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SOUTHERN ITALY - Sicily & Sardinia

This is the “Mezzogiorno,” a very different and fascinating part of Italy.

Here you will find a lush fertile landscape, thousands of miles of beaches and picturesque historic towns. It is a great place to relax, explore and sample the unique culture and cuisine.

You will love the warm Mediterranean climate, the turquoise sea, the millions of ancient olive trees, the amazingly clear starlit night skies and much more. It is a land rich in history and the finer things of life. Those “things” which make a holiday into something special.

Choose a Region and select from our unusual Hotel & Self-catering collection. Contact us and utilise our expert tailor made service.

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

Trullo Mandorla is another of our own splendid & special trulli - beautiful and comfortable.

What fabulous accommodation. Having travelled to Italy many times over the last 15 years, Trullo Mandorla is the best accommodation we’ve stayed in... Nick, Suzanne & Luca (9), Coventry

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was £1,618

from £1,358

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5 Hotel in Savelletri Puglia

Fantastic food, rustic elegance, flowery terraces, a stunning pool, an incredible spa and indoor pool and a spectacular "designer " private beach - Puglia with luxury, at its best!

So much more than a faceless five star, this hotel brims with personality, character and unique style. Michael & Izzie, Oxford

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was £883

from £871

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

A stunning trullo, especially for adults; Trullo Melograno sleeps up to 4 - two double bedrooms, with two shower rooms; fab pool. 

Having stayed elsewhere in star-rated accommodation with a maximum possible of four stars, Trullo Melograno should have twelve!! Pat & Tony, Codsall

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was £1,618

from £1,358

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

Annie's favourite of all - stupendous location, spacious, a romantic love nest for two, with a fab pool. 

Trullo Noce really is a little trullo-shaped slice of heaven!...so fabulous that you may have to have us forcibly removed at the end of the week.  Susan & Russell, London

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was £1,486

from £1,225

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4 Hotel in Menfi Sicily

Country living, with real style and such a strong connection with food and wine. The chef is an alchemist. The hospitality is complete and you will not want to leave La Foresteria.

Quite simply one of the best places you have sent us to in 10 years of looking after us.    Michael & Carolyn, Suffolk

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was £605

from £529

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

Extremely spacious, very special and particularly suitable for adults; Trullo Azzurro sleeps up to 6 - three double bedrooms, with three shower rooms and its own private pool. 

The traditional exterior belies a luxurious modern Italian interior......

Editor of Country Living Magazine

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was £1,950

from £1,689

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

This is another of our own splendid trulli - unbelievably spacious for only two people.

Your trullo is awesomely beautiful.  Sunsets, stillness and genuine peace and quiet.  Ah well…back to Essex with a heavy heart!   Michael & Lynn, Harlow

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was £1,486

from £1,225

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4 Hotel in Oliena Sardinia

Set amongst the most spectacular mountain scenery, yet only about half an hour from the sea, Hotel Su Gologone is a boutique gourmet hotel and so much more. It is very special.

Of all the places you have sent us over the last 10 years, this easily outstrips them all by far. We love the quirky feel of the place... it really is something else! Kay & Michael, Woodbridge

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was £778

from £676

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

Rural location, detached and private trullo with pool. A successful blend of contemporary style and traditional trullo, which sleeps up to 3. 

Featured in the Sunday Times 50 Best Villas 2014

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was £1,524

from £1,267

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4 Hotel in Santa Maria Di Castellabate South Campania

Right on the sea front, the small and elegant boutique Hotel Villa Sirio is an absolute jewel. The perfume and music of the sea, the stunning sunsets and the second-to-none location make it a perfect choice for a special holiday.

It’s a place of bright turquoise rooms, light-filled corridors, balconies and heart-stopping vistas. Open your bedroom shutters and the water is crashing on the rocks below. Julie Myerson, Daily Mail

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was £607

from £602

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5 Hotel in Monopoli Puglia

Gleaming white against bright blue sea. Idyllic location. Discreet and unpretentious boutique luxury. Monopoli is fantastic.

Everything we expected and more. Don Ferrante is spectacular.  Alison & Alex, London

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was £684

from £599

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4 Hotel in Massa Lubrense, Nr Sorrento Amalfi Coast

Designer boutique hotel, near Sorrento, in fabulous location, with magical views and gourmet restaurant. Superb for visiting the Amalfi Coast & great for walkers & nature-lovers, too.

“The Relais Blu was simply wonderful with exceptional service and outstanding food and nothing we had read previously prepared us for the outstanding qualities of the hotel." David, Brockhampton

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was £649

from £569

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No Star Rating Hotel in Zafferana Etnea Sicily

Magical boutique organic agriturismo on the slopes of Mount Etna. Breathtaking views, designer style & wonderful welcome. Wow!

You're so right about this place - it's a dream!. Ian & Delyth, Newbury
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was £436

from £436

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Self-catered Property in Carruba di Riposto Sicily

Not far from Taormina, hidden in Donna Carmela’s exotic plant nursery, this perfect hideaway, very private and tranquil, has a pretty garden & terrace, views of the sea & Etna & a jacuzzi plunge pool. 

Exceeded our expectations in every way. It's a real gem of a place and we loved it.    Jenny & Mike, Cheltenham

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was £1,752

from £1,563

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4 Hotel in Acquafredda di Maratea Basilicata

A gracious villa in a stunning location, overlooking the sea. Hotel Villa Cheta serves Italian food & wine at their very best, & with impeccable service. 

I don’t think I’ve ever ticked all the excellent boxes on a questionnaire before... The staff are delightful; the position amazing. As for the food – I’m running out of superlatives. Helen & Peter, Leicester

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was £514

from £456

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5 Hotel in Praiano Amalfi Coast

The epitome of ultra-modern luxury, the boutique Casa Angelina will blow you away. Sumptuously comfortable & contemporary, light, sun, sea and sky form an inescapable backdrop.

A slice of paradise hovering above the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Casa Angelina is incredible. George & Lucy, London

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was £1,426

from £825

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4 Hotel in Carruba di Riposto, near Taormina Sicily

Not far from Taormina and the airport, this small boutique hotel is ideally placed for touring the wonders of Sicily. Part of a new generation of agritourist hotels, Donna Carmela is boutique, contemporary and really special.

Donna Carmela is the jewel in the crown.  Michael & Carol, Stafford

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was £492

from £455

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No Star Rating Hotel in Martano Puglia

Less than half an hour from Lecce and Otranto. Boutique agritourism with only 8 rooms including a two-roomed suite. Authentically Pugliese, in a lovely setting. A fascinating “bioresort”.

NEW FOR 2016

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was £520

from £444

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4 Hotel in Savelletri Fasano Puglia

Less than 10 minutes from nice beaches and a charming harbour town this “masseria” is a great value option.

NEW FOR 2016

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was £562

from £487

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Self-catered Property in Palau Sardinia

High quality modern villas, just 400m from a stunning private beach. Well equipped and subtly luxurious, perfect for a relaxing break by the sea.

NEW FOR 2015

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was £843

from £785

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4 Hotel in Lizzano Puglia

Stunning boutique masseria with contemporary design, fantastic spa and pool to die for. An oasis in an undiscovered part of the Salento.

"Ridiculously beautiful and romantic!" Jason & David, Cheltenham

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was £605

from £601

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4 Hotel in Noci Puglia

Close to the old town of Noci, Il Nocino is stylish, with a lovely swimming pool, set in walled gardens. Quaint and cute, but with real elegance, it is a little jewel.

Fantastic location to visit places and with a restaurant to die for. Alison & Di, Lancaster

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was £394

from £358

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4 Hotel in Near Cannigione Sardinia

Think secret hideaway. Villa Del Golfo Luxury Suites, with the use of the hotel's fabulous spa, restaurant and private yacht are a perfect love nest.

You are absolutely right. We didn't want to leave. Can we go back please? Tomorrow? Josie & Phillip, Altrincham

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was £1,961

from £1,749

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5 Hotel in Taormina Sicily

If you’re not staying here, you’ll wander past and wish that you were! On Taormina’s narrow main street, the beautiful and sophisticated boutique Hotel Metropole is THE place to be.

To me, the hotel epitomises the word “style”. We had the most amazing room oozing luxury, with views to die for. Oscar & Miranda, Twickenham

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was £1,092

from £936

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No Star Rating Hotel in Alghero Sardinia

Exclusive luxury in a spectacular boutique B&B. An amazing garden, fabulous location, by the sea & just a stone's throw from Alghero. Villa Mosca is very special.

Supreme comfort & style. Boutique luxury at its best. Kate & Jonathan, Salisbury

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was £522

from £520

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5 Hotel in Forio d'Ischia Ischia

Go to the Mezzatorre. It seems, to us, to be an almost compulsory holiday, during one's lifetime! Enjoy its friendly staff. Pamper yourselves & be spoiled. Have a truly memorable stay. A place for romance & relaxation.

This was our second trip to Ischia and this time we saw more of the island. We had a really lovely time at Mezzatorre and had gorgeous weather. Wendy, London

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was £1,383

from £979

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No Star Rating Hotel in Taormina Sicily

This small and exclusive “bijou boutique” hotel is in the heart of Taormina and we just love its location, the elegant rooms and its hosts, Pino and Francesca. Casa Turchetti is a very special place.

The Sunday Times said that Casa Turchetti is “Sicily’s most romantic hotel” and continued, “Taormina is indisputably Sicily's prettiest town, & Casa Turchetti is the prettiest hotel there.”

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was £797

from £730

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4 Hotel in San Pantaleo Sardinia

Not far from the famous Costa Smeralda, this boutique spa hotel Petra Segreta is the perfect place to get away from it all. Small, special and exclusive, it is a real jewel.

Lovely location, excellent food and wine with helpful service. We're going back for the 4th time this year! Richard, Milton Keynes

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was £607

from £487

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5 Hotel in Taormina Sicily

The world-famous San Domenico Palace Hotel, converted from a 15th century convent, offers guests a gourmet dining experience and a comfortable feeling of exclusivity that makes any stay special.

The San Domenico Palace showed its true 5 star status. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Restaurant excellent. The ultimate in luxury. Michael & Wendy, Barnes

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was £888

from £657

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5 Hotel in Sorrento Amalfi Coast

In an incomparable position, built into the cliff, the exclusive and luxurious Bellevue Syrene is elegant and gracious, with beautiful colonnaded terraces, overlooking the sea.

Our room at Bellevue Syrene was amazing. I close my eyes every night and still see Mount Vesuvius over the Bay of Naples... We had a simply fantastic time. Patricia, California

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was £1,054

from £1,032

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