On the westernmost point of Sicily lies the elegant and vibrant city of Marsala. It is best known for her delicious wines as well as her stunning sandy beaches. The clear waters are perfect for divers and kite surfers alike.The city centre is rich with buildings in the Sicilian baroque style. You can also visit the picturesque and exclusive wineries. They will be delighted to offer you a taste of Marsala wine. It is actually best served with homemade cakes, especially the local almond pastry.The surrounding countryside is delightful. Our Marsala holiday rentals are typically located on quiet hilltops overlooking vineyards or off little picturesque country roads. They can also be set amongst the enchanting salt pans with ancient windmills that are still working and make for a perfect, romantic setting especially at sunset.The nearby “Stagnone” lagoon is a favourite for kite surfers, who come from all over the world to practice their challenging sport. The wind that always blows in this part of the island makes for a few enjoyable hours. Marsala is also a perfect base for your daily trips to the charms of the surrounding areas. You’ll see the island of Mothia right before you as you lie sunbathing on the beaches around the city. You’ll find boats that can take you to the ancient Phoenician base in the city’s port. Nearby the Stagnone salt pans are other beautiful nature reserves such as Capo Feto, with its cool water and long white sandy beach, reminiscent of a Caribbean beach. A few kilometers further along are both Mazara del Vallo with her colourful port. It contains an authentic Arabic ‘casbah’. Also nearby is the beautiful fishing town of Trapani. From here you can catch a ferry to the Aegadian Islands. Don’t miss the rocky cliffs nearby Favignana over the crystal-clear sea or the medieval hamlet of Erice, at the top of Mount St. Giuliano. Booking one of our villas to rent in Marsala is a great opportunity to feel refreshed especially during the hottest months. Enjoy also the archaeological sites of Agrigento (with the celebrated Valley of the Temples) and Selinunte that demonstrate the powerful cultural influence the Greeks had upon Sicily. It is the ideal destination for all culture and history lovers. If you would like a wider range, please see all our luxury villas in Sicily.