Sicilian villa specialist, soloSicily, has added two contrasting new villas to its portfolio for 2018. The elegant properties, one a contemporary new-build and the other a traditional private residence, are available exclusively to soloSicily clients.
Villa Aliva, near Noto
Located 20 minutes from the pretty Baroque town of Noto in southern Sicily, newly built Aliva, which sleeps four, is contemporary in style, with an inviting pool and spacious open-air barbecue area. http://www.solosicily.com/aliva.aspx
The villa is just five minutes drive from the Vendicari Nature Reserve, where visitors can hike through verdant parkland, laze on sandy beaches and spot migrating birds including flamingos and herons. The nearest shops and restaurants are a 20-minute drive away.
Prices for Villa Aliva range from £1,045 (1,200 euros) per week in the low season to £2,265 (2,600 euros) per week in the high season for four people. www.solosicily.com
Villa Grecale, near Taormina
The second villa, Grecale, is above the beach resort of Giardini-Naxos and twenty minutes from the popular resort town of Taormina on the island’s east coast.
The classically styled property, which sleeps eight, has manicured gardens dotted with mature trees. Grecale’s magnificent outside space includes a large pool, a covered veranda for open-air dining and a shady gazebo with views over the coast. http://www.solosicily.com/grecale.aspx
The nearest beach, shops and restaurants are a 10-minute drive away, while further afield guests can tour the wineries of Mount Etna and explore Taormina’s dramatic Greek-Roman theatre.
Prices for Villa Grecale range from £3,485 (4,000 euros) per week in the low season to £6,534 (7,500 euros) per week in the high season for eight people. www.solosicily.com
Catania Airport is an hour’s drive from both villas. soloSicily can arrange many additional services, including cooking lessons, wine tours and tastings, boat trips, car rental and airport transfers. For reservations visit www.solosicily.com or call soloSicily on 020 7097 1413.
13 February 2018
Notes to Editors
Founded in 2006, soloSicily is a private villa rental company with a collection of over 40 hand-picked villas in Sicily. The portfolio is designed to suit all needs, with romantic hideaways, chic beachfront villas, family-friendly holiday homes, luxury villas with private pools and aristocratic country estates. Based in Palermo, soloSicily has a dedicated team of people who are passionate about Sicily and use their local knowledge to find the best villas on the island.
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