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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,

May 14, 2018

Vintage Travel introduces Villas in Sicily

Villa specialist Vintage Travel has just introduced Sicily to its programme, due to demand for ‘somewhere different’ from regular customers, and better flight capacity to the island.

“Sicily also offers a longer season – from the end of March to early November – being on the same latitude as Marbella and Tunis,” says marketing and sales manager Stephen Ellison

“While we have launched with just three properties that come up to Vintage Travel standards, we will look to increase this, and we can already confirm bookings for 2019,” adds Stephen.

The villas are within 20 minutes’ drive of Cefalu on the north coast. Each has a private pool, and each offers glorious sea views over the sleepy village of Sant’Ambrogio where a sand and pebble beach, a couple of restaurants and small supermarket may be found.

Terzetto is the most unusual property, consisting of three separate cube-like buildings, two clad in dark wood, the third in stone. The three Suites offer an extended family – or three couples – the perfect balance of privacy and sociability. The Suites share the private pool, a fabulous summer kitchen with covered dining area, wood-fired oven, inbuilt barbecue, sink and washing machine, as well as the lawns and terraces that offer distant sea views.

The main Suite has a double bedroom and shower room, and provides the indoor living space including a kitchen and dining room. Suite Two is a double with shower, and Suite Three has two double bedrooms which share a shower room.

Terzetto is priced both for small parties, and for occupancy by five to eight people, with peak summer 2018 prices ranging from £3786 to £4486. 2019 prices start at £2396 for up to four people, and from £3096 for a booking for five to eight people.

The other new Sicily properties are: Il Nido, which sleeps four and effortlessly combines original stone features with contemporary style in a glorious spot five kilometres above Sant’Ambrogio.  Cirasa is a traditional Sicilian farmhouse oozing character from the beamed ceilings to the antique furniture. It sleeps up to eight and offers special rates for smaller parties.

Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request.

01954 261431,


For further information please contact Stephen Ellison on 01954 261431. Release issued by Beacon PR 01572 748800




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