Sicily is a triangular island, and the Mediterranean’s largest, sitting just in front of the ‘toes’ of the boot-shaped land that is mainland Italy. Sicily is a destination popular with couples, families, solo travellers and groups alike. Whether you’re searching for a relaxing holiday in the sun or an intrepid trip involving lots of exploration, there are Sicily hotels and resorts that will suit you down to the ground.
While Sicily is fairly compact in size, it certainly packs a lot in. For starters, there’s Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest volcano. This sacred peak dominates the towns and cities of the island. In winter, the mountain is used for skiing, thanks to the fact that it becomes covered in a thick blanket of snow during the colder months. Rolling vineyards and lemon and olive groves are dotted around Sicily’s countryside, as the land slopes downwards towards the Mediterranean.
As well as natural wonders, Sicily is packed with fascinating cultural sights, historical monuments and ancient ruins. Palermo, the capital, features museums, galleries and castles, as well as Baroque architecture. The Valley of the Temples, meanwhile, displays ancient Greek structures, while Roman remains and Medieval buildings are dotted about the entire island.
For a really special holiday, you can book into 5-star hotels in Sicily, and live ‘la dolce vita’ in true Italian splendour. Alternatively, cheap hotels in Sicily are ideal for those who plan to spend most of their time outdoors, perhaps sunbathing, sightseeing or partying - or even a combination of all three. There are family hotels with all the amenities kids love, such as swimming pools and plenty of pizza, or intimate boltholes that are the perfect setting for a romantic break.
Sicily is one of the best destinations in Europe, if not the world, when it comes to all things food and drink. This being Italian territory, there are delicious pasta dishes to try and of course pizza is a firm favourite, especially with children or late-night clubbers. The natural larder of the Mediterranean is also put to good use on menus throughout the island, offering diners the chance to savour some of the finest fish and seafood you’ll find anywhere.
Whether you hanker after a romantic getaway for two, an active family holiday, or to while away the days on the beach, why not see which of the hotels we offer in Sicily appeals most to you?