See the best of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, at a slow pace – in keeping with the local rhythm of life. Over 10 days, you’ll savour the sights and sounds of southern Italy, with plenty of pit stops for gelato and limoncello. You’ll go on a fascinating trip to the Aeolian islands for close encounters with smoking volcanoes and hot springs, and take a 4x4 ride across the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna. A Sicilian cooking workshop and street food tour will help you immerse yourself in the local cuisine, while culture and ancient history abound in Taormina and the baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa and Modica.
At the heart of the city, Hotel Porta Felice is just steps from the shops, theatres and restaurants of Palermo. When you’re ready to retreat and relax, this elegant bolthole features a spa with a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
You’re just moments from the Tyrrhenian Sea when you stay at this traditional hotel in Cefalù. When you’re not sea gazing, enjoy the solarium with its fitness room and jacuzzi. And once you’re done, head to the mini archaeological site with artefacts from the fourth-century BCE.
The rustic charm of this Mediterranean villa is enhanced by modern amenities such as an outdoor pool with two large jacuzzis. Many of the spacious rooms here have their own balconies overlooking the sea. Take breakfast on the elevated terrace.
Experience one of the most historic hotels in Sicily when you stay at Villa Politi. Royalty and Sir Winston Churchill have stayed here and now it’s your turn. There’s much to explore, including a curving outdoor pool, two grandiose restaurants, and a bar named after Sir Winston.