If you have already booked (or you are about to do) your trip to Sicily for this summer, read our tips!
We receive several requests by email almost every day with your requests for advice on Sicily!
What to see, hotels to recommend, restaurants where to eat, what to eat around our main cities, what to buy to friends and relatives etc …
We rarely manage to be exhaustive in a simple email, which is why we decided to include in this article the 5 suggestions to follow if this summer you will come to our sun-kissed land.
– Prepared for roads, streets and stairways
Most Italian cities are full of old cobbled streets. They are incredibly beautiful and is one of the many reasons why you will love the beautiful country even more but, however, your bag will not love the pebbles. This does not mean that you absolutely should not bring a suitcase in Sicily that has wheels, but calculates distances well and if you can take advantage of a taxi to reach your accommodation.
– Start to understand the meaning of the word “covered”
After a dinner I have a lunch most of the time you will see in your receipt a charge ranging from € 1 to € 4 on the bill. Covered is an additional cost in most Italian restaurants for paying the waiter service that served you and for the bread on the table.
– Do not eat near tourist spots
The closer you are to a major tourist attraction, the higher the prices in restaurants and, generally, the worse food. We recommend walking a few streets away from the main attraction to find cheaper but also more authentic food.
– Go in search of the best ice cream parlor and pizzeria
Ice cream and pizza are two must-haves that you do not have to give up and find the best places to taste these two specialties can become difficult. Ask us! We always have 3 or 4 places of the heart around to suggest you to eat the best pizza and the best ice-cream.
– Don’t be afraid to cook!
We know that you probably want to come to Italy to eat all the delicious Italian food that prepare the bars and restaurants. However, in many shops you can find fresh pasta, sun-dried tomatoes and lots of other preserves that then, once you get home you can prepare, have fun experimenting.
Did you like these suggestions?
Keep following us! In the next articles of the blog we’ll propose others!
Traveling as couple? Why not?
Here are the best tips if you want to take a couple trip this summer according to Villa Giulia – Sicilian Luxury Garden.
There are things that can only be learned after traveling for a long time as couple. For this reason, we have collected some advice from our guest, friends and parents.
If you are planning a trip as couple, keep reading, they will make your trip more enjoyable!
The first tip is “less is better” when you pack. The old saying “You can only wear one pair of jeans at a time” is extraordinarily true, moreover, your favorite pair of jeans will always be your favorite even when you’re traveling. Bring the essential, especially if you want to move from city to city and you can’t risk having too much luggage.
Are you looking for adventures? Don’t plan everything all right.
Leave the lists from time to time. This is our second suggestion if you travel alone as couple, the pleasure of traveling in two is this: being able to decide freely what you want to do.
Don’t be afraid to make new friends because traveling as couple, means getting to know new people. If you are not a very sociable person, our third tip is to throw you sometimes.
There is no right or wrong.
This is our fourth tip. Very often there are experiences that are defined “only for tourists” and that if you are a real traveler you should not do, but it is not always like that. As we said, there is no right or wrong there is only what you want to do and that brings you joy.
Take lots of photos
Very often traveling as couple means having anyone who takes photos. Reviewing those places when you come back home, will be useful to give you back the strength to leave as couple for another adventure.
Our list of tips ends here, but in the coming weeks we will publish many other articles like this that we are sure you will appreciate.
Did you like these tips? We hope you’ll find it useful if you decide to travel as couple this summer.
The doors of our villa are open, if you could think of jumping here, we will give you the right tips to visit Sicily, a perfect island for those who love traveling as couple.
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Hello, I’m Thomas, and today I’ll tell you a little about me and Villa Giulia, do not worry, I will not be prolix.
Quite often my guests during their stay ask me so many questions similar to each other about Villa Giulia and on me, so I decided to share them with you.
That’s the question I get asked most:
“Why did you decide to move to Sicily?”
My answer is that the quality of life is better, here I see the sea every day and with the sun and a good weather days definitely start in a different way. But what I leave out is that, I felt inside of me that it was just a pity to have a place like Villa Giulia and live it only a few weeks a year.
And many people then ask me “What is the story of Villa Giulia?”, and it always causes me a smile and I always answer with pleasure.
Villa Giulia was a house started and never finished, about 10 years ago my father decided to buy this land for his pension and he finished building as you see it today, the merits go mainly to him, I have only “ruined” the programs opening the doors of the house and transforming it into a receptive structure to have guests from all over the world.
The annex next to the waterfalls that is now for the rich breakfast room was built by my father because my mother needed a place to play cards with friends and so he decided to do it as far away from the house as possible and from where he sleeps . Strange, but is so much fun.
“nother of the most frequent questions was: “Why the name Giulia?”
Giulia is the first granddaughter of the family, I could’nt done otherwise.
Often friends ask me also in what exactly consist of my job.
I answer that I try never to give anything away to my guests and make them feel at home, which means managing everything, starting from reservations, breakfasts, cleaning, laundry and all the works that involves a receptive activity.
I think it’s important trying to satisfy their every need. Here they have the opportunity to switch off from the stress of work and relax surrounded by so much green and less than two kilometers from the sea.
I never try to treat them as “customers” but as real guests and I try to never sa “no”.
Many times they also asked me what is the strong point of Villa Giulia compared to other structures in the area.
I say that here you really have the chance to feel isolated from the outside world, a help to surely this garden cared for in every detail.
At the beginning of the year I was asked what are the good intentions for the new year and I have no doubts:
I don’t want to disappoint anyone but this is always true, so let’s say that my goal is to give more visibility to Villa Giulia, I think that if you deserve it.
If you have any other questions, I will be happy to answer you
Big hug, and I hope to see you soon in Sicily, of course at Villa Giulia – Sicilian Luxury Garden
If you come in Sicily for your holidays you need to know that unintentionally you can commit and threaten to spoil everythings.
With this smart guide to 5 mistakes that we do a lot during sicilian holildays you can enjoy 100% our beatiful island.
1. CHOOSE THE MOST CROWED PUBLIC PLACES
Palermo, Taormina, Ragusa Ibla, Siracusa are beautiful cities in the morning, but in the evening becomes really chaotic. That’s why you must choose for your stay quieter location.
2. CHOOSE SUMMER SEASON
It’s true that during the summer season you can visit all the beautiful beaches and enjoy a good weather, but Sicily is a sun-kissed isle 365 days a year. Weather is simply perfect also during autumn and winter.
3. DO NOT RENT A CAR
Deciding not to rent a car will test your patience. You can take trains or buses, which connect the major cities to one another, but isn’t the same thing as having a car, you only spend more time.
4. PLAN YOUR HOLIDAYS IN SICILY JUST FOR A WEEK
One only week is not enought. You just think that with 2 weeks you have to exclude something.
5. HAVE A LUNCH OR A DINNER IN TOURISTIC PLACES
In Sicily you will eat well in every bar, bakery to the restaurant. However, we recommend that you to avoid touristy places (you recognize them: they displayed menus with the same picture of the dishes and the same prices).
Now that you know the 5 mistakes that you often do when you comes to Sicily, we are sure your holiday will be great.
But you know what? It could be perfect if you decide to stay in out Villa surrounded by the garden with a lot of space to so many activities. Also Villa Giulia isin a strategic point to discover Sicily.
Before you do that horrible mistake, we want to tell you that …
If this summer you really want to have fun and relax with your family or your friends, you know that you will only find by searching Google:
- overcrowded places where you will have some difficulty to find a parking
- small b&b in the center of the town that will not accommodate your desire to relax
So, if you don’t want spend one week off in the usual places where you can’t satisfy your desire of fun and relax at the same time leave the keyboard, click here: http://villagiuliagarden.com/
Discover a villa near places of Montalbano and its beaches where open areas are great for relaxing, organic vegetable garden and over 150 rare plants make your a great vacation.
And then there’s me (thomas) that will make your holiday even more interesting suggesting places to eat, the ones to go for fun after dinner, places to visit and much more.
If you choose my villa you will be just steps away from the local nightlife but also you will enjoy the relaxation that you deserve.
Call +39 338 6422642 or send me an email to email@example.com
An idea that can involve your friends, unable also to arouse curiosity and to get them say: we want to go with you.
Yes, you need just such a great idea, but we know that find it is so difficult.
Didn’t go well last time that you were responsible to organize the entire travel?
We have good news for you:
Today we want suggest a great idea to organize a nice trip and impress all your friends.
DESTINATION: Punta Secca, Sicily
ACCOMMODATION: Villa Giulia – Sicilian Luxury Garden
MODE: on the road
PLACES TO VISIT: Ragusa, Marina di Ragusa, Noto, Catania and many others
Do you like the idea?
Would you like to visit one of the most beautiful islands in the world, staying in a beautiful villa where over the pool and a beautiful sun terrace there is a botanical garden with many rare plants and visit the most interesting cities on the road?
Book now a room or ask for more information send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 338 6422642
If you want to make a dream trip, you need to read every word of this post, because it could change your life …
There comes a time in life when each of us hence the need to make a different trip.
Before I tell you how can you make a dream trip, I want to tell you what happened to me.
I bought a lot of books on the subject. I have traveled far and wide in Europe and around the world with friends and family. The point is that it was not enough for me, I wanted a different experience.
You still want to know what happened to me?
One day I came back in my Sicily, in my villa. I was alone. But then immediately, without any warning, my friends comes.
We had a great week between excursions, dinners in local restaurants, days spent at sea in the best beaches of our land.
It was also nice to stay at home, we organized barbeques, pool parties, outdoor dining and lots of fun things.
And it was there that I realized this: that was the best trip I have ever done.
Then I decided to stay here and make a luxurious garden in my villa in Sicily where to make a dream holiday in a dream island.
And now, we come to the point:
Do you want to do a dream trip?
Forget the most noble goals from magazines, luxury hotels, or on the contrary the very small b&b in the center i of the major cities.
A villa surrounded by a botanical garden with more than 150 plants, a vegetable garden with fruit and vegetables 100% organic, a swimming pool, artificial waterfalls and lots of green space to do different activities. Imagine:
- Never stay usually in tree
- No more the usual breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- And never the usual monotonous journey
Continues, imagine how you will feel when you finally will be able to stay in contact with nature while visiting Sicily.
Imagine your return when you decide to tell to your friends about this incredible experience.
Don’t be satisfied for your next trip, discover my villa in Sicily here -> Villa Giulia