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    Sicily, regarded as being quite foreign to Italy, is the largest island of the Mediterranean and boasts a unique and fascinating past. Invasions by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs have created a fantastic collision of cultures with notable contributions to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, viniculture, architecture and language. With such a stunning setting, holidays in Sicily make for the perfect luxury getaway.

    The landscape of Sicily is of long, wide coastal plains edged by secluded coves with sandy and pebbled beaches, backed by charming inland valleys and high mountains, with Mount Etna forming a stunning backdrop to the eastern coast. This varied terrain alongside the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea offers guests on Sicily holidays plenty of things to do, both inland and on the shore.

    The island is dotted with remnants of its past: a classical temple and Greek amphitheatre here, an Arabic old town and Norman cathedral there and mosaic filled churches and ornate piazzas embellished with a Sicilian Baroque style everywhere.

    Palermo, the capital, lies on the northern coast, this buzzing city is full of life, energy and a fantastic place to explore and find hidden gems on Sicily holidays. However, on the eastern coast where the most rewarding collection of cities and towns are to be found, amongst them, Messina, Catania, Siracusa and our featured resorts of Taormina, Castelmola and Acireale. With these cities far less travelled than the likes of Rome, Venice and Florence there is plenty to discover on holidays to Sicily.

    To start planning your luxury holiday to Sicily, call 0800 294 9322 to speak to our knowledgeable Italy specialists

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Sicily, regarded as being quite foreign to Italy, is the largest island of the Mediterranean and boasts a unique and fascinating past. Invasions by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs have created a fantastic collision of cultures with notable contributions to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, viniculture, architecture and language. With such a stunning setting, holidays in Sicily make for the perfect luxury getaway.

The landscape of Sicily is of long, wide coastal plains edged by secluded coves with sandy and pebbled beaches, backed by charming inland valleys and high mountains, with Mount Etna forming a stunning backdrop to the eastern coast. This varied terrain alongside the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea offers guests on Sicily holidays plenty of things to do, both inland and on the shore.

The island is dotted with remnants of its past: a classical temple and Greek amphitheatre here, an Arabic old town and Norman cathedral there and mosaic filled churches and ornate piazzas embellished with a Sicilian Baroque style everywhere.

Palermo, the capital, lies on the northern coast, this buzzing city is full of life, energy and a fantastic place to explore and find hidden gems on Sicily holidays. However, on the eastern coast where the most rewarding collection of cities and towns are to be found, amongst them, Messina, Catania, Siracusa and our featured resorts of Taormina, Castelmola and Acireale. With these cities far less travelled than the likes of Rome, Venice and Florence there is plenty to discover on holidays to Sicily.

To start planning your luxury holiday to Sicily, call 0800 294 9322 to speak to our knowledgeable Italy specialists

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San Domenico Palace Hotel

5 Star Deluxe

To discover the origins of San Domenico Palace Hotel we go back to the fifteenth century, when the property was a monastery

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Excelsior Palace Hotel

4 Star

Excelsior Palace Hotel opened its doors to tourism during the first decade of the twentieth century and is thus celebrating 100 years of genuinely warm and welcoming Sicilian hospitality

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Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace

5 Star Deluxe

Mazzaro bay (another term which may be used for Taormina Mare) on which this fine hotel is situated, is reputed to be one of the most beautiful bays in Sicily

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The Ashbee

5 Star Deluxe

Nestling amidst fragrant citrus trees in the heart of Taormina this beautiful 20th century villa,

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Featured hotels

San Domenico Palace Hotel

5 Star Deluxe

To discover the origins of San Domenico Palace Hotel we go back to the fifteenth century, when the property was a monastery

Excelsior Palace Hotel

4 Star

Excelsior Palace Hotel opened its doors to tourism during the first decade of the twentieth century and is thus celebrating 100 years of genuinely warm and welcoming Sicilian hospitality

Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace

5 Star Deluxe

Mazzaro bay (another term which may be used for Taormina Mare) on which this fine hotel is situated, is reputed to be one of the most beautiful bays in Sicily

The Ashbee

5 Star Deluxe

Nestling amidst fragrant citrus trees in the heart of Taormina this beautiful 20th century villa,

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