The Best Sicilia Luxury Hotels

Sicily Hotels

Sicily is a magic and ancient land which boasts several blue flags, due to the beauty and safety of its sandy and rocky beaches and a number of interesting archaeological sites and Unesco World Heritage.
A summer holiday in a Sicily Hotel means sunbathing and water sports throughout its coast and the Island of Pelagie, Egadi and Aeolian. Furthermore it offers relax and good cuisine, culture and the enchanting Parthenon and Doric Greek Temples. The largest of the Italian islands surprise you with simplicity and welcoming sea and city hotels. Sicily is also captivating by night.

 

Where is Sicily?

Is Sicily in Italy? In the literal sense of the question, no. Sicily is an island separate from the Italian mainland. It is also one of five Italian regions granted autonomous rights by the Italian Constitution, and the only one that has control over 100% of its levied taxes. Sicily is, however, still part of the Republic of Italy. If you ask people here what their nationality is, though, you are just as likely to hear 'Sicilian' as 'Italian'.

Where is Sicily, geographically? Set in the Mediterranean, surrounded by sea, Sicily is the triangular-shaped island to the west of Calabria, the toe of Italy's 'boot'. It's a 20-minute ferry ride across the Strait of Messina from the Italian mainland, or a little over an hour from Rome and just under two hours from Milan by plane. The land is a beautiful, wild mix of sea and mountain, with fantastic beaches particularly around the three 'corners' of the island.

 

Arts & Culture

After the island was largely destroyed by the earthquake of 1693 many cities were rebuilt, resulting in beautiful examples of baroque architecture in cities such as Noto. Alongside this, however, Greek and Roman ruins can still be seen around almost every corner, and the Norman Byzantine influence is also strong, with Monreale cathedral being a notable example.

The culture of storytelling is an important one, and myths and legends of Sicily abound. Many of these centre around Etna, Sicily's magnificent volcano, which towers over Catania and has shaped so much of the east coast of the island. Don't worry, though - her eruptions are spectacular but she's friendly and doesn't like to hurt people!

 

Sicilian Food

Throughout its history, Sicily has taken on elements of many other cultures and made them its own. Fresh mediterranean vegetables, meat and fish are given different treatments depending on where on the island you are. In Erice and San Vito lo Capo, on the north-west coast, the traditional dish is couscous. In Palermo, Sicily's capital, you will find dishes flavoured with pine nuts, raisins and sweet and sour 'agrodolce' flavours. Pasta alla norma, made with aubergines, tomatoes and ricotta salata, is Catania's signature dish. Marsala wine comes from Sicily, as does Nero d'Avola. And don't forget cannoli or the classic summer treat, granita - if you're a foodie you're going to love Sicily.

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Principe di Fitalia

Siracusa (Siracusa) Sicilia
From 130 € (per Room per Night)
The Hotel Principe di Fitalia is set in tranquil countryside just 8 km from Syracuse. In addition to the fascinating......

Resort Acropoli

Pantelleria (Trapani) Sicilia
From 210 € (per Room per Night)
Situated on the island of Pantelleria in the San Francesco district, not far from the Phoenician Acropolis of ancient......

Ramo d Aria Country Hotel

Giarre (Catania) Sicilia
From 160 € (per Room per Night)
Set in six hectares of citrus groves in the village of Altarello, the Hotel Ramo d’Aria is 45 km from Catania airport,......

De Stefano Palace – Luxury Hotel

Ragusa (Ragusa) Sicilia
From 73 € (per Room per Night)
The hotel is located close to the pedestrian area that leads into charming Ragusa Ibla- the old town and true heart of......

Hotel Gutkowski

Siracusa (Siracusa) Sicilia
From 75 € (per Room per Night)
The old town of Ortygia, the true heart of the city of Syracuse, is host to the small and traditional Hotel Gutkowski.......

Mari del Sud Resort

Isola di Lipari (Messina) Sicilia
From 120 € (per Room per Night)
A spectacular location on the magnificent island of Vulcano, one of the Aeolian Islands: a timeless place with unspoilt,......

Villa Boscarino

Ragusa (Ragusa) Sicilia
From 90 € (per Room per Night)
Located in the centre of Ragusa, Villa Boscarino is the perfect spot for visitors wanting to discover the city and enjoy......

Masseria della Volpe

Noto (Siracusa) Sicilia
From 135 € (per Room per Night)
Set in an outstanding spot in the beautiful Val di Noto, Masseria della Volpe lies between the Hyblaean Mountains and......

Locanda Gulfi

Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa) Sicilia
From 98 € (per Room per Night)
Locanda Gulfi enjoys a panoramic position perched on the top of a hill with views over vineyards and the Hyblaean......

Porta di Mezzo Luxury BB

Taormina (Messina) Sicilia
From 135 € (per Room per Night)
Located in Taormina’s old town centre, Porta di Mezzo Luxury B&B takes its name from the city gate “Porta di......