Close to the baroque towns of Modica, Scicli and Ragusa Ibla, the villa is also perfectly-placed for long leisurely days on the white sandy beaches around Marina di Modica and Pozzallo, Sicily’s southernmost point. One week at Oikos in July or August has been reduced by over £500 to £3033 (sleeps 13) with http://www.soloSicily.com.
Beaches and bays of south Sicily: Mariella is a fabulous property for ten, with a gorgeous pool area and within walking distance of the beach at Seccagrande in the south of the island. Highlights include a huge garden, complete with a pine-filled woodland area, vast lawn, a 14m gazebo-fronted pool and two large patios, on either side of the villa. Organised into two separate apartments with a large terrace on the first floor, the villa is an ideal choice for two families or a large group.
Splash out on a half or full-day soloSicily boat trip to explore some of the smaller, more inaccessible bays of southern Sicily and for the best views of the Valley of the Temples and the dazzling white cliffs of the Scala dei Turchi. The nature reserves of Torre Salsa and the Orientale Foce del Fiume Platani are close by. A week at Mariella in July has been reduced by over £500 to £2942 (sleeps 10) with http://www.soloSicily.com.
soloSicily’s 2014 programme features a selection of self-catering apartments and villas that sleep 2-22 guests, throughout coastal and inland Sicily. Cookery courses, cook service, visits to vineyards, boat rental and excursions by boat are available at selected properties. Visit www.soloSicily.com, tel. 020 7097 1413.