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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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No Star Rating Hotel in Pianopoli Calabria

Il Casale is wonderfully imposing and completely surrounded by acres of olive groves. As well as the rooms in the main farmhouse, there is another smaller, fortified house, for self-catering. This is a unique place.

June Special Offer: from £382pp for 7 nights, inc breakfast & car hire. 

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was £370

from £359

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4 Hotel in Ravello Amalfi Coast

Sister hotel to the Villa Maria, Hotel Giordano is in a great spot in Ravello, not far from the main piazza and only a short stroll from the Villa Cimbrone and the Villa Rufolo.

June/July Special Offer: from £555pp for 7 nights, inc breakfast & transfers. 

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was £603

from £523

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No Star Rating Hotel in Resuttano Sicily

Near Resuttano and nestling in a valley, surrounded by spectacular countryside, this country estate and farm provides comfortable and interesting accommodation, with a fantastic restaurant - I Fratelli is real agriturismo.

June/July Special Offer: from £388pp for 7 nights, inc breakfast & car hire. 

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was £436

from £403

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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 £920

from £907

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4 Hotel in Villasimius Sardinia

Near Villasimius & right on the sea, a wonderful family hotel with a fantastic beach & great facilities.

July is almost sold out! Limited availability throughout the summer.

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was £581

from £558

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4 Hotel in Ispica Sicily

Boutique and beautiful, agritourism at its best. Torre Marabino's fantastic staff, truly amazing food and wine, and fabulous gardens and pool, make it impossible to leave.

We loved this hotel. The staff were all so helpful and friendly... Setting, pool and gardens spacious and beautifully maintained. Michael & Jane, London

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was £484

from £476

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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 £630

from £551

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4 Hotel in Ostuni Puglia

Close to Ostuni & Cisternino, Masseria Cervarolo is authentically Pugliese, a boutique masseria with fabulous pool & lovely gardens.

"Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Masseria Cervarolo. It is a fantastic spot, comfortable and very well run." Kristian & Louise, Beaconsfield

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was £572

from £466

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4 Hotel in Ragusa Superiore Sicily

Less than half an hour from Comiso Airport & near Modica. Boutique B&B. In middle of Baroque town. Ragusa Ibla on the doorstep. Wow!

“Villa Del Lauro is a lovely, characterful hotel with very helpful staff and a pleasant garden.” Peter & Irene, Winchester

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was £531

from £521

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No Star Rating Hotel in Paestum South Campania

A boutique agritourist hotel, like no other, Tenuta Seliano is a working country estate, which has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.

I couldn’t have been more thrilled with your recommendation of Tenuta Seliano. The place is charming, quaint, interesting, well located and the staff exceptional. I did not want to leave. Alan & Des, USA

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was £388

from £388

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

The renovations of this beautiful masseria are tasteful and sympathetic. Gregorio's enthusiasm matches his charm and his pool is absolutely stunning.

We had a fantastic holiday, brilliant place, lovely people, peaceful location, superb breakfasts. I would be happy to recommend this to anyone... You have a real gem here. Charlotte & David, Cumbria

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was £834

from £776

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4 Hotel in Near Cannigione Sardinia

Superb hotel near the sea, with real style, spa, great food and its own yacht, for exclusive but affordable trips out. Villa Del Golfo is not to be missed.

"What a wonderful place! The rooms were comfortable the staff were all friendly and helpful and the food and service in the restaurant were excellent." Peter & Jennifer, Cwmbran

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was £759

from £687

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No Star Rating Hotel in Near Metaponto Basilicata

The impressive and elegant Masseria Di Tempio is close to lovely, sandy beaches, two good golf courses, and is just over the border of Puglia. It is an ideal location for golfers, sightseers or simply for those wanting a relaxing holiday.

Masseria Di Tempio was terrific – staff friendly, food excellent. Colin & Vivienne, Ipswich

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was £505

from £482

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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 £811

from £704

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4 Hotel in Ravello Amalfi Coast

Noted for its good food, the elegant Villa Maria is a traditional Italian villa, with breathtaking views towards the Amalfi Coast. Guests use the pool at the nearby sister hotel, the Giordano.

The Villa Maria has amazing views from its gardens and outdoor restaurant. This beautiful hotel has been in the same family for decades, so a lot of the elegant décor is original. Prima Magazine

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was £712

from £619

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No Star Rating Hotel in Pezze Di Greco Puglia

Not far from the sea, an organic country estate, with an authentic & traditional boutique masseria, brought bang up to date. This may not have an official star rating, but it is easily worthy of 4 stars in our opinion.

The nicest hotel we have stayed in. The rooms are like honeymoon suites and the food was superb. Sophie & Ralph, Banbury

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was £454

from £447

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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 £1,825

from £1,628

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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 £1,486

from £859

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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 £513

from £474

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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 £2,042

from £1,822

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4 Hotel in Marsala Sicily

Only just over 15 minutes from Trapani Airport & near Marsala. Traditional agritourism with only 15 rooms. Authentically Sicilian. Stunning setting. Comfortable & friendly. Great food and wines.

"In fifteen years of travelling with Long Travel, Baglio Donna Franca is probably the best place we have stayed." Geoff & Thelma, Fleet

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was £352

from £308

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No Star Rating Hotel in Matera Basilicata

In the heart of magical Matera’s “sassi”, a breathtakingly lovely small boutique B&B, perfect for a truly unique experience.

"Without doubt we will go back and have told almost everyone we have met since, that L’Hotel in Pietra is the place to go in Matera.” Rachel & David, Banbury

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was £440

from £437

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Self-catered Property in Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi Amalfi Coast

Four one and two bedroomed agritourist apartments, with restaurant and lovely pool, about 15 minutes walk (or drive in the blink of an eye) to the beach and 15km from Sorrento.

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was £1,038

from £981

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4 Hotel in Vizzini Sicily

Rural boutique hotel. Tranquillity, views and romance. Near our favourite Sicilian ceramics town, Caltagirone.

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was £688

from £585

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4 Hotel in Ragusa Ibla Sicily

Quirky B&B full of character. Fab two Michelin star restaurant nearby. In middle of Baroque Ragusa Ibla. Less than half an hour from Comiso Airport & near Modica.

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was £327

from £325

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Self-catered Property in Racale Puglia

Six one and two bedroomed pajara-villas and stunning pool, not far from the sea, sandy beaches and Gallipoli.

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was £1,187

from £915

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5 Hotel in Savelletri Puglia

A 15th century masseria, close to its own private, sandy beach and the fishing village of Savelletri, and set in extensive grounds of olive trees and landscaped gardens.

What a very special place! You were right – it was the perfect place to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Gail & Trevor, Tonbridge

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was £1,151

from £967

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No Star Rating Hotel in Loreto Aprutino Abruzzo

Like a hidden world, this agriturismo is tucked away amongst rolling countryside and has beautiful views. Sample La Maiella's genuine and time-honoured recipes of Abruzzo, with a few secret family recipes thrown in.

Stephen Bleach wrote for The Sunday Times, “….this isolated agriturismo outpost goes down a storm with kids. It’s family heaven.

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was £480

from £457

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Self-catered Property in Loreto Aprutino Abruzzo

Like a hidden world, traditional agriturismo tucked away amongst rolling countryside and has beautiful views. Sample La Maiella's genuine and time-honoured recipes of Abruzzo, with a few secret family recipes thrown in.

Stephen Bleach wrote for The Sunday Times,
“….this isolated agriturismo outpost goes down a storm with kids. It’s family heaven.

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was £1,150

from £1,093

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4 Hotel in Siracusa Sicily

The strikingly attractive blend of antiquity and modernity in I Monasteri Golf is superb - sumptuous comfort with real style, and a pool, spa and golf course to die for. A great, tranquil alternative for discovering the city of Siracusa.

Hotel & setting were delightful, a tranquil oasis. Staff were most helpful and all meals were excellent. Avril & Bill, Stirling

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was £542

from £477

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