Stunning Sicily Holidays
As the largest island of the Mediterranean and steeped in plenty of fascinating history, sun-kissed Sicily has a lot to offer. Boasting some of the most beautiful beaches in the Med, where fun in the sun comes as standard, Sicily holidays have a scenic delight at every turn.
Whether you’re looking to get up to speed with the local history or would prefer to soak up the Sicilian way of life, Sicily holidays have plenty to offer. Tuck into top-notch Italian cuisine in one of the beach front restaurants, seek out the historical landmarks and take a tour, or embark on some serious island adventure with a trip to Mount Etna. Those with kids in tow will enjoy a day at the fantastic water parks while younger ones will have fun making a splash down at the beach. One thing’s for sure, relaxing in the sun will come as standard here.
Top hotels in Sicily
La Terra Dei Sogni
Agriturismo Villa Dafne
Residence Villa Mare Taormina
Il Parco degli Ulivi
Hotel Eden Riviera
Capo Peloro Resort
Agriturismo Vecchia Masseria
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Italian
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 3h 40m
When to go
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Things to do in Sicily
One of the top things to do in Sicily is visit the beautiful Palermo, the island’s lively capital city. Home to a gorgeous stretch of beach, Italy's largest opera house, The Teatro Massimo, and the colourful Vucciria Market, there are a plethora of top Sicily attractions to be found here. Also, don't miss the intriguing underground Catacombs of the Capuchins, where over 6,000 corpses have been mummified!
In the terrific town of Taormina, you’ll be able to find the beautiful ancient Greek theatre, Piazza Amerina. Dating back to seventh century BC, this site continues to stage dramatic productions and concerts. Another ancient architectural site that should not be missed is the Valley of Temples, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, where there are several archaic and restored temples to be admired.
After a long day of sightseeing or relaxing, spend the evening sampling some of Italy's finest dishes, including the thin pizza-like sfincione and delicious seafood. To then dance the night away, Palermo and Catania are two of the best hotspots for bars and clubs.
With a wide range of accommodation, Sicily holidays can be exactly what you want them to be. Kick back and relax in one of the beach front hotels, hideaway with a rural retreat or check yourself into boutique accommodation in one of the charming towns to be in the midst of it all. Wherever you find yourself ending up, rest assured, the sun, sea and sights will not be far afield. The island’s capital, Palermo makes a great base for those who can’t decide which resort to stay in as it’s where city living meets a beach retreat.
On Sicily’s south eastern coast, Siracusa is a sight for sore eyes. Home to architectural wonders and a gorgeous stretch of beach, it’s a great place for families and couples who want to team cultural and historical findings with some indulgent beach relaxation. Agrigento is another good base for those looking to enjoy the Italian way of life; take a seat in one of the beautiful terraces and people watch, visit the prestigious Temple of Hera or just tuck into some tasty cuisine in one of the trattorias.
Soak Up the Culture
Whether you’re a culture vulture, a history buff or someone who just wants to escape the world for a week or two, Sicily holidays will cater to your needs. Those on the hunt for culture will revel in the quaint coastal towns while those looking for historical wonder will feel at home in Palermo. When it comes to taking it easy, you’ll never be far from the island’s gorgeous coastline, so make sure you pack your flip flops!
Agrigento's 'Valley of the Temples', Siracusa's ancient theatres and Ragusa's Baroque architecture are just a few of the marvels that can be found on this fabulous island. Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, awaits those looking for a challenge – hire a car a make your way up the winding roads of this mountain to enjoy stunning views of the island. The whole island is visible from this point and it is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences from your holidays in Sicily.