The largest island in the Med, Sicily is a sun-soaked location guaranteed for a heavenly escape. The diverse landscape and culture allows visitors to enjoy delicious food and wine, golden beaches, the dramatic volcano and a classic heritage that's one of the oldest in Italy. From seascape settings to gentle rolling hills, our handpicked Sicilian villas can be found across the east, west and south of the island. Whether you're hoping to soak up the sun beside your own private pool, head out to a great restaurant on an exciting boat trip, or sip on a glass of Cerasuolo di Vittoria in a bustling town square, this postard-perfect island has something for everyone.
Feel like getting away from it all? Our villas in Sicily are specially handpicked for a serene escape in the countryside. A number of our luxury villas in Sicily are situated in a beautiful and secluded location, designed for a peaceful escape away from it all, within easy reach of the sea. Several of these also offer an included cook service. Read on to discover some of our favourite secluded villas in Sicily.
1. Dimora dell'Etna
Boasting panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Dimora dell'Etna is a wonderful country villa designed for optimal tranquility and privacy. The historic country estate is situated along one of the charming Etna wine routes close to Castiglione di Sicilia, set on a hill to best showcase the rolling hills towards the Alcantara Valley and Mount Etna. The interior is elegant and recently restored with a mix of contemporary and classic furniture. Lounge by the pool and gaze at the view, or head out and explore the area's fascinating sights: the volcano, its vineyards and old lava flows.
2. La Dimora del Santo
La Dimora del Santo is a beautiful historic villa in Sicily, designed with sweet-smelling rose gardens, buildings ablaze with bougainvillea and its own chapel in the grounds. This spacious venue is the perfect spot for special celebrations and large-group gatherings. The villa, just a ten minutes' drive from sandy beaches, is quietly secluded in over a hundred private acres, boasting glorious gardens with ponds, cypress trees and lawned paths. The villa is home to a twenty-metre swimming pool with a bar and spa area, and even offers an included cook service for that extra special touch. The local dishes are absolutely delicious!
3. Villa Bellamare
Tall palms, a large pool and magnificent ocean views make Villa Bellamare a property to remember. A wonderful spot for group getaways, this villa is stunningly modern and incredibly tastefully furnished. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer striking displays of the sea, while comfortable loungers are perfectly positioned to soak up the Sicilian sun. Though in easy reach of lively Taormina and nearby beaches, Villa Bellamare's hillside location still exudes a real sense of serenity and privacy.
4. Casa Moscato Bianco
This uber-modern villa in southeast Sicily is perfect for families or couples looking for a relaxing retreat. Casa Moscato Bianco is set in extensive lawned gardens and is just a few minutes' drive from the sea. The villa is an excellent base from which to explore the atmospheric baroque towns of the Noto Valley and wonderful sandy beaches, such as the ones at Vendicari, San Lorenzo and Santa Maria del Focallo. This property is set in a lovely rural setting, framed by olive and carob trees and stone walls. Take a dip in the private pool or dine al fresco on the terrace as you soak up the wonderful views of the surrounding olive groves.
5. Cielo Mare
Located a short drive from Noto, Cielo Mare is a lovely modern villa boasting magnificent views towards the dazzling coast. The villa is within easy reach of fantastic beaches and historic towns, though serenely situated among fields and trees. The interior of the villa is modern and minimalist, furnished in neutral shades for a stylish feel. The unique 18m long pool is paired with parasols and loungers, which are positioned for the best views of the surrounding area.