Sicily

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“Eternal crossroads of the Mediterranean, the gorgeous island of Sicily continues to seduce travellers with its dazzling diversity of landscapes and cultural treasures.

Classical Crossroads

Seductively beautiful and perfectly placed in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily has been luring passersby since the time of legends. The land of the Cyclops has been praised by poets from Homer to Virgil and prized by the many ancient cultures – Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Elymians, Romans and Greeks – whose bones lie buried here. Whether in the classical perfection of Agrigento’s Concordia temple, the monumental rubble of Selinunte’s columns or the rare grace of a dancing satyr statue rescued from Mazara del Vallo’s watery depths, reminders of bygone civilisations are everywhere.

Mediterranean Flavours

A delectable layer-cake of culinary influences, Sicily’s ancient cuisine continues to rely on a few key island-grown ingredients: shellfish and citrus, tuna and swordfish, pistachios, almonds and ricotta. Talk to the septuagenarian chef at a Catania restaurant and she’ll confide that she still uses her grandmother’s recipe for pasta alla Norma, joyfully sharing the poetic imagery that links it to Mt Etna: the tomatoes are lava; the aubergines, cinders; the basil, leafy greenery; the ricotta, snow. Modern chefs may play with the details, but Sicily’s timeless recipes – from the simplest cannolo to the most exquisite fish couscous – live on.

Sparkling Seas, Restless Mountains

Sicily’s varied landscape makes a dramatic first impression. Fly into Catania and the smoking hulk of Etna greets you; arrive in Palermo and it’s the sparkling Golfo di Castellammare. This juxtaposition of sea, volcano and mountain scenery makes a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities. Hikers can wind along precipitous coastlines, climb erupting volcanoes and traipse through flowery mountain meadows; birders benefit from the plethora of species on the Africa-Europe migration route; and divers and swimmers enjoy some of the Mediterranean’s most pristine waters. Whatever your personal predilections, Sicily and its dozen-plus offshore islands offer enough activities to build an entire vacation around.

Byzantine to Baroque

As if its classical heritage weren’t formidable enough, Sicily is bursting at the seams with later artistic and architectural gems. In a short walk around Palermo you’ll see Arab domes and arches, Byzantine mosaics and Norman palace walls. Circle around to southeast Sicily and you’ll find a stunning array of baroque architectural masterpieces, from the golden-hued domes and palaces of Noto to the multi-tiered cathedral facades of Ragusa and Modica. Meanwhile, throughout the island you’ll find yourself stumbling upon the evocative remains of Arab and Norman castles. This embarrassment of cultural riches remains one of the island’s most distinctive attractions.”

Written by Lonely Planet

FROM: 550 €/week
Arancio

Arancio

Scicli, Sicily
Completely deep in the charming Sicilian countryside, Arancio can host 2 guests, perfect for those s More info
Casa Angelica

Casa Angelica

Sicily
The house is independent with Art Nouveau façade, adjacent Corso Vittorio Veneto and just 200 meters More info
FROM: 69 €/night
Casa Caprifoglio

Casa Caprifoglio

Contrada Farlì 97018 Scicli RG, Sicily
Casa Caprifoglio is located on the first floor and has a private terrace overlooking the countryside More info
FROM: 69 €/night
Casa Fico d'India

Casa Fico d'India

Contrada Farlì 97018 Scicli RG, Sicily
Casa Fico d’India is conditioned and have a living area with futon sofa bed and armchair bed, More info
FROM: 69 €/night
Casa Gelsomina

Casa Gelsomina

Contrada Farlì 97018 Scicli RG, Sicily
Casa Gelsomina has all comforts, air conditioning, living area with sofa bed and 1 single bed, King More info
FROM: 105 €/night
Casa Il Gattopardo

Casa Il Gattopardo

Ragusa, Sicily
Ancient warehouse built in 1642 and stylish resort with a swimming pool surrounded by the typical co More info
FROM: 95 €/night
Casa Il Sud

Casa Il Sud

Ragusa RG, Sicily
Ancient warehouse built in 1642 and stylish resort with a swimming pool surrounded by the typical co More info
FROM: 98 €/night
Casa Kaos

Casa Kaos

Ragusa RG, Sicily
Ancient warehouse built in 1642 and stylish resort with a swimming pool surrounded by the typical co More info
FROM: 65 €/night
Casa Malena

Casa Malena

Ragusa RG, Sicily
Ancient warehouse built in 1642 and stylish resort with a swimming pool surrounded by the typical co More info
FROM: 65 €/night
Casa Nuovomondo

Casa Nuovomondo

Ragusa RG, Sicily
Ancient warehouse built in 1642 and stylish resort with a swimming pool surrounded by the typical co More info
FROM: 95 €/night
Casa Stromboli

Casa Stromboli

Ragusa RG, Sicily
Ancient warehouse built in 1642 and stylish resort with a swimming pool surrounded by the typical co More info
FROM: 60 €/night
Cottage Melograno

Cottage Melograno

Giarratana, Sicily
The beautiful and comfortable cottage with exposed stones is based around a 300 year old Sicilian fa More info
FROM: 80 €/night
Cottage Quercia

Cottage Quercia

Giarratana, Sicily
The beautiful and comfortable cottage with exposed stones is based around a 300 year old Sicilian fa More info
FROM: 127 €/night
Cottage Timo

Cottage Timo

Sicily
The cottage consists of a unique living room-kitchen area with a sofa (a queen-size bed), a bathroom More info
FROM: 60 €/night
Cottage Zagara

Cottage Zagara

Giarratana, Sicily
Cottage surrounded by greenery with an exclusive view of the pool. Relaxation area and private BBQ. More info
FROM: 990 €/week
Il Carrubo

Il Carrubo

Scicli, Sicily
Completely deep in the charming Sicilian countryside, Il Carrubo can host up to 7 guests, perfect fo More info
FROM: 80 €/night
Il Granaio

Il Granaio

Giarratana, Sicily
Il Granaio is part of a group of four cottages in an old 1725 farmhouse in the wonderful Calaforno P More info
FROM: 990 €/week
Il Mandorlo

Il Mandorlo

Scicli, Sicily
Completely deep in the charming Sicilian countryside, Il Mandorlo can host up to 6 guests, perfect f More info
FROM: 900 €/week
Il Palmento

Il Palmento

Scicli, Sicily
Il Palmento is a charming and comfortable accommodation that evokes the atmosphere of the past throu More info
FROM: 550 €/week
L'Ulivo

L'Ulivo

Scicli, Sicily
Completely deep in the charming Sicilian countryside, L’Ulivo can host 2 guests, perfect for those s More info
FROM: 1400 €/week
La Torre

La Torre

Scicli, Sicily
La Torre is a charming and comfortable accommodation that evokes the atmosphere of the past through More info
FROM: 315 €/night
Locanda Angelica

Locanda Angelica

Giarratana, Sicily
Only Sicily can offer a truly relaxing holiday away from the bustle of city life where you experienc More info
FROM: 140 €/night
MINA

MINA

Taormina, Sicily
Mina has contemporary furniture and decor and consists of a bedroom, a living room with a sofa bed, More info
FROM: 140 €/night
TAOR

TAOR

Taormina, Sicily
Taor has contemporary furniture and decor and consists of a bedroom, a living room with a sofa bed, More info
FROM: 157 €/night
Villa Corallo

Villa Corallo

Giarratana, Sicily
A charming 1800 Sicilian cottage entirely built in white stone ideal for couples or for families wit More info
FROM: 1.800 €/week
Villa Ena

Villa Ena

Scicli, Sicily
The Medieval fortified tower converted into a magnificent patrician villa of the 18th century, is to More info
FROM: 142 €/night
Villa Il Carrubo

Villa Il Carrubo

Donnalucata, Sicily
Charming villa with 6×12 infinity pool with salt-disinfected water, just a few steps from the c More info
FROM: 1.200 €/week
Villa Nace

Villa Nace

Scicli, Sicily
Completely surrounded by olive trees and opened to the Sicilian sea, the villa perfectly mixes a min More info
FROM: 230 €/night
Villa Palazzola

Villa Palazzola

Sicily
Our Villa is perfect for large families or groups of friends. Villa Palazzola, suspended between sky More info
FROM: 523 €/night
Villa Petra

Villa Petra

Ragusa, Sicily
Villa Petra is an elegant resort immersed in the typical Ragusa countryside and surrounded by 4 hect More info
FROM: 157 €/night
Villa Rossella

Villa Rossella

Sampieri, Sicily8 / 10
The interior of the villa is about 185 M2, consists of 4 bedrooms, all equipped with air conditionin More info
FROM: 1.980 €/week
Villa Tita

Villa Tita

Scicli, Sicily
A superbly converted late 18th century farmhouse, framed by a marvelous garden that encircles a magn More info
FROM: 209 €/night
Villa Vitabella

Villa Vitabella

Playa Grande, 97018 Scicli RG, Sicily
Villa Vitabella is located in Playa Grande. The Villa is 60 square meters, built on an area of about More info