The top 5 luxury villas in Sicily to book in 2019
Once a slightly forgotten isle at the toe-end of Italy, Sicily has now become one of Europe’s most sought-after destinations for European holidays. With picturesque beaches, rugged coastline, an enviable climate, and a completely unique culture, it’s no wonder rental villas in Sicily are in high demand.
There is huge variety of holiday rental villas in Sicily, and it can be difficult to know what is best for you during a trip to the island. The Massimo Villa Collection continues to impress visitors to the region due to the effortless style, individuality, and comfort of each villa, as well as the expert advice from the team to help make the most of your holiday.
Massimo Villas offers an exclusive selection of villas on the island for vacation rental, with each property hand picked by the experts to fulfil the desires of the most discerning of travellers to Sicily. Here are Luxury Lifestyle Magazine’s top five picks.
Located in the popular holiday spot, Cefalu, Villa Provenza offers an idyllic escape for groups and families. With 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a private pool, the large family villa will undoubtedly be spacious enough for even the largest of families. Surrounded by leafy palm trees and lush gardens looking out to the sea, this villa is ideal for those who like to be amongst nature.
Villa Provenza is a real home-from-home, meaning guests might not even want to leave! Ranging from € 3250 – € 5800 per week, the central villa sleeps up to six people in two double bedrooms, each with their own en-suite. The newly refurbished first floor boasts a beautiful, airy living area, which opens out onto a terrace with panoramic views over the pool to the town of Cefalu and the ocean. The first floor sleeps up to ten, with three double bedrooms – two of which have a cosy mezzanine floor with single beds.
Villa Terra del Sole
The Villa Terra del Sole is situated in Agrigento, with the name literally meaning ‘Land of the Sun’. This villa is a renovated 19th-Century farmhouse surrounded by olive groves, offering guests the best of the Sicilian climate and tranquility of the countryside.
The farm is in Piana di Licata, which sits at the foot of mount Petrulla, where almost 20 acres of the estate are dedicated to cultivating olives. Still only a short drive from the beach, guests can have the best of both worlds – the rural country scenes but with the clear blue waters within easy reach.
Villa Terra del Sole offers a sizeable infinity pool and is comprised of two apartments which can be booked separately or together. Sleeping up to 12 guests, the property is availabe to rent for € 2860 – € 5200 per week. The owner lives closeby, and is available to support your stay and make sure you see the best of the region. The estate is famous for producing high quality extra virgin olive oil, distributed in Italy and across Europe, and guests staying in September and early October are welcomed to join in with the olive harvest.
This former winery is nestled on a hillside, a high quality rural hideaway for large groups or families. Within easy reach of the historic town of Caltagirone, Villa Palmento makes for an excellent base to discover the delights of this corner of Sicily.
Set within 24 acres of enclosed grounds, this villa near Siracusa offers complete privacy and enough space to unwind and enjoy the abundant nature around. The grounds can be explored on foot or with a bicycle, with helpful pathways weaving through the olive groves, fruit trees, eucalyptus plants and pine trees. Perhaps the best part of staying at Villa Palmento is the unspoilt panoramas extending over the Sicilian countryside – on the clearest of days you can even see the sea.
With five bedrooms, the villa can sleep 11 people comfortably. The property is also home to a lovely terrace filled with fragrant lavender and rosemary, perfect for gathering together on the outdoor sofas and around the shaded dining table. Priced from € 3200 – € 5800 per week.
Sicily is abundant with beautiful countryside scenes, and views of the shimmering sea, but what if you have a more adventurous side? Villa Cirasa, situated at the foot of live volcano Mount Etna, may be ideal for you.
For those looking for something slightly different, this villa near Etna combines the relaxation of a (fairly) relaxing setting whilst still being close to the coast and intriguing sights. The design is miles apart from the tradition Sicilian farmhouse, instead full of clean lines, contemporary furnishing and large windows which let in a wealth of natural light.
Sleeping up to 12 guests in five separate suites, any large family or group of travellers will be able to enjoy their privacy and own space during a stay at Villa Cirasa. Available to rent for € 3200 – € 6400 for one week, the home also a heated pool and a four-person lift for guests travelling with wheelchairs.
If you are looking for the perfect submersion into Sicily whilst still being surrounded by private gardens in the hills, Villa Rosa in Cefalu is for you.
This cosy home overlooks the sea, with traditional terracotta tiled floors, wooden beamed ceilings and exposed brickwork throughout the property. The rustic design is amplified by the signature Sicilian tiling and solid wood furniture. Easily reachable by car, this villa near Palermo airport is perfect for those who don’t want to stray too far from the big city.
Sleeping up to ten people, the villa has two living rooms, a private pool, private tennis court, a large dining room, outdoor dining terrace, kitchen, and five separate bedrooms with twin or double set up. Prices start from € 3750 up to € 6550 for one week.