Testimonials

Need Villa Verde, Felicity Dukes, October 2014
"We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Verde. It was absolutely what we needed. Views are stunning and the villa is gorgeous. Local shop and restaurant recommendations much appreciated and the wine provided a nice touch too."

 

Sunrise House, Paul Luksha, September 2014
"We arrived back in Toronto last evening after a very long day from Palermo to Rome and then Toronto. I am writing to thank-you for all of your help in making our trip a success. We were all in impressed by the personal attention to detail, quality recommendations and responsiveness. You are head and shoulders the best villa company we have used. We are grateful for all your help."

 

Palazzo Noto, Clive Cohen, September 2014
"Just returned from our wonderful holiday in Sicily. Wanted to thank you for all your assistance in renting the Villa. The house was splendid and the owner helpful. Appreciate all your efforts which contributed to a fantastic stay."

 

La Paolina, Andy halliday, August 2014
"The Villa was superb with plenty of space for 8 of us. A very peaceful location with the sea visible in the distance. The pool area was fabulous for sunning and relaxing. We used the outdoor eating area all the time. The local information in the booklet was also very useful and we soon found the local supermarket and weekly markets as well as the "man with a van" selling fruit and veg. The location was perfect for using the Donnafugata Golf Resort and we obtained a good deal via Samantha as well. We did eat out from time to time and even managed, by fluke, to eat at one of the recommendations in the information booklet, which was just as described. All in all we had a wonderful time in Sicily and we would definitely go back. We would also have no hesitation in considering the Sicilian Villa Co again."

 

Casa Tellaro, Neville Hender, August 2014
"Just wanted to say we had a wonderful week at the villa Casa Tellaro near Noto. The villa was excellent and the pool was a real plus. Peace and quiet with all mod cons. Big thank you to the owner, Corrado, who was very hospitable and yourselves."

 

Villa Verde, Nick Aziz, August 2014
"We very much enjoyed Villa Verde - absolutely stunning location, lovely pool and villa (the first time I think that I have been to a villa and everything worked!) We could not believe the kind gesture of providing a delicious meal on the first night. The wine being available to buy and drink is an excellent idea."

 

La Masseria, Sathya Alladi, July 2014
"We have had a wonderful wonderful time. Wish we could stay longer. We could not have found a better place. Thank you so much."

 

Villetta Salvatore, July 2014
"The house was perfect, it had everything we could possibly want and was beautifully decorated (and spotlessly clean). Salvatore was very helpful when we arrived and the welcome bowls of fruit and confectionary were outstanding. We loved hearing nothing but the sea. Thank you for finding such a wonderful place and supplying great information."

 

Casa dei Fiori, Jeremais Krugly, July 2014
"We are now back in Sweden after a lovely stay in Italy at Casa dei Fiori. It was even better than what we had hoped for! Also, the Etna tour was very informative with a skilled guide."

 

Villa Barocco, Ken Shaw, July 2014
"The villa is a lovely and unique property."

 

San Lorenzo, Brooke Warner, June 2014
"Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time in San Lorenzo. The villa was great, pool lovely and very well equipped. Terrific location, loved Siracusa and made great use of the lido!
Thank you for all your help."

 

Villa Playa, Chris & Elizabeth Hole, June 2014
"Just a note to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sicily. Villa Playa was lovely and the pool and garden a joy, Luisa and Emanuele were very helpful."

 

Villa Edera, Diane Russo, May 2014
"We had an incredible time in Sicily Villa Edera was fabulous. We were eight people so it can be a bit tricky with space but the villa had various seating areas inside and out so everyone could do exactly what their heart desired. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a Sicilian experience. Another point was that we were close to two towns which had restaurants, markets etc. Thank you so much "

 

La Paolina, Thomasina Miers, May 2014
"I just wanted to say thank you for our really amazing fortnight in Sicily. The villa was heaven. Beautifully laid out, it all worked for our large group. Thank you and to your Sicilian office and to Emanuele for all looking after us so beautifully. The kitchens were brilliantly kitted out, overall it was the loveliest of houses and felt wonderful to stay in. We really did love it. Thank you so so much for giving us such a wonderful time."

 

Apartment Artemis, Valerie Bryant, December 2013
"We had a wonderful time in Sicily. Apartment Artemis was fabulous, absolutely huge, 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, huge kitchen/dining room with a snooker room and sitting room. The kitchen had every imaginable implement or machine for cooking and enough plates, glasses, cutlery etc. to feed an army. There is a small lift in the building which was very useful as we were on the 4th floor. The position of the apartment is perfect and the "island" of Ortigia is beautiful which is just across a small bridge in sight of the apartment."

 

Tuccio, Jo & Paul Tennant, October 2012
"Just a quick email to say thank you once again, we had such a lovely time on our first visit to Sicily! We're so glad we took your advice - we had a thoroughly relaxing week at Villa Tuccio. Whilst the villa itself is really well appointed and comfortable, it is the outside space that makes it particularly fabulous - the outside kitchen, dining and living area is just brilliant, so much so we spent very little time indoors. The pool was one of the best we have ever had in a villa, and the garden was delightful, with such a choice of loungers, hammocks etc and plenty of shady trees to relax under when the sun was too hot (not that we're complaining as the weather was fantastic!)

We appreciated all your help and local recommendations on where to eat and visit, and would happily recommend the Sicilian Villa Co. We would very much like to go back to Sicily, so will hopefully be in touch in the future."

 

La Paolina, Pierre Moret, September/October 2012
"We've just spent a week at La Paolina, and everything was perfect. Pre- and after-sales from The Sicilian Villa Company were both quick and friendly. We arrived at the house about an hour later than planned, but that obviously was no big issue. And we also had the pleasure to get a bottle of wine and some food already there.

The house itself was great, and the pool just perfect. Big and deep enough to swim and jump into the water, but also very accessible for our 4 year-old boy. As promised, someone came in the middle of our stay to clean the pool and to activate the cleaning-robot.

We had a fantastic week at La Paolina and would recommend both the house and the Sicilian Villa Co to anyone."

 

Villetta Salvatore, Dinah Bowles, September 2012
"Just to let you know that we LOVED the villa and the garden and thought that Salvatore was simply delightful. He very thoughtfully put provisions in the fridge and even red roses in the vases! So all in all a real pleasure. A most enjoyable holiday for which many thanks."

 

Apartment Danielle, Patricia Fowler, September 2012
"Thought I would let you know that all went well. Appt Danielle was lovely and all arrangements worked perfectly. We loved Syracuse and certainly hope to return in the future. The rest of the holiday also worked out well and the weather was excellent, which is more than can be said for that here.

Many thanks for all your help. I hope to be in touch again in the future."

 

Casa Giarratana, Paul Walker, September 2012
"We would definitely consider going back in a couple of years (which is quite a high recommendation as apart from trekking in Nepal and skiing in Lech I don't think that we've holidayed twice in the same area before)."

 

Villetta Salvatore, Glyn & Genya Griffin, September 2012
"We had a most enjoyable holiday in Sampieri. The villa was excellent and Salvatore most helpful. We will certainly recommend it to our friends."

 

La Paolina, Susan Harris, August 2012
"A very belated 'thank you' for our lovely holiday at La Paolina, Donnafugata on your beautiful island of Sicily.

Your personal welcome could not have been warmer and the lovely fruit, wine, cheeses and meat in the fridge were much appreciated. You saved us, literally, when we ran into trouble with our hire car and were stranded with the children. You arranged transport for me (grandmother) and the children back to the villa and stayed on to sort out the car being towed away and then brought my daughter and son-in-law back to the villa late at night and collected them the next day to get a new car. We could not have sorted this out without your local knowledge and ability to speak fluent Italian. All of this you did with grace and kindness and you would not take any payment. It was greatly appreciated by us and shows what a caring company you run.

The villa lived up to our expectations and as we were only 5 people we had a wonderful amount of space. The villa was very clean, bedding clean and beds comfortable and there was plenty of equipment in both kitchens. The pool was excellent - clean, big, deep enough to dive and yet with a large shallow area at one end. We loved it!

Once again thank you for your personal care and service which helped to make our holiday most enjoyable and memorable. I wish you all good fortune in the future and, who knows, we may be back sometime!"

 

Casa San Francesco, Mike & Joy Geary, August 2012
"A quick note to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sicily at Casa San Francesco last week and impressed with the farmhouse & pool! Francesco proved extremely helpful from meeting us on the Monday night & visiting mid-way during our stay so please pass on our thanks again to him. Thanks for all your help & we hope to return to Sicily again in the future."

 

La Paolina, Ian & Annabel Warr, August 2012
"We highly commend The Sicilian Villa Company for its customer service. We were stranded an hour away from our villa when our hire car broke down. The owners immediately jumped to our rescue, driving more than an hour to rescue us - even though our car booking had nothing to do with them. After we struggled to get through to an English-speaking operator (the car was rented from a big global franchise who are meant to 'try harder' so to speak), the owners contacted them in Italian and gave our location and sorted the paperwork. They organised, at no cost, for another driver to take the kids and my mother in law home. They stayed with us for a further two hours until the breakdown lorry arrived and then drove my wife and I home. Next morning, they spoke to the hire company and organised a replacement car. They then organised, again at no cost, for a driver to take me to the hire company office - about 40 minute's drive away. In my book, this all went well beyond the call of duty. And it wasn't the only instance of great customer service we witnessed. The owners' mobile was constantly ringing as they gave help and advice to other clients. We stayed at La Paolina, the owners' villa, which has one of the nicest private pools we've ever used. The fridge was packed with fresh food and drink on arrival. There's a real human touch to this business."

 

Villa Cefalu, Philip Deer, August 2012
"Just a quick mail to say what a fantastic time we had in the villa in Cefalu. The accomodation itself was superb. If we ever do this again, I know where my first port of call for booking will be!"

 

La Paolina, Victoria Belfrage, July/August 2012
"Georgie and I just wanted to say a big thank you for all you did to make our stay at La Paolina so magical. It really was a fabulous 3 weeks - enjoyed hugely by our friends and family as well as ourselves. I so hope we can return one day."

 

Casa Tellaro, James Totman, July 2012
"We are back from our excellent holiday in Sicily and we felt that we had to let you know what a great holiday we had at Villa Casa Tellaro is. Your description on the website is spot on and we were delighted with the villa. It is such a wonderfully peaceful setting, the views from the villa across the valley to the hills beyond are beautiful and the proximity to the delightful city of Noto makes the setting as close to perfect as you could want. Corrado was great, helping us find some great places to eat and visit, and a really helpful and friendly person to meet and talk to, and being cat lovers having his two cats around was the icing on the cake!
So thank you for finding such a stunning villa and enabling us to have a truly relaxing and memorable holiday.

We shall be recommending The Sicilian Villa Company and especially Casa Tellaro to all who will listen!"

 

Casa San Francesco, Simon Bareham, July 2012
"The stay at Casa Francesco was absolutely fantastic.The meet up with Francesco went fine (your directions were spot on), and the villa was perfect for us. Can only say I would 100% recommend it to anyone else."

 

Casa Giarratana, Karen & Nick Jones, July 2012
"Nick and I have just returned from Sicily where we had a wonderful time. The highlight was our stay at Casa Giarratana and we would like to send our thanks to you all and to Pippo who is a wonderful host making sure we had everything we needed whilst giving us complete privacy. We are missing the cottage already."

 

The Beach House, Lisa & Philippe Missillier, June 2012
"The Beach House," aptly named and owned by Franco & Mariella, is a coveted gem on the Southeastern Sicilian coast. If what you are seeking is an escape from a hectic life, this is the place. This paradiso is a simple seaside cottage surrounded by a palm filled garden with direct access to a small Mediterranean sandy cove. Days spent in slumber lounging in the garden or on the beach followed by romantic moonlit beach walks rejuvenated us. Such restful time spent in this special haven was made all the more enchanting and memorable by the exceptionally kind hospitality of Franco & Mariella. Indulging us with luscious local fruits and fresh seafood meals grilled alla Siciliana in the outdoor kitchen and shared with them al fresco, made us feel as though we were welcomed home by dear old friends. But once during our stay did we drag ourselvesaway from Franco and Mariella's Paradiso to do a bit of sightseeing in nearby Noto andModica. Though worth the Baroque eye candy we would happily return to The Beach House again and again and not step foot off the property!"

 

La Paolina, The Hooper family , June 2012
"Just wanted to say how much we loved staying at your place, we are all really missing it. And thanks for taking us all out for a drink, very kind - also the pasta I had on your recommendation at the place next door was fantastic.

So thanks again and maybe we'll see you again another year....."

 

The Beach House, Matthew & Alison Symonds, June 2012
"It was a peaceful and happy time in The Beach House and a lovely garden by the sea. We appreciated your kind attention and we hope to return one day.

We also thank Franco and Mariella for an excellent dinner with fantastic sea food and wine in their beautiful home and garden."

 

Casa Sandro, Jacqueline Page, May 2012
"I shall certainly be perusing your site with a view to returning to Sicily"

 

Casetta Fontane, Jenny Harrison, April 2012
"We fell in love with Sicily, it is a beautiful place, and we loved where we stayed too. Best of all, we walked in the hills and saw glorious flora - I'm a keen gardener and my daughter a plant scientist. We saw acres of orchids and iris reticulata and just wonderful,wonderful flora. The vegetables were cheap and delicious, Siracusa most attractive, and the mosaics amazing, though as ever in Italy being restored. We'd both like to go back, maybe to a different part of the island. I quite see why you love it."

 

Villa Elena, Job van Heemskerck, Netherlands, October 2011
"Just returned from a lovely week. All went well. Great house."

 

Villa Serena, Kevin Dillon, Ireland, September 2011 (Wedding)
"We really have to say thank you for everything with Villa Serena. All of us that stayed there were enchanted by our stay. We really enjoyed being together - but it was the amazing location we had for spending the 6 days that allowed it to work out so well. We had our own private space, then great common areas to meet and gather and the pool was a great way to bring the two families together in the evenings and break the ice - We were all best friends by the end of the week (Despite some only spoke Polish). We just felt sorry for our Wedding day guests that they only got to experience the place on the day itself. It really is a beautiful place and it was a perfect location to have a Wedding. The materials, the facilities, the colours the plants, the isolation."

 

Villa Elena, Joanne Terino, United States, September 2011
"I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how wonderful Villa Elena was. We had the most special time. Morgana Maria Rita was incredible. She was so welcoming and made our introduction to the villa so easy. She helped us throughout our stay with arranging dinners at local restaurants and ensuring that we were treated well. The first night's dinner was perfect. All and all we were very pleased and would highly recommend the villa. I know that my brother is planning another trip to Sicily in the future based on the positive experience we had... Thank you for everything and I want to assure you that I will have nothing but positive feedback on our experience."

 

Villa Lipari & Villa Calaforno, Val Gibson, United Kingdom, July/August 2011
"We very much enjoyed our holiday in Sicily and hope to return one day. We will certainly recommend your company to our family and friends."

 

Sognia, Andre Moreau, France, July 2011
"We had really good days at Sicily. The property Sognia is really nice, clean and comfortable. The swimming pool area is very nice. The house is big, the living room and kitchen are comfortable, the owner were very friendly and helpful. The place is very quiet, reccomended for families. Thanks for nice holiday."

 

Noto Estate, Andrea Wolfe, United States, July 2011
"Thank you for your fabulous recommendations, especially for the market in Siracusa. We love the house, wish we could stay longer and have barely started to explore the things we'd like to see; next time! One week is definitely not long enough."

 

Camerina Terrace & Seashore, Miranda Kirwan,United Kingdom, July 2011
"Sadly we are now back from 2 wonderful weeks in Sicily staying in the villas we rented through you. I just wanted to let you know how delighted we were with the villas and how grateful I am to you for giving me so much guidance and help when I booked them. It really helped and I really appreciate your honesty and accuracy in the way you described them. They were exactly how we expected/hoped them to be, which often hasn't been the case when we've booked villas through other companies. Camerina was comfortable and modern and the swimming pools were beautiful, Seashore was (as you said) a little less well appointed but the spectacular sea view easily made up for it. Your suggestions for restaurants etc were extremely helpful and we used them a lot. Many thanks for everything."

 

Casa Marettimo, Helle Forum Petersen, Denmark, July 2011
"We are just back from 2 weeks at the Casa Marettimo. Huge success. Wonderful. We may well come back with a reservation for 2 weeks next summer."

 

Casa Giarratana, Heather Urban, United Kingdom, June 2011
"Just a short note to say a very big thank you for helping us have the most magical honeymoon. The villa was absolutely stunning and just far from what we could have hoped for. We knew of course that it would be super but not as super as it was. The pool, the villa, the gazebo and the gardens were just breath taking. Pippo was an extremely nice man and an excellent host! He had some super animals at the villa too! We will definately be using your company for our holiday next year and wouldn't be at all surprised if we rebook Casa Giarratana! Thanks so much again"

 

La Paolina, Naomi Ryan, United Kingdom, June 2011
"A quick email to say a huge thank you again. The Villa is beautiful, great layout and all the rooms were just perfect balance of clean, inviting and a real feel of a home from home. It has been a real pleasure being at La Paolina and from all that stayed there a big thank you! I loved the garden that had a silly amount of butterflies, a lively bird culture and perfect pool. The nights around the BBQ were what memories are made of... Thank you."

 

Villa Serena & La Paolina, Gloria & Jamie Wightman, United Kingdom, June 201 (Wedding)
"Thank you so much for all your help. We had an amazing day and the rest of the trip was lovely too. All our family and friends were really impressed and my friends all loved La Paolina too. Sicily now has a very special place in our hearts, so I'm sure we'll be back!"

 

La Paolina, James Willis, Australia, June 2011
" such a great time with fab hospitality and GREAT food and such a beautiful villa to have spent my birthday at!! Will always have VERY fond memories of turning 50 and that is with help from you! We all agreed that La Paolina was the perfect place for such a gathering and I am sure that if the rest were aware that I was writing to they would send their fondest!!"

 

Palmentino Rosso, Saira Gill, United Kingdom, May 2011
"We had the most fantastic holiday. Thank you for arranging the Etna tour, Gaetano was a great guide and the house couldn't have been more perfect with its quirky features and it was very cosy and ideal for the two of us. We very much appreciated the care that had gone into restoring the property, both being architects. Thank you so much."

 

Casa Modica, Mary Jane and Ian Ackland-Snow, United Kingdom, April 2011
"Just to say that we thought the apartment was extremely nice. It was well represented on line and did not disappoint at all. In fact it exceeded expectations. Beautifully decorated, a pleasure to be in. The standard of cleanliness was high, as I like it, and it was well equipped. Giorgio and Cesare left a bottle of wine and some delicious pastries - a nice touch and much appreciated. Loved the area. The not quite finished part of the apartment looked equally beautiful - I would hire them as designers/architects any day! We would be happy to use the company again - I would like next year to go to Sicily near the sea in June."

 

Villa Lipari, Natasha Young, Australia, October 2010
"Thank you so much for our stay at Villa Lipari. You were very helpful and the taxi you had booked us was ready and waiting to go to the airport. The villa was beautiful and we are very appreciative to the owner for allowing us to stay the additional day."

 

Villa Elena, michael siculiano, United States, September 2010
"the physical beauty of the villa was everything I expected it to be, and more. The interior is stunning with its marble staircase and crystal chandeliers'. The views from the balconies' were vistas seen only on postcards, you can see forever. The layout of the grounds is spectacular, the pool and the patio are well positioned to enjoy the views while you relaxed or dined outside."

 

Villa Aeolian, Christian Kaemmerling, Switzerland, July/August 2010
"Just want to let you know that we had 2 GREAT weeks in Mr. Vitale's house on Salina! We can absolutely recommend it."

 

Villa Calaforno, The Franks family, United Kingdom, August 2010
"It was a great holiday and Claudio was so helpful and accommodating. A huge thank you for everything. Already thinking about next year...!"

 

Casa San Francesco, Cathleen Hill, Ireland, June 2010
"We had a good time at Casa San Francesco. On the whole we can only give positive feedback about the place... the owner Francesco was very helpful and charming. The surroundings were idyllic, and the location of the property fantastic for visiting places. Thank you again for your support throughout this booking. We had a great break in Sicily."

 

Casa Giarratana, Naveen Jakkulla, United Kingdom, June 2010
"We had a brilliant time in Casa Giarratana... It is just what we wanted..."

 

La Paolina, Amanda Fisher, Australia, April 2010
"I wanted to thank you for our arranging our stay at Villa La Paolina. We really enjoyed our time there and came to feel quite at home. We really loved Ortygia, Modica, Scicli and Ragusa Ibla, but more than that we loved the dry stone walls, fields and wildflowers of the Donnafugata area. Chloe and I discovered the road from Donnafugata castle to Santa Croce and we always did those few extra kms, up and around, as we really felt we were in rural Sicily on that road. Thanks too for checking flights for Judi when the volcano ash problem had her stranded. Thanks once again for everything and we will certainly recommend (and I hope use once again) The Sicilian Villa Company."

 

Please contact our team for more information on +44 (0)207 879 8313 or +44 (0)871 711 0089 or you can email us at enquiries@thesicilianvillacompany.com.