at Perla Nera in May 2012 starts at £5080 (sleeps 10) with soloSicily.com
soloSicily offers accommodation in villas and boutique hotels throughout coastal and inland Sicily. For further information, please visit www.soloSicily.com or tel. 020 7193 0158.