Last Updated August 16, 2021 8/16/2021

14 Best Vacation Rentals in Sicily for an Amazing Italian Trip

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Whether it’s picturesque historic cities, excellent beaches, fantastic food, charming countryside or ancient ruins, Sicily is an outstanding Italian destination. It is a land of diversity in landscape and culture that boasts natural beauty and rich history spanning over the centuries. The largest Mediterranean island is a gift that keeps on giving with all the things it can offer to curious travelers. While there are plenty of luxurious Mediterranean resorts, there are also many great vacation rentals in Sicily to fit all budgets and they are sure to make your visit memorable. Let us guide you through the best properties of the island.

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Capo House with a Panoramic View - Palermo
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Capo House with a Panoramic View in Palermo

Capo House with a Panoramic View - Palermo

Start your days with a breathtaking view over the Palermo skyline against the mountain range staying at the centrally located Capo House. This first-class Sicilian vacation rental is spacious and enjoys plenty of sun rays giving you a chance to experience the capital of the island in style. The property comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a 49-inch TV, free Wi-Fi and AC in the living room. Guests noted the hospitality of the host, the prime location close to Palermo’s best attractions and the balcony with a panoramic city vista.

Casa Fortuna With a Sea View - Mondello
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Casa Fortuna With a Sea View in Mondello

Casa Fortuna With a Sea View - Mondello

Located in Palermo’s inhabitants’ most favorite seaside getaway Mondello, this property is everything you can ask for from a chic beachfront vacation rental in Sicily. The balcony with a direct view of the sea and the pier is a definite draw along with a modern turquoise interior. Both the marina and the beach are a stone’s throw away. Mondello is famous for its seafood, so you will have a chance to savor it in one of the numerous restaurants along the promenade.

Seven Views Holiday House - Savoca
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Seven Views Holiday House in Savoca

Seven Views Holiday House - Savoca

A tiny Sicilian village of Savoca wouldn’t be much different from many other picturesque perched towns of the island save for one fact: It was here, in Bar Vitelli, that Al Pacino’s Michael Corleone had an intense conversation with the father of his future wife in the iconic “Godfather” movie. Even if you’re not a movie buff, the local Seven Views Holiday House would be a great Sicilian pick. You will have a magnificent panoramic balcony with beautiful Savoca right underneath as well as an amazing vista over the sea and even Mount Etna in the distance. The property is a historic stone house with authentic furniture and cinematic flair.

Vucciria Apartment With a Rooftop Garden - Palermo
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Vucciria Apartment With a Rooftop Garden in Palermo

Vucciria Apartment With a Rooftop Garden - Palermo

Get a taste of Sicilian living in this charming Palermo Airbnb. You will get a chance to stay in a renovated palazzo with your own private rooftop garden boasting unparalleled views of the city and the mountains. The apartment features a cozy vintage design, a fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom and a living room. The location is perfect to explore the sight-packed city center of Sicily’s capital known for a fascinating blend of Christian and Muslim architecture, mouthwatering local food and the biggest opera house in Italy.

Etna Apartment - Taormina
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Etna Apartment in Taormina

Etna Apartment - Taormina

If you’re looking for an ultimate romantic Sicilian rental, Etna Apartment is there to give you some unforgettable travel memories. Its centerpiece is a fantastic panoramic terrace with Etna volcano on one hand and the expansive sea view on the other. Whether it’s a sunrise or a sunset, you’re guaranteed to have a spectacle of light. The property is a single room with a kitchenette and free Wi-Fi is provided. Guests loved the location and the vistas. The accommodation is situated in Taormina, a popular Sicilian summer destination famous for the ancient Greek theatre and amazing Ionian sea beaches.

Villa Mirascopello with Enchanting Sea Panorama - Trapani
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Villa Mirascopello with Enchanting Sea Panorama in Trapani

Villa Mirascopello with Enchanting Sea Panorama - Trapani

With dream-like panoramas of the sea and the mountains of Trapani, this property is easily one of the best luxury villas in Sicily. Perched on Castellaccio hill, it will give you a tranquil refuge surrounded by the splendid nature of the island. Six double bedrooms and seven bathrooms make it a great pick for a group holiday and the private swimming pool will provide welcoming cool in the heat. The property comes with a fully equipped kitchen and a large terrace with breathtaking vistas.

Nespulidda Traditional House in a City Center - Catania
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Nespulidda Traditional House in a City Center of Catania

Nespulidda Traditional House in a City Center - Catania

This cozy rental apartment in the heart of the UNESCO-protected historic center of Catania is a great base for exploring this Sicilian gem of a city. Conveniently located next to all the sights, Nespulidda features authentic furniture, bright rooms and a balcony with a great view of labyrinthine streets and the iconic Catania Cathedral that you can enjoy with your morning coffee. Also, there is free Wi-Fi, Smart TV and AC. While in Catania, be sure to try pasta alla norma with eggplant, marinara and basil that was born here, and plan a visit the legendary La Pescheria fish market.

Horse House near Mount Etna - Ragalna
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Horse House near Mount Etna

Horse House near Mount Etna - Ragalna

This farmhouse Sicilian rental will be a great choice if you’re looking for a pleasant stay in a rustic setting. Set in the footsteps of Mount Etna, it makes a perfect base to explore this scenic volcano and the natural park that surrounds it. True to its name, the property is home to several cute horses that guests can pet and ride on a tour of the environs. The house can accommodate four guests and features a typical rural Sicilian design inside as well as free Wi-Fi and a kitchen for home cooking using local products.

Sun House - Calatafimi
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Sun House in Calatafimi

Sun House - Calatafimi

A hidden gem among the vacation rentals in Sicily, Sun House enjoys a truly marvelous location. From the spacious terrace, you will have an opportunity to observe the ancient world wonder: Doric Temple of Segesta that is reminiscent of Acropolis. The house itself is a simple rustic lodging with everything you need to benefit from being in the Italian countryside. There are three bedrooms, authentic furniture, a kitchen and a giant boulder serving as a wall and creating a sense of harmony with nature.

Full-Floor Penthouse in the Old Town - Cefalù
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Full-Floor Penthouse in the Old Town of Cefalù

Full-Floor Penthouse in the Old Town - Cefalù

It is easy to feel like you’re on top of the world staying at this property. With a convenient central location and modern furnishing inside, the penthouse is a smart pick if you want to be near all the sights and beaches of amazing Cefalù. Apart from the larger-than-life vistas, the terrace comes with a table, sofas and sunbeds to give you an opportunity to relax. When it comes to the city, it’s stunning, to say the least. Famously featured in Giuseppe Tornatore’s tear-jerking movie “Cinema Paradiso,” Cefalù boasts a charming Old Town and one of the best sandy beaches in all Italy.

Atollo Lipari Cottage With Stunning Views - Lipari Island
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Atollo Lipari Cottage With Stunning Views on Lipari Island

Atollo Lipari Cottage With Stunning Views - Lipari Island

Cottage living feels awesome in this property tucked away from civilization. Located on Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sicilian coast, it boasts an unforgettable view of the sea and the island. This unique cottage comes with beautiful historic furnishing, a kitchenette, a full bathroom and a terrace. The property would be great for those who seek an isolated escape in the midst of fantastic nature.

La Casa di Mastro Giovanni - Enna
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La Casa di Mastro Giovanni in Enna

La Casa di Mastro Giovanni - Enna

With this artistic rental near the historic city of Enna, you have a chance to fully experience the slow travel delights of the Sicilian heartland. Perfect for a retreat, the house has carefully crafted shabby chic interiors and comes with three bedrooms and two baths. A balcony overlooks the stunning island’s mountainous countryside and makes a great setting for dining or simply contemplating the surroundings. Get out to Enna for a picture-perfect hilltop town with plenty of sights and numerous restaurants offering local fare.

Villa Del Quarzo - Plemmirio
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Villa Del Quarzo in Plemmirio

Villa Del Quarzo - Plemmirio

Those who fancy fine villa living won’t be disappointed by this excellent property not far from Syracuse. You will have a spacious terrace with an expansive view of the coast and a private garden. The villa features a modern design, a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. You will also have easy access to the beautiful rugged beaches of the Plemmirio coast known for turquoise waters and snorkeling.

Attic Apartment Between Sea and Etna - Catania
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Attic Apartment Between Sea and Etna in Catania

Attic Apartment Between Sea and Etna - Catania

Located in a calm residential area just outside the vibrant Old Town of Catania, this apartment offers a perfect stay in style. Modern design and charming attic planning add to the experience but the real showstopper is a functional terrace that overlooks the sea. There are sofas and a BBQ for cheerful evenings on the terrace. You’re also getting a Smart TV, free internet and air conditioning. A private parking spot makes it an ideal choice for exploring the island on wheels without having to navigate the narrow streets of Catania.

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