The azure waters of its tranquil bays; the romantic architecture of its charming towns; the ancient grandeur of its archaeological heritage; the island of Sicily has much to share with the discerning traveller.
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is one of Italy's most cosmopolitan destinations making luxury Sicily holidays relaxing and inspirational experiences. Its dramatic coastline contains many coves and beaches while Mount Etna dominates its skyline.
Throughout the centuries Sicily's location at the toe of Italy has attracted the attention of European, African and Middle Eastern nations. The influence of these diverse cultures has created multi-faceted and eclectic traditions, languages, architecture and is uniquely Sicily.
The bustling and exciting capital Palermo is home to Norman architecture, Baroque churches and many bars and restaurants serving local pasta. Taormina, on the other side of the island, is very quaint though still busy June to August, with many designer boutiques lining the narrow streets.
A must see is the ancient Greek theatre along with the many churches and piazzas in the town.
- Great location for getting out to explore the region including the nearby vineyards
- Perfect for stays longer than a week with plenty to see and do
- Be immersed in the local area with expert recommendations from the hotel
- Visit the Valley of Temples to experience the fascinating history of Sicilian culture firsthand
- The first hotel to be built in Taormina overlooking the coast towards Mount Etna
- Dine at Michelin-star restaurant, Otto Geleng, inspired by the painter of the same name
- Take the private complimentary shuttle to the beach at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
- Admire the beautiful terraced gardens from the heated panoramic pool
- Unwind with spa treatments set in the gardens using natural Sicilian products
Built as an aristocratic family home in 1830, Villa Sant'Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina Mare nestles on its own private beach, facing the glittering aquamarine sea. Located in Taormina Mare on a bay considered one of the most beautiful in all of Italy, this elegant Sicily hotel offers an indulgent slice of sumptuous luxury living. All of 63 the rooms and suites retain the charm of a private re...
After 2 and half years of renovation work, the iconic San Domenico Palace is reborn. The historical charm of a 14th-century convent is enhanced by the panoramic views of Mount Etna, the ancient Greek theatre and Taormina bay. Discover timeless beauty at this Four Seasons Hotel. Steeped in history this former 14th-century Dominican Monastery still retains its original structure and its ancient char...
Are you ready to step into a historic Art Nouveau palazzo that overlooks the Gulf of Palermo? Prestigious family-run hotel group Rocco Forte is opening its doors to the Villa Igiea, once a private villa that was known as the most famous retreat in Sicily. The palazzo was designed by the renowned architect Ernesto Basile at the start of the last century, and now the hospitality, warmth and glamour ...
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