Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
7:00 AM 7th July 2021

Top Villas For The Multi-generational Family Getaway

With 68% of British adults eager to do something special after more than a year apart from extended members of the family, a luxurious getaway to a ‘multi-generational’ Italian villa may be the perfect option.

Sicilian villa company Villatravellers has a bespoke collection of properties, each chosen with this popular section of the market in mind: properties that will cater for every age from child to grandparent.

Seafront Serenity – Bellasia (Letojanni, East Sicily)
Chic and exclusive, this 7-bedroom villa and was rumoured to once be the destination of choice for classic Hollywood actresses. With the main house, guest house, and open-plan suite, everyone has room to spread out and unwind. Inside the modernised 1830s villa is a reading nook, multiple spacious sitting areas, and original features such as the villa’s wine press. For those more suited to alfresco living, there is direct access to the beach, a private pool with plenty of loungers for basking in the Italian sun, a jacuzzi, and an outdoor kitchen and dining area under the shade of a gazebo.

Bellasia features 7 bedrooms and sleeps 16 guests, available through Villatravellers from 4,786 EUR / £4,109 per week.

A Sicilian Country Escape – Le Dimore dell'Etna (Trecastagni, East Sicily)
Surrounded by vineyards, citrus groves, and olive trees, this picturesque estate made up of the main villa and five cottages is big enough for aunts, uncles, in-laws, and grandparents to come along without sacrificing any privacy. Guests can enjoy the diverse array of activities on-site such as some friendly competition on the private tennis court, a sweat-sesh at the fully outfitted gym, a refreshing dip in the saltwater pool, an outdoor sitting area for family meals and game nights, and a wine cellar for after the kids go to bed.
Le Dimore dell’Etna features 8 bedrooms and sleeps 19 guests, available through Villatravellers from 4,000 EUR / £3,440 per week

Al Fresco Retreat – Zahara (Brucoli, South Sicily)
Set on the Sicilian seafront, this 5-bedroom villa offers a lavish escape from the outside world. With unmatched outdoor living space, guests will find themselves spoiled for a choice of activity. Whether the kids are looking to snorkel from the villa’s private jetty, the newly-wed couple is ready to attempt an outing in the tandem canoe, or the parents want to sip on a glass of wine while watching the sunset beyond nearby Mount Etna, there is something for every member of the family.

Zahara features 5 bedrooms and sleeps 10 guests, available through Villatravellers from 3,135 EUR / £2,696 per week)

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