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Luxury Sicily Holidays

Southern belle

Sicily

Sicily holidays offer a taste of the best of Italy. It’s home to towns and cities full of ancient sights, rolling green countryside and some beautiful beaches. Located just off the toe of Italy’s boot, you can immerse yourself in the relaxed southern Italian culture of the area, with celebrated local dishes and beautiful architecture.

Couples will love spending long, lazy days on the golden sands of the beach, wandering hand in hand through winding streets or enjoying long Italian dinners by candlelight. Families can head to the beach where little ones can paddle in the clear shallow Mediterranean Sea while older children try water sports and activities. Explorers can admire the beautiful rolling interior landscapes, as well as hiking to the top of Mount Etna. When it comes to choosing a town, Vulcano is set on its own island where you’ll find beautiful landscapes and black sandy beaches. Alternatively, Taormina is full of ancient ruins and spectacular views of the coastline. 

Luxury holidays in Sicily

Luxury holidays in Sicily bring you the laid back culture of Italy, combined with iconic Mount Etna, pretty, historic towns and beaches where you can simply relax. Spend your days exploring olive groves and trying delicious fresh produce or taking tours of vineyards where you can try local bottles of fine Italian wines. Head to the beach and spend the day relaxing on a lounger, or hike into the mountains from where you can enjoy fantastic views of the coast. Alternatively, simply wander through the winding stony streets, stopping off in boutiques, bars and restaurants. 

Book your luxury holidays in Sicily with Sovereign and we’ll help you choose the ideal hotel for your stay. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family, group or solo we’ll help you find the perfect property for you. Stay at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo for beautiful gardens and terraces overlooking the sparkling coastline, while the Therasia Resort Sea and Spa has a spectacular infinity pool in a secluded setting where you can simply relax.
Destinations in Sicily
Taormina
Taormina sprinkles Ancient Greek and medieval architectural treasures across a hillside in north-east Sicily. The town is topped with a volcano-view sanctuary and tailed by a scalloped coastline of beaches.
Vulcano

The otherworldly island of Vulcano is home to the crater that gave all other volcanoes their name. Mud baths, black-sand beaches and Aeolian archipelago views are all on the cards here.

Typical Costs
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Bottle of beer
€4-8
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Bus return
€4-16
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Cup of coffee
€1-6
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Glass of wine
€5-12
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Main course
€10-25
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Small souvenir
€3
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Sicily is around 3 hours. 

When to go

Sicily’s climate is classically Mediterranean, but since the island is surprisingly close to Africa, things really heat up here in summer. The hot, dry weather begins in earnest around June, peaking in the high 20s around July and August. It barely gets cold in Sicily; winters are warm and rainy, while spring’s pleasant mid-teen average is good for walking and cycling, but not quite beach weather.

Visa Information

British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy. 

Tipping

When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated. 

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy. 

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