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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Donna Coraly Resort

Siracusa (Siracusa) Sicilia
From 200 € (per Room per Night)
Magic Siracusa, the Baroque treasures of Val di Noto, the nature reserves and the beaches along the coast: the lavish......

Hotel Villa Taormina

Taormina (Messina) Sicilia
From 264 € (per Room per Night)
Set in the historic centre of beautiful Taormina, Villa Taormina is an integral part of unmistakable scenery for which......

Scala dei Turchi Resort

Agrigento (Agrigento) Sicilia
From 104 € (per Room per Night)
It’s impossible not to be pleasantly struck by the magnificent position of the resort, which looks directly on to the......

Zahir Country House

Noto (Siracusa) Sicilia
From 110 € (per Room per Night)
Set in the countryside of Noto, just 2 km from the Marina, Zahir Country House enjoys an exceptional position, from......

Venus Sea Garden Hotel

Augusta (Siracusa) Sicilia
From 72 € (per Room per Night)
The charming fishermen’s village of Brucoli, a hamlet of Augusta, is home to the Venus Sea Garden Hotel, which stands......

Casal di Noto Resort

Noto (Siracusa) Sicilia
From 107 € (per Room per Night)
 Set on a hill, amidst olives and carobs, Casal di Noto overlooks the south eastern tip of Sicily, offering its guests......

Masseria degli Ulivi

Noto (Siracusa) Sicilia
From 107 € (per Room per Night)
Surrounded by an olive grove, in idyllic countryside, Masseria degli Ulivi is set between the provinces of Siracusa and......

Delle Vittorie Luxury Rooms and Suites

Palermo (Palermo) Sicilia
From 81 € (per Room per Night)
An accommodation solution strongly recommended to those seeking to plunge directly into city life, Delle Vittorie is set......

Relais Torre Marabino

Ispica (Ragusa) Sicilia
From 84 € (per Room per Night)
Relais Torre Marabino is set in the countryside of Ispica, half way between the town and Pozzallo. It occupies a......

Kepos Etna Relais and Spa

Santa Venerina (Catania) Sicilia
From 120 € (per Room per Night)
Kepos Etna Relais lies on a stunning natural terrace on the slopes of Mount Etna, overlooking the blue Ionian Sea. Lying......