Sicily Holidays & Hotels
Let us put together your perfect itinerary. With time on your hands you may enjoy a totally relaxing holiday in just one hotel or you may prefer to discover the diversity of Sicily and stay a couple of nights in several different hotels. If you don't have the luxury of time you can enjoy a short break and just book a couple of nights away.
Set high on Sicily's Monte Tauro in picturesque natural beauty and commanding breathtaking views over two rugged bays below, Taormina has captured the imagination of great travellers and writers for many decades. It is widely considered the most beautiful town in Sicily with its semi-tropical palms, bougainvillea and orange trees. With its charming pedestrianised streets and small piazzas, it enjoys stunning views of the coast with Mount Etna rising in the distance.
Cefalů is a captivating seaside town with a tangle of tempting medieval streets and golden sandy beaches, some of the best in Sicily. Explore the majestic Duomo and its glorious mosaics, the pretty churches and the ancient Temple of Diana that commands spectacular views from the mountain that overlooks the area.
Once a quiet fishing village, Giardini Naxos is now a popular tourist resort, famous for its beaches and spectacular panoramic views of the bay and surrounding hills, with Mount Etna in the distance. Giardini Naxos has a small yet bustling fishing port and its seafront is lined with restaurants, bars and pizzerias. And the beautiful town of Taormina is just a few kilometres away.
Medieval streets form the historic core of the city of Agrigento, while to the south, the Valley of the Temples is home to the most impressive ancient Greek temples outside Greece.
The capital of Sicily, Palermo is a cosmopolitan city of artistic and cultural life, bristling with Norman, Arab and Spanish influences and atmosphere. Its inspirational monuments draw visitors, as does the vibrant street market in Vucciria. With the mildness of its climate and splendour of its buildings, majestic Palermo always enchants.
Nestling between two natural harbours, the port of Syracuse was originally a Greek settlement. Today the peninsula Ortigia retains the maze of medieval streets of the old city, crowned by a Baroque Duomo.
AEOLIAN ISLANDS (VULCANO)
Named after Aeolus, the demigod of the winds, the seven Aeolian Islands sit in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily. Known for their outstanding natural beauty, they've been luring island lovers to their shores for many years. The island of Vulcano is where, according to legend, the Greek God Vulcan had his workshop at the towering peak of the island's volcano. Volcanic activity may have ceased, but visitors take the two-hour walk to the top, for a godlike view over the glittering sea. Back on the beach, the waterside caves make for some excellent swimming, whilst the volcanic mud in Vulcano's thermal springs is said to be therapeutic for skin and back problems.