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Client Reviews

We asked to our clients to send us a review of their Sicily holiday experience in our villas in Sicily and the island. A review that would have included their impressions and opinions during the whole stay, with the intent to improve our service for future customers booking their villas in Sicily with soloSicily.

Here we have selected for you most of our soloSicily reviews from past clients who have rented a villa in Sicily with us.

N.B. We can provide, upon request, the contact email address of our past clients listed below.

Ai Mulini - Villa in Sicily
Ai Mulini
Erin Galvin - United Kingdom | August 2013 - We had a lovely stay in the villa with a wonderful pool area. The preparation of food upon our arrival was most kind, we'll surely come again. Thank you!

Erin Galvin - United Kingdom | August 2013

We had a lovely stay in the villa with a wonderful pool area. The preparation of food upon our arrival was most kind, we'll surely come again. Thank you!

Mimi Drew - United Kingdom | August 2013 - Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely villa: we loved the location and the pool and thank you very much for the food you had for us when we arrived! I hope to come again!

Mimi Drew - United Kingdom | August 2013

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely villa: we loved the location and the pool and thank you very much for the food you had for us when we arrived! I hope to come again!

Johann Scicluna - Malta | July 2013 - We were given a warm welcome by owners Massimo and Grazia. They showed us round the house and prepared us a lovely snack. The house is in a beautiful location surrounded by hills and mountains. The pool is superb and we enjoyed swimming or relaxing on the deck chairs. Although in the morning it was hot, at night it was always pleasantly cool. We visited Polizzi, and the Petralia Soprana/Sottana. They are all really worth visiting. Look out for bakeries and shops selling bread products. Worth buying biscuits, salami, cheeses. Petralia Soprana is particularly nice. The villa is quite detached from mainstream places but Cefalù is worth visiting for the Duomo, seaside and sunset at Da Nino at the lungomare. We also went to Piano Battaglia. It is worth a walk around in summer, late in the afternoon, as it is not too hot. We also visited Santo Stefano di Camastra, there are many shops selling ceramics at very good prices. We had a lovely stay away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I will recommend.

Johann Scicluna - Malta | July 2013

We were given a warm welcome by owners Massimo and Grazia. They showed us round the house and prepared us a lovely snack. The house is in a beautiful location surrounded by hills and mountains. The pool is superb and we enjoyed swimming or relaxing on the deck chairs.
Although in the morning it was hot, at night it was always pleasantly cool.
We visited Polizzi, and the Petralia Soprana/Sottana. They are all really worth visiting. Look out for bakeries and shops selling bread products. Worth buying biscuits, salami, cheeses. Petralia Soprana is particularly nice. The villa is quite detached from mainstream places but Cefalù is worth visiting for the Duomo, seaside and sunset at Da Nino at the lungomare.
We also went to Piano Battaglia. It is worth a walk around in summer, late in the afternoon, as it is not too hot.
We also visited Santo Stefano di Camastra, there are many shops selling ceramics at very good prices.
We had a lovely stay away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I will recommend.

Sarah Walters - United Kingdom | July 2013 - We have spent the most wonderful week here in Sicily. The highlight for us being this villa & the town of Polizzi Generosa. We have to agree with previous guests that Donna Lavia is not to be missed: a great place to eat and watch the sun go down. I am sure we will be back!

Sarah Walters - United Kingdom | July 2013

We have spent the most wonderful week here in Sicily. The highlight for us being this villa & the town of Polizzi Generosa.
We have to agree with previous guests that Donna Lavia is not to be missed: a great place to eat and watch the sun go down.
I am sure we will be back!

 

Andrew Burgess - United Kingdom | August 2012 - Thank you for a very interesting stay in the Madonie mountains. We have explored the area and particularly enjoyed Cefalù, Petralia Sottana and Soprana and the Castle at Caccamo. The pool was great – the children spent hours in it. We arranged for Grazia to cook for us on two occasions, which we recommend (enough food to last several meals). We also ate at Luigi (the restaurant at walking distance from the villa) which was excellent. We had a couple of lovely swims in the coast – the sea was wonderful although parking was a bit manic. Once you get there it is worth it and a welcome chance to cool down in the crazy heat.

Andrew Burgess - United Kingdom | August 2012

Thank you for a very interesting stay in the Madonie mountains. We have explored the area and particularly enjoyed Cefalù, Petralia Sottana and Soprana and the Castle at Caccamo. The pool was great – the children spent hours in it. We arranged for Grazia to cook for us on two occasions, which we recommend (enough food to last several meals). We also ate at Luigi (the restaurant at walking distance from the villa) which was excellent.

We had a couple of lovely swims in the coast – the sea was wonderful although parking was a bit manic. Once you get there it is worth it and a welcome chance to cool down in the crazy heat.

Sara Harris - United Kingdom | August 2012 - We have spent a glorious two weeks here - stunning views, perfect weather, great house, so peaceful and relaxing even with three teenagers! Thank you so much.

Sara Harris - United Kingdom | August 2012

We have spent a glorious two weeks here - stunning views, perfect weather, great house, so peaceful and relaxing even with three teenagers! Thank you so much.

Simon Vella - Malta | July 2012 - It was a great stay at Villa ai Mulini. The Villa is truly comfortable and equipped with all amenities. We enjoyed having our breakfast in the garden and afternoons by the pool as well as a BBQ with really fresh meat from the local friendly butcher Albanese. Throughout our holiday we ventured out to a number of places including Agrigento, Caltagirone, Cefalù, Etna and the Petralie. At the Petralie we enjoyed a fun-filled day for all the family at the Parco Avventura and our six year old son and his sixty-six year old grandad had a blast! At night the Villa is guarded by a four legged resident with round curious, longing eyes and a very sweet pointed nose and two alert ears. He had what seemed to us a cheeky smile. This is a really cute fox we named Sly (We later discovered it was a littler of four young foxes). He always welcomed us back into the farmhouse when we arrived from one of our ventures. We also enjoyed the company of Roxy, the horse who came over in the field next to the pool. We will surely recommend the Villa ai Mulini.

Simon Vella - Malta | July 2012

It was a great stay at Villa ai Mulini. The Villa is truly comfortable and equipped with all amenities. We enjoyed having our breakfast in the garden and afternoons by the pool as well as a BBQ with really fresh meat from the local friendly butcher Albanese.
Throughout our holiday we ventured out to a number of places including Agrigento, Caltagirone, Cefalù, Etna and the Petralie. At the Petralie we enjoyed a fun-filled day for all the family at the Parco Avventura and our six year old son and his sixty-six year old grandad had a blast!
At night the Villa is guarded by a four legged resident with round curious, longing eyes and a very sweet pointed nose and two alert ears. He had what seemed to us a cheeky smile. This is a really cute fox we named Sly (We later discovered it was a littler of four young foxes). He always welcomed us back into the farmhouse when we arrived from one of our ventures. We also enjoyed the company of Roxy, the horse who came over in the field next to the pool.

We will surely recommend the Villa ai Mulini.

The Pisani Family - Malta | July 2012 - Ai Mulini is the ideal place where one may have a relaxing and quite holiday, away from it all. You wake up to the singing of birds, have breakfast surrounded by the mountains which seem to be hugging and protecting the villa. The villa itself is well equipped, comfortable, clean and very pleasant. We recommend to all. Thanks for your hospitality.

The Pisani Family - Malta | July 2012

Ai Mulini is the ideal place where one may have a relaxing and quite holiday, away from it all.
You wake up to the singing of birds, have breakfast surrounded by the mountains which seem to be hugging and protecting the villa.
The villa itself is well equipped, comfortable, clean and very pleasant. We recommend to all.

Thanks for your hospitality.

Christine Blackford - United Kingdom | June 2012 - Loved every minute. Assisted by wonderful weather. Running/ walking every morning on the tracks/mountains has been great fund getting lost. Loved Polizzi and all its streets and atmosphere. Hill top towns like Caltavuturo with its amphitheater was worth a visit. walking around the ski resort of Piano Battaglia was a must. Views are amazing. We like the lake district but this is unbelievable. Loved our mornings around the pool. Relaxing and hiking in the view of Polizzi and the surrounding mountains. Had a great time. Hope to come back soon.

Christine Blackford - United Kingdom | June 2012

Loved every minute. Assisted by wonderful weather. Running/ walking every morning on the tracks/mountains has been great fund getting lost.
Loved Polizzi and all its streets and atmosphere. Hill top towns like Caltavuturo with its amphitheater was worth a visit. walking around the ski resort of Piano Battaglia was a must. Views are amazing. We like the lake district but this is unbelievable.
Loved our mornings around the pool. Relaxing and hiking in the view of Polizzi and the surrounding mountains.

Had a great time. Hope to come back soon.

Barbara O'Hanrahan - Ireland | August 2011 - Thanks for letting us stay, lovely villa, well equipped. It was lovely and cool in average. Polizzi is a nice town to walk around but don't bring your car into it.The national park is nice if you like walking.

Barbara O'Hanrahan - Ireland | August 2011

Thanks for letting us stay, lovely villa, well equipped. It was lovely and cool in average. Polizzi is a nice town to walk around but don't bring your car into it.The national park is nice if you like walking.

Vickie Ferres - United Kingdom | June 2011 - This area is very beautiful. The views are really excellent. The villa is lovely and well equipped.

Vickie Ferres - United Kingdom | June 2011

This area is very beautiful. The views are really excellent. The villa is lovely and well equipped.

Amaltea - Villa in Sicily
Amaltea
Judith Weis - Germany | November 2013 - As we told you yesterday, we'd love to come back to this wonderful place! One week, so relaxing! We loved it!

Judith Weis - Germany | November 2013

As we told you yesterday, we'd love to come back to this wonderful place!
One week, so relaxing! We loved it!

Lutz Fassl - Switzerland | October 2013 - We had a good time in Amaltea and enjoyed it a lot, the sun, the beach and the wine :) Thank you for all your local recommendations and for organising the spontaneous wine shopping at your frends wineyard. We had a super week of holidays and we will definitely recommend your villa Amaltea to all our good friends. We hope to come day one day to Amaltea and Sicily!

Lutz Fassl - Switzerland | October 2013

We had a good time in Amaltea and enjoyed it a lot, the sun, the beach and the wine :)
Thank you for all your local recommendations and for organising the spontaneous wine shopping at your frends wineyard. We had a super week of holidays and we will definitely recommend your villa Amaltea to all our good friends. We hope to come day one day to Amaltea and Sicily!

Christian Gerecke - Germany | October 2013 - What a wonderful place! We had a great week in your villa! Every morning we went directly from bed to the beach. Our 3 year old son, Luk, and also our 6 months old baby, Rosa, was very relaxed! We hope to come back to this special place!

Christian Gerecke - Germany | October 2013

What a wonderful place! We had a great week in your villa! Every morning we went directly from bed to the beach. Our 3 year old son, Luk, and also our 6 months old baby, Rosa, was very relaxed!
We hope to come back to this special place!

Anastasia Marilovtseva - Russian Federation | September 2013 - The property is absolutely amazing. The house although simple is fully equipped (the only thing missing would be a dishwasher). The garden and the beach (it was deserted almost every day) are beyond all expectations. The barbecue area is fantastic. Basically, if it is tranquility and isolation you are after, this is a perfect location. However, if you would like to eat out, there is a really worthy fish restaurant in Pozzallo called Il Tonno Rosso. (The cuisine at Sea Sound is good, too, but the premises are far from cosy). We enjoyed several trips to the nearby Baroque towns, which proved to be as impressive as we expected, especially Modica. The owners Franco and Mariella seemed to go out of their way to please us. They cooked dinner for us twice, brought food and drinks over, cleaned up. That was a real treat. And they never charged us for any catering (except that we paid for some of the seafood, but we could've just as well cooked it ourselves, so them cooking the whole dinner was really nicet).

Anastasia Marilovtseva - Russian Federation | September 2013

The property is absolutely amazing. The house although simple is fully equipped (the only thing missing would be a dishwasher). The garden and the beach (it was deserted almost every day) are beyond all expectations. The barbecue area is fantastic. Basically, if it is tranquility and isolation you are after, this is a perfect location. However, if you would like to eat out, there is a really worthy fish restaurant in Pozzallo called Il Tonno Rosso. (The cuisine at Sea Sound is good, too, but the premises are far from cosy). We enjoyed several trips to the nearby Baroque towns, which proved to be as impressive as we expected, especially Modica. The owners Franco and Mariella seemed to go out of their way to please us. They cooked dinner for us twice, brought food and drinks over, cleaned up. That was a real treat. And they never charged us for any catering (except that we paid for some of the seafood, but we could've just as well cooked it ourselves, so them cooking the whole dinner was really nicet).

 

Prys Evans - United Kingdom | September 2013 - We could not have wished for a more perfect seaside villa for our honeymoon. Thanks for everything and we look forward to coming to Sicily again. Until next time!

Prys Evans - United Kingdom | September 2013

We could not have wished for a more perfect seaside villa for our honeymoon. Thanks for everything and we look forward to coming to Sicily again.
Until next time!

Paula Presta - Canada | July 2013 - Essere qui si sentiva come a casa nostra. La vostra ospitalità è stata benissimo. Il mio italiano non è buono, scriverò il resto in inglese! Luca, Pete and I had a wonderful time at the villa. You can tell this is where you spend your holidays as it feels like home. We love Italy and have been here many times, but never this far south of Sicily. It has been a very special holiday for our family. Il mare è molto bello e tiepido. La spiaggia era meraviglioso. Grazie per aver portato Pietro per trovare polpo. Aveva divertimento. Luca amava costruire castelli di sabbia e mi è piaciuto il sole! Grazie per preparare la cena e condividere una serata con noi. E' peccato che abbiamo dovuto lasciare un giorno presto, ma penso che ci torneremo un giorno!

Paula Presta - Canada | July 2013

Essere qui si sentiva come a casa nostra. La vostra ospitalità è stata benissimo. Il mio italiano non è buono, scriverò il resto in inglese!
Luca, Pete and I had a wonderful time at the villa. You can tell this is where you spend your holidays as it feels like home. We love Italy and have been here many times, but never this far south of Sicily. It has been a very special holiday for our family.
Il mare è molto bello e tiepido. La spiaggia era meraviglioso. Grazie per aver portato Pietro per trovare polpo. Aveva divertimento. Luca amava costruire castelli di sabbia e mi è piaciuto il sole!
Grazie per preparare la cena e condividere una serata con noi.
E' peccato che abbiamo dovuto lasciare un giorno presto, ma penso che ci torneremo un giorno!

Anastasia & Vasily - Russian Federation | July 2013 - We fell completely in love with Villa Amaltea, its palm garden and the beautiful beach.Thank you so much for the wonderful dinners and for all your local recommendations. We are happy to have discovered such an amazing place and to have met Franco and Mariella. Thanks from all of us and we do hope to come back here again. All the best from us!

Anastasia & Vasily - Russian Federation | July 2013

We fell completely in love with Villa Amaltea, its palm garden and the beautiful beach.Thank you so much for the wonderful dinners and for all your local recommendations.
We are happy to have discovered such an amazing place and to have met Franco and Mariella.
Thanks from all of us and we do hope to come back here again.
All the best from us!

Matteo Falloni - Italy | June 2013 - La nostra vacanza si è rivelata al di sopra delle più rosee aspettative: tutto ciò che abbiamo trovato in questo posto meraviglioso corrisponde alla nostra vacanza ideale. L'unica cosa che le foto dell'agenzia non possono rappresentare è la cordialità dei proprietari per il generoso senso di ospitalità che la contraddistingue, trasformando una bella vacanza in una settimana indimenticabile. Grazie e sicuramente arrivederci.

Matteo Falloni - Italy | June 2013

La nostra vacanza si è rivelata al di sopra delle più rosee aspettative: tutto ciò che abbiamo trovato in questo posto meraviglioso corrisponde alla nostra vacanza ideale.
L'unica cosa che le foto dell'agenzia non possono rappresentare è la cordialità dei proprietari per il generoso senso di ospitalità che la contraddistingue, trasformando una bella vacanza in una settimana indimenticabile.
Grazie e sicuramente arrivederci.

Isabelle Thomas - United Kingdom | April 2013 - It was a first for us, a first for Amaltea... Lots of exceptions on both sides, but a successful encounter by all means! First time in Sicily for all of us, we have been amazed by its ancient beauties, its riches and the warmth of the Leone's welcomes! Your advices have been really useful, your kindness made us feel really special and the location, well... extraordinary! Merci beaucoup for your welcomes, the superb dinner, the amazing evening spent with you. The incredible veggies and thank you as well for letting us into this special place, Amaltea. We will all have wonderful souvenirs here, and wish all the very best to you and Amaltea! Eric, Isabelle, Mathew, Zoè

Isabelle Thomas - United Kingdom | April 2013

It was a first for us, a first for Amaltea... Lots of exceptions on both sides, but a successful encounter by all means!
First time in Sicily for all of us, we have been amazed by its ancient beauties, its riches and the warmth of the Leone's welcomes!
Your advices have been really useful, your kindness made us feel really special and the location, well... extraordinary!

Merci beaucoup for your welcomes, the superb dinner, the amazing evening spent with you. The incredible veggies and thank you as well for letting us into this special place, Amaltea.
We will all have wonderful souvenirs here, and wish all the very best to you and Amaltea!

Eric, Isabelle, Mathew, Zoè

Apolline - Villa in Sicily
Apolline
Marion Humpert - Germany | October 2013 - Feine Insel, Palmenstrand und es baumelt uns're Seele Fischerboote, weißer Sand Wein rinnt abends durch die Kehle. Alle Sinne auf Empfang auf dem Feuer Gambas grillen, Roter Sonnenuntergang. So kann mann die Sehnsucht stillen. Keine Hektik und kein Stress und der Wind singt in der Stille. Zeit verfliegt nicht per Express. Unbezahlbar die Idylle. Urlaubstage aufgezehrt was sonst nervt, das wird vertrieben. Schönes wurde uns beschert und ein Traum ist dort geblieben. Grazie per la vostra ospitalità e il tempo meraviglioso nella villa Apolline Maria, Bruno, Lilli & Detlef 

Marion Humpert - Germany | October 2013

Feine Insel, Palmenstrand
und es baumelt uns're Seele
Fischerboote, weißer Sand
Wein rinnt abends durch die Kehle.

Alle Sinne auf Empfang
auf dem Feuer Gambas grillen,
Roter Sonnenuntergang.
So kann mann die Sehnsucht stillen.

Keine Hektik und kein Stress
und der Wind singt in der Stille.
Zeit verfliegt nicht per Express.
Unbezahlbar die Idylle.

Urlaubstage aufgezehrt
was sonst nervt, das wird vertrieben.
Schönes wurde uns beschert
und ein Traum ist dort geblieben.

Grazie per la vostra ospitalità e il tempo meraviglioso nella villa Apolline
Maria, Bruno, Lilli & Detlef 

Julia Scirotto - You & Your Wedding Magazine | September 2013 - We are back from Sicily and had an absolutely wonderful time! The villa owners were so warm and welcoming, and the property was fantastic. They left us the most incredible biscotti as a welcome present, along with some other local treats, and we ended up driving into Ispica twice to find the pasticceria. We mixed beach days with exploring the area, and particularly loved Modica and Noto. It was a really beautiful trip to a beautiful place, thank you so much.

Julia Scirotto - You & Your Wedding Magazine | September 2013

We are back from Sicily and had an absolutely wonderful time! The villa owners were so warm and welcoming, and the property was fantastic. They left us the most incredible biscotti as a welcome present, along with some other local treats, and we ended up driving into Ispica twice to find the pasticceria. We mixed beach days with exploring the area, and particularly loved Modica and Noto. It was a really beautiful trip to a beautiful place, thank you so much.

Stefano Donazzan - Italy | August 2013 - Qui tutto è magnifico; clima mite, mare pulito e caldo, casa confortevole, giardino lussureggiante. E' stato bello visitare le suggestive città barocche e sentire i profumi di gastronomia, gustare i frutti del mare e della terra. Ciò che ha reso questa vacanza davvero unica è stata la cortesia e la simpatia dei Ragusani e un modo ancor più particolare e speciale la Vostra.

Stefano Donazzan - Italy | August 2013

Qui tutto è magnifico; clima mite, mare pulito e caldo, casa confortevole, giardino lussureggiante.
E' stato bello visitare le suggestive città barocche e sentire i profumi di gastronomia, gustare i frutti del mare e della terra. Ciò che ha reso questa vacanza davvero unica è stata la cortesia e la simpatia
dei Ragusani e un modo ancor più particolare e speciale la Vostra.

Sarah Day - United Kingdom | August 2013 - Thank you for a wonderful week in the beautiful villa Apolline. It was great from the beginning to the end – from the warm welcome, the lovely pool & beach & great outdoor oven & kitchen – we loved it all! Sam, James & Georgia loved playing in the beautiful garden & we enjoyed dining al fresco (particularly with all the good Sicilian wine).

Sarah Day - United Kingdom | August 2013

Thank you for a wonderful week in the beautiful villa Apolline. It was great from the beginning to the end – from the warm welcome, the lovely pool & beach & great outdoor oven & kitchen – we loved it all! Sam, James & Georgia loved playing in the beautiful garden & we enjoyed dining al fresco (particularly with all the good Sicilian wine).

 

Robert Warner - United Kingdom | August 2013 - Apolline was wonderful and the owner and his wife were really charming. We had a perfect family holiday. We would certailny consider booking with you again, the service was excellent. I was interested to see that Apolline was recommended by the travel writer in today's Times newspaper. Good marketing!!!

Robert Warner - United Kingdom | August 2013

Apolline was wonderful and the owner and his wife were really charming. We had a perfect family holiday. We would certailny consider booking with you again, the service was excellent.
I was interested to see that Apolline was recommended by the travel writer in today's Times newspaper. Good marketing!!!

An Daems - Belgium | July 2013 - We had a good travel. All right by car Plane and the cab driver very friendly. And then we were welcomed in apolline as kings! Very Nice people the owners and the House . garden and beaches and area.... Could not have dreamed better ! IT is all just perfect ! Tx so much and greetings from sicily

An Daems - Belgium | July 2013

We had a good travel. All right by car Plane and the cab driver very friendly.
And then we were welcomed in apolline as kings! Very Nice people the owners and the House . garden and beaches and area.... Could not have dreamed better !
IT is all just perfect !
Tx so much and greetings from sicily

Massimiliano & Flora - Germany | July 2013 - First of all we have spent an amazing time here in your resident! We had so many nice experiences : - Beautiful sunrises - Tasty barbecues with huge gamberoni - Relaxed moments in the sun between fig-trees - Great time at the wonderful beach with caribic-feeling. - Sporty activities in the sea with the paddle- boat and a great view at the giant sea rocks All together made our stay to a beautiful holiday! Mille Grazie!

Massimiliano & Flora - Germany | July 2013

First of all we have spent an amazing time here in your resident!
We had so many nice experiences :
- Beautiful sunrises
- Tasty barbecues with huge gamberoni
- Relaxed moments in the sun between fig-trees
- Great time at the wonderful beach with caribic-feeling.
- Sporty activities in the sea with the paddle- boat and a great view at the giant sea rocks
All together made our stay to a beautiful holiday!
Mille Grazie!

Simone Kreuz - Germany | July 2013 - I am very sad that the nice time in Sicily is ending because it was a wonderful time in your holiday house. The time passed very fast . It was so great that you offered us the trip with the paddle boat. The best of the house was the beautiful and wonderful garden. I loved it to relax in your garden. Thank you for the great time!

Simone Kreuz - Germany | July 2013

I am very sad that the nice time in Sicily is ending because it was a wonderful time in your holiday house. The time passed very fast .
It was so great that you offered us the trip with the paddle boat. The best of the house was the beautiful and wonderful garden. I loved it to relax in your garden.
Thank you for the great time!

Tom Kellerman - United Kingdom | June 2013 - We came to this magical house with three kitchens from harsh, exhausting London in the footsteps of 2 family heroes. The first of these fictional, although quintessentially Sicilian, Salvo Montalbano , the second Giorgio Locatelli , author of „Made in Sicily” a „bible” of a cookbook. The three kitchens have been put to good use with heavenly meals prepared from local ingredients that are beyond compare. Despite a complete lack of Italian, we have met nothing but kindness, patience and hospitality! Apolline is very special. The garden so beautiful. We have had fantastic avian company: the gold-finches of Camilleri's stories, the opossums and a pair of hoepoes; to add to all this, a silent shy black snake (non- venomous) summed itself of the warm tiles, reminiscent of D.H. Lawrence' s beautiful poem that I am sure was penned in Italy. Ragusa, Modica & Noto, towns of incomparable beauty & fabulous restaurants. One host at La Rusticana, Renata, in Ragusa Ibla took us wine tasting and this afternoon we will buy an extra suitcase to get our treasures home... There is none of the cynicism, material greed, dishonesty present in so many holiday destinations in this glorious, unspoiled corner of Sicily. Long may it last!

Tom Kellerman - United Kingdom | June 2013

We came to this magical house with three kitchens from harsh, exhausting London in the footsteps of 2 family heroes. The first of these fictional, although quintessentially Sicilian, Salvo Montalbano , the second Giorgio Locatelli , author of „Made in Sicily” a „bible” of a cookbook.
The three kitchens have been put to good use with heavenly meals prepared from local ingredients that are beyond compare. Despite a complete lack of Italian, we have met nothing but kindness, patience and hospitality! Apolline is very special. The garden so beautiful.
We have had fantastic avian company: the gold-finches of Camilleri's stories, the opossums and a pair of hoepoes; to add to all this, a silent shy black snake (non- venomous) summed itself of the warm tiles, reminiscent of D.H. Lawrence' s beautiful poem that I am sure was penned in Italy.
Ragusa, Modica & Noto, towns of incomparable beauty & fabulous restaurants.
One host at La Rusticana, Renata, in Ragusa Ibla took us wine tasting and this afternoon we will buy an extra suitcase to get our treasures home... There is none of the cynicism, material greed, dishonesty present in so many holiday destinations in this glorious, unspoiled corner of Sicily. Long may it last!

John & Susan Haverty - Ireland | June 2013 - House ***** Everything about the house is just perfect, from the furnishing & decorations to the facilities i.e. : wi-fi, A/C, Tvs etc. TOP QUALITY. Location ***** Fantastic... beautiful beach within …. and it might as well be your private facility. Garden ***** Not sure we even got to see it all, it's so big. Loved our daily figs! Area ***** Loved this part of Sicily. Actually preferred Pozzallo to the more touristic towns. Recommend „Tonno Rosso”and „Sabbenerica” restaurants. Service ***** As others have said, Franco is an exceptional host who wants his guests to have the best time. A natural. Summary: Exceeded expectations. The place made feel good for having found and booked it. Hope to come back again!

John & Susan Haverty - Ireland | June 2013

House *****
Everything about the house is just perfect, from the furnishing & decorations to the
facilities i.e. : wi-fi, A/C, Tvs etc. TOP QUALITY.

Location *****
Fantastic... beautiful beach within …. and it might as well be your private facility.

Garden *****
Not sure we even got to see it all, it's so big. Loved our daily figs!

Area *****
Loved this part of Sicily. Actually preferred Pozzallo to the more touristic towns.
Recommend „Tonno Rosso”and „Sabbenerica” restaurants.

Service *****
As others have said, Franco is an exceptional host who wants his guests to have the best time. A natural.

Summary: Exceeded expectations. The place made feel good for having found and booked it.
Hope to come back again!

Giuseppe Mangano - United Kingdom | May 2013 - We have spent the most wonderful week here with my friends. Franco & Mariella, our friendly hosts have been a mine of great information and lovely company. The two children have loved the beach and the pool returning here after a day's excursion has been the highlight for them. The villa has been very well through cut and the outdoor kitchen and dining area in particular are great places to spend an evening.

Giuseppe Mangano - United Kingdom | May 2013

We have spent the most wonderful week here with my friends. Franco & Mariella, our friendly hosts have been a mine of great information and lovely company. The two children have loved the beach and the pool returning here after a day's excursion has been the highlight for them.
The villa has been very well through cut and the outdoor kitchen and dining area in particular are great places to spend an evening.

Eva Parigi - Italy | April 2013 - Ci avevano consigliato di venire in Sicilia a primavera per poter gustare appieno i suoi profumi e i suoi colori.. e così è stato. E' stata una vacanza speciale, resa tale anche da questa casa meravigliosa e dalle premurose attenzioni di Franco e Mariella, che ci hanno coccolato e deliziato con premure e leccornie locali che difficilmente dimenticheremo!! Grazie e alla prossima! Niccolò, Eva, Tommaso e Alessandro

Eva Parigi - Italy | April 2013

Ci avevano consigliato di venire in Sicilia a primavera per poter gustare appieno i suoi profumi e i suoi colori.. e così è stato. E' stata una vacanza speciale, resa tale anche da questa casa meravigliosa e dalle premurose attenzioni di Franco e Mariella, che ci hanno coccolato e deliziato con premure e leccornie locali che difficilmente dimenticheremo!!

Grazie e alla prossima!

Niccolò, Eva, Tommaso e Alessandro

Laszlo Kellner - United Kingdom | December 2012 - Franceso and his wife are lovely hosts who helped us with every detail. The house and its garden is just lovely, ideally for outdoor life even in the winter. The house is well equipped with all the necessary facilities you can wish for. We had a great time and will certainly recommend the villa to our friends who are considering visiting Sicily.

Laszlo Kellner - United Kingdom | December 2012

Franceso and his wife are lovely hosts who helped us with every detail. The house and its garden is just lovely, ideally for outdoor life even in the winter. The house is well equipped with all the necessary facilities you can wish for. We had a great time and will certainly recommend the villa to our friends who are considering visiting Sicily.

Stanislav Ovrutski - Germany | October 2012 - Wir waren mit unserem Urlaub sehr zufrieden. Die Vorbereitung verlief wunderbar, die Informationen kamen rechtzeitig und waren sehr ausführlich. Die Zeit auf Sizilien verlief exzellent. Die Insel ist wunderschön und auch im Süden, weit von grösseren Städten entfernt fanden wir kleine Städte und Dörfer, wie auch die Perle der Architektur, die Barokko-Stadt Noto, nur 10 km von der Villa Apolline entfernt. Aber zu der Villa, die ist ausgesprochen schön, neu, und besitzt eine exzellente Ausstattung und Lage direkt am Meer. Die Gegend ist Ende September absolut leer und den Strand hatten wir nur für uns. Die Feigenbäume auf dem Grundstück, absolute Ruhe, kristallklares Wasser, der Grill und frischer Fisch, sizilianische Weine und etwas Glück mit 30 Grad ohne Regen für zwei Wochen hatten unsere Wünsche komplett erfüllt. Und das Entscheidende: das Haus wird von einer unglaublich netten, freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Familie geführt. Nur in Kürze: bei unserer Anreise hatten wir einen komplett gedeckten Tisch mit sizilianischen Vorspeisen und Kerzen vorgefunden und auch zur Abreise gab es ein Barbecue :) und dazwischen viele nette Momente Wir waren sehr zufrieden und werden wieder kommen

Stanislav Ovrutski - Germany | October 2012

Wir waren mit unserem Urlaub sehr zufrieden. Die Vorbereitung verlief wunderbar, die Informationen kamen rechtzeitig und waren sehr ausführlich.

Die Zeit auf Sizilien verlief exzellent. Die Insel ist wunderschön und auch im Süden, weit von grösseren Städten entfernt fanden wir kleine Städte und Dörfer, wie auch die Perle der Architektur, die Barokko-Stadt Noto, nur 10 km von der Villa Apolline entfernt.

Aber zu der Villa, die ist ausgesprochen schön, neu, und besitzt eine exzellente Ausstattung und Lage direkt am Meer. Die Gegend ist Ende September absolut leer und den Strand hatten wir nur für uns. Die Feigenbäume auf dem Grundstück, absolute Ruhe, kristallklares Wasser, der Grill und frischer Fisch, sizilianische Weine und etwas Glück mit 30 Grad ohne Regen für zwei Wochen hatten unsere Wünsche komplett erfüllt.

Und das Entscheidende: das Haus wird von einer unglaublich netten, freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Familie geführt. Nur in Kürze: bei unserer Anreise hatten wir einen komplett gedeckten Tisch mit sizilianischen Vorspeisen und Kerzen vorgefunden und auch zur Abreise gab es ein Barbecue :) und dazwischen viele nette Momente

Wir waren sehr zufrieden und werden wieder kommen

Doris and Thomas Leitner - Germany | September 2012 - Wir sitzen hier im verregneten und kalten München und denken gerne an unseren schönen Urlaub diesen Sommer in der Villa Apolline auf Sizilien . Schon der persönliche Empfang der Hauseigentümer nach einer langen Flug- und Autoreise hat uns angenehm berührt. Ohne Eingewöhnungszeit haben wir uns in Apolline wohlgefühlt und die Annehmlichkeiten des Hauses, wie auch des wunderschönen Gartens voll genossen. Da speziell bei uns das Kochen und Essen eine sehr große Rolle spielt, war es perfekt eine große, komplett ausgestattete Küche, und vor allem einen tollen Gartengrill nutzen zu können. Mit gutem Essen und Trinken den Abend auf der Terrasse zu verbringen, was will man mehr, hierzu hat der Eigentümer ganz freundlich über seine super Einkauftips ( welcher Fisch, bei welchem Fischer ) beigetragen. Da auch das Wetter hervorragen war, haben wir auf Grund der kurzen Entfernung zum Meer den Pool leider nur selten genutzt. Wir sind sicher wir sehen uns bald und freuen uns schon den Eigentümer und seine liebenswerte Frau wieder zu sehen. Liebe Grüße aus München.

Doris and Thomas Leitner - Germany | September 2012

Wir sitzen hier im verregneten und kalten München und denken gerne an unseren schönen Urlaub diesen Sommer in der Villa Apolline auf Sizilien .

Schon der persönliche Empfang der Hauseigentümer nach einer langen Flug- und Autoreise hat uns angenehm berührt.
Ohne Eingewöhnungszeit haben wir uns in Apolline wohlgefühlt und die Annehmlichkeiten des Hauses, wie auch des wunderschönen Gartens voll genossen.
Da speziell bei uns das Kochen und Essen eine sehr große Rolle spielt, war es perfekt eine große, komplett ausgestattete Küche, und vor allem einen tollen Gartengrill nutzen zu können.
Mit gutem Essen und Trinken den Abend auf der Terrasse zu verbringen, was will man mehr, hierzu hat der Eigentümer ganz freundlich über seine super Einkauftips ( welcher Fisch, bei welchem Fischer ) beigetragen.
Da auch das Wetter hervorragen war, haben wir auf Grund der kurzen Entfernung zum Meer den Pool leider nur selten genutzt.
Wir sind sicher wir sehen uns bald und freuen uns schon den Eigentümer und seine liebenswerte Frau wieder zu sehen.

Liebe Grüße aus München.

Annie Zanella - Italy | September 2012 - Posto incantevole, colori e profumi di una parte della sicilia che e' unica e commovente per bellezza e fascino. la casa e' perfetta per due coppie, ma  puo' funzionare bene anche per tre coppie. stanze da letto pulite con un arredamento molto chic e minimal. ci sono tre cucine dotate di tutti gli elettrodomestici, funzionali e complete di ogni accessorio. i due bagni , pulitissimi, eleganti  e di design. giardino e cucina esterna davvero magnifiche. abbiamo usato quasi sempre il barbeque  esterno e, avendo una location del genere, non siamo mai andati al ristorante. anche se siamo stati in questa villa solo una settimana, siamo tornati a casa rilassati e ispirati dalla bellezza del mare e dei tramonti e amaliati dalla magnificenza delle piante che adornano l' immenso giardino che e' estremamente curato in ogni dettaglio. consigliamo un soggiorno a villa apolline  a chi ama fuggire dal solito caos delle vacanze d' estate al mare .

Annie Zanella - Italy | September 2012

Posto incantevole, colori e profumi di una parte della sicilia che e' unica e commovente per bellezza e fascino. la casa e' perfetta per due coppie, ma  puo' funzionare bene anche per tre coppie. stanze da letto pulite con un arredamento molto chic e minimal. ci sono tre cucine dotate di tutti gli elettrodomestici, funzionali e complete di ogni accessorio. i due bagni , pulitissimi, eleganti  e di design. giardino e cucina esterna davvero magnifiche. abbiamo usato quasi sempre il barbeque  esterno e, avendo una location del genere, non siamo mai andati al ristorante. anche se siamo stati in questa villa solo una settimana, siamo tornati a casa rilassati e ispirati dalla bellezza del mare e dei tramonti e amaliati dalla magnificenza delle piante che adornano l' immenso giardino che e' estremamente curato in ogni dettaglio. consigliamo un soggiorno a villa apolline  a chi ama fuggire dal solito caos delle vacanze d' estate al mare.

Vincente Casciaro - Spain | August 2012 - Apolline exceeded our expectations from the beginning. The whole structure is designed with sophistication and attention to the guest needs and fundamentally, integrated with its natural environment. It has multiple options of beach: a private beach of rocks a few meters and another public with fine sand at 100 meters of the property. We've discovered with our children the natural wealth of the place: from octopuses, sea urchins up to a small live hippocampus. For our surprise, we found a small pool in the middle of the park, overlooking the sea, which became an alternative to the beach. We discovered the Sicilian cuisine options, always led by Franco and Mariella (owners), really true lovers of Sicily. They've been always available with warmth and professionalism assisting us with their guidance in everything we've needed during our stay (shopping, restaurants, food, etc.). We won't forget the red shrimps and pasta with fish cooked by themselves. The structure is equipped with TVs, Sky TV and access to high quality internet. We have had no difficulty in being online both to work and for personal issues. In summary, we recommend Apolline. We hope to repeat the experience soon.

Vincente Casciaro - Spain | August 2012

Apolline exceeded our expectations from the beginning.
The whole structure is designed with sophistication and attention to the guest needs and fundamentally, integrated with its natural environment.
It has multiple options of beach: a private beach of rocks a few meters and another public with fine sand at 100 meters of the property. We've discovered with our children the natural wealth of the place: from octopuses, sea urchins up to a small live hippocampus.
For our surprise, we found a small pool in the middle of the park, overlooking the sea, which became an alternative to the beach.
We discovered the Sicilian cuisine options, always led by Franco and Mariella (owners), really true lovers of Sicily. They've been always available with warmth and professionalism assisting us with their guidance in everything we've needed during our stay (shopping, restaurants, food, etc.). We won't forget the red shrimps and pasta with fish cooked by themselves.
The structure is equipped with TVs, Sky TV and access to high quality internet. We have had no difficulty in being online both to work and for personal issues.
In summary, we recommend Apolline. We hope to repeat the experience soon.

Anna Meseguer - Spain | August 2012 - The vacation in Villa Apolline were just wonderful. Francesco and his family were waiting for us in the house with a nice supper and wine, in a charming and comfortable atmosphere. The house was perfectly equipped and the garden espectacular. Everything was perfect and made our stay in Sicily unforgettable.

Anna Meseguer - Spain | August 2012

The vacation in Villa Apolline were just wonderful. Francesco and his family were waiting for us in the house with a nice supper and wine, in a charming and comfortable atmosphere. The house was perfectly equipped and the garden espectacular. Everything was perfect and made our stay in Sicily unforgettable.

Lucilla Croce - Germany | July 2012 - The house is very nice, well equipped, everything perfectly functioning. The garden huge, well kept, beautiful. Although there is access to the sea on a rocky coast just in front of the house, we found the small sandy beach just 100m away very convenient: it is often deserted, and also on the weekend just a few people appear. It is quiet, with very nice sand and clear water, and the coast around it provides a nice scenery. The location of the house is perfect if you want a quiet and relaxing holiday. In fact perhaps the only disadvantage is that the closest supermarket is 13 km away, and even small shops are a rarity in the area (we found a baker 4 km away). The area is fantastic, with green, agricultural landscape and long, empty sandy beaches. From the house you can see the southern tip of Sicily, Isola delle Correnti, and in 30 min drive you can reach it. The owners are extremely hospital, and really dedicated to make you comfortable and satisfied in the house. They are always available for any question or need, and they gave us indications on how to get fresh fish,where to find good restaurants. One evening, after taking us to a fishermen area where we bought fantastic shrimps, Mr.Leone cooked them for us on the house' s barbecue! Although we were there in the hot season, the fresh wind kept the temperatures always in a perfect and pleasant range (just above 30deg). In the late afternoon you can enjoy short trips (within 30-40 km) to the fantastic sicilian barock cities of Modica, Noto, Ragusa-Ibla. Dinner in nice restaurants there or on the sea cities of Pozzallo or Marina di Modica is certainly recommendable. All in all a very good choice, a great vacation and certainly a strong recommendation for anyone wanting to enjoy the best and quietest part of Sicily.

Lucilla Croce - Germany | July 2012

The house is very nice, well equipped, everything perfectly functioning. The garden huge, well kept, beautiful. Although there is access to the sea on a rocky coast just in front of the house, we found the small sandy beach just 100m away very convenient: it is often deserted, and also on the weekend just a few people appear. It is quiet, with very nice sand and clear water, and the coast around it provides a nice scenery. The location of the house is perfect if you want a quiet and relaxing holiday. In fact perhaps the only disadvantage is that the closest supermarket is 13 km away, and even small shops are a rarity in the area (we found a baker 4 km away). The area is fantastic, with green, agricultural landscape and long, empty sandy beaches. From the house you can see the southern tip of Sicily, Isola delle Correnti, and in 30 min drive you can reach it. The owners are extremely hospital, and really dedicated to make you comfortable and satisfied in the house. They are always available for any question or need, and they gave us indications on how to get fresh fish,where to find good restaurants. One evening, after taking us to a fishermen area where we bought fantastic shrimps, Mr.Leone cooked them for us on the house' s barbecue! Although we were there in the hot season, the fresh wind kept the temperatures always in a perfect and pleasant range (just above 30deg). In the late afternoon you can enjoy short trips (within 30-40 km) to the fantastic sicilian barock cities of Modica, Noto, Ragusa-Ibla. Dinner in nice restaurants there or on the sea cities of Pozzallo or Marina di Modica is certainly recommendable. All in all a very good choice, a great vacation and certainly a strong recommendation for anyone wanting to enjoy the best and quietest part of Sicily.

Lisa and Philippe de Mondesir - United States | June 2012 - Apolline's owners spared no expense in creating their Southeastern Sicily upscale villa with a vast shaded patio, a raised sundeck with a dipping pool and both an indoor and several outdoor kitchens. Set in the middle of a large park like floral and cacti garden by the sea, one is hard pressed to leave this enclosed tranquil haven save to wander down the pathway to stroll along the beach and swim in the clear blue Mediterranean Sea. Spoiled by the unexpected gifts of local fruits and vegetables from the extraordinarily gracious owners, and if you are as lucky as we were, by a home cooked meal of local fare, you will revel in the good fortune that befell you. We arrived worn and weary strangers to this region and left very well rested and feeling like members of the owners' family. A rare and cherished experience we hope to repeat many times in future.

Lisa and Philippe de Mondesir - United States | June 2012

Apolline's owners spared no expense in creating their Southeastern Sicily upscale villa with a vast shaded patio, a raised sundeck with a dipping pool and both an indoor and several outdoor kitchens. Set in the middle of a large park like floral and cacti garden by the sea, one is hard pressed to leave this enclosed tranquil haven save to wander down the pathway to stroll along the beach and swim in the clear blue Mediterranean Sea. Spoiled by the unexpected gifts of local fruits and vegetables from the extraordinarily gracious owners, and if you are as lucky as we were, by a home cooked meal of local fare, you will revel in the good fortune that befell you. We arrived worn and weary strangers to this region and left very well rested and feeling like members of the owners' family. A rare and cherished experience we hope to repeat many times in future.

Elfi Eberle - Germany | March 2012 - It was love at first sight! The place is truly incredible. With not one but two kitchens outside, one inside and a BBQ area we never wanted to actually leave the house. Of course the fresh veggies and fruits delivered almost daily for free by Franco, the patron of the house didn't help! The property has everything and much more, starting from the interior, the owners did not save time nor money to transform "Apolline" into a luxury yet true Sicilian home! A small beach is only a few steps away and made the experience one to remember. There is literally no artificial sounds, you fall asleep with the sound of the sea and you wake up kissed by the sun. We also had the pleasure to taste some of the local cuisine, Franco knows the owner of some outstanding red wine and the best olive oil I have ever come across, make sure you ask for a bottle of "Le Case di Lavinia". After we stayed for a few days Angela who, to our surprise spoke perfect German, cleaned the entire property, again free of charge and gave us the best recipies of the local food. I can only say the entire trip was worth every penny and we are difinetely will be back! Me and my family can highly recommend "Apolline" and its wonderful owners!

Elfi Eberle - Germany | March 2012

It was love at first sight! The place is truly incredible. With not one but two kitchens outside, one inside and a BBQ area we never wanted to actually leave the house. Of course the fresh veggies and fruits delivered almost daily for free by Franco, the patron of the house didn't help! The property has everything and much more, starting from the interior,
the owners did not save time nor money to transform "Apolline" into a luxury yet true Sicilian home!
A small beach is only a few steps away and made the experience one to remember. There is literally no artificial sounds, you fall asleep with the sound of the sea and you wake up kissed by the sun. We also had the pleasure to taste some of the local cuisine, Franco knows the owner of some outstanding red wine and the best olive oil I have ever come across, make sure you ask for a bottle of "Le Case di Lavinia". After we stayed for a few days Angela who, to our surprise spoke
perfect German, cleaned the entire property, again free of charge and gave us the best recipies of the local food. I can only say the entire trip was worth every penny and we are difinetely will be back! Me and my family can highly recommend "Apolline" and its wonderful owners!

Ettore Brambilla - Italy | March 2012 - Casa superlativa e decisamente ben ammobigliata dove ci si sente subito a proprio agio e coccolati. Il BBQ e' stato un passatempo fantastico ed il Wi-Fi (per me importantissimo dato che dovevo lavorare) affidabile e veloce. Le immagini sul sito non rendono giustizia alla raffinatezza, alla dimensione e alla posizione della villa: posizionata a due passi dalla spiaggia garantisce contemporaneamente tranquillita' e riservatezza. Menzione d'onore ai proprietari Mariella e Franco, piu' efficienti di una reception a 5 stelle e mai invadenti che con i loro suggerimenti hanno aggiunto un tocco unico al nostro soggiorno. Decisamente un'esperienza da ripetere.

Ettore Brambilla - Italy | March 2012

Casa superlativa e decisamente ben ammobigliata dove ci si sente subito a proprio agio e coccolati. Il BBQ e' stato un passatempo fantastico ed il Wi-Fi (per me importantissimo dato che dovevo lavorare) affidabile e veloce. Le immagini sul sito non rendono giustizia alla raffinatezza, alla dimensione e alla posizione della villa: posizionata a due passi dalla
spiaggia garantisce contemporaneamente tranquillita' e riservatezza. Menzione d'onore ai proprietari Mariella e Franco, piu' efficienti di una reception a 5 stelle e mai invadenti che con i loro suggerimenti hanno aggiunto un tocco unico al nostro soggiorno. Decisamente un'esperienza da ripetere.

Gjertrud & Martin - United Kingdom | September 2011 - We had such a great time staying at your villa and hope we'll be able to come back to your lovely house in the next future.

Gjertrud & Martin - United Kingdom | September 2011

We had such a great time staying at your villa and hope we'll be able to come back to your lovely house in the next future.

Andy Berner - United Kingdom | August 2011 - Villa nicer than the pictures. We were pleasantly surprised. Standard over all was very high. Sleeping was very comfortable with nice beds, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Much higher than typical standard experienced in previous trips to Italy. Setup of Villa was very well thought out. Everything for the beach, setup of kitchen, etc. Once again, high standard. Beach was also better than expectations. Not crowded, and perfect for young kids. Excellent size for 4 adults and 2 children. Garden was beautiful and kids enjoyed it a lot.

Andy Berner - United Kingdom | August 2011

Villa nicer than the pictures. We were pleasantly surprised. Standard over all was very high. Sleeping was very comfortable with nice beds, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Much higher than typical standard experienced in previous trips to Italy. Setup of Villa was very well thought out. Everything for the beach, setup of kitchen, etc. Once again, high standard. Beach was also better than expectations. Not crowded, and perfect for young kids. Excellent size for 4 adults and 2 children. Garden was beautiful and kids enjoyed it a lot.

Badia Tower - Villa in Sicily
Badia Tower
Ed Birth - United Kingdom | September 2012 - We have had a wonderful time in Badia Tower, huge thanks! From our lovely welcoming basket of goodies and stash of honey and marmalade to the lovely, interesting introduction to your house and its history – it has been a wonderful experience! We have particularly enjoyed experimenting with the barbecue, something that our house in London cannot allow – successes with the delightful orate and merluzzi, less so with the veal! We strongly recommend a visit to the Marsala Lion Market – so much choice! Overall, very much enjoyed ourselves and we thank you for your kind hospitality.

Ed Birth - United Kingdom | September 2012

We have had a wonderful time in Badia Tower, huge thanks!
From our lovely welcoming basket of goodies and stash of honey and marmalade to the lovely, interesting introduction to your house and its history – it has been a wonderful experience!
We have particularly enjoyed experimenting with the barbecue, something that our house in London cannot allow – successes with the delightful orate and merluzzi, less so with the veal!
We strongly recommend a visit to the Marsala Lion Market – so much choice!
Overall, very much enjoyed ourselves and we thank you for your kind hospitality.

Julia Marinescu - Romania | September 2012 - We had a wonderful holiday here in Marsala, Sicily! Loved the colors of the island, the spices, aromas and the music. We were impressed by the huge, wonderful garden of the property Badia, and the Tower of Love offered a comfortable and romantic accommodation. We hope to return soon here and, until then, we'll definitely recommend the property to our friends who are eager to visit this amazing island. Thank you for your hospitality.

Julia Marinescu - Romania | September 2012

We had a wonderful holiday here in Marsala, Sicily!
Loved the colors of the island, the spices, aromas and the music.
We were impressed by the huge, wonderful garden of the property Badia, and the Tower of Love offered a comfortable and romantic accommodation.
We hope to return soon here and, until then, we'll definitely recommend the property to our friends who are eager to visit this amazing island.
Thank you for your hospitality.

Elen Lewis Paynter - United Kingdom | August 2012 - We have had the most fantastic holiday at Badia Tower. You have thought of everything and made us feel most welcome. We have loved everything about being here, including the garden, the house and especially your hospitality. We have also loved the area – the towns, food, swimming and things to see. Our highlights have been Erice and Segesta and all the meals we've eaten. Thank you again, we won't forget you.

Elen Lewis Paynter - United Kingdom | August 2012

We have had the most fantastic holiday at Badia Tower. You have thought of everything and made us feel most welcome. We have loved everything about being here, including the garden, the house and especially your hospitality. We have also loved the area – the towns, food, swimming and things to see. Our highlights have been Erice and Segesta and all the meals we've eaten.
Thank you again, we won't forget you.

Frances Adam - United Kingdom | April 2012 - We have had a wonderful stay in our delightful tower! Thank you for your warm welcome and for showing us your magnificent ancestral home. The gardens are truly lovely with so many herbs and flowers (not to mention the lemons and the marmalade!) Thank you again .

Frances Adam - United Kingdom | April 2012

We have had a wonderful stay in our delightful tower! Thank you for your warm welcome and for showing us your magnificent ancestral home. The gardens are truly lovely with so many herbs and flowers (not to mention the lemons and the marmalade!)
Thank you again
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Alan & Kathryn Morton - United Kingdom | April 2012 - we very much enjoyed our holiday at Badia Tower in Marsala, and explored much of the west of the island, including Favignana and Mozia islands. Excellent hospitality, wonderful food and fine local wines. Also the weather was fantastic! We shall certainly visit your website again. The brochure you sent us was also very informative, and reflects the high standards set by your company. We cannot think of any improvement (apart from a direct flight to the island from Scotland!)

Alan & Kathryn Morton - United Kingdom | April 2012

we very much enjoyed our holiday at Badia Tower in Marsala, and explored much of the west of the island, including Favignana and Mozia islands. Excellent hospitality, wonderful food and fine local wines. Also the weather was fantastic!
We shall certainly visit your website again.
The brochure you sent us was also very informative, and reflects the high standards set by your company. We cannot think of any improvement (apart from a direct flight to the island from Scotland!)

Anna Coscia - Italy | September 2011 - La Torre Badia e' davvero deliziosa, piccola ma molto carina e anche romantica. Nonostante sia vicino alla villa dei proprietari, ti permette comunque di rimanere abbastanza isolati e di avere molta privacy. I propietari sono fantastici e sempre disponibili ad aiutarti e darti consigli. Antonio (proprietario) ci ha invitati a fare un giro della villa e ci ha offerto un'aperitivo fantastico con un sacco di cibo meraviglioso... Una delle cose che ho particolarmente apprezzato e' che quandi siamo arrivati ci siamo trovati tutto il necessario per la colazione, dal pane alle fette biscottate, biscotti, caffe', latte e persino marmellate fatte in casa (fantastiche) e miele. Tutto perfetto quindi.  

Anna Coscia - Italy | September 2011

La Torre Badia e' davvero deliziosa, piccola ma molto carina e anche romantica. Nonostante sia vicino alla villa dei proprietari, ti permette comunque di rimanere abbastanza isolati e di avere molta privacy. I propietari sono fantastici e sempre disponibili ad aiutarti e darti consigli. Antonio (proprietario) ci ha invitati a fare un giro della villa e ci ha offerto un'aperitivo fantastico con un sacco di cibo meraviglioso...
Una delle cose che ho particolarmente apprezzato e' che quandi siamo arrivati ci siamo trovati tutto il necessario per la colazione, dal pane alle fette biscottate, biscotti, caffe', latte e persino marmellate fatte in casa (fantastiche) e miele. Tutto perfetto quindi.

 

Grazyna & Howard Pilatowicz - United States | July 2011 - Thank you very much for your help in making our vacation so enjoyable! The SoloSicily service was perfect: easy to navigate website that provided all of the information necessary to make a decision; quick and to the point responses to any questions that we had; good guidance through the process; excellent information navigating us to the rented place and about Sicily; appropriate representation of the property. (...) About Badia Tower and our stay in western part of Sicily: From the beginning till the very end it was a great experience! We immediately felt welcomed and we truly appreciated thoughtfully provided in the kitchen basic snacks and drinks, so we could relax after "red-eye" trip from New York. The Badia Tower is a clean and comfortable place for two, surrounded by exotic, beautiful garden, with private outdoor space under canopy of luscious bougainvillea, and with morning wake up call from chorus of birds. (...) Within more or less 1 hr drive we had amazing richness of places to visit. Some of the most appreciated by us were beautiful towns of Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, Salemi, and Castellmmare del Golfo. Trapani has beautiful old town, and Erice can easily compete with San Gimignano in Tuscany. There are ruins of ancient towns and doric temples, remains of Norman castles, romanesque and gothic churches, and beautiful beaches... We loved the amazing nature reserve Zingaro with hiking trails and pristine stone beaches in small coves. And people: warm and friendly, patient and helpful... And food: fresh fish backed in salt, couscous with seafood, arancini... And wine: grillo...

Grazyna & Howard Pilatowicz - United States | July 2011

Thank you very much for your help in making our vacation so enjoyable! The SoloSicily service was perfect: easy to navigate website that provided all of the information necessary to make a decision; quick and to the point responses to any questions that we had; good guidance through the process; excellent information navigating us to the rented place and about Sicily; appropriate representation of the property. (...) About Badia Tower and our stay in western part of Sicily: From the beginning till the very end it was a great experience! We immediately felt welcomed and we truly appreciated thoughtfully provided in the kitchen basic snacks and drinks, so we could relax after "red-eye" trip from New York. The Badia Tower is a clean and comfortable place for two, surrounded by exotic, beautiful garden, with private outdoor space under canopy of luscious bougainvillea, and with morning wake up call from chorus of birds. (...) Within more or less 1 hr drive we had amazing richness of places to visit. Some of the most appreciated by us were beautiful towns of Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, Salemi, and Castellmmare del Golfo. Trapani has beautiful old town, and Erice can easily compete with San Gimignano in Tuscany. There are ruins of ancient towns and doric temples, remains of Norman castles, romanesque and gothic churches, and beautiful beaches... We loved the amazing nature reserve Zingaro with hiking trails and pristine stone beaches in small coves. And people: warm and friendly, patient and helpful... And food: fresh fish backed in salt, couscous with seafood, arancini... And wine: grillo...

Bianca - Villa in Sicily
Bianca
Susan Graham - United Kingdom | October 2013 - Villa Bianca just outside Scopello was a great base from which to explore the NW tip of Sicily (hire car needed). From here it was easy to reach the wild, wild nature reserve of Lo Zingaro, the beautiful walled mediaeval town of Erice, the Greek temple sites of Segesta and Selinunte, Sciacca, the totally stunning cathedral of Monreale, Palermo, Trapani and Marsala - enough for a 9 day vacation. The villa was extremely spacious, comfortable, very clean and with everything you need for self catering. As we arrived on a Sunday, the welcome pack was as its name suggests, very welcome! Even though it was October, we still needed the aircon as it was un-seasonally warm - this worked very well. Mrs Carmen who met us and was our local representative was charming and very helpful. Scopello is also a bewitching little village with fabulous views of the Tonnara from the restaurant balconies on the hillside. Our favorite time of the day was twilight, sitting on the open terrace watching the twinkling lights of the fishing boats switching on all around the bay, and listening to the changing of the bird guard. The hawks, magpies and warblers were replaced by large flocks of seabirds indulging in some late afternoon fishing and then handing over to the tawny and little owls for their night-time hunting and calling. Throw in an occasional dog bark somewhere miles away, frogs and crickets and you had the perfect Mediterranean evening chorus. Thanks to Danuta in the SoloSicily office - our initial contact - who suggested this magical location. The info packs and office admin worked very smoothly and on the occasion where we had some observations to make, the Customer Care team listened and responded positively. The access road to the villa is an adventure and we would recommend you take hire cars that sit slightly higher off the road if you visit this villa! SoloSicily we give you 8/10.

Susan Graham - United Kingdom | October 2013

Villa Bianca just outside Scopello was a great base from which to explore the NW tip of Sicily (hire car needed). From here it was easy to reach the wild, wild nature reserve of Lo Zingaro, the beautiful walled mediaeval town of Erice, the Greek temple sites of Segesta and Selinunte, Sciacca, the totally stunning cathedral of Monreale, Palermo, Trapani and Marsala - enough for a 9 day vacation.

The villa was extremely spacious, comfortable, very clean and with everything you need for self catering. As we arrived on a Sunday, the welcome pack was as its name suggests, very welcome! Even though it was October, we still needed the aircon as it was un-seasonally warm - this worked very well. Mrs Carmen who met us and was our local representative was charming and very helpful.

Scopello is also a bewitching little village with fabulous views of the Tonnara from the restaurant balconies on the hillside.

Our favorite time of the day was twilight, sitting on the open terrace watching the twinkling lights of the fishing boats switching on all around the bay, and listening to the changing of the bird guard. The hawks, magpies and warblers were replaced by large flocks of seabirds indulging in some late afternoon fishing and then handing over to the tawny and little owls for their night-time hunting and calling. Throw in an occasional dog bark somewhere miles away, frogs and crickets and you had the perfect Mediterranean evening chorus.

Thanks to Danuta in the SoloSicily office - our initial contact - who suggested this magical location. The info packs and office admin worked very smoothly and on the occasion where we had some observations to make, the Customer Care team listened and responded positively.

The access road to the villa is an adventure and we would recommend you take hire cars that sit slightly higher off the road if you visit this villa!

SoloSicily we give you 8/10.

Linda Gianelli - United States | May 2013 - We loved Villa Bianca! We spent a very restful week with our son and daughter-in-law.It had all the accoutrements of home and a fully stocked kitchen where we cooked some delicious meals. The views from the patio were breath taking and we couldn't take enough pictures. The pool was very nice but still too cool in the beginning of May to swim. We definitely would go back. I felt the website showed a very accurate picture of the villa and the Scopello area.

Linda Gianelli - United States | May 2013

We loved Villa Bianca! We spent a very restful week with our son and daughter-in-law.It had all the accoutrements of home and a fully stocked kitchen where we cooked some delicious meals. The views from the patio were breath taking and we couldn't take enough pictures. The pool was very nice but still too cool in the beginning of May to swim. We definitely would go back.
I felt the website showed a very accurate picture of the villa and the Scopello area.

Casa Blu - Villa in Sicily
Casa Blu
Rebecca Burley - United Kingdom | September 2013 - What a lovely relaxing two weeks of our honeymoon – perfect after some energetic and exciting scuba diving in Ustica. We greatly enjoyed the harvest festival celebrating the autumn equinox, and the grape „squishing” in Scopello. Other highlights include taking the Cable Car to Erice, exploring Selinunte (whilst smaller than Agrigento, we preferred the atmosphere of the Valley) and snorkelling at lo Zingaro. Of course, we have also taken full advantage of the local food and wine! Thank you

Rebecca Burley - United Kingdom | September 2013

What a lovely relaxing two weeks of our honeymoon – perfect after some energetic and exciting scuba diving in Ustica. We greatly enjoyed the harvest festival celebrating the autumn equinox, and the grape „squishing” in Scopello. Other highlights include taking the Cable Car to Erice, exploring Selinunte (whilst smaller than Agrigento, we preferred the atmosphere of the Valley) and snorkelling at lo Zingaro. Of course, we have also taken full advantage of the local food and wine!
Thank you

Jonathan Addison - United Kingdom | August 2013 - Sicily is a beautiful place we have had a wonderful time – enhanced by our stay at your gorgeous house. We have eaten and drunk amazingly well – showing in our waistlines now! Our children, Charlie and Alex have overdosed on the most enormous ice creams and released energy in the pool. The sea, amazingly clear and warm has been amazing and all recommendations for restaurant have proved great. Thank you for a very memorable holiday, we are sad to be leaving this beautiful place but hope to be back!

Jonathan Addison - United Kingdom | August 2013

Sicily is a beautiful place we have had a wonderful time – enhanced by our stay at your gorgeous house. We have eaten and drunk amazingly well – showing in our waistlines now!
Our children, Charlie and Alex have overdosed on the most enormous ice creams and released energy in the pool. The sea, amazingly clear and warm has been amazing and all recommendations for restaurant have proved great. Thank you for a very memorable holiday, we are sad to be leaving this beautiful place but hope to be back!

Warwick Banks - United Kingdom | August 2013 - We had a very enjoyable time at casa Blu - owner Renata welcomed us and was extremely helpful and attentive. We had a tyre puncture during our stay and she arranged a mechanic for us! The villa has a magnificent view and is off the beaten track - is well equipped. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! Warwick

Warwick Banks - United Kingdom | August 2013

We had a very enjoyable time at casa Blu - owner Renata welcomed us and was extremely helpful and attentive. We had a tyre puncture during our stay and she arranged a mechanic for us!
The villa has a magnificent view and is off the beaten track - is well equipped. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!
Warwick

Matthew Mann - United Kingdom | July 2013 - Casa Blu is a wonderful place to relax, we have spent many hours relaxing by the pool. The snorkelling with Caterina from Scopello was fantastic, both our children loved it despite the unusually choppy sea! The view is breathtaking, both during the day but also the stars at night! Lots of love has been put into making Casa Blu a great place to stay, we hope other people enjoy it as much as we did!

Matthew Mann - United Kingdom | July 2013

Casa Blu is a wonderful place to relax, we have spent many hours relaxing by the pool.
The snorkelling with Caterina from Scopello was fantastic, both our children loved it despite the unusually choppy sea! The view is breathtaking, both during the day but also the stars at night!
Lots of love has been put into making Casa Blu a great place to stay, we hope other people enjoy it as much as we did!

 

Valerie Harrison - United Kingdom | June 2013 - We are back and as delighted with the house and setting as ever. Our favourite restaurants are La Terrazza in Scopello (still) and La Cambusa at the port in Castellammare. Il Muligno... entrance on the bottom road is fun too. This year we visited Monreale – stunning cathedral – and Selinunte – amazing archaeological site. Thank you Solosicily, for this wonderful holiday house. We shall be back.

Valerie Harrison - United Kingdom | June 2013

We are back and as delighted with the house and setting as ever. Our favourite restaurants are La Terrazza in Scopello (still) and La Cambusa at the port in Castellammare.
Il Muligno... entrance on the bottom road is fun too.
This year we visited Monreale – stunning cathedral – and Selinunte – amazing archaeological site.

Thank you Solosicily, for this wonderful holiday house. We shall be back.

Lindsey Merchant - United Kingdom | June 2013 - What a fabulous week we've spent in your delightful house. It's a house put together with love and we've loved being here – a fabulous way to spend the second week of our honeymoon. Selinunte & Segesta were simply breathtaking and we loved the village of Scopello, particularly in the evenings. The views from the terrace will stay with us as we go home to dreary, rainy England!

Lindsey Merchant - United Kingdom | June 2013

What a fabulous week we've spent in your delightful house.
It's a house put together with love and we've loved being here – a fabulous way to spend the second week of our honeymoon.
Selinunte & Segesta were simply breathtaking and we loved the village of Scopello, particularly in the evenings. The views from the terrace will stay with us as we go home to dreary, rainy England!

Markus Pransky - Germany | May 2013 - Casa Blu is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful Sicilian landscape. One can see that you designed and equipped the house with many features and details like the barbecue place. Ristorante del Golf became our favourite place to eat! The kids had a lot of fun with the pool and they also enjoyed the beach and places like Etna and Segesta.

Markus Pransky - Germany | May 2013

Casa Blu is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful Sicilian landscape.
One can see that you designed and equipped the house with many features and details like the barbecue place. Ristorante del Golf became our favourite place to eat!
The kids had a lot of fun with the pool and they also enjoyed the beach and places like Etna and Segesta.

Amie & Adrian Redfern - United Kingdom | November 2012 - We had a lovely time in your beautiful villa. The weather was nice and warm better than any November in England. Although it was very quiet as it is out of season now, we still visited many places like Erice & Segesta and managed to find some nice places to eat! Grazie mille :)

Amie & Adrian Redfern - United Kingdom | November 2012

We had a lovely time in your beautiful villa. The weather was nice and warm better than any November in England. Although it was very quiet as it is out of season now, we still visited many places like Erice & Segesta and managed to find some nice places to eat!
Grazie mille
:)

Ben Cattermole - United Kingdom | October 2012 - We are so glad to have found Casa Blu. Such an amazing setting – The Zingaro, Il Baglio, speedboat between Castellammare & San Vito, cycling around Favignana and diving in secret coves! All highlights of a perfect holiday. Thanks Renata for creating such a charming villa!

Ben Cattermole - United Kingdom | October 2012

We are so glad to have found Casa Blu. Such an amazing setting – The Zingaro, Il Baglio, speedboat between Castellammare & San Vito, cycling around Favignana and diving in secret coves! All highlights of a perfect holiday.
Thanks Renata for creating such a charming villa!

Chris & Nicky Matcham - United Kingdom | September 2012 - This week has been fantastic; after a stressful year, we could not have wished for more relaxing surroundings than Casa Blu and the countryside around. The setting is beautiful – we have spent a lot of time just taking in the views from the pool or the patio, and with Lo Zingaro so close, this has been the perfect start to our honeymoon. We have enjoyed it so much that it has sometimes stopped us from exploring more; I am currently writing to you from the patio, despite having planned to go for a walk through Lo Zingaro from San Vito Lo Capo – it was just too tempting to lounge around and do nothing! We have also been entertained by numerous cats and an over-enthusiastic puppy from the farm next door, so again leaving is a shame! We hope that this keeps being a success for you, and that you got as much pleasure from it as we have.

Chris & Nicky Matcham - United Kingdom | September 2012

This week has been fantastic; after a stressful year, we could not have wished for more relaxing surroundings than Casa Blu and the countryside around.
The setting is beautiful – we have spent a lot of time just taking in the views from the pool or the patio, and with Lo Zingaro so close, this has been the perfect start to our honeymoon.
We have enjoyed it so much that it has sometimes stopped us from exploring more; I am currently writing to you from the patio, despite having planned to go for a walk through Lo Zingaro from San Vito Lo Capo – it was just too tempting to lounge around and do nothing!
We have also been entertained by numerous cats and an over-enthusiastic puppy from the farm next door, so again leaving is a shame!
We hope that this keeps being a success for you, and that you got as much pleasure from it as we have.

Sally Whitehouse - United Kingdom | August 2012 - Wow! What a beautiful place you have for us here. The view is absolutely delightful. Casa Blu has provided us with all we need for a wonderful relaxing holiday. We have toured a little – Segesta, Erice, Trapani (tha Salt Pan Museum was great!) but mainly stayed locally enjoying beach life at the quiet sandy and shallow beach at Alcamo. The food and wine met all promises and were delicious. Thank you Renata, thank you Sicily – we will be back! I have had a wonderful time at Casa Blu. I feel that it is very special with the carob tree and the fantastic view. My dad has enjoyed cleaning the pool and relaxing in the blue lounger with a beer and Harry loved the cute cats and kittens come down to say hello. Mummy just loved the peace and quiet. Thank you so, so much for the wonderful time we have had. Hannah P.S. Loved the horses and hammock :)

Sally Whitehouse - United Kingdom | August 2012

Wow! What a beautiful place you have for us here. The view is absolutely delightful. Casa Blu has provided us with all we need for a wonderful relaxing holiday. We have toured a little – Segesta, Erice, Trapani (tha Salt Pan Museum was great!) but mainly stayed locally enjoying beach life at the quiet sandy and shallow beach at Alcamo. The food and wine met all promises and were delicious. Thank you Renata, thank you Sicily – we will be back!

I have had a wonderful time at Casa Blu. I feel that it is very special with the carob tree and the fantastic view. My dad has enjoyed cleaning the pool and relaxing in the blue lounger with a beer and Harry loved the cute cats and kittens come down to say hello. Mummy just loved the peace and quiet. Thank you so, so much for the wonderful time we have had.
Hannah
P.S. Loved the horses and hammock
:)

Bert Vande Vannet - Belgium | August 2012 - We had a great time at Casa Blu!!! It's an ideal location to explore Erice, Trapani, Segesta and last but not least the Nature Reserve of Zingaro. Coming home after a long day and then laying in the swimming pool with the amazing view is just fantastic! We will recommend Casa Blu to our friends and maybe, who knows, we'll come back once!

Bert Vande Vannet - Belgium | August 2012

We had a great time at Casa Blu!!! It's an ideal location to explore Erice, Trapani, Segesta and last but not least the Nature Reserve of Zingaro. Coming home after a long day and then laying in the swimming pool with the amazing view is just fantastic! We will recommend Casa Blu to our friends and maybe, who knows, we'll come back once!

Vally Harrison - United Kingdom | July 2012 - We have had a wonderful fortnight in a really lovely house. We have eaten & drank well. "del Golfo” in Castellamare was excellent. La Terrazza in Scopello our second favourite. We have visited Erice, Trapani & Segesta. We swam on a really lovely rocky beach . go past the Tuna Factory & just past the back road into Scopello take a right. It says "no campers” - drive down to the bottom & go to the far left beach. Thank you for everything & we will see you again!!

Vally Harrison - United Kingdom | July 2012

We have had a wonderful fortnight in a really lovely house. We have eaten & drank well. "del Golfo” in Castellamare was excellent. La Terrazza in Scopello our second favourite. We have visited Erice, Trapani & Segesta. We swam on a really lovely rocky beach . go past the Tuna Factory & just past the back road into Scopello take a right. It says "no campers” - drive down to the bottom & go to the far left beach.
Thank you for everything & we will see you again!!

Roxanne Turcotte - Canada | July 2012 - It was a real pleasure to end our month long trip in Sicily at Casa Blu in Scopello. It was our only rental with SoloSicily and upon arrival, at Casa Blu we wished we had booked through SoloSicily for our entire trip. The level of service and professionalism of SoloSicly was above our expectations and in comparison to other locations we booked elsewhere, the house was beautifuly located, well maintained and perfectly equiped. The owner, Renata, was both charming and very helpfull. Our week at Casa Blu was the highlight of our trip according to all the members of our family. We will never forget the unbelievable view of the valley, sea and mountains...!

Roxanne Turcotte - Canada | July 2012

It was a real pleasure to end our month long trip in Sicily at Casa Blu in Scopello. It was our only rental with SoloSicily and upon arrival, at Casa Blu we wished we had booked through SoloSicily for our entire trip. The level of service and professionalism of SoloSicly was above our expectations and in comparison to other locations we booked elsewhere, the house was beautifuly located, well maintained and perfectly equiped. The owner, Renata, was both charming and very helpfull. Our week at Casa Blu was the highlight of our trip according to all the members of our family. We will never forget the unbelievable view of the valley, sea and mountains...!

Jennie O'Beirne - United Kingdom | June 2012 - In my dream I'm back in Casa Blu high in the green mountains of Western Sicily. On my sun lounger. Feet tilted 30° in the air. Sipping the local Vino Rosso € 1,5 a litre straight from the vat. Bonelli's Eagle soaring on the thermals 200 ft above. Terracotta olive groves in the valley below. Blue green Tyrrhenian Sea against a cloudless blue Italian sky. In my dream I'm back there.

Jennie O'Beirne - United Kingdom | June 2012

In my dream I'm back in Casa Blu high in the green mountains of Western Sicily. On my sun lounger. Feet tilted 30° in the air. Sipping the local Vino Rosso € 1,5 a litre straight from the vat. Bonelli's Eagle soaring on the thermals 200 ft above. Terracotta olive groves in the valley below. Blue green Tyrrhenian Sea against a cloudless blue Italian sky. In my dream I'm back there.

Helen & Mark Newnham - United Kingdom | June 2012 - Mark and I have just spent a week at Casa Blu on our Honeymoon! We have had a lovely time – the villa and views were just amazing and we don't want to go home! We visited: Zingaro – best beach! Ristorante del Golfo – best food, although Il Baglio in Scopello very good – fabulous pizza! Segesta, Erice & Monreale – all worth a visit. We have had a lovely time.

Helen & Mark Newnham - United Kingdom | June 2012

Mark and I have just spent a week at Casa Blu on our Honeymoon! We have had a lovely time – the villa and views were just amazing and we don't want to go home! We visited: Zingaro – best beach! Ristorante del Golfo – best food, although Il Baglio in Scopello very good – fabulous pizza! Segesta, Erice & Monreale – all worth a visit. We have had a lovely time.

Markku Nieminen - Finland | June 2012 - Thanks for the nice week. Weather was rainy and sunny. View is amazing.

Markku Nieminen - Finland | June 2012

Thanks for the nice week. Weather was rainy and sunny. View is amazing.

John Sullivan - United Kingdom | May 2012 - The property met all my expectations. It was peaceful and quiet, spacious, comfortable, fit for purpose, well-equpped and it had wonderful views. The guidance provided as to how to get there from Palermo was very helpful. The owner (Renata) met us nearby and took us to the property the first day and explained everything very helpfully. It all went according to plan and I would certainly recommend SoloSicily to others I come across who might be interested in renting a holiday villa in Sicily. Your website was very helpful at the stage last year of deciding which property and the booking process. It was informative, easy to use and provided all I needed.

John Sullivan - United Kingdom | May 2012

The property met all my expectations. It was peaceful and quiet, spacious, comfortable, fit for purpose, well-equpped and it had wonderful views. The guidance provided as to how to get there from Palermo was very helpful. The owner (Renata) met us nearby and took us to the property the first day and explained everything very helpfully. It all went according to plan and I would certainly recommend SoloSicily to others I come across who might be interested in renting a holiday villa in Sicily.
Your website was very helpful at the stage last year of deciding which property and the booking process. It was informative, easy to use and provided all I needed.

Clemens Stahl - Germany | May 2012 - Thank you for the tip "Ristorante del Golfo” and the "tagliata di Tonno”. Some of the best we ever eat. The two weeks in Scopello and the area around was very beautiful. Also very beautiful your house with many tasteful details, the terrace with pool and the fantastic view, perfect for relaxation. We all, also our dog, enjoy it very much and feel well to each time. Thank you very much for your kindness, the good organisation and the nice time we had here in Casa Blu.

Clemens Stahl - Germany | May 2012

Thank you for the tip "Ristorante del Golfo” and the "tagliata di Tonno”. Some of the best we ever eat.
The two weeks in Scopello and the area around was very beautiful. Also very beautiful your house with many tasteful details, the terrace with pool and the fantastic view, perfect for relaxation. We all, also our dog, enjoy it very much and feel well to each time.
Thank you very much for your kindness, the good organisation and the nice time we had here in Casa Blu.

Carol Ann Jones - United Kingdom | April 2012 - We had a wonderful stay at Casa Blu, the week really couldn't have gone any better and Renata, the owner, went out of her way to ensure that our stay was as enjoyable as possible. We really enjoyed making the most of the pool outside under the Sicilian sun and enjoyed the great food and hospitality the island has to offer. We will certainly be returning to Sicily and can't wait for our next visit.

Carol Ann Jones - United Kingdom | April 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Blu, the week really couldn't have gone any better and Renata, the owner, went out of her way to ensure that our stay was as enjoyable as possible. We really enjoyed making the most of the pool outside under the Sicilian sun and enjoyed the great food and hospitality the island has to offer. We will certainly be returning to Sicily and can't wait for our next visit.

Casa Chiara - Villa in Sicily
Casa Chiara
Laura Verde - France | August 2013 - We had a fantastic time in Casa Chiara. We fell in love with the island of favignana and the house. The swimming pool was outstanding!!! The owner has been always available to answer our questions and to solve the issues we had with electricity The service from the agency has been very good (the e-travel pack is excellent). We would defenetely recommend and hopefully come back one day!!! Thanks

Laura Verde - France | August 2013

We had a fantastic time in Casa Chiara.
We fell in love with the island of favignana and the house. The swimming pool was outstanding!!!
The owner has been always available to answer our questions and to solve the issues we had with electricity
The service from the agency has been very good (the e-travel pack is excellent).
We would defenetely recommend and hopefully come back one day!!!
Thanks

Celebrity Italian actor Massimo Ghini - Italy | August 2011 - Viver la magia di Favignana soggiornando a casa Chiara e' stato un abbinamento riuscitissimo. Una splendida vacanza che ricorderemo per molto tempo! Complimenti a soloSicily per la qualita' delle offerte e per la vostra precisa e gentile disponibilità. Grazie.   

Celebrity Italian actor Massimo Ghini - Italy | August 2011

Viver la magia di Favignana soggiornando a casa Chiara e' stato un abbinamento riuscitissimo. Una splendida vacanza che ricorderemo per molto tempo! Complimenti a soloSicily per la qualita' delle offerte e per la vostra precisa e gentile disponibilità. Grazie. 

 

Casa d'Eraclea - Villa in Sicily
Casa d'Eraclea
Joanna Dunlop - United Kingdom | August 2012 - We had a wonderful time at Casa d'Eraclea, the villa was perfect for us. The views over the infinity pool to the sea were amazing, it was the most relaxing family holiday we have ever had! The outdoor space was excellent as there was always enough sunny and shady areas at any one time. The hammocks were much used. The interior of the villa was beautiful and we appreciated the music system being available. We found the website very easy to use and the e-Travel Pack was brilliant - especially the directions to the villa and local amenities. We would certainly use SoloSicily again.

Joanna Dunlop - United Kingdom | August 2012

We had a wonderful time at Casa d'Eraclea, the villa was perfect for us. The views over the infinity pool to the sea were amazing, it was the most relaxing family holiday we have ever had! The outdoor space was excellent as there was always enough sunny and shady areas at any one time. The hammocks were much used. The interior of the villa was beautiful and we appreciated the music system being available.

We found the website very easy to use and the e-Travel Pack was brilliant - especially the directions to the villa and local amenities.

We would certainly use SoloSicily again.

Johan Ovrevik - Norway | June 2011 - We had a great time in Casa d'Eraclea and really enjoyed our stay. The pool and outdoor area and the view were fantastic. Better than on the pictures. The owner was also very friendly and helpful, and we were glad to find that the restaurants on the beach was ok, in particular Lido Garibaldi served excellent food. The e-travel pack was really nice (...) we had a great stay, thanks to the fantastic outdoor area, the views, the beach, the sea and the sun.

Johan Ovrevik - Norway | June 2011

We had a great time in Casa d'Eraclea and really enjoyed our stay. The pool and outdoor area and the view were fantastic. Better than on the pictures. The owner was also very friendly and helpful, and we were glad to find that the restaurants on the beach was ok, in particular Lido Garibaldi served excellent food. The e-travel pack was really nice (...) we had a great stay, thanks to the fantastic outdoor area, the views, the beach, the sea and the sun.

Peter Hjelt - United Kingdom | May 2011 - All of us had a very good time and we're very happy with the holiday.

Peter Hjelt - United Kingdom | May 2011

All of us had a very good time and we're very happy with the holiday.

Casa Glicine - Villa in Sicily
Casa Glicine
David Hill - United Kingdom | August 2013 - The Villa has some fantastic views, the pool was amazing and the play toy supply was also excellent for the children. The RIB boat trip was spectacular and everyone enjoyed it!

David Hill - United Kingdom | August 2013

The Villa has some fantastic views, the pool was amazing and the play toy supply was also excellent for the children. The RIB boat trip was spectacular and everyone enjoyed it!

Sara Quinn - United Kingdom | July 2013 - Thank you so very much making our first visit to Sicily so enjoyable. Villa Cecilia is absolutely lovely! From the moment we drove in through the front gate we knew we would love it. So beautiful! We were met so kindly by Davide, who assisted us with everything. And you providing us with a taste of Sicily with the panelle and olives and pizza, as well as that new aperitivo. So delicious. You have made the grounds of the Villa so beautiful. Your selection of the many different flora is really stunning. So creative. Everything that is in place is there in the perfect spot. So many different species. So beautiful. We didn't even find the abundant herb garden until halfway through the vacation, as we were eying the beautiful lemon trees and the roses and the wildflowers. Absolutely beautiful! Every day when we would walk the grounds we found something new! By the way, lots to explore, fun! When we would come back from a day trip, one day Agrigento, another day Monreale, another day Cefalu, we always looked forward to the beautiful and lush gardens to walk through. So inviting. Love the pool. So pleasant to take a dip everyday, or just sit and read a book. Crystal clear. Perfect temperature. And the outdoor showers are nice. Also many amenities here. How pleasant to listen to music while lounging at the pool. Thank you for the welcome basket of fruit and goodies! all consumed! Our cottage, Glicine, was very nice. Nice size, many amenities, perfectly stocked kitchen, very comfortable furnishings. So peaceful and quiet. And so private. Davide is an excellent manager. He was very kind, helped us with anything we needed several times and was very responsive.

Sara Quinn - United Kingdom | July 2013

Thank you so very much making our first visit to Sicily so enjoyable. Villa Cecilia is absolutely lovely! From the moment we drove in through the front gate we knew we would love it. So beautiful!
We were met so kindly by Davide, who assisted us with everything. And you providing us with a taste of Sicily with the panelle and olives and pizza, as well as that new aperitivo. So delicious. You have made the grounds of the Villa so beautiful. Your selection of the many different flora is really stunning. So creative. Everything that is in place is there in the perfect spot. So many different species. So beautiful. We didn't even find the abundant herb garden until halfway through the vacation, as we were eying the beautiful lemon trees and the roses and the wildflowers. Absolutely beautiful!
Every day when we would walk the grounds we found something new! By the way, lots to explore, fun! When we would come back from a day trip, one day Agrigento, another day Monreale, another day Cefalu, we always looked forward to the beautiful and lush gardens to walk through. So inviting. Love the pool. So pleasant to take a dip everyday, or just sit and read a book. Crystal clear. Perfect temperature. And the outdoor showers are nice. Also many amenities here. How pleasant to listen to music while lounging at the pool. Thank you for the welcome basket of fruit and goodies! all consumed!
Our cottage, Glicine, was very nice. Nice size, many amenities, perfectly stocked kitchen, very comfortable furnishings. So peaceful and quiet. And so private.
Davide is an excellent manager. He was very kind, helped us with anything we needed several times and was very responsive.

Casa Primula - Villa in Sicily
Casa Primula
Theresa Bartlett - United Kingdom | August 2013 - The pool was lovely and the RIB boat was great! Overall a most enjoyable holiday.

Theresa Bartlett - United Kingdom | August 2013

The pool was lovely and the RIB boat was great! Overall a most enjoyable holiday.

Casalnuovo - Villa in Sicily
Casalnuovo
Katie Whitmore - United Kingdom | September 2013 - The house and estate are really beautiful and very well equipped. The views are spectacular and it was a total pleasure to stay in the house. It was nice that some of Nino's belongings were in the house - it felt like a home. Nino was extremely kind and generous and nothing was too much trouble (he even escorted us all the way to the hypermarket near Messina and also sent on to us belongings we left behind. It was such a nice touch to leave a welcome meal and estate ingredients for us, and to give free run of the vegetable garden - wonderful!!! 10out of 10 for a great holiday Thank you

Katie Whitmore - United Kingdom | September 2013

The house and estate are really beautiful and very well equipped. The views are spectacular and it was a total pleasure to stay in the house. It was nice that some of Nino's belongings were in the house - it felt like a home.
Nino was extremely kind and generous and nothing was too much trouble (he even escorted us all the way to the hypermarket near Messina and also sent on to us belongings we left behind. It was such a nice touch to leave a welcome meal and estate ingredients for us, and to give free run of the vegetable garden - wonderful!!!
10out of 10 for a great holiday
Thank you

Dominic Siracusa - Australia | September 2013 - Thank you for a wonderful holiday! We have felt at home from the minute we arrived. It's been a pleasure sharing your beautiful home. We have created some memories that we will treasure forever. The views are stunning and the property itself is magnificent. A big thank-you for showing us some of the local secrets, in particular the beautiful beach at Tindari. We hope to see you again soon, if not in Sicily, back home in Melbourne! Thanks again

Dominic Siracusa - Australia | September 2013

Thank you for a wonderful holiday! We have felt at home from the minute we arrived. It's been a pleasure sharing your beautiful home. We have created some memories that we will treasure forever. The views are stunning and the property itself is magnificent. A big thank-you for showing us some of the local secrets, in particular the beautiful beach at Tindari. We hope to see you again soon, if not in Sicily, back home in Melbourne!
Thanks again

Susan Martin - United Kingdom | August 2013 - What a fabulous holiday! It's very nerve racking choosing a property for so many different people, however, I felt that if Casalnuovo was half as good as the description then it was a safe bet....it far exceeded our expectations. The owner was charming and very helpful without being intrusive, indeed his advice and guidance when we went to Stromboli was invaluable (a must do trip). There was something for everyone and given that our party ranged from 15-67 that's pretty good. The house was just beautiful with different views all around, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Half of our party are vegetarians so the plentiful supply of vegetables, salad etc was a real delight and quite delicious. When we arrived which was after 10 at night the house twinkled with tea lights and there was a table laid out with a most welcome meal, after a long journey this was a wonderful and unexpected sight. Nino and his family are right to be proud of their area and home , both are perfectly lovely and I would love to return someday. The team at soloSicily are very helpful and the whole booking process went without any problems. Thanks

Susan Martin - United Kingdom | August 2013

What a fabulous holiday! It's very nerve racking choosing a property for so many different people, however, I felt that if Casalnuovo was half as good as the description then it was a safe bet....it far exceeded our expectations. The owner was charming and very helpful without being intrusive, indeed his advice and guidance when we went to Stromboli was invaluable (a must do trip). There was something for everyone and given that our party ranged from 15-67 that's pretty good. The house was just beautiful with different views all around, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Half of our party are vegetarians so the plentiful supply of vegetables, salad etc was a real delight and quite delicious. When we arrived which was after 10 at night the house twinkled with tea lights and there was a table laid out with a most welcome meal, after a long journey this was a wonderful and unexpected sight.
Nino and his family are right to be proud of their area and home , both are perfectly lovely and I would love to return someday.
The team at soloSicily are very helpful and the whole booking process went without any problems.
Thanks

Sarah Ferdinand - United Kingdom | August 2013 - What a wonderful holiday we have all had in your beautiful home! Thank you for all your kindness and the welcoming hospitality. Best wishes from our family, Ferdinands, Martins...

Sarah Ferdinand - United Kingdom | August 2013

What a wonderful holiday we have all had in your beautiful home! Thank you for all your kindness and the welcoming hospitality. Best wishes from our family, Ferdinands, Martins...

 

J. E. - United Kingdom | November 2012 - I chose to celebrate my 30th birthday at Villa Casalnuovo with 12 of my close friends and family and it will be a week that I will never forget. Solo Sicily were very helpful, responsive and make the process simple – they even sent me a happy birthday text! The first thing to say about Villa Casalnuovo is that the website photos and description just do not do this gorgeous property justice. Perched on the side of a hill, 600ft above sea level and with views of the Aeolian Islands and the stunning coastline, this villa is idyllically placed for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and retreat to the serenity of the Sicilian countryside. The villa’s owner, Nino, emailed me a few days before we left with some useful information and we exchanged telephone numbers. Our party arrived quite late in the evening after the sun had gone down. While driving up the winding hillside roads in the dark wondering if we had taken a wrong turn, the lit-up villa appeared on the crest of the hill and looked stunning, even from afar. Nino was there to greet us and welcomed us into the villa. I walked in through the huge wooden front doors, I was taken aback by the beauty and size of the place. Nino very kindly gave us a quick tour around the villa and as we went outside, the view of the bay at night took my breath away. Nino had gone to the trouble of cooking us a simple traditional meal of pasta with tomato sauce and had left us plenty of wine to last us the first evening as well as fresh vegetables and cheese. We were not expecting such a gracious welcome, and it was only the beginning of the outstanding service that we were to receive. I will not go in to detail, but suffice it to say that Nino went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great time at Villa Casalnuovo, from taking us to the local towns to pick up supplies, arranging mopeds out of season, and even organising for us to have fireworks on my birthday (5th November) which is no easy thing in Sicily! With regards to the property, I will say that it is spacious, light and finished to the highest standard. I was over the moon with the facilities and the quality of the fittings – this property has been looked after with love and care. I could not have asked for more. Again, the photos do not do the villa justice, particularly the master bedroom from which you can see the bay from bed – what a way to wake up! Unfortunately as we went off-season, many of the restaurants/shops were closed, but this was my first experience of renting a villa and I was not disappointed. If you want somewhere to relax, somewhere secluded but only a short drive away from the amenities, somewhere with breathtaking views and a gold service from the host – Villa Casalnuovo is for you.

J. E. - United Kingdom | November 2012

I chose to celebrate my 30th birthday at Villa Casalnuovo with 12 of my close friends and family and it will be a week that I will never forget. Solo Sicily were very helpful, responsive and make the process simple – they even sent me a happy birthday text!

The first thing to say about Villa Casalnuovo is that the website photos and description just do not do this gorgeous property justice. Perched on the side of a hill, 600ft above sea level and with views of the Aeolian Islands and the stunning coastline, this villa is idyllically placed for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and retreat to the serenity of the Sicilian countryside.

The villa’s owner, Nino, emailed me a few days before we left with some useful information and we exchanged telephone numbers. Our party arrived quite late in the evening after the sun had gone down. While driving up the winding hillside roads in the dark wondering if we had taken a wrong turn, the lit-up villa appeared on the crest of the hill and looked stunning, even from afar.

Nino was there to greet us and welcomed us into the villa. I walked in through the huge wooden front doors, I was taken aback by the beauty and size of the place. Nino very kindly gave us a quick tour around the villa and as we went outside, the view of the bay at night took my breath away.

Nino had gone to the trouble of cooking us a simple traditional meal of pasta with tomato sauce and had left us plenty of wine to last us the first evening as well as fresh vegetables and cheese. We were not expecting such a gracious welcome, and it was only the beginning of the outstanding service that we were to receive. I will not go in to detail, but suffice it to say that Nino went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great time at Villa Casalnuovo, from taking us to the local towns to pick up supplies, arranging mopeds out of season, and even organising for us to have fireworks on my birthday (5th November) which is no easy thing in Sicily!

With regards to the property, I will say that it is spacious, light and finished to the highest standard. I was over the moon with the facilities and the quality of the fittings – this property has been looked after with love and care. I could not have asked for more. Again, the photos do not do the villa justice, particularly the master bedroom from which you can see the bay from bed – what a way to wake up!

Unfortunately as we went off-season, many of the restaurants/shops were closed, but this was my first experience of renting a villa and I was not disappointed. If you want somewhere to relax, somewhere secluded but only a short drive away from the amenities, somewhere with breathtaking views and a gold service from the host – Villa Casalnuovo is for you.

Tim, Fiona, Christina and Oli Jones - United Kingdom | August 2012 - Wow, what an amazing holiday we had at Casalnuovo. We loved Sicily – there is so much to see and do. We will be returning in order to see some more. The food was wonderful, and without exception all the Sicilian people we met were very welcoming, despite our bad and patchy attempts at speaking the language! The villa was just beautiful!. It had the most amazing views in all directions, and was exceptionally well equipped, with a beautiful large pool. We enjoyed helping ourselves to the fresh produce in the well-stocked herb and vegetable garden. Nino (the Villa owner) welcomed us on arrival and aided by his family had laid out a fine spread to introduce us to the delights of the local produce. He was very amenable and offered to assist us in discovering the local delights as much or as little as we wished during our stay, which made all the difference to us. Our gastronomic pizza making evening using the wood burning stove made a most memorable evening to end our stay! All in all, one of the most magnificent holidays we have had and we hope to return again. The SoloSicily website is comprehensive and gave us the information we were looking for. The description of Casalnuovo is accurate. Looking forward to our next Sicilian adventure!

Tim, Fiona, Christina and Oli Jones - United Kingdom | August 2012

Wow, what an amazing holiday we had at Casalnuovo. We loved Sicily – there is so much to see and do. We will be returning in order to see some more. The food was wonderful, and without exception all the Sicilian people we met were very welcoming, despite our bad and patchy attempts at speaking the language!

The villa was just beautiful!. It had the most amazing views in all directions, and was exceptionally well equipped, with a beautiful large pool. We enjoyed helping ourselves to the fresh produce in the well-stocked herb and vegetable garden. Nino (the Villa owner) welcomed us on arrival and aided by his family had laid out a fine spread to introduce us to the delights of the local produce. He was very amenable and offered to assist us in discovering the local delights as much or as little as we wished during our stay, which made all the difference to us. Our gastronomic pizza making evening using the wood burning stove made a most memorable evening to end our stay! All in all, one of the most magnificent holidays we have had and we hope to return again.

The SoloSicily website is comprehensive and gave us the information we were looking for. The description of Casalnuovo is accurate.

Looking forward to our next Sicilian adventure!

The Clayton-Smith Family - United Kingdom | August 2012 - We did indeed have a wonderful holiday at Casalnuovo! From the delicious welcome 'snack' provided by the owner Nino at his fabulous villa to the magnificent scenic drive back to the airport the week was everything we had hoped it would be, and more. Nino was extremely helpful, but not intrusive, and helped us to get the most out of our holiday. The villa was superbly equipped, we particularly enjoyed using the swimming pool, icecream maker and the pizza oven, and the setting is as breathtaking as the photos on the website depict. We found the SoloSicily website was very informative, with a comprehensive information pack provided, and communication was excellent, with prompt responses to emails. Sicily is beautiful; although we didn't stray that far from Casalnuovo, we would definitely like to come back and would thoroughly recommend the villa and the services of SoloSicily to others. Thank you!

The Clayton-Smith Family - United Kingdom | August 2012

We did indeed have a wonderful holiday at Casalnuovo! From the delicious welcome 'snack' provided by the owner Nino at his fabulous villa to the magnificent scenic drive back to the airport the week was everything we had hoped it would be, and more. Nino was extremely helpful, but not intrusive, and helped us to get the most out of our holiday. The villa was superbly equipped, we particularly enjoyed using the swimming pool, icecream maker and the pizza oven, and the setting is as breathtaking as the photos on the website depict. We found the SoloSicily website was very informative, with a comprehensive information pack provided, and communication was excellent, with prompt responses to emails.

Sicily is beautiful; although we didn't stray that far from Casalnuovo, we would definitely like to come back and would thoroughly recommend the villa and the services of SoloSicily to others. Thank you!

Cecilia Estate - Villa in Sicily
Cecilia Estate
Amund Moen - Norway | July 2013 - Excellent Villa. Very nice overall, we really enjoyed the stay!

Amund Moen - Norway | July 2013

Excellent Villa. Very nice overall, we really enjoyed the stay!

Sara Quinn - United Kingdom | July 2013 - Thank you so very much making our first visit to Sicily so enjoyable. Villa Cecilia is absolutely lovely! From the moment we drove in through the front gate we knew we would love it. So beautiful! We were met so kindly by Davide, who assisted us with everything. And you providing us with a taste of Sicily with the panelle and olives and pizza, as well as that new aperitivo. So delicious. You have made the grounds of the Villa so beautiful. Your selection of the many different flora is really stunning. So creative. Everything that is in place is there in the perfect spot. So many different species. So beautiful. We didn't even find the abundant herb garden until halfway through the vacation, as we were eying the beautiful lemon trees and the roses and the wildflowers. Absolutely beautiful! Every day when we would walk the grounds we found something new! By the way, lots to explore, fun! When we would come back from a day trip, one day Agrigento, another day Monreale, another day Cefalu, we always looked forward to the beautiful and lush gardens to walk through. So inviting. Love the pool. So pleasant to take a dip everyday, or just sit and read a book. Crystal clear. Perfect temperature. And the outdoor showers are nice. Also many amenities here. How pleasant to listen to music while lounging at the pool. Thank you for the welcome basket of fruit and goodies! all consumed! Our cottage, Glicine, was very nice. Nice size, many amenities, perfectly stocked kitchen, very comfortable furnishings. So peaceful and quiet. And so private. Davide is an excellent manager. He was very kind, helped us with anything we needed several times and was very responsive.

Sara Quinn - United Kingdom | July 2013

Thank you so very much making our first visit to Sicily so enjoyable. Villa Cecilia is absolutely lovely! From the moment we drove in through the front gate we knew we would love it. So beautiful!
We were met so kindly by Davide, who assisted us with everything. And you providing us with a taste of Sicily with the panelle and olives and pizza, as well as that new aperitivo. So delicious. You have made the grounds of the Villa so beautiful. Your selection of the many different flora is really stunning. So creative. Everything that is in place is there in the perfect spot. So many different species. So beautiful. We didn't even find the abundant herb garden until halfway through the vacation, as we were eying the beautiful lemon trees and the roses and the wildflowers. Absolutely beautiful!
Every day when we would walk the grounds we found something new! By the way, lots to explore, fun! When we would come back from a day trip, one day Agrigento, another day Monreale, another day Cefalu, we always looked forward to the beautiful and lush gardens to walk through. So inviting. Love the pool. So pleasant to take a dip everyday, or just sit and read a book. Crystal clear. Perfect temperature. And the outdoor showers are nice. Also many amenities here. How pleasant to listen to music while lounging at the pool. Thank you for the welcome basket of fruit and goodies! all consumed!
Our cottage, Glicine, was very nice. Nice size, many amenities, perfectly stocked kitchen, very comfortable furnishings. So peaceful and quiet. And so private.
Davide is an excellent manager. He was very kind, helped us with anything we needed several times and was very responsive.

Ian Page - United Kingdom | May 2013 - We had a very enjoyable holiday and the overall accommodation and pools were very good.

Ian Page - United Kingdom | May 2013

We had a very enjoyable holiday and the overall accommodation and pools were very good.

Carl Enhoerning - Sweden | May 2013 - Very much over our expectations. A fantastic place for a big family like ours (13 people)

Carl Enhoerning - Sweden | May 2013

Very much over our expectations. A fantastic place for a big family like ours (13 people)

 

Alistair Langhorne - United Kingdom | August 2012 - It was a pleasure to stay at Villa Cecilia and being back in London we are very much missing the beautiful botanical gardens, warm sun and relaxed atmosphere. The children particularly enjoyed the spectacular pools and taking the boat out really gave us a sense of the beautiful coastline and crystal waters. We would highly recommend stopping at the restaurant for lunch on the way back. The villa was comfortable and well equipped and you were all very attentive and welcoming .

Alistair Langhorne - United Kingdom | August 2012

It was a pleasure to stay at Villa Cecilia and being back in London we are very much missing the beautiful botanical gardens, warm sun and relaxed atmosphere. The children particularly enjoyed the spectacular pools and taking the boat out really gave us a sense of the beautiful coastline and crystal waters. We would highly recommend stopping at the restaurant for lunch on the way back. The villa was comfortable and well equipped and you were all very attentive and welcoming.

Aine and Scott McIver - United Kingdom | August 2012 - Thank you so much for a fabulous week at Cecilia Estate in August! The Villa looked exactly as we were expecting from the website, it was newly decorated and very well equipped,and air-conditioned,and the outside area was private and really beautiful.We were really impressed by the welcome and hospitality extended to us by the owners,who went to every length to ensure we were as comfortable as possible during our stay and got the most out of visiting the area by giving us useful site-seeing trips.As it was our first trip to Sicily it really made a difference to us to have some inside info on the best places to visit and make the most of our time.  We really enjoyed getting fresh food delivered from the bakery in the mornings and then to be able to sit at the outdoor dining area with a private view over the coast ,and among the beautiful fruit trees. The pool area was beautiful during the days with the pink flowers all around,and a pleasure to relax at in the evening after the hot afternoons.My favourite was the hydro-massage pool but the children loved swimming after dark with the spotlights on and the stars above.. the perfect end to the day! We picked this villa because the accommodation looked so good on the internet and we couldn't have been happier with our choice,in fact it was even better than we expected!As we discovered the location was excellent too,the villa was just across the road from the sea,and right beside some restaurants.There were so many places to visit within a short traveling distance and Palermo was very accessible!There are still lots of places that we want to visit in Sicily so we would definately be excited about a return trip and to stay at the villa again would be a pleasure.We would definately recommend this accomodation to any one who wants to visit Sicily. Booking the accommodation through you was easy and you were very good at keeping in touch with information. I think the website looked good but maybe the pictures could be a bit bigger?

Aine and Scott McIver - United Kingdom | August 2012

Thank you so much for a fabulous week at Cecilia Estate in August!

The Villa looked exactly as we were expecting from the website, it was newly decorated and very well equipped,and air-conditioned,and the outside area was private and really beautiful.We were really impressed by the welcome and hospitality extended to us by the owners,who went to every length to ensure we were as comfortable as possible during our stay and got the most out of visiting the area by giving us useful site-seeing trips.As it was our first trip to Sicily it really made a difference to us to have some inside info on the best places to visit and make the most of our time. 

We really enjoyed getting fresh food delivered from the bakery in the mornings and then to be able to sit at the outdoor dining area with a private view over the coast ,and among the beautiful fruit trees. The pool area was beautiful during the days with the pink flowers all around,and a pleasure to relax at in the evening after the hot afternoons.My favourite was the hydro-massage pool but the children loved swimming after dark with the spotlights on and the stars above.. the perfect end to the day!

We picked this villa because the accommodation looked so good on the internet and we couldn't have been happier with our choice,in fact it was even better than we expected!As we discovered the location was excellent too,the villa was just across the road from the sea,and right beside some restaurants.There were so many places to visit within a short traveling distance and Palermo was very accessible!There are still lots of places that we want to visit in Sicily so we would definately be excited about a return trip and to stay at the villa again would be a pleasure.We would definately recommend this accomodation to any one who wants to visit Sicily.


Booking the accommodation through you was easy and you were very good at keeping in touch with information. I think the website looked good but maybe the pictures could be a bit bigger?

Corisia - Villa in Sicily
Corisia
Andreea Ariton - Canada | July 2013 - We really enjoyed the stay at villa Corisia. We liked that we had a view to the swimming pool from the large living room and at the same time to the back garden. By the way, the garden is so well maintained. The pool was clean, with the right temperature - not cold, but refreshing on those hot days. It was also good that the swimming pool had always both shade and sun, for those who wanted a tan and those who wanted to stay in the shadow. We are really glad we chose to stay at this villa. It was also beneficial that the villa is close to Conca D'or mall (I think I got the name right). We could do grocery shopping there and have breakfast by the pool. Also, there were a few fruit stands by the street very close to the villa. I must thank you for your professionalism and your quick reply to my emails, text messages and phone calls.

Andreea Ariton - Canada | July 2013

We really enjoyed the stay at villa Corisia. We liked that we had a view to the swimming pool from the large living room and at the same time to the back garden. By the way, the garden is so well maintained. The pool was clean, with the right temperature - not cold, but refreshing on those hot days. It was also good that the swimming pool had always both shade and sun, for those who wanted a tan and those who wanted to stay in the shadow. We are really glad we chose to stay at this villa.

It was also beneficial that the villa is close to Conca D'or mall (I think I got the name right). We could do grocery shopping there and have breakfast by the pool. Also, there were a few fruit stands by the street very close to the villa.

I must thank you for your professionalism and your quick reply to my emails, text messages and phone calls.

Costanza - Villa in Sicily
Costanza
Victoria Squires - United Kingdom | August 2012 - We loved your villa Casa Costanza. It was such a paradise! The views are spectacular and your decor is beautifully arranged! Clemente was very helpful and I was sorry not to meet you again on the last day.   Thanks

Victoria Squires - United Kingdom | August 2012

We loved your villa Casa Costanza. It was such a paradise! The views are spectacular and your decor is beautifully arranged! Clemente was very helpful and I was sorry not to meet you again on the last day.  

Thanks

Elena - Villa in Sicily
Elena
Nicky Perl - United Kingdom | August 2012 - Thank you to all the team who has made our holiday so special.

Nicky Perl - United Kingdom | August 2012

Thank you to all the team who has made our holiday so special.

Michelle Dadabie - United Kingdom | August 2012 - Wonderful & well worth a visit and worth every penny.

Michelle Dadabie - United Kingdom | August 2012

Wonderful & well worth a visit and worth every penny.

Clare Mackle - Scotland | August 2012 - What a fabulous Villa, its got all the little touches of a 5 star hotel.

Clare Mackle - Scotland | August 2012

What a fabulous Villa, its got all the little touches of a 5 star hotel.

Anusha Kurunathan - United Kingdom | July 2012 - Thank you for a wonderful stay. The villa is absolutely beautiful and provided everything we needed from day on.

Anusha Kurunathan - United Kingdom | July 2012

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The villa is absolutely beautiful and provided everything we needed from day on.

 

Alessandra Sacchi - United States | June 2012 - Grazie! Thank you so much for an amazing week. The house is georgeous and the location is perfect.

Alessandra Sacchi - United States | June 2012

Grazie! Thank you so much for an amazing week. The house is georgeous and the location is perfect.

Ruth Reed - United Kingdom | June 2012 - Words cannot express our gratitude for making our daughter Charlotte and Jake her loving groomes wedding truely memorable.

Ruth Reed - United Kingdom | June 2012

Words cannot express our gratitude for making our daughter Charlotte and Jake her loving groomes wedding truely memorable.

Elaine Fernback - United Kingdom | May 2011 - We spent a great week at Villa Elena - having been renting villas for a few years now, this is the first time that it looked exactly like the photos and definitely exceeded our expectations. We couldn't fault a thing. There is so much room everywhere you never feel on top of each other. The place was spotless and coming down every morning to find the kitchen clean and tidy was a great bonus. The kitchen is perfect for family cook-ins, we even tried the pizza oven but fortunately had other food cooking on the bbq as well! Fresh herbs grown in the garden for our use was a lovely touch. If we come to Sicily again we would definitely use soloSicily - they couldn't have been more helpful.

Elaine Fernback - United Kingdom | May 2011

We spent a great week at Villa Elena - having been renting villas for a few years now, this is the first time that it looked exactly like the photos and definitely exceeded our expectations. We couldn't fault a thing. There is so much room everywhere you never feel on top of each other. The place was spotless and coming down every morning to find the kitchen clean and tidy was a great bonus. The kitchen is perfect for family cook-ins, we even tried the pizza oven but fortunately had other food cooking on the bbq as well! Fresh herbs grown in the garden for our use was a lovely touch. If we come to Sicily again we would definitely use soloSicily - they couldn't have been more helpful.

Ian Wachters - Netherlands | April 2011 - We had a very good holiday. The villa was fantastic – even better than what we had hoped. Unfortunately the weather was not that good, although we could enjoy the sun for at least a couple of days. A couple of positive things I would like to mention: Nice villa, very well equipped and very well serviced (daily cleaning, direct resolution of problems by housekeeper), nice garden.· Friendly support from you, the house keeper and the lady who was there when we arrived (Hetty). Good information in the villa: restaurants, local information. Good / smooth service from soloSicily: reservation, payment, travel pack, advise on small things, changing of the rooms, etc. All highly appreciated. On the down side (if I would need to mention any): Of course we did not like it that we could not go to our villa that we had chosen originally. It was a bit silly that we had to change our plans just a couple of weeks before when we had already booked all flights – however, you resolved this in a professional way.

Ian Wachters - Netherlands | April 2011

We had a very good holiday. The villa was fantastic – even better than what we had hoped. Unfortunately the weather was not that good, although we could enjoy the sun for at least a couple of days. A couple of positive things I would like to mention: Nice villa, very well equipped and very well serviced (daily cleaning, direct resolution of problems by housekeeper), nice garden.· Friendly support from you, the house keeper and the lady who was there when we arrived (Hetty). Good information in the villa: restaurants, local information. Good / smooth service from soloSicily: reservation, payment, travel pack, advise on small things, changing of the rooms, etc. All highly appreciated.
On the down side (if I would need to mention any): Of course we did not like it that we could not go to our villa that we had chosen originally. It was a bit silly that we had to change our plans just a couple of weeks before when we had already booked all flights – however, you resolved this in a professional way.

Elisa - Villa in Sicily
Elisa
Vladimir Simionescu - Romania | September 2013 - We were very pleased with the SoloSicily Agency and especially with Danuta’s prompt and friendly answers to all of our questions. Villa Elisa in Avola was splendid, just as beautiful as the photos and description on your site. We had a wonderful time there. The Owner was very responsive and fast, making sure that we enjoy our vacation. The swimming pool and the shaded terraces are extraordinary, the garden gorgeous, the sandy beach is within walking distance (5min) and is shaded in the afternoon ( a good thing in hot Sicily), the water clear and warm. The house had all the things one might need, the TV and air conditioning worked very well. The Wi-Fi internet covered the living area and adjacent terrace, no signal in the bedrooms, but other than that good speed and good connection. The bathrooms were clean, with one minor minus: no shower cabin and no curtain at the bathtub which resulted in lots of water on the floor after shower (not that easy to clean either as there is no floor drain). We loved the welcome goodies in the fridge: the bottles of wine, the prosciutto and the fruits. Avola has great wine and even better ice-cream!! All in all we had a wonderful vacation and we would have loved to stay there more!!!

Vladimir Simionescu - Romania | September 2013

We were very pleased with the SoloSicily Agency and especially with Danuta’s prompt and friendly answers to all of our questions.
Villa Elisa in Avola was splendid, just as beautiful as the photos and description on your site. We had a wonderful time there. The Owner was very responsive and fast, making sure that we enjoy our vacation.
The swimming pool and the shaded terraces are extraordinary, the garden gorgeous, the sandy beach is within walking distance (5min) and is shaded in the afternoon ( a good thing in hot Sicily), the water clear and warm. The house had all the things one might need, the TV and air conditioning worked very well.
The Wi-Fi internet covered the living area and adjacent terrace, no signal in the bedrooms, but other than that good speed and good connection.
The bathrooms were clean, with one minor minus: no shower cabin and no curtain at the bathtub which resulted in lots of water on the floor after shower (not that easy to clean either as there is no floor drain). We loved the welcome goodies in the fridge: the bottles of wine, the prosciutto and the fruits. Avola has great wine and even better ice-cream!!
All in all we had a wonderful vacation and we would have loved to stay there more!!!

Eleanor Noonan - Ireland | August 2013 - We had a lovely time in Sicily and will certainly return. Elisa was good. On the plus side the accommodation was very spacious and the pool was amazing. The owner was very pleasant and helpful. Thank you!

Eleanor Noonan - Ireland | August 2013

We had a lovely time in Sicily and will certainly return. Elisa was good. On the plus side the accommodation was very spacious and the pool was amazing. The owner was very pleasant and helpful.
Thank you!

Reda Sebbar - United Arab Emirates | August 2013 - Great villa, fantastique pool, very pleasant owner superb location defiantly will be back!

Reda Sebbar - United Arab Emirates | August 2013

Great villa, fantastique pool, very pleasant owner superb location defiantly will be back!

Chitra Hepburn - China | August 2012 - We had a wonderful stay in Sicily. The villa was beautiful and exceeded our expectations. We loved the pool (excellent), the house itself was full of character and the gardens were gorgeous. The air-conditioning worked perfectly for the night-time. We had great weather and Avola was a charming town to discover.

Chitra Hepburn - China | August 2012

We had a wonderful stay in Sicily. The villa was beautiful and exceeded our expectations. We loved the pool (excellent), the house itself was full of character and the gardens were gorgeous. The air-conditioning worked perfectly for the night-time. We had great weather and Avola was a charming town to discover.

 

Philip Byle - United Kingdom | July 2012 - We had an absolutely fantastic time in Sicily. The villa lived up to all expectations. Most of the days were spent lounging around the swimming pool or walking down to the beach. Mr Sirugo was a good host and was able to help us with the one or two minor issues that we had. We would happily recommend your Company to our friends.

Philip Byle - United Kingdom | July 2012

We had an absolutely fantastic time in Sicily. The villa lived up to all expectations. Most of the days were spent lounging around the swimming pool or walking down to the beach. Mr Sirugo was a good host and was able to help us with the one or two minor issues that we had.

We would happily recommend your Company to our friends.

Elizabeth Deitch - United Kingdom | June 2012 - Villa Elisa exceeded our expectations it was truly beautiful. It was a perfect property for a group or family (grown up children) holiday. The pool was the best I've ever seen in a holiday rental. The photos don't do the property justice! The area is full of interest with a number of towns and sights to visit, all within easy driving distance. Sicilian food is fresh and appetising and eating out or in is a delicious experience! The owners were helpful and discreet. All good!

Elizabeth Deitch - United Kingdom | June 2012

Villa Elisa exceeded our expectations it was truly beautiful. It was a perfect property for a group or family (grown up children) holiday. The pool was the best I've ever seen in a holiday rental.
The photos don't do the property justice! The area is full of interest with a number of towns and sights to visit, all within easy driving distance. Sicilian food is fresh and appetising and eating out or in is a delicious experience!
The owners were helpful and discreet. All good!

Fattoria Corleonese - Villa in Sicily
Fattoria Corleonese
Fiona Phelps - United Kingdom | August 2013 - Just wanted to say how much we really enjoyed our stay at the wonderful Fattoria Corleonese. The owners were so lovely and made our stay very special but constantly giving us baskets of their fresh produce. The weather including the thunderstorms at night was wonderful and the swimming pool area at the villa was a peaceful haven. We enjoyed our time in Sicily and hope to return soon. Thank you for helping with our booking and also answering all my questions and your travel pack is fantastic. I found dealing with Solosicily very easy and very professional from start to finish and will be recommending you to our friends if they plan to visit your wonderful country. Kind regards

Fiona Phelps - United Kingdom | August 2013

Just wanted to say how much we really enjoyed our stay at the wonderful Fattoria Corleonese. The owners were so lovely and made our stay very special but constantly giving us baskets of their fresh produce. The weather including the thunderstorms at night was wonderful and the swimming pool area at the villa was a peaceful haven.
We enjoyed our time in Sicily and hope to return soon.
Thank you for helping with our booking and also answering all my questions and your travel pack is fantastic. I found dealing with Solosicily very easy and very professional from start to finish and will be recommending you to our friends if they plan to visit your wonderful country.
Kind regards

Eva Hellstrom Lindberg - Sweden | August 2013 - We truly and heartedly enjoyed our stay with Salvatore and his wife. Lovely house, terasse, pool area and surroundings. Extremely welcoming treatment with large quantities of vegetables and fruits brought to us every day. Interesting location (since we like to stay away from touristic areas). Best regards Eva and family

Eva Hellstrom Lindberg - Sweden | August 2013

We truly and heartedly enjoyed our stay with Salvatore and his wife. Lovely house, terasse, pool area and surroundings. Extremely welcoming treatment with large quantities of vegetables and fruits brought to us every day. Interesting location (since we like to stay away from touristic areas).

Best regards
Eva and family

Gréta Guomundsdottir - Norway | August 2012 - We had a very good stay at Fattoria Corleonese. The owner was most welcoming and helpful even though we had some language difficulties trying to understand each other. The property was clean and well kept. All the facilities very good including the swimming pool which was fantastic in the warm August sun!

Gréta Guomundsdottir - Norway | August 2012

We had a very good stay at Fattoria Corleonese. The owner was most welcoming and helpful even though we had some language difficulties trying to understand each other. The property was clean and well kept. All the facilities very good including the swimming pool which was fantastic in the warm August sun!

Hibiscus - Villa in Sicily
Hibiscus
Artie Tepper - United States | May 2011 - We truly miss the time spent in Sicily. We were very fortunate to have found your rental company - it let us really enjoy the best of Sicily while staying in such high quality villas. Our first villa, Hibiscus, was very well equipped and user- friendly. It's magnificent views of the coast were spectacular and its location let us visit many exciting and interesting cities. (...) I would gladly recommend your agency to future visitors.

Artie Tepper - United States | May 2011

We truly miss the time spent in Sicily. We were very fortunate to have found your rental company - it let us really enjoy the best of Sicily while staying in such high quality villas. Our first villa, Hibiscus, was very well equipped and user- friendly. It's magnificent views of the coast were spectacular and its location let us visit many exciting and interesting cities. (...) I would gladly recommend your agency to future visitors.

Il Poggio - Villa in Sicily
Il Poggio
Reda Sebbar - United Arab Emirates | August 2013 - Great view kind owner nice place we had good time. Thank you

Reda Sebbar - United Arab Emirates | August 2013

Great view kind owner nice place we had good time.
Thank you

Marybeth Rodriguez - United States | August 2012 - My husband and I stayed here with our 3 kids, ages 7-15 and I have to say that our 2-week stay at il Poggio was honestly one of the best vacations I have had in the past 20 years. I read through almost every villa description on the Solosicily website before I choose Poggio and I definitely made the right choice. The pool kept our young kids occupied for hours, and our teenager was glued to the hammock (she returned to NY with an excellent tan), which left my husband and I lots of time to get in some much needed R&R. As a family we went on long horseback rides, explored the beaches (Cefalù was our favorite), and also spent some time in Palermo. But it was so hot, everyone was relieved to get back to our villa, which on a mountain was about 15 degrees F cooler. Our kids are begging us to book the villa again, maybe we will!

Marybeth Rodriguez - United States | August 2012

My husband and I stayed here with our 3 kids, ages 7-15 and I have to say that our 2-week stay at il Poggio was honestly one of the best vacations I have had in the past 20 years. I read through almost every villa description on the Solosicily website before I choose Poggio and I definitely made the right choice. The pool kept our young kids occupied for hours, and our teenager was glued to the hammock (she returned to NY with an excellent tan), which left my husband and I lots of time to get in some much needed R&R. As a family we went on long horseback rides, explored the beaches (Cefalù was our favorite), and also spent some time in Palermo. But it was so hot, everyone was relieved to get back to our villa, which on a mountain was about 15 degrees F cooler. Our kids are begging us to book the villa again, maybe we will!

Il Vignale - Villa in Sicily
Il Vignale
Ira Vogels - Belgium | August 2013 - Il Vignale was really super!, the owner is really nice and very attentive and the house was perfect. Thanks for your help we did have a nice holiday.

Ira Vogels - Belgium | August 2013

Il Vignale was really super!, the owner is really nice and very attentive and the house was perfect.
Thanks for your help we did have a nice holiday.

Peter Higgings - United Kingdom | August 2012 - Thank you for a wonderful two weeks here at Il Vignale. We have found it so relaxing – on arrival, we had great plans to visit the many interesting tourist sites, hidden villages, forest regions, ancient Greek and Roman monuments. But in fact, we have found it so relaxing and satisfying just being here, we have not felt the need to venture further afield. We did discover the fabulous ice-cream and cake shop in front of the cathedral in Cefalù. We spent a few very happy days down on the pebble beach and diving off the rocks at Castel di Tusa. We ventured into Mistretta, walked around the pretty town, including the park with topiary bushes in shapes of farmers, animals etc. But we were undoubtedly happiest simply staying at “home”, relaxing by your beautiful pool, admiring the breath-taking scenery. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us – and for the wonderful olive oil and wine, too.

Peter Higgings - United Kingdom | August 2012

Thank you for a wonderful two weeks here at Il Vignale. We have found it so relaxing – on arrival, we had great plans to visit the many interesting tourist sites, hidden villages, forest regions, ancient Greek and Roman monuments. But in fact, we have found it so relaxing and satisfying just being here, we have not felt the need to venture further afield. We did discover the fabulous ice-cream and cake shop in front of the cathedral in Cefalù. We spent a few very happy days down on the pebble beach and diving off the rocks at Castel di Tusa. We ventured into Mistretta, walked around the pretty town, including the park with topiary bushes in shapes of farmers, animals etc. But we were undoubtedly happiest simply staying at “home”, relaxing by your beautiful pool, admiring the breath-taking scenery.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us – and for the wonderful olive oil and wine, too.

Suzanne Greevy - United Kingdom | July 2012 - Our stay here was the most relaxing & joyful experience we've had in a long time. The house, the scenery and the people were all beautiful and contributed in making our stay unforgettable. Thank you for your hospitality and your delicious olive oil.

Suzanne Greevy - United Kingdom | July 2012

Our stay here was the most relaxing & joyful experience we've had in a long time. The house, the scenery and the people were all beautiful and contributed in making our stay unforgettable. Thank you for your hospitality and your delicious olive oil.

Richard Pettifor - United Kingdom | July 2012 - We were delighted in every way with Il Vignale, beautifully presented and perfectly located for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The owners were on hand to greet us and show us the property and remained available if necessary to help with advice on the region and to make restaurant recommendations and bookings if necessary, providing home grown fresh vegetables and their own olive oil throughout our stay. It was clear that they wanted to ensure that our stay was both relaxing and enjoyable, making us feel very welcome. We enjoyed Sicily very much, exploring some of the smaller towns along the Northern coast but leaving us plenty to do on any visits in the future. Everyone we met was very helpful and extremely welcoming. We found your web site easy to navigate providing a large amount of detailed information on all the Villas, this was very useful in helping us decide the area we wanted to visit and the type of property we wanted to stay in. It also means that you have a better understanding of exactly what you are booking and there are no surprises on arrival .

Richard Pettifor - United Kingdom | July 2012

We were delighted in every way with Il Vignale, beautifully presented and perfectly located for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The owners were on hand to greet us and show us the property and remained available if necessary to help with advice on the region and to make restaurant recommendations and bookings if necessary, providing home grown fresh vegetables and their own olive oil throughout our stay. It was clear that they wanted to ensure that our stay was both relaxing and enjoyable, making us feel very welcome.

We enjoyed Sicily very much, exploring some of the smaller towns along the Northern coast but leaving us plenty to do on any visits in the future. Everyone we met was very helpful and extremely welcoming.

We found your web site easy to navigate providing a large amount of detailed information on all the Villas, this was very useful in helping us decide the area we wanted to visit and the type of property we wanted to stay in. It also means that you have a better understanding of exactly what you are booking and there are no surprises on arrival
.

 

Suzanne Colpron - United States | June 2012 - This was our first trip to Sicily and the house made our stay one of the best holiday we ever had. Secluded it was peaceful, scenic, very comfortable and relaxing. The house had everything we can ask for and ever more. Rooms were large, bathrooms were great, yet we were 15 minutes from the highway to any major cities on the terranean sea. Because the house is on the owners olive grove, the owner was always a phone call away if we needed something. Such as fixing the cable for the Euro 12 semi finals Found a great baker in Reitano, fresh croissant and bread every morning, and S. Stephano di Camastra, is not far away for all grocery shopping, and restaurants. Dario kept us connected to the local culture, and he made our stay one of the most memorable holiday we ever had .

Suzanne Colpron - United States | June 2012

This was our first trip to Sicily and the house made our stay one of the best holiday we ever had. Secluded it was peaceful, scenic, very comfortable and relaxing. The house had everything we can ask for and ever more. Rooms were large, bathrooms were great, yet we were 15 minutes from the highway to any major cities on the terranean sea. Because the house is on the owners olive grove, the owner was always a phone call away if we needed something. Such as fixing the cable for the Euro 12 semi finals Found a great baker in Reitano, fresh croissant and bread every morning, and S. Stephano di Camastra, is not far away for all grocery shopping, and restaurants. Dario kept us connected to the local culture, and he made our stay one of the most memorable holiday we ever had.

Natalia and Victor Soroka - Russian Federation | September 2011 - Thank you for everything! We really enjoyed our stay at Il Vignale and were very happy with our choice! The property and the beautiful countryside all around create such unique atmospheres. We truly hope to come back next year.

Natalia and Victor Soroka - Russian Federation | September 2011

Thank you for everything! We really enjoyed our stay at Il Vignale and were very happy with our choice! The property and the beautiful countryside all around create such unique atmospheres. We truly hope to come back next year.

La Benvoluta - Villa in Sicily
La Benvoluta
Josee Gaglione - Canada | October 2013 - Our group would love to give you our feedbacks on our trip to Sicily. It was more that we wished for! Mrs Francesca was delightful , very, very helpful regarding our whereabouts. As far as Taormina goes and the Isola Bella in front, it was splendid! The weather was great, few showers but nothing important. I am very pleased with the service Solosicily has given us. I will certainly recommend your agency to my family and friends and keep your address for future trips.

Josee Gaglione - Canada | October 2013

Our group would love to give you our feedbacks on our trip to Sicily. It was more that we wished for!
Mrs Francesca was delightful , very, very helpful regarding our whereabouts. As far as Taormina goes and the Isola Bella in front, it was splendid! The weather was great, few showers but nothing important.
I am very pleased with the service Solosicily has given us. I will certainly recommend your agency to my family and friends and keep your address for future trips.

Angela Curran - United States | May 2013 - Our family of 4 enjoyed the villa From Saturday – Friday (May 31). We enjoyed many lunches and some dinners on the roof top terrace and never got tired of the beautiful view. The water was very cold! But we didn't need the air-conditioning because it was an unusually cool month of May, as Signora Ofelia told us. The yellow chairs are the smallest chairs we have ever seen! The kitchen is very well stocked and it was nice to have a welcome basket with bread, wine, pasta, milk, water and corn flakes! The mini market on the other side of the cable car is pretty good (towards Mazzarò). We ate at Da Giovanni overlooking Isola Bella, at Ristorante Angelo del Delfino in Mazzarò and had good pizza at il Pescatore. Enjoy your stay!

Angela Curran - United States | May 2013

Our family of 4 enjoyed the villa From Saturday – Friday (May 31). We enjoyed many lunches and some dinners on the roof top terrace and never got tired of the beautiful view. The water was very cold! But we didn't need the air-conditioning because it was an unusually cool month of May, as Signora Ofelia told us.

The yellow chairs are the smallest chairs we have ever seen!
The kitchen is very well stocked and it was nice to have a welcome basket with bread, wine, pasta, milk, water and corn flakes!

The mini market on the other side of the cable car is pretty good (towards Mazzarò).
We ate at Da Giovanni overlooking Isola Bella, at Ristorante Angelo del Delfino in Mazzarò and had good pizza at il Pescatore.

Enjoy your stay!

Revital Heimann - Israel | March 2013 - A family of 10 had spent a week in this beautiful house, enjoined the atmosphere, the view and everything else this amazing island has to offer. Our stay at the apartment was accompanied only by good spirits and enjoyment. The housekeeper is a professional and open hearted person who was there for any need and necessity. Enjoy the view from both (!) porches an the magic of the house.

Revital Heimann - Israel | March 2013

A family of 10 had spent a week in this beautiful house, enjoined the atmosphere, the view and everything else this amazing island has to offer.
Our stay at the apartment was accompanied only by good spirits and enjoyment.
The housekeeper is a professional and open hearted person who was there for any need and necessity.
Enjoy the view from both (!) porches an the magic of the house.

La Loggia - Villa in Sicily
La Loggia
Philip Cornish - United Kingdom | August 2013 - We did enjoy our stay at La Loggia and the house maid and her husband were very helpful, and charming. Thank to you and the owners for making our holiday a very pleasant experience.

Philip Cornish - United Kingdom | August 2013

We did enjoy our stay at La Loggia and the house maid and her husband were very helpful, and charming.
Thank to you and the owners for making our holiday a very pleasant experience.

Dirk Akkermans - Belgium | July 2013 - We very much enjoyed Sicily, the Caltagirone region and villa La Loggia. Wasn’t our first time in Sicily, but La Loggia certainly has the benefits of offering tranquillity and absolute marvellous views! We highly appreciated the warm welcome by the owner on our first day and even more the friendly open talk of the local housekeepers.

Dirk Akkermans - Belgium | July 2013

We very much enjoyed Sicily, the Caltagirone region and villa La Loggia. Wasn’t our first time in Sicily, but La Loggia certainly has the benefits of offering tranquillity and absolute marvellous views! We highly appreciated the warm welcome by the owner on our first day and even more the friendly open talk of the local housekeepers.

Daljinder Gill - United Kingdom | August 2012 - We just wanted to say that we had a absolutely fantastic time. We very much enjoyed the villa and the area of caltagirone. The people were lovely and Clarissa and her husband were fantastic hosts. We will definitely book a villa with you guys again in the future. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Daljinder Gill - United Kingdom | August 2012

We just wanted to say that we had a absolutely fantastic time. We very much enjoyed the villa and the area of caltagirone. The people were lovely and Clarissa and her husband were fantastic hosts. We will definitely book a villa with you guys again in the future. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Michelle Gott - United Kingdom | July 2012 - We had a fantastic holiday in Sicily. La Loggia is in a superb location with fantastic views of Caltagirone. The villa is well posititioned to visit many of the recommended highlights (the roman villa, Mount Etna, Taormina). The villa has excellent facilities including the BBQ which we made use of every night!!! Completely secluded and a great place to get away from it all. i would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and family. A wonderful holiday home. soloSicily Website is very well designed and easy to use.

Michelle Gott - United Kingdom | July 2012

We had a fantastic holiday in Sicily. La Loggia is in a superb location with fantastic views of Caltagirone. The villa is well posititioned to visit many of the recommended highlights (the roman villa, Mount Etna, Taormina). The villa has excellent facilities including the BBQ which we made use of every night!!! Completely secluded and a great place to get away from it all. i would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and family. A wonderful holiday home.

soloSicily Website is very well designed and easy to use.

 

David Slee - Australia | May 2011 - We did enjoy our holiday and wished we could have stayed longer. We spent much of our time visiting historical sites and local points of interest.

David Slee - Australia | May 2011

We did enjoy our holiday and wished we could have stayed longer. We spent much of our time visiting historical sites and local points of interest.

Le Dimore dell'Etna - Villa in Sicily
Le Dimore dell'Etna
Roberto Baldazzi - Italy | August 2013 - Le dimore dell'Etna, una villa bella e confortevole; un particolare apprezzamento per la cortesia e disponibilità del proprietario che ci ha reso il soggiorno ancora più piacevole. Cordiali saluti

Roberto Baldazzi - Italy | August 2013

Le dimore dell'Etna, una villa bella e confortevole; un particolare apprezzamento per la cortesia e disponibilità del proprietario che ci ha reso il soggiorno ancora più piacevole.
Cordiali saluti

Chris Lynch - United Kingdom | May 2013 - We had a fantastic time during our stay at “Le Dimore Dell Etna”. The house and grounds exceeded our expectation and the hospitality of the owner Antonio was greatly appreciated, we were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived. Everything was well kept, clean and very spacious and gave us a real feel for the Sicilian lifestyle. The service of Danuta and the team at SoloSicily was also excellent, answering all of our questions on the lead up to the trip was a big help! We would certainly return to both the villa and the island again and hope to do so in the not too distant future!

Chris Lynch - United Kingdom | May 2013

We had a fantastic time during our stay at “Le Dimore Dell Etna”. The house and grounds exceeded our expectation and the hospitality of the owner Antonio was greatly appreciated, we were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived. Everything was well kept, clean and very spacious and gave us a real feel for the Sicilian lifestyle.

The service of Danuta and the team at SoloSicily was also excellent, answering all of our questions on the lead up to the trip was a big help! We would certainly return to both the villa and the island again and hope to do so in the not too distant future!

Bodil Paulsen - Denmark | November 2012 - Now we are home again in cold and snow. We really enjoyed our stay at Le Dimore dell'Etna: It is a very nice place and the host had so much care for us and was always ready to help us. We all think that we had a wonderful holiday and I had a fine birthday. Your website SoloSicily is very informative, and Danuta Kanicka answered very quickly any of our questions before and after booking.

Bodil Paulsen - Denmark | November 2012

Now we are home again in cold and snow.

We really enjoyed our stay at Le Dimore dell'Etna: It is a very nice place and the host had so much care for us and was always ready to help us.

We all think that we had a wonderful holiday and I had a fine birthday.

Your website SoloSicily is very informative, and Danuta Kanicka answered very quickly any of our questions before and after booking.

Bruce McLain - United Kingdom | October 2012 - We enjoyed a fantastic stay at le dimore dell etna in late October early November with temperatures averaging 25 in the day and cool in the evening's. The house and gardens were magnificent and one could be almost self contained within the oasis of the house, shops in Trecastagni were close and well stocked and Antonio's red wine and olive oil were excellent. The most impressive part of our stay was the hospitality and joy of life of our hosts Antonio and Conchetta who helped us live a Sicilian lifestyle for our 2 weeks teaching us their cooking methods, who would guess that anchovies capers and breadcrumbs would make a exquisite pasta dish but they did. I am sure there remain many untapped treasures but the Villa is in easy contact with Messina, Taormina, Syracuse and Catania but our highlight was a visit to Villa del Casale near Enna where the most beautiful intact Roman mosaics are displayed in situ of the ruined villa, enjoy!!

Bruce McLain - United Kingdom | October 2012

We enjoyed a fantastic stay at le dimore dell etna in late October early November with temperatures averaging 25 in the day and cool in the evening's. The house and gardens were magnificent and one could be almost self contained within the oasis of the house, shops in Trecastagni were close and well stocked and Antonio's red wine and olive oil were excellent. The most impressive part of our stay was the hospitality and joy of life of our hosts Antonio and Conchetta who helped us live a Sicilian lifestyle for our 2 weeks teaching us their cooking methods, who would guess that anchovies capers and breadcrumbs would make a exquisite pasta dish but they did. I am sure there remain many untapped treasures but the Villa is in easy contact with Messina, Taormina, Syracuse and Catania but our highlight was a visit to Villa del Casale near Enna where the most beautiful intact Roman mosaics are displayed in situ of the ruined villa, enjoy!!

 

Vadim Zasimov and Tanya Zudina - Russian Federation | August 2012 - We absolutely loved our time at "Le Dimore dell'Etna". The house is very well designed and had every convenience of a high standard. We were so positively surprised by the extensive grounds and manicured garden full of magnificent trees. Also, the house and outdoor spaces were even more beautiful than we expected and the photos on your website really don't do it justice! Old pines and fruit trees kept the garden shady and cool even during hot days. We helped ourselves with fresh eggs from the chicken coop, aromatic herbs, vegetable from the kitchen garden and some delicious red wine from the owner's private cellar (which couldn't have been more tasty!) But, above all, we were treated as close friends and were helped and assisted in planning our holiday with day trip ideas. We truly experienced and understood Sicily, its food, soul and immense beauty.

Vadim Zasimov and Tanya Zudina - Russian Federation | August 2012

We absolutely loved our time at "Le Dimore dell'Etna". The house is very well designed and had every convenience of a high standard. We were so positively surprised by the extensive grounds and manicured garden full of magnificent trees. Also, the house and outdoor spaces were even more beautiful than we expected and the photos on your website really don't do it justice! Old pines and fruit trees kept the garden shady and cool even during hot days. We helped ourselves with fresh eggs from the chicken coop, aromatic herbs, vegetable from the kitchen garden and some delicious red wine from the owner's private cellar (which couldn't have been more tasty!)

But, above all, we were treated as close friends and were helped and assisted in planning our holiday with day trip ideas. We truly experienced and understood Sicily, its food, soul and immense beauty.

Maya Daou - Bahrain | June 2012 - Una realtà piacevole da ricordare, una struttura confortevole da vivere per piu' tempo, dal verde lussureggiante, alla piscina con acqua salata rigorosamente efficiente per pulizia ed igiene, dall'area fitness, alla sauna e tanto altro ancora. La villa nel suo genere era completa di ogni comfort, per eleganza, gusto e quant'altro per rendere il nostro soggiorno, un ricordo da conservare e trasmettere agli amici. La generosità dei proprietari per le attenzioni giornaliere basate da continui e ripetuti assaggi stuzzicanti dai sapori e dai profumi che solo la Sicilia può dare. Un bellissimo soggiorno!

Maya Daou - Bahrain | June 2012

Una realtà piacevole da ricordare, una struttura confortevole da vivere per piu' tempo, dal verde lussureggiante, alla piscina con acqua salata rigorosamente efficiente per pulizia ed igiene, dall'area fitness, alla sauna e tanto altro ancora. La villa nel suo genere era completa di ogni comfort, per eleganza, gusto e quant'altro per rendere il nostro soggiorno, un ricordo da conservare e trasmettere agli amici. La generosità dei proprietari per le attenzioni giornaliere basate da continui e ripetuti assaggi stuzzicanti dai sapori e dai profumi che solo la Sicilia può dare. Un bellissimo soggiorno!

Dino Ballariano - United States | June 2012 - Warm welcome, spectacular service in any detail and absolute privacy. The beautiful days during our stay helped to enjoy to the max the wonderful residence with an amazing pool. The premises were impeccable in all aspects and the kindest of the proprietor motives me to return soon.

Dino Ballariano - United States | June 2012

Warm welcome, spectacular service in any detail and absolute privacy. The beautiful days during our stay helped to enjoy to the max the wonderful residence with an amazing pool. The premises were impeccable in all aspects and the kindest of the proprietor motives me to return soon.

Leticia - Villa in Sicily
Leticia
Bogdan Boychenko - Germany | September 2012 - die Insel Sizilien ist sehr schön und hat uns sehr gefallen. Die Natur und das Klima sind einfach fantastisch! Einzigartiger Ort um einen sehr schönen und erholsamen Urlaub zu machen. Ferienhaus Leticia hat uns auch gefallen: die Lage ist einmalig und der Garten ist sehr schön! Ein Paar Kleinigkeiten können auch verbessert sein-nicht funktionierende SAT-Anlage in kleinerem Gebäude und nicht gut funktionierendes Abflussrohr in der Dusche des Haupthauses. Die Managerin Carmen war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, Sie hat auf uns sehr lange geduldig am ersten Tag gewartet und hat immer ein offenes Ohr für unsere Wünsche gehabt. Der Ort ist sehr schön - Natur pur, das wurde auch eigentlich auf Ihrer Internetseite versprochen. Natürlich wäre es super, wenn es Deutsch oder in unserem Fall auch russischsprachiges Personal vor Ort gäbe, es wäre auch super, die Unterlagen (Sizilien Reiseführer ) auf Deutsch oder Russisch zu haben, aber das ist alles nicht entscheidend. Ich möchte mich bei Ihnen für meinen sehr guten Urlaub bedanken und wünsche Ihnen viel Erfolg bei Ihrer Arbeit! soloSicily: Dank unserer rund um die Uhr erreichbaren Lokalmanager wurden die aufgetretenen Störungen innerhalb von 24 Stunden behoben.

Bogdan Boychenko - Germany | September 2012

die Insel Sizilien ist sehr schön und hat uns sehr gefallen.
Die Natur und das Klima sind einfach fantastisch! Einzigartiger Ort um einen sehr schönen und erholsamen Urlaub zu machen.
Ferienhaus Leticia hat uns auch gefallen: die Lage ist einmalig und der Garten ist sehr schön! Ein Paar Kleinigkeiten können auch verbessert sein-nicht funktionierende SAT-Anlage in kleinerem Gebäude und nicht gut funktionierendes Abflussrohr in der Dusche des Haupthauses.

Die Managerin Carmen war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, Sie hat auf uns sehr lange geduldig am ersten Tag gewartet und hat immer ein offenes Ohr für unsere Wünsche gehabt.

Der Ort ist sehr schön - Natur pur, das wurde auch eigentlich auf Ihrer Internetseite versprochen.
Natürlich wäre es super, wenn es Deutsch oder in unserem Fall auch russischsprachiges Personal vor Ort gäbe, es wäre auch super, die Unterlagen (Sizilien Reiseführer ) auf Deutsch oder
Russisch zu haben, aber das ist alles nicht entscheidend.

Ich möchte mich bei Ihnen für meinen sehr guten Urlaub bedanken und wünsche Ihnen viel Erfolg bei Ihrer Arbeit!

soloSicily: Dank unserer rund um die Uhr erreichbaren Lokalmanager wurden die aufgetretenen Störungen innerhalb von 24 Stunden behoben.

Carrollanne Lindley - United Kingdom | November 2011 - The outside and gardens of Leticia are paradisial, with a stunning view over to the bay. (...) Excellent wine selection by the way, and much appreciated. The washing facilities are nice and modern, though turning round in the shower requires breathing in and coordination. The bed has a very comfortable mattress. Signora Carmen (property manager) is helpful and welcoming (...)

Carrollanne Lindley - United Kingdom | November 2011

The outside and gardens of Leticia are paradisial, with a stunning view over to the bay. (...) Excellent wine selection by the way, and much appreciated. The washing facilities are nice and modern, though turning round in the shower requires breathing in and coordination. The bed has a very comfortable mattress. Signora Carmen (property manager) is helpful and welcoming (...)

Tim Proudlove - United Kingdom | September 2011 - We had a wonderful holiday in Villa Leticia and the facilities were even better than we expected. We wanted to be able to cook whilst we were on holiday and the whole villa appeared to have been created with this in mind, from the layout of the property and the outdoor kitchen to the amount of kitchen equipment that was available to use. The garden at the villa was also superb creating so many different areas to look at or admire the view from. We were also closer to to Scopello than we had imagined and were pleased with the amount of facilities that such a small town had to offer. With regards to the website, it was also very easy to use and very informative. It was easy to narrow down the sort of villa you are looking for by choosing an option and then filtering the results to either display largest or smallest first. (...) Overall we had a lovely, relaxing week in Scopello and really enjoyed using the pizza oven so thank you for organising our delivery of wood in advance. We would definitely use SoloSicily in future and will recommend you to friends who are considering a visit to Sicily.

Tim Proudlove - United Kingdom | September 2011

We had a wonderful holiday in Villa Leticia and the facilities were even better than we expected. We wanted to be able to cook whilst we were on holiday and the whole villa appeared to have been created with this in mind, from the layout of the property and the outdoor kitchen to the amount of kitchen equipment that was available to use. The garden at the villa was also superb creating so many different areas to look at or admire the view from. We were also closer to to Scopello than we had imagined and were pleased with the amount of facilities that such a small town had to offer.
With regards to the website, it was also very easy to use and very informative. It was easy to narrow down the sort of villa you are looking for by choosing an option and then filtering the results to either display largest or smallest first. (...)
Overall we had a lovely, relaxing week in Scopello and really enjoyed using the pizza oven so thank you for organising our delivery of wood in advance. We would definitely use SoloSicily in future and will recommend you to friends who are considering a visit to Sicily.

Stefan Gamper - Italy | September 2011 - La casa e i dintorni erano come descritto nell’annuncio – veramente perfetta la vista al mare! Avevamo due problemini (TV e aria condizionata senza funzione) che sono stati risolti senz’altro entro breve. Grazie anche a Carmen, la nostra property manager sempre raggiungibile e interessata per noi clienti. Per l’incendio scoppiato nei dintorni ti posso dire che siamo stati sempre al sicuro, abbiamo abbandonato la casa immediatamente dopo accorgerci dell’incendio, siamo scesi per la strada e abbiamo aspetato con tanti altri turisti e gente del posto ai vigili. Dopo la mia chiamata anche Carmen è arrivata per vedere che c’è e ha subito proposto di trasferirci insieme ad altri clienti in un'altra villa. Meglio non poteva essere. Grazie per la vacanza indimenticabile – con spettacolo alla fine. Complimenti per tutto il contatto Email, la disponibilità e la forma di costumer care! Grazie anche per la tua telefonata dopo l’incendio per chiedere il nostro stato! Gran complimenti anche per l’E-travel Pack – davvero innovativo e buono! Un’azienda davvero consigliabile!!!

Stefan Gamper - Italy | September 2011

La casa e i dintorni erano come descritto nell’annuncio – veramente perfetta la vista al mare! Avevamo due problemini (TV e aria condizionata senza funzione) che sono stati risolti senz’altro entro breve. Grazie anche a Carmen, la nostra property manager sempre raggiungibile e interessata per noi clienti. Per l’incendio scoppiato nei dintorni ti posso dire che siamo stati sempre al sicuro, abbiamo abbandonato la casa immediatamente dopo accorgerci dell’incendio, siamo scesi per la strada e abbiamo aspetato con tanti altri turisti e gente del posto ai vigili. Dopo la mia chiamata anche Carmen è arrivata per vedere che c’è e ha subito proposto di trasferirci insieme ad altri clienti in un'altra villa. Meglio non poteva essere. Grazie per la vacanza indimenticabile – con spettacolo alla fine. Complimenti per tutto il contatto Email, la disponibilità e la forma di costumer care! Grazie anche per la tua telefonata dopo l’incendio per chiedere il nostro stato! Gran complimenti anche per l’E-travel Pack – davvero innovativo e buono! Un’azienda davvero consigliabile!!!

 

Ilse Rosendaal - Netherlands | July 2011 - We have arrived back in Holland after a lovely stay in Sicily. We are enthusiastic about the place. Although the house itself is not big, it offers all facilities. The garden is lovely, as well as the pool. We loved the fact that there is always a place in the shade. And the outside shower is awesome.

Ilse Rosendaal - Netherlands | July 2011

We have arrived back in Holland after a lovely stay in Sicily. We are enthusiastic about the place. Although the house itself is not big, it offers all facilities. The garden is lovely, as well as the pool. We loved the fact that there is always a place in the shade. And the outside shower is awesome.

Lilla - Villa in Sicily
Lilla
Bruce Cornick - United Kingdom | September 2013 - We had a WONDERFUL holiday. Sicily was a brilliant place to visit. The food, the people, the wine, the scenery, the ancient buildings .... were all absolutely terrific. We will be back. The location of "Lilla" so close to Taormina was perfect. And Taormina is a glorious town to visit. Your website worked really well. Your Solo staff that we dealt with were EXCELLENT : Johanna ( who helped me select the apartment / book the dates ... including an extra day / figure out the payments) was VERY helpful, and Danielle was BRILLIANT ! ! ! We got "lost" trying to find the apartment ... and Danielle stayed on-line until 10.15pm .... to "talk us in" and make sure we arrived safely. And ( again ) we had a LOVELY holiday, and we will come back to Sicily ... and love it again. Thank you again for all the help from Solosicily, we really enjoyed our time there.

Bruce Cornick - United Kingdom | September 2013

We had a WONDERFUL holiday.

Sicily was a brilliant place to visit. The food, the people, the wine, the scenery, the ancient buildings .... were all absolutely terrific. We will be back. The location of "Lilla" so close to Taormina was perfect. And Taormina is a glorious town to visit.

Your website worked really well.

Your Solo staff that we dealt with were EXCELLENT : Johanna ( who helped me select the apartment / book the dates ... including an extra day / figure out the payments) was VERY helpful, and Danielle was BRILLIANT ! ! ! We got "lost" trying to find the apartment ... and Danielle stayed on-line until 10.15pm .... to "talk us in" and make sure we arrived safely.

And ( again ) we had a LOVELY holiday, and we will come back to Sicily ... and love it again.

Thank you again for all the help from Solosicily, we really enjoyed our time there.

Lo Zingaro - Villa in Sicily
Lo Zingaro
Eran Feitelson - Israel | March 2013 - The villa was perfect for us and the view breathtaking. It was well kept and sparkling clean.  Carmen was very helpful too. The internet site is well designed and the directions to get to the villa truly exceptional. We had a wonderful vacation. Thank you

Eran Feitelson - Israel | March 2013

The villa was perfect for us and the view breathtaking. It was well kept and sparkling clean.  Carmen was very helpful too.
The internet site is well designed and the directions to get to the villa truly exceptional.
We had a wonderful vacation.
Thank you

Mary and Steve Pagano - United Kingdom | July 2012 - The villa was terrific. Great for 8 people. Plenty of room.Very nice bathrooms. Kitchen well equipped. Everything very clean. Kids loved the pool--adults,too. Scopello is a lovely little town. Very good restaurants. Food was very,very good and reasonable. The Nature Preserve was well worth the visit. The beaches were amazing. As you can see we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the villa to anyone. Mrs. Carmen was very helpful. Your company did a very efficient job of booking and everything went smoothly with our reservation.

Mary and Steve Pagano - United Kingdom | July 2012

The villa was terrific. Great for 8 people. Plenty of room.Very nice bathrooms. Kitchen well equipped. Everything very clean. Kids loved the pool--adults,too. Scopello is a lovely little town. Very good restaurants. Food was very,very good and reasonable. The Nature Preserve was well worth the visit. The beaches were amazing. As you can see we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the villa to anyone. Mrs. Carmen was very helpful.
Your company did a very efficient job of booking and everything went smoothly with our reservation.

Lory - Villa in Sicily
Lory
Caroline Reid - United Kingdom | October 2012 - Another beautiful villa from Solo Sicily! Lory was perfect for our family of six, including one toddler, although it could have easily accommodated more. The owner was on hand for any minor questions we had, and was there to welcome us and explain how the Villa operated. With the beach at our fingertips, and an amazing view over the ocean, we were never bored. The open plan living arrangements were perfect for a family with plenty of outdoor space for the children to run around. The gym and Jacuzzi were on a separate level with a lockable door which made it safe and secure for families with young children. We would defiantly add this to my list of most favourite and special places to visit. Thanks Lory!

Caroline Reid - United Kingdom | October 2012

Another beautiful villa from Solo Sicily! Lory was perfect for our family of six, including one toddler, although it could have easily accommodated more. The owner was on hand for any minor questions we had, and was there to welcome us and explain how the Villa operated.

With the beach at our fingertips, and an amazing view over the ocean, we were never bored. The open plan living arrangements were perfect for a family with plenty of outdoor space for the children to run around. The gym and Jacuzzi were on a separate level with a lockable door which made it safe and secure for families with young children. We would defiantly add this to my list of most favourite and special places to visit. Thanks Lory!

Margherita - Villa in Sicily
Margherita
Ashley Velie - United States | August 2012 - We had a lovely time. Villa Margherita was in a beautiful location - perfect for our vacation needs. Thanks so much.

Ashley Velie - United States | August 2012

We had a lovely time. Villa Margherita was in a beautiful location - perfect for our vacation needs. Thanks so much.

Mariuccia - Villa in Sicily
Mariuccia
Heide Siclari - Italy | August 2013 - Ciao Nino e Maria, Vi ringraziamo molto per la vostra ospitalità e accoglienza cosi cordiale. Siamo stati benissimo, è stato un vero grande relax grazie alla vostra casa cosi tranquilla e ben organizzata. La piscina è meravigliosa. Un oasi di pace vera.

Heide Siclari - Italy | August 2013

Ciao Nino e Maria,
Vi ringraziamo molto per la vostra ospitalità e accoglienza cosi cordiale.
Siamo stati benissimo, è stato un vero grande relax grazie alla vostra casa cosi tranquilla e ben organizzata.
La piscina è meravigliosa. Un oasi di pace vera.

Roland Engbersen - Netherlands | August 2013 - Many Thanks for the wonderful time we had in this beautiful house and the hills of sicilie. We enjoyed every day that we stayed here! One day we hope to return.

Roland Engbersen - Netherlands | August 2013

Many Thanks for the wonderful time we had in this beautiful house and the hills of sicilie.
We enjoyed every day that we stayed here!
One day we hope to return.

Robert Hedley - United Kingdom | July 2013 - Thank you for the wonderful holiday, there was everything we could have wished for and more! “ Eravamo tutti felici!...! Mille grazie

Robert Hedley - United Kingdom | July 2013

Thank you for the wonderful holiday, there was everything we could have wished for and more! “
Eravamo tutti felici!...!
Mille grazie

Sarah Merson from Daily Express - United Kingdom | June 2011 - "...A few hours later, the sun was up and Jude insisted that we all were, too. We spent the day familiarising ourselves with the villa, which had a slightly incongruous Californian feel, inside and out. The three terraces were decked out with BBQ and wood-burning pizza oven and various sitting and dining areas surrounded by colourful flower beds. Beyond that, the oak and olive trees offered privacy and shade. Inside, children delighted at the snooker room, table tennis table and PlayStation. With five double bedrooms, it was a toss up who got the one with a balcony overlooking the wonderfully inviting pool..." 

Sarah Merson from Daily Express - United Kingdom | June 2011

"...A few hours later, the sun was up and Jude insisted that we all were, too. We spent the day familiarising ourselves with the villa, which had a slightly incongruous Californian feel, inside and out. The three terraces were decked out with BBQ and wood-burning pizza oven and various sitting and dining areas surrounded by colourful flower beds. Beyond that, the oak and olive trees offered privacy and shade. Inside, children delighted at the snooker room, table tennis table and PlayStation. With five double bedrooms, it was a toss up who got the one with a balcony overlooking the wonderfully inviting pool..." 

 

Artie Tepper - United Kingdom | May 2011 - We truly miss the time spent in Sicily. We were very fortunate to have found your rental company - it let us really enjoy the best of Sicily while staying in such high quality villas. Our second villa, Mariuccia, was just as spectacular. It gave us a sense of being "away from it all" with incredible views of the mountains. We enjoyed using it as a jumping off point to other locations. The small town of Burgio was an incredible treat. (..) I would gladly recommend your agency to future visitors.

Artie Tepper - United Kingdom | May 2011

We truly miss the time spent in Sicily. We were very fortunate to have found your rental company - it let us really enjoy the best of Sicily while staying in such high quality villas.
Our second villa, Mariuccia, was just as spectacular. It gave us a sense of being "away from it all" with incredible views of the mountains. We enjoyed using it as a jumping off point to other locations. The small town of Burgio was an incredible treat. (..) I would gladly recommend your agency to future visitors.

English Actor Ray Winstone & Giuseppe Taglialavore - United Kingdom | August 2010 - What a wonderful place !! We all had a fantastic time and everything we needed for an enjoyable stay was there. Sicily is a beautiful island, with some lovely sandy beaches within fairly short driving distance of the villa, which we visited a couple of times. On all other days we enjoyed lazing around the wonderful swimming pool and cooking on the outside wood-burning oven. Villa Mariuccia is truly stunning, ideal for a special vacation. We would thoroughly recommend Villa Mariuccia to anyone. SoloSicily provided a very good service. The website was very informative and the staff were very helpful at all times.

English Actor Ray Winstone & Giuseppe Taglialavore - United Kingdom | August 2010

What a wonderful place !! We all had a fantastic time and everything we needed for an enjoyable stay was there. Sicily is a beautiful island, with some lovely sandy beaches within fairly short driving distance of the villa, which we visited a couple of times. On all other days we enjoyed lazing around the wonderful swimming pool and cooking on the outside wood-burning oven. Villa Mariuccia is truly stunning, ideal for a special vacation.

We would thoroughly recommend Villa Mariuccia to anyone. SoloSicily provided a very good service. The website was very informative and the staff were very helpful at all times.

Nilla - Villa in Sicily
Nilla
Philip De Mesquita - United Kingdom | August 2011 - We stayed at Villa Nilla for 2 weeks in August and the beautiful property and setting was perfect for what we were looking for. Days of doing nothing but taking in the tranquil atmosphere, sitting by the pool and eating the most amazing food bought from local shops in Ribera. Nino the owner, was exceeding helpful and always pointed us in the right direction to get the best pizza and gelati and brioche.

Philip De Mesquita - United Kingdom | August 2011

We stayed at Villa Nilla for 2 weeks in August and the beautiful property and setting was perfect for what we were looking for. Days of doing nothing but taking in the tranquil atmosphere, sitting by the pool and eating the most amazing food bought from local shops in Ribera. Nino the owner, was exceeding helpful and always pointed us in the right direction to get the best pizza and gelati and brioche.

Luca Peccio - Italy | August 2011 - We want to confirm our first impression about your website which remained truly positive as it is self explaining, complete and comprehensive of all informations relevant to a vacation in Sicily. The e-pack is very well organized and designed; the travel informations are better detailed then anyone could expect. As far as NILLA vacation is concerned our comment is: BETTER THEN SEEN ON THE WEBSITE! The house is quiet, sunny but cool enough, very well OVERequipped and, last but not least, Nino, the owner, is marvelous. He is a real gentleman, always helpful and ready to answer questions, give suggestions and always with a smile. We are very happy to have stayed for 2 weeks this second part of august in Nilla and to have met Nino. The location. Ribera, is plenty of beautiful beaches, olive and vine plantations as well as oranges, and near enough to cultural interesting sites like Valle dei templi, Selinunte, Segesta, Trapani, Erice and Palermo. We traveled for over 2,500 km in 2 weeks. Beautiful vacation. We are seriously considering to use soloSicily for next year summer vacation and we will definitely suggest this website and the villa to our friends.

Luca Peccio - Italy | August 2011

We want to confirm our first impression about your website which remained truly positive as it is self explaining, complete and comprehensive of all informations relevant to a vacation in Sicily. The e-pack is very well organized and designed; the travel informations are better detailed then anyone could expect. As far as NILLA vacation is concerned our comment is: BETTER THEN SEEN ON THE WEBSITE! The house is quiet, sunny but cool enough, very well OVERequipped and, last but not least, Nino, the owner, is marvelous. He is a real gentleman, always helpful and ready to answer questions, give suggestions and always with a smile. We are very happy to have stayed for 2 weeks this second part of august in Nilla and to have met Nino. The location. Ribera, is plenty of beautiful beaches, olive and vine plantations as well as oranges, and near enough to cultural interesting sites like Valle dei templi, Selinunte, Segesta, Trapani, Erice and Palermo. We traveled for over 2,500 km in 2 weeks. Beautiful vacation. We are seriously considering to use soloSicily for next year summer vacation and we will definitely suggest this website and the villa to our friends.

Ninfea - Villa in Sicily
Ninfea
Penny White - United Kingdom | September 2012 - Thank you for your help with our holiday at Ninfea at Menfi. We would certainly recomment SoloSicily to anyone wishing to visit the island, and complimenti to Cesare for such a fabulous villa and pool, it was first class accommodation.

Penny White - United Kingdom | September 2012

Thank you for your help with our holiday at Ninfea at Menfi. We would certainly recomment SoloSicily to anyone wishing to visit the island, and complimenti to Cesare for such a fabulous villa and pool, it was first class accommodation.

Claire Ivins - United Kingdom | June 2012 - We liked Villa Ninfea very much. The garden was a little green miracle (clearly a labour of love) which really enhanced our enjoyment of the villa and we appreciated the generous size of the pool. The villa was well thought-out and well-equipped, though, as it was clearly a new build, I did wonder why the second bedroom was so small that it required bunk beds to accommodate two people. However our two (teenage and nearly teenage) daughters were perfectly happy with it. The owner Sr. Cesare was friendly and helpful, though very unobtrusive. The fact that he left a welcome pack of basic food and drink including spaghetti was a lifesaver when we arrived late on a Saturday evening. There were enough tables, chairs and loungers outside and around the pool to accommodate a party of 12 in fine style, let alone the four of us. The hammocks were much enjoyed. We ate like kings all week. In Menfi we enjoyed the rosticceria where we got fabulous arancini and roast chicken, the cakes at the Eurocafe. I loved the wonderful selection of fruit and vegetables at the greengrocers near the Eurocafe, with many things I could not hope to buy at home in London. Nearby restaurants Il Vigneto and Da Vittorio were both very good indeed, though it is worth noting that fish-haters should not bother visiting Da Vittorio. It is fantastic that the villa is so close to the huge temple site at Selinunte. We were also able to get to the fabulous Greek theatre/village site at Eraclea Minoa very easily, with the added bonus of the beautiful beach nearby, and also to the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento. We very much want to return to Sicily soon. We found the impressions we had gained of the villa from the SoloSicily website to be accurate, and the website gave us all the essential information about the villa and its locality. Your website is also easy to navigate. We would like to thank you in particular for very detailed instructions on how to find Villa Ninfea from Trapani airport and the detailed local map of Menfi which were extremely helpful.

Claire Ivins - United Kingdom | June 2012

We liked Villa Ninfea very much. The garden was a little green miracle (clearly a labour of love) which really enhanced our enjoyment of the villa and we appreciated the generous size of the pool. The villa was well thought-out and well-equipped, though, as it was clearly a new build, I did wonder why the second bedroom was so small that it required bunk beds to accommodate two people. However our two (teenage and nearly teenage) daughters were perfectly happy with it.

The owner Sr. Cesare was friendly and helpful, though very unobtrusive. The fact that he left a welcome pack of basic food and drink including spaghetti was a lifesaver when we arrived late on a Saturday evening. There were enough tables, chairs and loungers outside and around the pool to accommodate a party of 12 in fine style, let alone the four of us. The hammocks were much enjoyed.

We ate like kings all week. In Menfi we enjoyed the rosticceria where we got fabulous arancini and roast chicken, the cakes at the Eurocafe. I loved the wonderful selection of fruit and vegetables at the greengrocers near the Eurocafe, with many things I could not hope to buy at home in London. Nearby restaurants Il Vigneto and Da Vittorio were both very good indeed, though it is worth noting that fish-haters should not bother visiting Da Vittorio. It is fantastic that the villa is so close to the huge temple site at Selinunte. We were also able to get to the fabulous Greek theatre/village site at Eraclea Minoa very easily, with the added bonus of the beautiful beach nearby, and also to the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento. We very much want to return to Sicily soon.

We found the impressions we had gained of the villa from the SoloSicily website to be accurate, and the website gave us all the essential information about the villa and its locality. Your website is also easy to navigate. We would like to thank you in particular for very detailed instructions on how to find Villa Ninfea from Trapani airport and the detailed local map of Menfi which were extremely helpful.

Volker Meyer - Germany | October 2011 - (…) Unser Aufenthalt in Ninfea war wunderbar. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet – man sieht das an den kleinen aber feinen Details. Der Garten ist ein einziger Traum – wunderschön und gepflegt. Wenn man die Außenangebote voll ausnutzen kann, möchte man wohl nur noch dort faulenzen. (…) Insgesamt gesehen eine herrliche Verlängerung des Spätsommers. Wenn man die Außenangebote voll ausnutzen kann, möchte man wohl nur noch dort faulenzen. Der Jahreszeit gemäß war das bei uns ein wenig, aber bei Leibe nicht völlig eingeschränkt – sogar baden für Mutige war noch möglich (…) Insgesamt gesehen eine herrliche Verlängerung des Spätsommers (...)

Volker Meyer - Germany | October 2011

(…) Unser Aufenthalt in Ninfea war wunderbar. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet – man sieht das an den kleinen aber feinen Details. Der Garten ist ein einziger Traum – wunderschön und gepflegt. Wenn man die Außenangebote voll ausnutzen kann, möchte man wohl nur noch dort faulenzen. (…) Insgesamt gesehen eine herrliche Verlängerung des Spätsommers. Wenn man die Außenangebote voll ausnutzen kann, möchte man wohl nur noch dort faulenzen. Der Jahreszeit gemäß war das bei uns ein wenig, aber bei Leibe nicht völlig eingeschränkt – sogar baden für Mutige war noch möglich (…) Insgesamt gesehen eine herrliche Verlängerung des Spätsommers (...)

Alison Black - United Kingdom | August 2011 - We had a really wonderful week at Ninfea. The house was beautiful and a lot of thought had clearly gone into designing and equipping it. We were thrilled to find a few basic foods/drinks when we arrived and really enjoyed using the well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms were very comfortable and we really appreciated things such as the mosquito blinds on the windows. The owners were very helpful when we needed them and we had a magical time. In fact we felt quite disappointed with the next place we stayed during the second week of our holiday (it wasn't a soloSicily property)  as it really could not compare with Ninfea! I will certainly recommend it to any friends who are planning to go to Sicily. Thanks for all your help.

Alison Black - United Kingdom | August 2011

We had a really wonderful week at Ninfea. The house was beautiful and a lot of thought had clearly gone into designing and equipping it. We were thrilled to find a few basic foods/drinks when we arrived and really enjoyed using the well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms were very comfortable and we really appreciated things such as the mosquito blinds on the windows. The owners were very helpful when we needed them and we had a magical time. In fact we felt quite disappointed with the next place we stayed during the second week of our holiday (it wasn't a soloSicily property) as it really could not compare with Ninfea! I will certainly recommend it to any friends who are planning to go to Sicily. Thanks for all your help.

 

Stewart Lambert - United Kingdom | July 2011 - If you could find a better villa for four people I would be amazed … Pool is lovely and the outside Kitchen/BBQ area is brilliant … BBQ with a built in chimney was an unexpected bonus (...) As for Area Port Palo and Lido Fiori are lovely beaches … with great restaurants in Da Vittorio and Il Vigneto … easily accessible to Selinute,Sciacca and Temples of Valleys. Also in Menfi a lovely Pasticceria called Eurocafe on Via Antonio Ognibene (cross with Corso dei Mille) – we ended up going here every day it was that good and a lot better than the Pasticcerias on your map!!! As for website I think its very good … and the best think about the info you sent was the incredible instructions on how to get to villa the maps were brilliant esp with photos for the hard bits. The map of Menfi with important shops etc was also an inspired idea.

Stewart Lambert - United Kingdom | July 2011

If you could find a better villa for four people I would be amazed … Pool is lovely and the outside Kitchen/BBQ area is brilliant … BBQ with a built in chimney was an unexpected bonus (...) As for Area Port Palo and Lido Fiori are lovely beaches … with great restaurants in Da Vittorio and Il Vigneto … easily accessible to Selinute,Sciacca and Temples of Valleys. Also in Menfi a lovely Pasticceria called Eurocafe on Via Antonio Ognibene (cross with Corso dei Mille) – we ended up going here every day it was that good and a lot better than the Pasticcerias on your map!!!
As for website I think its very good … and the best think about the info you sent was the incredible instructions on how to get to villa the maps were brilliant esp with photos for the hard bits. The map of Menfi with important shops etc was also an inspired idea.

Olivetana - Villa in Sicily
Olivetana
Belinda Dickinson - United Kingdom | June 2012 - The villa was great for my friend’s “hen weekend” with 10 girls from London. We felt safe, the villa was clean and private, nicely located walking distance to the supermarket. Guilio, the property manager, was very friendly and professional. We used the AutoRadioTaxi service a lot though as we did not hire a car but they were reliable and inexpensive when shared. We found the people of Sicily friendly and accommodating despite our broken Italian. A very good weekend!

Belinda Dickinson - United Kingdom | June 2012

The villa was great for my friend’s “hen weekend” with 10 girls from London. We felt safe, the villa was clean and private, nicely located walking distance to the supermarket. Guilio, the property manager, was very friendly and professional. We used the AutoRadioTaxi service a lot though as we did not hire a car but they were reliable and inexpensive when shared. We found the people of Sicily friendly and accommodating despite our broken Italian. A very good weekend!

Jeff Zippin - United States | April 2012 - We had a wonderful time in Sicily, so green and beautiful with the Spring wildflowers. Sicily exceeded our expectations in the friendliness and hospitality of the people, the amazing sights, the beautiful beaches, and the local food specialties. I think our expectations for Sicily come from too many Godfather movies! Olivetana was also the perfect house for our stay. We were 10 adults and 3 children (2 infants) and everyone had their own bed (or crib) and bathroom which made the stay very easy and successful. It was too cool for swimming, but the pool was very tempting and we sat outside by the pool even though we did not swim. The living and dining spaces were perfect for our group. Everything was clean in the house and in working order, even the heating units which we needed. Our master bedroom on the 3rd level was massive and we had three balconies and doors that made it very light and airy. The location in Mondello was convenient to the beach, Piazza Mondello area for restaurants, to the Autostrada for touring, and to two supermarkets for shopping. Your local manager/staff also made arrival and departure easy for us.

Jeff Zippin - United States | April 2012

We had a wonderful time in Sicily, so green and beautiful with the Spring wildflowers. Sicily exceeded our expectations in the friendliness and hospitality of the people, the amazing sights, the beautiful beaches, and the local food specialties. I think our expectations for Sicily come from too many Godfather movies!
Olivetana was also the perfect house for our stay. We were 10 adults and 3 children (2 infants) and everyone had their own bed (or crib) and bathroom which made the stay very easy and successful. It was too cool for swimming, but the pool was very tempting and we sat outside by the pool even though we did not swim. The living and dining spaces were perfect for our group. Everything was clean in the house and in working order, even the heating units which we needed. Our master bedroom on the 3rd level was massive and we had three balconies and doors that made it very light and airy. The location in Mondello was convenient to the beach, Piazza Mondello area for restaurants, to the Autostrada for touring, and to two supermarkets for shopping. Your local manager/staff also made arrival and departure easy for us.

Theresa Cole-Johnson - United Kingdom | May 2011 - The villa was clean and very comfortable and it was very kind of the owner to leave a 'welcome pack' on our arrival. (...) the villa and pool were fine and the manager proved to be helpful and eager to make us comfortable and welcome.

Theresa Cole-Johnson - United Kingdom | May 2011

The villa was clean and very comfortable and it was very kind of the owner to leave a 'welcome pack' on our arrival. (...) the villa and pool were fine and the manager proved to be helpful and eager to make us comfortable and welcome.

Oro Blu - Villa in Sicily
Oro Blu
Birgitta Tisold - Germany | October 2013 - We (family with three children) stayed in Oro Blu for one week in October and had a very good time. Oro Blu is perfectly situated with a fantastic view over the landscape and the sea. It is a very silent and pleasent place and is perfect for recreation. It provides a lot of space for six people and is very well equipped with everything. There are different terraces with enough shadow which invite to relax or to have outside meals. The garden is very well prepared and Angelo cares a lot about the plants and flowers. The pool is large enough, very clean and provides a lot of fun for the whole family. We enjoyed very much just to step out of the bedroom in the morning for a first swim. The outside shower was a pleasure as well. A great experience was the hospitality of Marcia and her whole family. They were extremly warmly and treated us like friends. We would really love to come back again and can highly recommend this place.

Birgitta Tisold - Germany | October 2013

We (family with three children) stayed in Oro Blu for one week in October and had a very good time.

Oro Blu is perfectly situated with a fantastic view over the landscape and the sea. It is a very silent and pleasent place and is perfect for recreation. It provides a lot of space for six people and is very well equipped with everything. There are different terraces with enough shadow which invite to relax or to have outside meals. The garden is very well prepared and Angelo cares a lot about the plants and flowers. The pool is large enough, very clean and provides a lot of fun for the whole family. We enjoyed very much just to step out of the bedroom in the morning for a first swim. The outside shower was a pleasure as well.

A great experience was the hospitality of Marcia and her whole family. They were extremly warmly and treated us like friends.

We would really love to come back again and can highly recommend this place.

Sylvia Roberts - United Kingdom | September 2013 - I stayed in Villa Ora Blu in Trabia. We were exceptionally pleased with not only the efficiency and helpfulness of soloSicily but also very impressed with the villa.  The owner was most charming and very generous with the "Welcome Pack" as well as well as his wife sending a typical Sicilian meal one lunch time for us as well as breakfast on the day we left. The villa was stunning with a beautiful garden and every facility you could need. We would definitely go back again. Many thanks. Sylvia Roberts and party.

Sylvia Roberts - United Kingdom | September 2013

I stayed in Villa Ora Blu in Trabia. We were exceptionally pleased with not only the efficiency and helpfulness of soloSicily but also very impressed with the villa. 
The owner was most charming and very generous with the "Welcome Pack" as well as well as his wife sending a typical Sicilian meal one lunch time for us as well as breakfast on the day we left.
The villa was stunning with a beautiful garden and every facility you could need. We would definitely go back again. Many thanks.
Sylvia Roberts and party.

Marianne Thomas - Luxemburg | August 2013 - The house has been very nice and the assistante has been very friendly. Thank you!

Marianne Thomas - Luxemburg | August 2013

The house has been very nice and the assistante has been very friendly.
Thank you!

Sue Lansdale - United Kingdom | May 2013 - We much enjoyed our stay at Oro Blu and thought the family who owned the villa were charming and so welcoming. The villa was very well equipped and situated in a lovely position. Thank you!

Sue Lansdale - United Kingdom | May 2013

We much enjoyed our stay at Oro Blu and thought the family who owned the villa were charming and so welcoming. The villa was very well equipped and situated in a lovely position. Thank you!

 

Arie Shacham - Israel | September 2012 - We stayed in Oro Blu at Trabia, Sicily, for a week and had a great and wonderful time. The house is lovely and has everything you need for a great vacation. The garden, pool and outside terrace are excellent, well maintained and have terrific view. The inner space is not big but very inviting, clean and very well maintained. The property's owners were very attentive, leaving us a very generous welcoming basket and doing everything to insure we had a good stay. The location is great, close to Palermo and Cefalù. Highly recommended holiday property. We appreciate the friendly hospitality and the owner's kindness. In regard to the web site and soloSicily Team: The web site was very helpful and informative, assisting us in searching and finally identifying the most appropriate site for our vacation. The soloSicily Team was very friendly and supportive through the booking process and the its responsiveness should be highly appreciated.

Arie Shacham - Israel | September 2012

We stayed in Oro Blu at Trabia, Sicily, for a week and had a great and wonderful time.
The house is lovely and has everything you need for a great vacation.
The garden, pool and outside terrace are excellent, well maintained and have terrific view.
The inner space is not big but very inviting, clean and very well maintained.
The property's owners were very attentive, leaving us a very generous welcoming basket and doing everything to insure we had a good stay.
The location is great, close to Palermo and Cefalù.
Highly recommended holiday property. We appreciate the friendly hospitality and the owner's kindness.

In regard to the web site and soloSicily Team:
The web site was very helpful and informative, assisting us in searching and finally identifying the most appropriate site for our vacation.
The soloSicily Team was very friendly and supportive through the booking process and the its responsiveness should be highly appreciated.

Maria Cristofoli - United Kingdom | September 2012 - We would like to thank you both for your kind hospitality during our stay at Villa Oro Blu. The villa is very well designed and has lots of space for everything, making it very comfortable for everybody. The swimming pool with the Jacuzzi is a very good size and well looked after. It was very clean and with the “essentials” like coffee, tea, milk etc together with the “welcome pack of goodies” was a nice touch!. The location is excellent with beautiful views of the sea from every angle. It is very quite and tranquil. The small villages in the area are charming and full of character, with the local people being very kind and helpful. We all had a fantastic time there and look forward to going back again hopefully next year.

Maria Cristofoli - United Kingdom | September 2012

We would like to thank you both for your kind hospitality during our stay at Villa Oro Blu. The villa is very well designed and has lots of space for everything, making it very comfortable for everybody. The swimming pool with the Jacuzzi is a very good size and well looked after. It was very clean and with the “essentials” like coffee, tea, milk etc together with the “welcome pack of goodies” was a nice touch!. The location is excellent with beautiful views of the sea from every angle. It is very quite and tranquil. The small villages in the area are charming and full of character, with the local people being very kind and helpful. We all had a fantastic time there and look forward to going back again hopefully next year.

Lorraine and Andrew Bewes - United Kingdom | August 2012 - Thank you for giving us a very special holiday at Oro Blu. The villa is tastefully furnished and well designed. The pool and gardens are beautifully maintained and the sea view spectacular. Marzia, Antonella and their father, Angelo, made us feel so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble and they gave us lovely recommendations for eating out. We must come back!

Lorraine and Andrew Bewes - United Kingdom | August 2012

Thank you for giving us a very special holiday at Oro Blu. The villa is tastefully furnished and well designed. The pool and gardens are beautifully maintained and the sea view spectacular. Marzia, Antonella and their father, Angelo, made us feel so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble and they gave us lovely recommendations for eating out. We must come back!

Deane and Andrea Gunson - Australia | July 2012 - Had a great time at Oro Blu , a lovely place with great views . The owners are also lovely.

Deane and Andrea Gunson - Australia | July 2012

Had a great time at Oro Blu , a lovely place with great views . The owners are also lovely.

Antonio Sacco - Switzerland | July 2012 - Oro Blu is a beautiful Villa, clean, lovely furnished and secluded with a terrific view to the countryside and coast. Our familly loved the well-kept garden and the fabulous swimming pool. Many thanks to Marzia, Antonella and their father Angelo who welcomed us so warmly and who made our stay one of our best we have ever had on Sicily. We truly hope to come back soon.

Antonio Sacco - Switzerland | July 2012

Oro Blu is a beautiful Villa, clean, lovely furnished and secluded with a terrific view to the countryside and coast. Our familly loved the well-kept garden and the fabulous swimming pool. Many thanks to Marzia, Antonella and their father Angelo who welcomed us so warmly and who made our stay one of our best we have ever had on Sicily. We truly hope to come back soon.

Palummara - Villa in Sicily
Palummara
Josee Gaglione - Canada | October 2013 - We simply do not have enough words to describe the location and the villa itself. We were greeted by Mrs Rosa Maria, a delightful lady, again very helpful as to where to go, what to visit, how to get there, where to eat, etc. Very precious information. She is a very nice lady. The premises are absolutely breathtaking. The villa is very luxurious, very, very clean. We had everything we needed and more. The view is spectacular, we never got tired of looking at the sea and enjoy the fresh air. As far as Sicily is concerned and Sicilians in general, we were stunned by so much beauty (Siracusa, Noto, Messina, Taormina, Ragusa, Sciacca, Agrigento, etc) and the people were so welcoming and kind, wherever we were (offering to taste their local products, helping us with our directions...) We were pleasantly surprised by such kindness and warmth. The food and wine are great and not very expensive. (We ate (too much!) in fine restaurants and drank local wines and the prices were very reasonable). Thank you again

Josee Gaglione - Canada | October 2013

We simply do not have enough words to describe the location and the villa itself. We were greeted by Mrs Rosa Maria, a delightful lady, again very helpful as to where to go, what to visit, how to get there, where to eat, etc. Very precious information. She is a very nice lady.
The premises are absolutely breathtaking. The villa is very luxurious, very, very clean. We had everything we needed and more. The view is spectacular, we never got tired of looking at the sea and enjoy the fresh air.
As far as Sicily is concerned and Sicilians in general, we were stunned by so much beauty (Siracusa, Noto, Messina, Taormina, Ragusa, Sciacca, Agrigento, etc) and the people were so welcoming and kind, wherever we were (offering to taste their local products, helping us with our directions...) We were pleasantly surprised by such kindness and warmth. The food and wine are great and not very expensive. (We ate (too much!) in fine restaurants and drank local wines and the prices were very reasonable).
Thank you again

Gary de Simone - United States | September 2013 - The house and grounds were lovely and we were very pleased with them. Most importantly, your caretaker, Rosamaria, and her family, were delightful, friendly, and very helpful. We feel that they are like members of our family.

Gary de Simone - United States | September 2013

The house and grounds were lovely and we were very pleased with them. Most importantly, your caretaker, Rosamaria, and her family, were delightful, friendly, and very helpful. We feel that they are like members of our family.

Parmina - Villa in Sicily
Parmina
Gillian Barton - United Kingdom | August 2013 - We really enjoyed our week in Sicily. We were impressed by your website and Danuta was extremely helpful in organising our dinner, pizza making lesson and taxi transpot to and from the airport. It all worked like clockwork and helped to make it a very relaxing holiday. Gabriele also threw himself into organising an evening out and a yoga lesson for us - these extras added to our enjoyment. Regards

Gillian Barton - United Kingdom | August 2013

We really enjoyed our week in Sicily. We were impressed by your website and Danuta was extremely helpful in organising our dinner, pizza making lesson and taxi transpot to and from the airport. It all worked like clockwork and helped to make it a very relaxing holiday.
Gabriele also threw himself into organising an evening out and a yoga lesson for us - these extras added to our enjoyment.
Regards

Wolfgang Papè - Germany | October 2012 - Der Aufenthalt war sehr angenehm und die Villa entsprach unseren Erwartungen da wir, ich sage mal, landestypische Mängel gewohnt sind. Insbesondere der Verwalter war sehr nett und zuvorkommend. Die Lage der Villa ist sehr gut und die Eigenschaften entsprachen in vollem Umfang den beschriebenen. Ich würde sie somit in jedem Fall weiter empfehlen.

Wolfgang Papè - Germany | October 2012

Der Aufenthalt war sehr angenehm und die Villa entsprach unseren Erwartungen da wir, ich sage mal, landestypische Mängel gewohnt sind. Insbesondere der Verwalter war sehr nett und zuvorkommend. Die Lage der Villa ist sehr gut und die Eigenschaften entsprachen in vollem Umfang den beschriebenen. Ich würde sie somit in jedem Fall weiter empfehlen.

Allan Shaw - United States | April 2012 - We really appreciate this accomodation because it allows our last day to be a real one here in Sicily. We have loved Sicily and Taormina. The scenery is spectacular, the orientation of so many properties toward the sea,the green water and numerous beaches make it very appealing to young and old alike. Taking three generations on this trip was a real experiment for us and we all agree it was a real success. We agree there are several reasons for this. Sicily is very children friendly. All the restaurants welcomed us; set up quickly; got something to eat in front of the kids and looked after the adults well too. We were often given treats:oranges, a special glass of wine,candies or a bottle of wine when we left. The food was excellent in almost every restaurant. The supermarkets and specialty stores had good variety at fair prices. The children developed a special beach, the cable car one where they returned many times. We all walked to Castelmola, some twice. The last two weeks of April has been perfect for us. Shirt sleeve weather but not too hot. Villa Parmina has been the perfect place for us. Big enough to sleep,cook eat,play and swim in comfort. It has been an excellent place to relax. Easy to walk everywhere and yet comfortable and safe for children as long as someone is watching at the pool. We were thrilled to be awoken several nights ago to the sounds and sight of lava flowing down Mt Etna. A first and perhaps only for all but one of us. Perhaps 10 years ago we rented a villa in Tuscany also for two weeks and while it was a good experience this has been much better. Surprizingly partly because we have found the food much better here. While the wine probably has not been better it has been comparable and most enjoyable. As you know we got off to a rocky start almost all of which could be avoided next time by the suggestions given previously. One thing I would add that would help is a more powerful wifi router(very cheap to buy) and if it exists a more powerful internet service. These days even on holidays we live by our Blackberrys and iPads! We found you via your website so it worked!

Allan Shaw - United States | April 2012

We really appreciate this accomodation because it allows our last day to be a real one here in Sicily. We have loved Sicily and Taormina. The scenery is spectacular, the orientation of so many properties toward the sea,the green water and numerous beaches make it very appealing to young and old alike. Taking three generations on this trip was a real experiment for us and we all agree it was a real success. We agree there are several reasons for this. Sicily is very children friendly. All the restaurants welcomed us; set up quickly; got something to eat in front of the kids and looked after the adults well too. We were often given treats:oranges, a special glass of wine,candies or a bottle of wine when we left. The food was excellent in almost every restaurant. The supermarkets and specialty stores had good variety at fair prices. The children developed a special beach, the cable car one where they returned many times. We all walked to Castelmola, some twice. The last two weeks of April has been perfect for us. Shirt sleeve weather but not too hot. Villa Parmina has been the perfect place for us. Big enough to sleep,cook eat,play and swim in comfort. It has been an excellent place to relax. Easy to walk everywhere and yet comfortable and safe for children as long as someone is watching at the pool.
We were thrilled to be awoken several nights ago to the sounds and sight of lava flowing down Mt Etna. A first and perhaps only for all but one of us. Perhaps 10 years ago we rented a villa in Tuscany also for two weeks and while it was a good experience this has been much better. Surprizingly partly because we have found the food much better here. While the wine probably has not been better it has been comparable and most enjoyable. As you know we got off to a rocky start almost all of which could be avoided next time by the suggestions given previously. One thing I would add that would help is a more powerful wifi router(very cheap to buy) and if it exists a more powerful internet service. These days even on holidays we live by our Blackberrys and iPads! We found you via your website so it worked!

Jayne Barr - United Kingdom | August 2011 - We thought Villa Parmina was fantastic: wonderful house, plenty of room for 8 people, fabulous pool and gardens, great , uninterrupted views of Taormina town, the sea and Mt Etna. Definitely lived up to our expectations. Beautiful country, too. Furthermore, Masoud, the housekeeper was discreet, friendly and helpful - a pleasure to have around.  

Jayne Barr - United Kingdom | August 2011

We thought Villa Parmina was fantastic: wonderful house, plenty of room for 8 people, fabulous pool and gardens, great , uninterrupted views of Taormina town, the sea and Mt Etna. Definitely lived up to our expectations. Beautiful country, too. Furthermore, Masoud, the housekeeper was discreet, friendly and helpful - a pleasure to have around.
 

 

Craig Thompson - Canada | May 2011 - We had an amazing time in Sicily and the Villa Parmina was a highlight. We arrived a little early at the villa however Gabriele (property manager) was already there and was able to help us move in and get settled. The weather was perfect (we were so lucky), the setting spectacular and the villa very comfortable. We especially loved the gardens, the pool and the wood burning pizza oven which we made use of with the help of Gabriele who arranged to have local pizza maker cook for us. It was truly a trip of a lifetime and we can hardly wait to return to Sicily. Thanks for your help with the bookings and arrangements. Your website was great at giving us a real sense of what the villa looked like and the facilities it offered. As well your travel package was very helpful in orientating ourselves in Taormina. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to my friends and family.

Craig Thompson - Canada | May 2011

We had an amazing time in Sicily and the Villa Parmina was a highlight. We arrived a little early at the villa however Gabriele (property manager) was already there and was able to help us move in and get settled. The weather was perfect (we were so lucky), the setting spectacular and the villa very comfortable. We especially loved the gardens, the pool and the wood burning pizza oven which we made use of with the help of Gabriele who arranged to have local pizza maker cook for us. It was truly a trip of a lifetime and we can hardly wait to return to Sicily.
Thanks for your help with the bookings and arrangements. Your website was great at giving us a real sense of what the villa looked like and the facilities it offered. As well your travel package was very helpful in orientating ourselves in Taormina. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to my friends and family.

Complaint by Catarina Burkhard - United States | July 2010 - Catarina Burkhard : "Our experience with SoloSicily and the owners of Villa Parmina was quite unpleasant. Apparently, your definition of "luxury" is very different from ours. Villa Parmina is poorly maintained and supplied. In fact, the worst of any villa we have ever rented in Sicily.No basic supplies, the insect infestation in the kitchen, and a non-working refrigerator, to name just a few of the issues. Last minute cancellation of our first morning breakfast, which had been confirmed in writing by you-only to be told that if we expect service on Sunday we have no "common sense!" Topping the unpleasant list, however, was the uncouth and bizarre behavior we encountered when trying to get some of said issues resolved.Arguing with us for two days straight about whether or not we were properly operating the refrigerator (!) and trying to put off even looking at it until after Mr. Gabriele's exams on Tuesday? Which probably would have meant no replacement until Wednesday? That would have left us with no refrigerator for over half of our stay. Completely unacceptable. Communicating with both of you was bizarre, to say the least. Why pretend, Mr. Gabriele, that you are not the owner of the property, when our voucher clearly states that you are? And why pretend that your brother, sent to tell us that the refrigerator is just fine and our rotten food just a figment of our imaginations, is an appliance repairman?" Answer from soloSicily : "This review is mostly false and unfair. It has been published by us only to show respect, professionality and transparency to the client.  All of the "problems" occurred have been sorted out soon and efficently. - A "welcome-pack" with basic food and drinks provided plus a bottle of champagne. - No mosquitos whatsoever in the kitchen unless the client (as happened) leave the food (ex: brad crumbs etc...) outside during the night. - The fridge has been replaced within 48hr from the problem occurred. Problem generated by the client who disposed to much food into the fridge (1 week shopping for 8 people all in once) freezing the air inside the fridge itself. (the cold air couldn't come out the fridge because of too much food staffed inside). We didn't charge the client for the damage caused. - Breakfast promptly served except on Sunday when there was not staff available for working in a private self-catering villa in peak season. (The client has asked for breakfast service only a few days before arrival date) - Gabriele is not the property owner but the owner's son who manage the house for soloSicily. The voucher is a standard document. Being Gabriele busy with his university exams we sent to the villa his brother with a professional to fix the refrigerator (afterwords changed as broken by the client and certfied by the technician) . 

Complaint by Catarina Burkhard - United States | July 2010

Catarina Burkhard: "Our experience with SoloSicily and the owners of Villa Parmina was quite unpleasant.
Apparently, your definition of "luxury" is very different from ours. Villa Parmina is poorly maintained and supplied. In fact, the worst of any villa we have ever rented in Sicily.No basic supplies, the insect infestation in the kitchen, and a non-working refrigerator, to name just a few of the issues. Last minute cancellation of our first morning breakfast, which had been confirmed in writing by you-only to be told that if we expect service on Sunday we have no "common sense!"
Topping the unpleasant list, however, was the uncouth and bizarre behavior we encountered when trying to get some of said issues resolved.Arguing with us for two days straight about whether or not we were properly operating the refrigerator (!) and trying to put off even looking at it until after Mr. Gabriele's exams on Tuesday?
Which probably would have meant no replacement until Wednesday? That would have left us with no refrigerator for over half of our stay. Completely unacceptable. Communicating with both of you was bizarre, to say the least. Why pretend, Mr. Gabriele, that you are not the owner of the property, when our voucher clearly states that you are? And why pretend that your brother, sent to tell us that the refrigerator is just fine and our rotten food just a figment of our imaginations, is an appliance repairman?"


Answer from soloSicily: "This review is mostly false and unfair. It has been published by us only to show respect, professionality and transparency to the client. 
All of the "problems" occurred have been sorted out soon and efficently.
- A "welcome-pack" with basic food and drinks provided plus a bottle of champagne.
- No mosquitos whatsoever in the kitchen unless the client (as happened) leave the food (ex: brad crumbs etc...) outside during the night.
- The fridge has been replaced within 48hr from the problem occurred. Problem generated by the client who disposed to much food into the fridge (1 week shopping for 8 people all in once) freezing the air inside the fridge itself. (the cold air couldn't come out the fridge because of too much food staffed inside). We didn't charge the client for the damage caused.
- Breakfast promptly served except on Sunday when there was not staff available for working in a private self-catering villa in peak season. (The client has asked for breakfast service only a few days before arrival date)
- Gabriele is not the property owner but the owner's son who manage the house for soloSicily. The voucher is a standard document. Being Gabriele busy with his university exams we sent to the villa his brother with a professional to fix the refrigerator (afterwords changed as broken by the client and certfied by the technician)

Perla Nera - Villa in Sicily
Perla Nera
Nan Rothschild - United States | March 2011 - The house and especially the property/gardens are beautiful at Perla Nera. (...) We will be happy to recommend soloSicily and the island of Sicily to friends as we had a wonderful time; we were celebrating my husband's 75th birthday which was very successful.

Nan Rothschild - United States | March 2011

The house and especially the property/gardens are beautiful at Perla Nera. (...) We will be happy to recommend soloSicily and the island of Sicily to friends as we had a wonderful time; we were celebrating my husband's 75th birthday which was very successful.

Renèe - Villa in Sicily
Renèe
Sofia Pavon - United Kingdom | August 2013 - We were very happy with the service provided by SOLOSICILY from beginning to end. The information package was very helpful and the villa and its owner were wonderful. It is a shame that you just work in Sicily and not as a travel agent around the world. Thank you. Regards

Sofia Pavon - United Kingdom | August 2013

We were very happy with the service provided by SOLOSICILY from beginning to end. The information package was very helpful and the villa and its owner were wonderful. It is a shame that you just work in Sicily and not as a travel agent around the world.
Thank you.
Regards

Barbara Sadek - United Kingdom | September 2012 - Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your house. 2 weeks of much needed relaxation with the sun, sea and pool has been amazing. We enjoyed so many places: Erice, Marsala, Selinunte & Segesta and swimming in the clear blue seas. Even the bambini loved her first dip in the Mediterranean. It will remain as a memory of lovely family holiday hopefully to be repeated in the years to come.

Barbara Sadek - United Kingdom | September 2012

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your house. 2 weeks of much needed relaxation with the sun, sea and pool has been amazing. We enjoyed so many places: Erice, Marsala, Selinunte & Segesta and swimming in the clear blue seas. Even the bambini loved her first dip in the Mediterranean. It will remain as a memory of lovely family holiday hopefully to be repeated in the years to come.

Ann Stamp - United States | September 2012 - We had a truly wonderful experience at Renee. The property was like it was described on your website. It was comfortable and homey. The location was great for our day trips to Trapani , San Vito de Capo, Alcamo and Monreale. We particularly enjoyed our visits to Scopello and the beach there. The owner, Renata, was delightful. She also came back to do our cooking lesson. The food was great and so was the wine. We enjoyed her history of the area and her insights on what to see and do. We would definitely recommend solosicily to friends planning on a trip to Sicily. Your were most accommodating last year when my husband got sick and we couldn't travel. We certainly thank you for that. It has been wonderful dealing with your team. We appreciate all your help and information. Thank you

Ann Stamp - United States | September 2012

We had a truly wonderful experience at Renee. The property was like it was described on your website. It was comfortable and homey. The location was great for our day trips to Trapani , San Vito de Capo, Alcamo and Monreale. We particularly enjoyed our visits to Scopello and the beach there.
The owner, Renata, was delightful. She also came back to do our cooking lesson. The food was great and so was the wine. We enjoyed her history of the area and her insights on what to see and do.
We would definitely recommend solosicily to friends planning on a trip to Sicily. Your were most accommodating last year when my husband got sick and we couldn't travel. We certainly thank you for that.
It has been wonderful dealing with your team. We appreciate all your help and information.
Thank you

Robert Buckland - United Kingdom | August 2012 - We've had a fabulous three week staying in the very beautiful Villa Renée. We loved the village in Scopello, Castellammare. Would definitely recommend Segesta & Erice as excellent day trips. Renata has been wonderful trhougout and her recommendations for La Cambusa in Castellammare was excellent. We would also recommend La Tavernetta in Scopello.

Robert Buckland - United Kingdom | August 2012

We've had a fabulous three week staying in the very beautiful Villa Renée.
We loved the village in Scopello, Castellammare. Would definitely recommend Segesta & Erice as excellent day trips. Renata has been wonderful trhougout and her recommendations for La Cambusa in Castellammare was excellent. We would also recommend La Tavernetta in Scopello.

 

Jude and Terry Whittock - United Kingdom | June 2012 - We had a truly wonderful holiday, staying at Renee. Having the owner meet us and show us where the property was was extremely helpful and the fact that she had also provided food in the villa for our arrival late in the evening was a very welcome treat. The villa itself was beautifully furnished and had everything we wanted. The pool was great and the incredible setting and views meant that we did not stray far from the peace of the villa. We venturing into the town of Scopello and there were enough shops and restaurants nearby for our needs. Everyone was very friendly and we would love to return one day. We found your website easy to navigate and we have had no problems with our booking.

Jude and Terry Whittock - United Kingdom | June 2012

We had a truly wonderful holiday, staying at Renee. Having the owner meet us and show us where the property was was extremely helpful and the fact that she had also provided food in the villa for our arrival late in the evening was a very welcome treat. The villa itself was beautifully furnished and had everything we wanted. The pool was great and the incredible setting and views meant that we did not stray far from the peace of the villa. We venturing into the town of Scopello and there were enough shops and restaurants nearby for our needs. Everyone was very friendly and we would love to return one day. We found your website easy to navigate and we have had no problems with our booking.

Camilla Culley - United Kingdom | September 2011 - We did enjoy our holiday in Sicily. We found Renee to be a really good villa, nicely furnished and comfortable with a great pool and verandah. Renata was so welcoming and friendly and she really cared about the villa and also about giving us a good time in Sicily. That was very much appreciated - great hospitality - and it seemed more like staying with a friend which was very special.

Camilla Culley - United Kingdom | September 2011

We did enjoy our holiday in Sicily. We found Renee to be a really good villa, nicely furnished and comfortable with a great pool and verandah. Renata was so welcoming and friendly and she really cared about the villa and also about giving us a good time in Sicily. That was very much appreciated - great hospitality - and it seemed more like staying with a friend which was very special.

Tessa Chamberlain - United Kingdom | August 2011 - We have so enjoyed our stay at Renèe near Castellammare del Golfo. Perfect distance from the Scopello and Castellammare that one felt close but not too close. wonderful views and Renata was so helpful. Particularly loved her recommendation to restaurants in Castellammare and taking a boat along the Zingaro coastline.

Tessa Chamberlain - United Kingdom | August 2011

We have so enjoyed our stay at Renèe near Castellammare del Golfo. Perfect distance from the Scopello and Castellammare that one felt close but not too close. wonderful views and Renata was so helpful. Particularly loved her recommendation to restaurants in Castellammare and taking a boat along the Zingaro coastline.

Michael and Elisabeth Darby - United Kingdom | July 2011 - Renèe lived up to everything your brochure promised and Renata could not have been more charming, hospitable and helpful. An excellent holiday and we will certainly consider returning. THANKYOU.

Michael and Elisabeth Darby - United Kingdom | July 2011

Renèe lived up to everything your brochure promised and Renata could not have been more charming, hospitable and helpful. An excellent holiday and we will certainly consider returning. THANKYOU.

Mandy Anderson - United Kingdom | June 2011 - Firstly I would definitely use your company again. The overall process from beginning to end was very easy and informative. (...) Renata (property owner) was extremely helpful and we enjoyed her thoughtful recommendations and advice. It all helped us settle a lot quicker. Also the small touches of lavender under our pillows, soap in the bathroom and general supplies in the fridge and kitchen made all the difference. The villa was great, spacious and had everything we needed. The pool and views were spectacular, the best we have had so far in our villa experiences. We loved Sicily and is the only country to date I would visit again. Luscious is the word I would use to describe overall the sun, sea, beaches, greenery and flowers. A bit of paradise and better than the Seychelles in my opinion. When we come again we shall check your villas first as I think you are excellent at selecting luxurious villas in good positions. So all in all a great holiday and good doing business with you!

Mandy Anderson - United Kingdom | June 2011

Firstly I would definitely use your company again. The overall process from beginning to end was very easy and informative. (...) Renata (property owner) was extremely helpful and we enjoyed her thoughtful recommendations and advice. It all helped us settle a lot quicker. Also the small touches of lavender under our pillows, soap in the bathroom and general supplies in the fridge and kitchen made all the difference.
The villa was great, spacious and had everything we needed. The pool and views were spectacular, the best we have had so far in our villa experiences.
We loved Sicily and is the only country to date I would visit again. Luscious is the word I would use to describe overall the sun, sea, beaches, greenery and flowers. A bit of paradise and better than the Seychelles in my opinion. When we come again we shall check your villas first as I think you are excellent at selecting luxurious villas in good positions.
So all in all a great holiday and good doing business with you!

Sea Gate - Villa in Sicily
Sea Gate
Nick, Jos and Sophie Lees - United Kingdom | May 2012 - We had an excellent holiday at Sea Gate in May. We were given a warm welcome from the charming owner of the property, Nino. As well as supplying us with a good stock of food for our first day, he also gave us a huge bowl of the best oranges we have ever eaten, and another bowl of Nespoli, a beautiful fruit we had not previously tasted. The villa was both well furnished and equipped, and the swimming pool was excellent. The view from the villa over the Mediterranean was truly wonderful. A lovely, peaceful location, and we would thoroughly recommend it.

Nick, Jos and Sophie Lees - United Kingdom | May 2012

We had an excellent holiday at Sea Gate in May. We were given a warm welcome from the charming owner of the property, Nino. As well as supplying us with a good stock of food for our first day, he also gave us a huge bowl of the best oranges we have ever eaten, and another bowl of Nespoli, a beautiful fruit we had not previously tasted. The villa was both well furnished and equipped, and the swimming pool was excellent. The view from the villa over the Mediterranean was truly wonderful. A lovely, peaceful location, and we would thoroughly recommend it.

Maarten Hinloopen - Netherlands | October 2011 - Beautiful location, house is very clean and well kept. Nice Pool! Nice welcome and farewell by the friendly owner. (...) Service from SoloSicily was very good; we were informed about the arrival of the owner etc. In general I would recommend this property and your service.

Maarten Hinloopen - Netherlands | October 2011

Beautiful location, house is very clean and well kept. Nice Pool! Nice welcome and farewell by the friendly owner. (...) Service from SoloSicily was very good; we were informed about the arrival of the owner etc. In general I would recommend this property and your service.

F. Kevin - United States | July 2011 - “Fabulous house and an even better view. We had Sea Gate for a week for our honeymoon in July 2011. We are quite young (late 20’s/early 30’s) and are used to staying in chic/designer hotels, but for this part of our honeymoon I wanted tranquility, privacy, an element of rustic Siciliy but till some high level of luxury. Sea Gate provided that. The views are stunning, the private pool is great, the setting is so peaceful and secluded. The house itself is very quaint but also has everything you could possibly want – it’s owned by a local architect (Signore Firetto) and it certainly shows. The owner was also very accomodating – he welcomed us to the villa with the biggest fruit platter I’ve ever seen - and also some other staples to get us through our first few days (local wines/pasta/water/fresh bread etc…) and he even humored me as I practiced my pigeon Italian. Also – one mention of his name to the local shop owner meant I was getting fresh basil and lemons straight out their personal garden and the local restaurants were falling over themselves to look after us. We also had the offer to use his speedboat but didn’t have time. All in all – a great time, great house and great hospitality” SoloSicily: “Very professional and a joy to work with. We organized our honeymoon in Sicily in June/July 2011 and from the outset SoloSicily were extremely helpful. They suggested properties and were very knowledgeable of every residence they had on their site. (...) All in all – a very professional outfit and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.”

F. Kevin - United States | July 2011

“Fabulous house and an even better view. We had Sea Gate for a week for our honeymoon in July 2011. We are quite young (late 20’s/early 30’s) and are used to staying in chic/designer hotels, but for this part of our honeymoon I wanted tranquility, privacy, an element of rustic Siciliy but till some high level of luxury. Sea Gate provided that. The views are stunning, the private pool is great, the setting is so peaceful and secluded. The house itself is very quaint but also has everything you could possibly want – it’s owned by a local architect (Signore Firetto) and it certainly shows. The owner was also very accomodating – he welcomed us to the villa with the biggest fruit platter I’ve ever seen - and also some other staples to get us through our first few days (local wines/pasta/water/fresh bread etc…) and he even humored me as I practiced my pigeon Italian. Also – one mention of his name to the local shop owner meant I was getting fresh basil and lemons straight out their personal garden and the local restaurants were falling over themselves to look after us. We also had the offer to use his speedboat but didn’t have time. All in all – a great time, great house and great hospitality”

SoloSicily: “Very professional and a joy to work with. We organized our honeymoon in Sicily in June/July 2011 and from the outset SoloSicily were extremely helpful. They suggested properties and were very knowledgeable of every residence they had on their site. (...) All in all – a very professional outfit and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.”

Sirena - Villa in Sicily
Sirena
Lynette Ireland - United Kingdom | August 2011 - The house was beautiful with views to die for, it was the perfect setting for a family holiday with beautiful beaches, the national park and lovely Scopello on our doorstep. The lady who met us was very helpful and the website was excellent - providing us with all the information we needed - so all in all a fantastic holiday and we will definitely recommend you and may well be back again ourselves. (...) thank you for making the whole travel experience so easy and pleasureable.

Lynette Ireland - United Kingdom | August 2011

The house was beautiful with views to die for, it was the perfect setting for a family holiday with beautiful beaches, the national park and lovely Scopello on our doorstep. The lady who met us was very helpful and the website was excellent - providing us with all the information we needed - so all in all a fantastic holiday and we will definitely recommend you and may well be back again ourselves. (...) thank you for making the whole travel experience so easy and pleasureable.

Neil Riddell - United Kingdom | June 2011 - We have recently arrived back from our very enjoyable stay in your company's villa. The property was very nice and situated in a beautiful location, and we both had a great week.

Neil Riddell - United Kingdom | June 2011

We have recently arrived back from our very enjoyable stay in your company's villa. The property was very nice and situated in a beautiful location, and we both had a great week.

Frederik De Graaf - Belgium | April 2011 - The house was very well equipped, with good quality materials! (...) It was great that a starting kit of materials was available (...) Website is very clear, very satisfied and surely recommending you agency to our friends.

Frederik De Graaf - Belgium | April 2011

The house was very well equipped, with good quality materials! (...) It was great that a starting kit of materials was available (...) Website is very clear, very satisfied and surely recommending you agency to our friends.

Tanguera - Villa in Sicily
Tanguera
Jon Holder - United Kingdom | June 2013 - We have had a wonderful honeymoon here. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. We have enjoyed every minute staying in your beautiful house. With best wishes and kind regards

Jon Holder - United Kingdom | June 2013

We have had a wonderful honeymoon here. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. We have enjoyed every minute staying in your beautiful house.
With best wishes and kind regards

Stephen & Kerstin Potter - Switzerland | January 2013 - Not the usual time to come to Sicily but it has the great advantage that all of the sites are open and with no people. We have had a fabulous time in Tanguera. One or two “Palermo” events have happened and Francesco has always been around and solved them immediately. The house is beautiful and practical too: we have been working during the week and everything is to hand. We would recommend: “Nino's” just around the corner for fresh vegetables; the “egg shop” on Partanna Mondello for eggs, olive oil and salads; Badalamenti as a high class delicatessen; Isola delle femmine for fresh fish from the boats “Auchan” on Conca d'Oro commercial centre for a supermarket: better than Carrefour or Conad... Thanks, Francesco and soloSicily for a wonderful 2 months!!

Stephen & Kerstin Potter - Switzerland | January 2013

Not the usual time to come to Sicily but it has the great advantage that all of the sites are open and with no people.
We have had a fabulous time in Tanguera. One or two “Palermo” events have happened and Francesco has always been around and solved them immediately.
The house is beautiful and practical too: we have been working during the week and everything is to hand. We would recommend:
“Nino's” just around the corner for fresh vegetables;
the “egg shop” on Partanna Mondello for eggs, olive oil and salads;
Badalamenti as a high class delicatessen;
Isola delle femmine for fresh fish from the boats
“Auchan” on Conca d'Oro commercial centre for a supermarket: better than Carrefour or Conad...
Thanks, Francesco and soloSicily for a wonderful 2 months!!

Pauline Lambert - United States | May 2012 - We had a very nice trip to Sicily. Villa Tanguera was very comfortable and relaxing. The owner was friendly and always available. We highly recommend this property to others! The SoloSicily website is easy to manoeuver and was extremely helpful with directions on how to get to the property and the shopping available in the area.

Pauline Lambert - United States | May 2012

We had a very nice trip to Sicily. Villa Tanguera was very comfortable and relaxing. The owner was friendly and always available. We highly recommend this property to others! The SoloSicily website is easy to manoeuver and was extremely helpful with directions on how to get to the property and the shopping available in the area.

Tony Beale - United Kingdom | April 2012 - We had a fantastic week in Villa Tanguera. It is a beautiful apartment and an ideal place to relax for a few days. Frank (the owner) was an excellent help when required and unseen when not requested. I highly recommend staying here if you're visiting the area.

Tony Beale - United Kingdom | April 2012

We had a fantastic week in Villa Tanguera. It is a beautiful apartment and an ideal place to relax for a few days. Frank (the owner) was an excellent help when required and unseen when not requested. I highly recommend staying here if you're visiting the area.

 

Wendy Bourton - United Kingdom | October 2011 - Thanks for the welcome you gave us and your kindness during our stay in Sicily. We have fallen in love with Sicily and we will definitely visit again.

Wendy Bourton - United Kingdom | October 2011

Thanks for the welcome you gave us and your kindness during our stay in Sicily. We have fallen in love with Sicily and we will definitely visit again.

Sean Gilfeather - United Kingdom | September 2011 - The property Tanguera, more than lived up to our expectations – it was simply stunning and a great place to stay for a few days – I would highly recommend it to anybody. However, what really made our time at the house was our host Frank (property owner). He was very kind and accommodating and is certainly a great ambassador for the people of Sicily! I also thought that the info provided by Solo Sicily was great and a lot better than the website we used for the following week. Overall, incredibly pleased by the experience and we had a very memorable holiday.

Sean Gilfeather - United Kingdom | September 2011

The property Tanguera, more than lived up to our expectations – it was simply stunning and a great place to stay for a few days – I would highly recommend it to anybody. However, what really made our time at the house was our host Frank (property owner). He was very kind and accommodating and is certainly a great ambassador for the people of Sicily! I also thought that the info provided by Solo Sicily was great and a lot better than the website we used for the following week. Overall, incredibly pleased by the experience and we had a very memorable holiday.

Andrew Tzialli - United Kingdom | September 2011 - We stayed in Tanguera as part of our honeymoon in Siciliy and had a fantastic time. The villa is beautifully equiped and the kindness, generosity and hospitality of the owner, Franchesco, was fantastic. You cannot be disappointed with this place. His willingness to provide advice and assistance wherever needed gave us a wonderful opinion of Sicilian people. We would definately go back

Andrew Tzialli - United Kingdom | September 2011

We stayed in Tanguera as part of our honeymoon in Siciliy and had a fantastic time. The villa is beautifully equiped and the kindness, generosity and hospitality of the owner, Franchesco, was fantastic. You cannot be disappointed with this place. His willingness to provide advice and assistance wherever needed gave us a wonderful opinion of Sicilian people. We would definately go back

Frantisek with family - Slovakia | July 2011 - We want to thank you once again for your hospitality. We spent an amazing week in Sicily and it was thanks to your comfortable and beautiful villa as well. Your villa made us feel like home and it was perfect relax for us.

Frantisek with family - Slovakia | July 2011

We want to thank you once again for your hospitality. We spent an amazing week in Sicily and it was thanks to your comfortable and beautiful villa as well. Your villa made us feel like home and it was perfect relax for us.

Eddie Opoku - United Kingdom | June 2011 - We LOVED Tanguera!!!! Be very very careful. You may spend your entire holiday in Tanguera and never see the beauty of Sicily. Don't know where to start. Enjoy the jacuzzi with dreamy changing colours in the bedroom, the small paddle pool in the terrace or the gadgetry and amazing sound system throughout the villa. Francesco's hospitality is second to none; he will help choose the best fish for your alfresco dining.

Eddie Opoku - United Kingdom | June 2011

We LOVED Tanguera!!!! Be very very careful. You may spend your entire holiday in Tanguera and never see the beauty of Sicily. Don't know where to start. Enjoy the jacuzzi with dreamy changing colours in the bedroom, the small paddle pool in the terrace or the gadgetry and amazing sound system throughout the villa. Francesco's hospitality is second to none; he will help choose the best fish for your alfresco dining.

Intern. Film Screen Writer & Director Emanuele Crialese - Italy | March 2011 - The intimacy of Villa Tanguera, with striking views of wonderful Monte Pellegrino – St Rosalia’s mountain (Palermo’s Patron Saint), facilitates concentration and creativity. The villa owner set up two amazing hi-fi systems to listen to music, similar to those of a recording studio. Villa Tanguera is a place I strongly recommend to anyone looking for silence and privacy. See Crialese's Movies about Sicily >>>

Intern. Film Screen Writer & Director Emanuele Crialese - Italy | March 2011

The intimacy of Villa Tanguera, with striking views of wonderful Monte Pellegrino – St Rosalia’s mountain (Palermo’s Patron Saint), facilitates concentration and creativity.
The villa owner set up two amazing hi-fi systems to listen to music, similar to those of a recording studio. Villa Tanguera is a place I strongly recommend to anyone looking for silence and privacy.
See Crialese's Movies about Sicily>>>

Viola - Villa in Sicily
Viola
Raewyn Teirney - Australia | July 2013 - Viola was a lovely apartment and a great location to the beach. The owner was also a very nice woman. She had a bottle of white wine and food for us when we arrived. yours sincerely

Raewyn Teirney - Australia | July 2013

Viola was a lovely apartment and a great location to the beach. The owner was also a very nice woman. She had a bottle of white wine and food for us when we arrived.
yours sincerely