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February 7, 2019

Coastal villas lead Freelance Holidays’ Sicily expansion

A fabulous sea-facing villa, and a sophisticated new beach shack spearhead the 2019 Sicily portfolio for Mediterranean island specialist Freelance Holidays.

Villa Marianelli is set in a quiet residential area of the south-coast port of Licata. This wonderful house is newly-renovated to create a stylish holiday home that is both contemporary and comfortable.

The elevated salt-water pool area, the first-floor living space and beautifully-furnished terraces all take full advantage of the sea views. The three bedrooms (it sleeps six) are on the ground floor. Sandy Marianelli beach is less than 400m walk.

The high specification includes three satellite TVs, WiFi, a full music system, a sleek kitchen with all the white goods holidaymakers might need, and two luxurious shower rooms.  Comiso airport is approx. 75kms away for travellers flying Ryanair and Catania is under two hours’ drive. Licata offers a baroque square, 16th century castle and a choice of restaurants.

PRICE Seven nights in April starts at £2240; a peak summer week is £3878.

Also new is Dimora di Circe – originally a humble shack – which now fulfils any luxury beach hut fantasy! There is nothing except sand between the villa and the sea. The fabulous interior features local found and re-purposed items to create an effortlessly stylish holiday home, and a sunken hot tub off the deck extends the season.

Dimora di Circe has two double-bedded ensuite rooms, making it the perfect couples/friends retreat. It is set below the coast road in a quiet corner of the south coast. Restaurants and shops are 12kms to the west in Pozzallo while the Baroque town of Noto is 35kms. Comiso airport is 77kms away and Catania 120kms.

PRICE Seven nights in April starts at £2856; a peak summer week is £4998.

Freelance Holidays’ managing director Paul Fogg says: “The UK market is waking up to the fact that Sicily’s southerly position – on the same latitude as Tunis – offers early and late season escapes as well as peak season holidays. It’s our fastest-growing destination.”

Freelance Holidays: 01789 297705,

April 18, 2016

Freelance Holidays expands Sicily with quirky choices

Mediterranean villa specialist Freelance Holidays has added seven properties to its 2016 range of villas and apartments on Sicily.

Truly original, even within the company’s typically quirky portfolio, is Palazzo Bianco in the ancient town of Syracuse, in the Ortigia island quarter.


Palazzo Bianco is a jaw-dropping pad for a couple, with a vaulted roof, chequer-board marble floor, extravagantly draped bed and sumptuous seating, plus a terrace overlooking the sea.  And yet, on paper Palazzo Bianco is ‘just’ an open-plan studio-apartment in what was the palace’s stable block!

A week’s rental in May is £903 for two people, with WiFi and air-conditioning included in the services at this luxurious pad.  Like almost all Freelance Holidays’ properties, the Palazzo may be rented on a nightly basis (minimum five nights) for maximum flexibility: peak August nights are £155 and in October, just £112 per night.

Villa dei Pini could not be more different. Also new to the line-up, this starkly contemporary villa is on the opposite side of Sicily, one kilometre from the coast at Cornino near Trapani and the Zingaro nature reserve. The 11m x 3m infinity pool looks towards the coast and Mount Cofano.

Sleek terraces wrap around the minimalist box of the single-storey villa, which has two bedrooms, one en-suite. A sofa-bed in the living area accommodates a fifth person if needed. June rental is £172 per night (minimum five nights), with remaining peak summer weeks £1806 for seven nights.  WiFi and air-con included.

Other newly-featured Sicily properties are two further apartments in Syracuse, Villa Montebello, within striking distance of Mount Etna; Villa Caro close to the Baroque town of Noto, and two apartments sharing a pool just outside Cefalu.

Flights and car hire not included.

Freelance Holidays (01789 297705,




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