Sicily Holidays 2019/2020

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, complete with scenic mountains, lush lemon groves and miles of vineyards. Its ancient castles and fascinating history make Sicily holidays the perfect choice for cultural exploration, while it also offers superb beaches with plenty of opportunities for snorkelling, diving and sailing.

Sicily Holiday Deals 2019/2020

Parchotel Olimpo

Letojanni, Sicily, Italy

(1173)

7 Nights

19th Apr 2020

Half Board

London Luton

Based On Annexe Twin Room with Balcony


Price from £416pp£458pp

Save £42

Villa Bianca Principe Hotel

Taormina Mare, Sicily, Italy

(231)

7 Nights

19th Apr 2020

Bed and Breakfast

London Luton

Based On Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony


Price from £434pp£477pp

Save £43

Costa Verde Hotel

Cefalu, Sicily, Italy

(1010)

7 Nights

3rd May 2020

Half Board

Manchester

Based On Double Room


Price from £445pp£504pp

Save £59

Take in the amazing natural beauty

The island of Sicily is renowned for its enchanting natural landscape and fantastic scenery. Whichever part of the island you visit, you’ll enjoy amazing views out to sea and lush greenery inland. It also has three volcanoes, including the majestic Mount Etna, which is visible across the whole island.

If you’re looking for lots of cultural places of interest to visit, Sicily is a superb destination. The island has a fascinating history – a combination of many different influences, including Roman, Greek, Phoenician and Arabic. This gives Sicily a rich diversity of archaeology and you’ll find over a dozen castles and forts dotted around the landscape. Choose between a wide range of holidays, including cheap deals and All Inclusive Sicily breaks.


Currency: Euro

Language: Italian and Sicilian

Flight Time: GMT +1

Population: Approx 5 million

Religion: Roman Catholic

Regions

Palazzolo

Travellers searching for an Italian getaway with a difference should put holidays to Sicily at the top of their wish-list. The largest island in the Mediterranean, this beautiful destination combines show-stopping scenery, great beaches and flavoursome cuisine to create a winning destination that offers so much more than your average fly-and-flop break. Holidays to Palazzolo provide a stunning backdrop for your Sicilian adventure, with a wealth of sightseeing opportunities within easy reach. History buffs will find plenty of sites for exploration while foodies will be in their element, with Palazzolo in Sicily offering a feast of gastronomic delights in the guise of rustic, hearty and palette-pleasing dishes.

Letojanni

A bijou fishing village exuding friendly charm and Mediterranean character, Letojanni is a wonderful example of why holidays to Sicily are so popular. It's said that good things come in small packages and in the case of this tiny village, it's true. That's not to say it isn't a luxurious, impressive and unforgettable destination. The Piazza Durante alone is proof of this. A favourite destination for Italian holidaymakers, Letojanni boasts a gorgeous coastline, relaxed atmosphere and welcoming ambience which have travellers coming back time and time again.

Giardini Naxos

Holidays to Sicily are all about cultural exploration, wonderful beaches and impressive natural scenery. Holidays to Giardini Naxos, Sicily's beloved seaside resort, are no exception. It boasts stunning sandy beaches, and it's close to some Ancient Greek archaeological sites. By day it's a laidback spot, with excellent shopping and sightseeing opportunities. By night it comes alive, with bars and clubs open until the early hours of the morning.

Cefalu

Spot the squat mountain along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and you'll have found Cefalu. It's a Sicilian town whose buildings might be historic, but whose atmosphere is far from it. Peppered with gorgeous beaches, watersports activities and local restaurants, Cefalu has all the makings of an Italian island getaway.

Castelmola

The tiny hilltop town of Castelmola is steeped in charm and distinctly Mediterranean vibes. Its good looks are famous across the island and the area screams authentic Sicilian culture, with homegrown trattorias and a set of ancient structures. The view alone is enough to keep you occupied for days.

Campofelice Di Roccella

Along a sandy stretch that dominates the northern coast of Sicily, sits the beautiful city of Campofelice Di Roccella. Founded in 1699, a Palermo prince claimed it as his estate and proceeded to build houses, shops and monuments here. Today, these ancient ruins mingle with its fresh, modern, atmosphere making it a perfect choice for a holiday to Sicily. There are lots of exciting things to do in Campofelice Di Roccella, from cultural attractions to buzzing entertainment, and it's well known for its wide variety of delicious local foods. Plus, since it's close to the island's capital, Palermo, and other popular resorts, you have a great base for exploring Sicily.

Taormina Mare

Taormina Mare is a charming collection of bays found below the cliff top heights of Taormina, and is known as the seaside area of this historically significant region. While it may be small, holidays to Taormina Mare don't have to be filled with lazy beach days; there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy just a short distance away in the main town. That's the joy of holidays to Sicily; they can be as peaceful or as entertaining as you want them to be if you choose the right region to act as your base, and Taormina Mare is ideal.

Taormina

Dating back to the 4th century, Taormina is an up-market resort that demonstrates why holidays to Sicily have become synonymous with good times, great weather and a hearty dose of history to boot. Found at the base of Mount Etna, this picturesque part of Sicily combines luxury with a friendly welcome to create the perfect holiday ambience, and while it can get busy in the hotter summer months, it never feels too overcrowded. Thanks to nearby islands and other small towns that are ripe for exploring, there is plenty to see and do during your holidays to Taormina.

Siracusa

If you're planning holidays to Sicily, the chances are that Siracusa will be at the top of your list. This spectacular ancient city offers some of Sicily's top cultural attractions, including the island of Ortygia, and magnificent temples and caves. There are also bustling local markets, world-class restaurants and some delightfully offbeat shops to browse. Siracusa faces out towards the deep, blue waters of the Ionian Sea, and the province boasts some beautiful beaches.

Santa Venerina

When you start planning your holidays to Sicily, the chances are that Santa Venerina won't spring to mind. Perhaps you haven't even heard of this idyllic village in the Sicilian countryside, but that's precisely why you should visit. Santa Venerina holidays are about getting away from it all. Imagine quiet days spent walking in the hills and balmy evenings with a glass of wine. There are enough nearby attractions to keep you entertained, such as the ancient port city of Catania.

Location

Map showing the location of Sicily View Sicily on the map

Enjoy the sunshine on the superb beaches and picturesque bays

The coastline around Sicily is incredibly varied with dramatic white cliffs, gently curving bays and long stretches of sand. This gives you a wide choice of beach activities to enjoy, including swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and watersports.

If you’re staying in the idyllic hillside resort of Castelmola you’ll experience the most fantastic views along the coastline and out to sea. You’re also only five minutes’ drive from picturesque Taormina, home to one of the most popular beaches in Sicily – Lido Mazzaro. This long stretch offers two curving bays with amazing views of the tree topped hills.

However, if you’re holidaying in the medieval town of Cefalu in northern Sicily, you’ll find quiet beaches with shallow water and fantastic views. There is nearly eight kilometres of beach to explore here, ensuring plenty of space to stretch out and relax. In some sections along the coastline you’ll even be surrounded by a beautiful view of ancient buildings made from sand-coloured stone.

Discover the diversity of delicious Sicilian cuisine

The restaurants and cafes in Sicily are often family owned, complete with a friendly, relaxed atmospheres. You’ll be able to enjoy authentic Italian lattes and cappuccinos alongside home-cooked dishes prepared with fresh fish and local ingredients.

Sicilian cuisine is deliciously diverse and different from the rest of Italy due to the many influences it has absorbed over the centuries. Expect traditional Italian dishes such as pizza and pasta alongside Greek and Spanish style dishes. The combination of the three produces some very interesting flavours, while you should always accompany your meals with an elegant Sicilian wine.

Come evening, choose to relax in a quiet restaurant while listening to some traditional live music, or hit the hotspot bars and clubs that are situated along the Taormina coastline.

Shop until you drop

There are plenty of opportunities to shop in Sicily, whether you’re looking to buy fresh produce and wines, local handicrafts or sleek Italian fashions. As in many hot destinations the shops close in the afternoons and open again in the evenings when it’s a little cooler, so be sure to make time for some pre-dinner retail therapy.

Take in the amazing castles, palaces and temples of Sicily

There are plenty of sights to see and places to visit if you’re keen to explore fascinating history and culture on a package holiday to Sicily. It’s also a vibrant centre for the arts, including ceramics, architecture, poetry and music. Many of the towns in Sicily retain picturesque medieval and Baroque architecture that gives an enchanting, romantic feel.

You can also explore the many impressive temples, palaces and castles which have been built over the centuries. Each helps to give Sicily its own interesting character and create amazingly beautiful views at every turn.

Sizzling Sicilian nights

There’s an excellent mix of things to do in the evenings in Sicily too, to make the most of your holiday nights out. You can relax and enjoy some tasty cocktails in glitzy surroundings, or head out for a lively late-night club in one of the bigger cities.

There are also opportunities to join in the fun of a street festival, linger with friends in an all-night cafe or enjoy a sophisticated evening out at the opera, at places like Italian Opera Taormina.