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Sicily Travel Guide & Our Vacation Rentals in Sicily

We would like to take you on a trip to the sunny shores of Sicily. A trip mystical harbours where Odysseus once ran ashore, to antic buildings erected by the Greeks and temples dating back to the time before Christ. This internetsite provides information about Sicily and presents our vacation rentals, which you can rent for your holidays.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, famous for its archeological sites, its blue skies, wonderful beaches and mild winter climate. Sicily is also home to Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano. Everybody can find something interesting from nature to culture. The island was settled by several different populations such as Siculi, Phonecians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors, Normans, Spaniards and Bourbons, this means that they left a mark on the entire island, from the temples of Agrigento to the priceless mosaics of Piazza Armerina and the ancient capital of Siracusa, to Taormina, Erice, Cefalù. Smaller islands, such as the Aeolian, Aegadean and Pelagian chains as well as Pantelleria, just 90 miles off of the African coast, are also part of Sicilia, offering superb beaches.

Holiday Home Melo

The holiday home Melo is located in the house of our uncle Carmelo Cannavó in the village Calatabiano. The holiday home stretches over the whole upper floor of the two storeyed house and from the big terrace you have a fantastic view over the mountains.

Vacation rental Maria

On this page we want to provide information about the vacation cottage Maria on Sicily, near Taormina and Giardini Naxos in the little village Calatabiano.

Vacation rental Paolo

The holiday home Paolo is situated at the foot of the Etna, somewhat outside of the village Santa Venerina and not far from the port town Acireale, a health resort with hot springs which was constructed in Baroque style. From the holiday home you easily reach destinations like Taormina, Castelmola, the Parco dell’ Etna and Gola dell’ Alcantara and the sea also is not far away (ca. 8km).

Vacation rental Mare

In a picturesque bay lies the settlement Baia del Silenzio, what can be translated as “bay of silence”. Here, directly at the sea with a view over the bay, resides the holiday home Mare. A southbound terrace offers space to have breakfast in the sun and to dangle your soul.

Vacation rental Antonella

The holiday home Antonella lies in Agnone Bagni directly at the sea in a two-storey house. The holiday home spreads over the entire upper floor of the two-storey house and from the big terrace you have a fantastic view over the beach onto the sea and over the entire bay; you even can admire the Etna from here.

Vacation rental Cicladi

The holiday homes lie at the north coast of Sicily between Palermo (ca. 20km away) and Cefalú near the little town St. Flavia.

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Sicily has much more to offer than just a holiday on the beach, although one can easily lounge in the hot sun all day. But Sicily also offers culture and its own particular way of life, excellent diving spots and the volcano Etna. In this section we provide informations about Sicily. We offer useful facts about Sights, the History of the island, the weather and several facts about Geography of Sicily, as well as hints for car rental and some information about the cities on sicily.
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Our house in Sicily is for rent. It is loacated in a small city named Calatabiano (close to Taormina and Giardini Naxos). In this section you can have a look at the rooms of the vacation home and you can check the availability.
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Attractions on Sicily:

The following list shows some of the nices attractions on Sicily.
  • Agrigento The city Agrigento is located at the south-west coast of Sicily. Founded by the Greek in ancient times under the name of Akragas, it became one of the most important centres of the island.
  • Etna The Etna is the largest volcano of europe. It´s more than 3300 meter high and towers over Sicily. A stunning sight ...
  • Catania Catania is the second largest city of the island. To the north-west toeers the Etna over Catania and to the east is the coast. Catania pulsates with live.
  • Taormina Over the ionic sea on a rock cliff rises the city of Taormina, the probably most visited city in Sicily.
  • Messina Messina lies at the northeast tip of the island, from here you can take the ferry the mainland of Italy. The cathedral, which was built in the time of the Normans, is the main attraction of the city.
  • Stromboli Stromboli is most northern island of the aeolian islands, as well known as Lipari islands. It is a 200 km long and famous for their active volcano ...
  • Alcántara A visit to the river with its waterfalls and the spectacular cliffs are a breath-taking experience.
  • Siracuse Siracusa, in Sicily, in the southern area of Italy, is an important archaelogical site, but also a famous tourist area; the town is situated along a pleasant bay with wonderful beaches.
  • Cava G. Another extremly beautiful canyon is cava grande. The river Cassibile dug itself deeply into a ravine. The river connects numerous small lakes ...
  • Cefalú Cefalú is certainly one of the most popular destinations on Sicily. This ancient fishermens' place has a special charme which is not only engendered by its picturesque centre but also by its beautiful beach.
  • Monreale Monreale is a small town south of Palermo, and here you can find the most impressive cathedral of Sicily, one can even say it is one of Europe’s most impressive churches. It is the masterpiece of Norman architecture on Sicily, which in a unique way unites the style of the Normans, Arabians and Byzantine in one edifice.
  • Selinunte In Marinella di Selinunte, a small village at Sicily’s south west coast, one can find one of the most beautiful archaeological sites on Sicily. Selinunte at first was a Greek settlement which was situated in the frontier area to regions once settled by the Carthages.
  • Noto Noto is supposed to be THE Sicilian baroque town. After it was nearly completely destroyed by an earthquake, one of the most beautiful baroque towns was built up. Noto also belongs to the Unesco heritage.
  • Erice The little town Erice is situated in the province of Trapani not far away from the province’s capital. It is situated high above the water level and can be seen as a little jewel in this corner of Sicily; the city centre built up in the Middle Ages is definitely worth a visit and full of attractions.
  • Palermo Palermo is the capitol of Sicily, with about 730.000 inhabitants the biggest town on the island and has its own airport. Palermo is situated on the northwest side of Sicily in a bay, surrounded by two foot-hills. Unfortunately Palermo has a negative image like nearly no other town, everybody who hears Palermo thinks about the mafia immediately, which is existing of course but not visible for the common tourist. But Palermo has a lot to offer to tourists and looks back to a long history.
  • Pantalica You like gorges and rivers? Then, Pantalica certainly is something for you. The gorge, which is extending south of the town Sortino (respectively east of Ferla), is a must for somebody who is fond of hiking and nature. In the walls of the gorge, you can find several caves, so-called Necropoles which are old graves that are partly already set up in the young Stone Age. They are impressing witnesses of the beginning human civilisation.
  • Forza d’Agrò Near the touristic places like Taormina and Letojanni, a street trails up to the mountain village Forza d’Agrò on 420 meters altitude. The small village gives you a glimpse of how life has been on Sicily in earlier times.
  • Donnafugata … here Rapunzel could have met with the princess from the Frog King and with Alice from Wonderland… somewhere between the impressive tower and the circular well in the spacious park or in the maze.
  • Favignana Ready for the island? You want to plunge into the depths of the crystal clear water for once and into the colourful fish world and you for once want to leave the miserable problems and sorrows at home?
  • Savoca and Casalvecchio Siculo Savoca is film history thanks to the mafia strip “The Godfather” and Savoca lives thanks to the aristocratic mummies which attract many tourists who like to be given the creeps and also in the Agrò valley lies the cosy village Casalvecchio Siculo, behind Savoca and about 400 metres over sea level.
  • Scicli …once upon a time there was a little, picturesque town in the South of Sicily… Embedded in a breathtaking Canyon-landscape, the foothills of the Iblei Mountain. Scicli is a neat place where Sicilians play cards on the Piazza on Sunday and where you get the impression that the clocks are ticking slower here than anywhere else.
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