Your Holiday in Sicily - Our Guide

Just 90 miles from the African coastline, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands boast vast landscapes of lush countryside and crystal-clear ocean with plenty of sunshine. There is so much to do here that Sicily and the Aeolian Islands are ideal holiday locations for both families and couples alike. Bustling with an exciting mix of extraordinary archaeological sites, exquisite eateries and crisp white beaches, they have so much to offer to all of their visitors.

Holidays in Sicily, the largest of Italy’s islands are extremely popular with our guests. Found just off the famous boot shape of Italy, Sicily is a beautiful and historic place to visit. But it is not alone, the Aeolian islands, which sparkle like jewels in the sea, offer a warm welcome and are also a fantastic destination for your Italian holiday.
 
Whether it is a hotel in Sicily or an Aeolian Island Villa that  you are looking for, we offer a variety of amazing locations spread throughout the region.
 
Here’s our brief introduction to holidays in Sicily – if you want to benefit from our first-hand experience, our Italy Specialists will help you plan your tailormade holiday now.
 

Holiday in Sicily's Enticing Towns

 
Holiday in Taormina

There is something particularly impressive about Taormina.  It nestles on the side of a mountain boasting impressive views across the Sicilian landscape. Holidays in Taormina are popular with those that love the finer things in life, such as its boutiques and charming restaurants. If you prefer to get away from the hustle & bustle of the streets on your Taormina holiday, take a look at Villa Sonia. It enjoys enviable views of Mount Etna from its hillside terrace and provides the perfect respite after a busy day exploring.
 

Holiday in Modica

Not only is Modica one of the UNESCO listed Baroque towns of Sicily but it is also well known for its truly delicious chocolate creations. If food plays a central role in your holiday, Modica could be the destination for you! Humble stone dwellings have been transformed into an intricate tumble of rooms which make up the boutique hideaway, Casa Talia. This boutique B&B is nestled just a five minutes walk from Modicas's main street, in an idyllic location.
 

Holiday in Cefalu

Cefalu, once a small fishing town, is the gateway from Sicily to the Aeolian Islands and is also one of the leading seaside resorts for beach holidays in Sicily. Whilst it has now been modernised, Cefalu still retains some of the feeling of that old style village, just with a beautiful beach or two. If you want a really special setting for your Sicily holiday, consider a stay at the Santa Anastasia. Set amidst beautiful mountain scenery, and only a 10 minute drive from the coast, Santa Anastasia boasts incredible Sicilian cuisine in an agritourismo setting.
 
 

Sicilian Food & Wine

 
The great thing about the local food which you will enjoy on holiday in Sicily is that it takes a little bit from each of the cultures that has inhabited the island over the centuries. While it has a lot in common with Italian food, you can also see the Greek, French, and Arab influences in each dish. When you eat on holiday in Sicily, you are tasting a little bit of the world.

Sicily hosts several food festivals, including the Festival of the Capers on the island of Vulcano in June, and  August sees the arrival of the Fish Festival.
 
A handful of delicacies to try on your Sicily holiday...

Caponata: aubergine, capers, olives, celery, tomato sauce and olive oil.

Arancine: rice balls, often filled with fish.

Panelle: fried chickpeas, much like polenta.
 
Sicily has some of the very best dessert wine available, so if you are looking for something sweet during your holidays to Southern Italy, this region has you covered. Passito wine is a rare and delicate treat. It is made by leaving ripe grapes in the sun on bamboo mats for over two weeks, allowing the sugars to concentrate before the grapes are pressed. This refreshing wine is akin to nectar.
 


Getting around Sicily

Our Travel Specialists can book your flights to Catania airport as part of your tailormade holiday to Sicily.

If you want to explore the islands at your own pace, we can arrange car hire for you which allows you visit some of the more remote places on your Sicily holiday.

Alternatively you can use local bus services.


We hope we have inspired you to consider a holiday in Sicily. Feel free to call us on 01694 722193 or request a callback from one of our travel experts who will be happy to provide advice and recommendations based on first-hand experience.
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Torre Marabino

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Torre Marabino is an excellent, boutique agritourist hotel in Ispica in Sicily. The food here is superb. Set in the lovely south-east corner of Sicily, less than 10 minutes from Ispica and about 4km from the nearest beach, Torre Marabino is about half an hour from Modica, Noto and the Nature Reserve of Vendicari, and less than a
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There is so much to explore on the beautiful island of Sicily and this wonderful self-drive holiday, staying in some of our favourite hotels allows you to do it all in one fun-packed holiday. You can delve into the charming town of Modica and sample the fascinating chilli chocolate. Explore the beautiful countryside with its national parks and vis
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Villa Sonia

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Villa Sonia is the most perfect romantic hotel, nestled in Castelmola di Taormina in Sicily, it has the best views of mighty Mount Etna. Who needs a sea-view, when you can have a volcano! The Villa Sonia is magical. Within a few hundred metres of Castemola’s main square, is the very special Villa Sonia. In our opinion, it is absolutely u
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Casa Turchetti

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Casa Turchetti is a characterful and authentic, family friendly hotel in Taormina, Sicily. In a historic house with stylish luxury, a romantic terrace which seems to overlook all of Sicily. Casa Turchetti is a small and exclusive hotel, as boutique as they come. In the heart of Taormina, just off the main “Corso Umberto”, Casa Turchetti
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Donna Carmela

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Donna Carmela is nestled in the countryside of Carruba Di Riposto in Sicily. A boutique hotel with unique character, incredible views of Etna & the sea and great food & wine. Long Travel clients love Donna Carmela’s warm welcome and the chic individual style. Only about 30km from Taormina, 40km from Catania airport and 10 minutes
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Hotel Kalura

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Stunning location, right on the sea makes for spectacular views from the Hotel Kalura, a family friendly hotel in the resort of Cefalu, Sicily. Just beyond Cefalu (about 2km), in a stunning location, on a rocky promontory, right by the sea, is the family friendly Hotel Kalura. At Long Travel we feel that this spot is second to none in Cefalu. Its l
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Santa Anastasia

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Santa Anastasia is a unique agritourism hotel in the countryside of Cefalu in Sicily. In a magnificent setting, between sea & mountains sits this elegant hotel. A great hit with Long Travel guests, it is close to two beautiful towns & the views over vineyards is splendid. In a magnificent setting, between the pretty, coastal town of Ce
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La Foresteria

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La Foresteria a truly amazing countryside hotel in Menfi, Sicily, near the sea with fantastic food & wine. Enjoy gracious comfort with a full-on gourmet experience. La Foresteria is country living in style. Surrounded by vineyards and in a perfectly chosen elevated spot, La Foresteria can be seen from far off, and its peachy-pink walls have a w
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Francesco Villa Verde

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Francesco Villa Verde is a lovely self-catering villa near the blue flag beaches of Pozzallo in Sicily. Near Santa Maria del Foccallo and only about 300m back from the coast road and the beach, in a residential area, Francesco Villa Verde sits in its own grounds and pretty walled garden. A flat, gentle stroll brings you to the coast road. Cross thi

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Grand Hotel Ortigia

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Commanding the sea-front of fabulous Siracusa, Grand Hotel Ortigia is a superb, family friendly hotel in Sicily, and offers the perfect base for exploring with excellent food. At Long Travel we love Ortygia’s narrow streets, lined with oleander, pretty baroque balconies, tempting glimpses of blue sea and fabulous shops and bars. Capitalising
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Cambiocavallo

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Cambiocavallo is an excellent traditional, with a contemporary twist, agritourism hotel in the Modica countryside, perfect for families and near the sea. Small, boutique agritourism hotel Cambiocavallo is in Sicily’s south-east corner, just 4km from the beach and about 14km from Modica, on the route connecting it to the sea. Centuries ag

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Francesco Villa Le Palme

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Villa le Palme is a newly built and elegant property few steps from the sandy beach of Santa Maria del Focallo. Attention has been paid to the choice of furniture, interior and exterior lighting, details, colors. The property offers all the amenities: air conditioning, heating, fireplace, WI-FI access, a large car park. It's equipped with 3 bedroom

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Parco Cavalonga Borgo

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Parco Cavalonga, is a superb family hotel with self-catering apartments in Ragusa, Sicily. It's an ideal agritourism escape. Secluded, modern boutique hotel with two great pools. Parco Cavalonga is set in beautiful countryside, in a secret corner of Sicily. In an undiscovered corner of Sicily and hidden in a unique landscape of rolling fields of an

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The Ashbee Hotel

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

The Ashbee Hotel is a romantic, luxury hotel in Taormina, Sicily and is the idyllic destination for a honeymoon. The Ashbee hotel is the perfect place to completely relax. Located in a peaceful 20th century Sicilian Villa in the heart of Taormina, The Ashbee House was built in the 1908’s by Colonel Shaw-Hellier who commissioned the famous Arc

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Hotel Porta Felice

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Hotel Porta Felice is a very unique, boutique yet romantic hotel in Palermo, Sicily. Contemporary design with real style. In one of the oldest parts of Palermo and close to the sea-front promenade and marina, Hotel Porta Felice is about a ten-minute walk from the Quattro Canti and within easy walking distance of some important palazzi, places of in

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Parco Cavalonga

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Parco Cavalonga, is a superb family hotel with self-catering apartments in Ragusa, Sicily. It's an ideal agritourism escape. Secluded, modern boutique hotel with two great pools. Parco Cavalonga is set  in beautiful countryside, in a secret corner of Sicily. In an undiscovered corner of Sicily and hidden in a unique landscape of rolling fields

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Baglio Donna Franca

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Baglio Donna Franca is a boutique hotel, nestled in Marsala, Sicily, and boasts fantastic food. A small agritourist country hotel in an utterly authentic Sicilian baglio, set in vineyards. Near Marsala and only about 15 minutes from Trapani airport, Agritourist hotel Baglio Donna Franca is a perfect stop for any itinerary. Truly an undiscovered par

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Borgo Degli Angeli

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Borgo Degli Angeli is a family friend, self-catering apartments with style in Partinico, Sicily. Stay in a wonderful little borgo with cobbled streets threading between honey-coloured stone terraces and pretty courtyards, where modern design meets traditional Sicilian. Borgo Degli Angeli is a unique and intriguing place to stay and was once part of

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