Marsala Holidays

Picturesque holidays in Sicily

Holidays to Marsala in Sicily invite you to enjoy a rich cultural heritage, culinary delights, and a vibrant atmosphere. A picturesque and historic town, Marsala can be found on the west coast of Sicily in the province of Trapani looking out over the Mediterranean Sea. 

Famous for its historical significance, Marsala is known for its production of Marsala wine which was first produced in the late 18th century and is made from local grape varieties. The town’s name is derived from the Arabic word “Marsa Allah” which translates to the “Port of God”.  

Visitors can enjoy the cultural heritage of historic sites like the Marsala Cathedral with its beautiful Baroque façade and the Tapestry Museum, Museo degli Arazzi. 

The area around Marsala is famous for its salt pans which have been fully operational for centuries. Creating a unique landscape, the salt pans produce high quality sea salt and visitors can enjoy a tour to learn about the salt extraction process. 

At Citalia we have over 90 years’ experience in holidays to Italy. Our Italy Experts are on hand to help you start planning your trip to Marsala.
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Flight Information

Flights from the UK to Sicily arrive into Palermo (PMO), Catania (CTA) or Comiso (CIY) airports. Flights to Palermo are available from London Gatwick and London Stansted and take approximately 2 hours 50 minutes, while flights to Catania depart from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester and take approximately 3 hours. Flights to Comiso depart from London Stansted and take approximately 3 hours 15 minutes.

When to go

Thanks to its southerly location, Sicily enjoys mild temperatures all year round. Spring and autumn are both lovely times to visit, with temperatures in the high teens and early 20s (although up in the hills and on the slopes of Mount Etna it can be significantly cooler). In summer, you can expect temperatures in the high 20s – perfect for spending time on the island's beautiful beaches.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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