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Unlike anywhere else in Italy, or the Mediterranean for that matter, Sicily is a place unto itself. Sun drenched and beautiful, the landscape is dramatically diverse, the food is perennially good, and the culture and architecture truly unique. The Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in Sicily offers a wide range of accommodation, from rustic chic guesthouses to beach resorts to top end luxury hotels.
Some of our Sicilian Collections
- 20 of the Best Boutique Hotels on Sicily
- 15 of the Best Luxury Hotels in Sicily
- 13 of the Best Beach Hotels in Sicily
- Sicily's 10 Best Wine Hotels
- 17 Great Rural Hotels in Sicily
- 17 of the Best B&Bs in Sicily
- Best hotels near Agrigento
- 8 of the Best Hotels near Mount Etna
Where To Stay - which town/area?
- Palermo, Sicily's capital, is an unforgettable spot. This bustling city boasts beautiful, quintessentially Italian architecture on every corner, whilst the 12th-century cathedral is a true masterpiece.
- The ancient port city of Catania is of a similar ilk (though on the other side of the island). Full of historic buildings and narrow cobbled streets, it's Italy at its finest.
- Syracuse is the ideal spot for history-lovers: visit the Greek theatre, Ear of Dionysus cave or the Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.
- Another good option for culture vultures is Agrigento which plays host to the stunning Doric temples in the ruins of Akragras.
- The hilltop town of Taormina, perched overlooking the ocean, is perfect for those who fancy a coastal break with stunning views.
- The charming island of Favignana is located 18km west of Palermo. This unpretentius spot has a surpisingly rich history, from its occupation under the Arabs to being used as a prison by the Bourbon kings.
- Pantelleria is another of Sicily's island outposts, though this one is closer to Tunisia than to Italy. Come here for its dramatic volcanic landscape, including natural springs and mudbaths. It's a truly off-the-beaten-track destination.
- Whilst Modica and Ragusa are splendid options for visitors, what with their Baroque architecture and Modica's notorious chocolate factory, nearby Noto might just be the most beautiful of them all!
- Marsala is a good base if you want easy access to the islands of Favignana or Marettimo (this is where the ferries depart from), not forgetting its own lovely beaches and delicious wine!
What not to Miss
- Climb to the smouldering peak of Mount Etna or take the cable car to the top!
- Visit the Valley of Temples outside of Agrigento, the largest archaeological site in the world, teeming with ancient temples...
- Explore the Villa Romana del Casale (situated half way between Catania and Agrigento), a 4th century UNESCO-protected ancient villa featuring beautiful mosaics.
- Hike through the Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (on Sicily's North Western Coast), a natural park boasting mountains, seacoast, rare birds and prehistoric sites!
- Check out the Monastero dei Benedettini - one of the largest monasteries in Europe - in the heart of Catania.
- Enjoy the many sunswept beaches across the island - from Cefalu to Taormina.
- Walk through the picturesque streets of Modica and sample her famous chocolate.
- Munch on tasty street snacks in Palermo.
- Immerse yourself in the ancient world while exploring the Parco Archeologico dello Neapolis, Syracuse's great archaeological site, where stands a gleaming Roman amphitheatre and ancient quarry that once was mined by Athenian prisoners of war.
There's so much to do and see on this wonderful island that during the peak summer months it is seriously busy! So if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Sicily book well in advance.
The Best Places to Stay in Sicily
- Palermo’s Principe de Villafranca is a stylish, boutique hotel with parquet floors, cool white rooms and modern art. There’s a vast sitting-room-cum library and a very chic, double-height dining room. It’s close to many bars so you can pick up tips on your wine-tasting.
- B&B Il Giardio Di Ballaro is a charming boutique B&B right in the centre of town - the ideal base from which to explore the city.
- B&B Delle Vittorie is a swish, contemporary B&B that oozes city style. The spacious rooms have elegant interiors and uber-modern bathrooms, whilst there's also a free breakfast each morning.
- 5-room Maxim B&B is a charming, great-value stay in central Palermo with smart rooms featuring splashes of modern art.
- Set in a former aristocratic residence, Il Principe is a modern hotel with elegant rooms - some even have their own jacuzzis. Tuck into hearty breakfasts each morning before setting off sightseeing.
- Hotel Gutkowski has wonderful sea views and clean, whitewashed decor. The 26 rooms start from only €75 a night, so it's also great if you're on a budget or travelling with a family.
- Henry’s House is a unique property on the architecturally famous island of Ortygia, with 12 bohemian style rooms and a treasure trove of antiques and objets d’art. There’s also a wonderful sun terrace with amazing views over the Med.
- The Siracusa Resort has the only private beach in Syracuse, shared with the inhabitants of the other 11 rooms, one suite and three apartments. The decor is chic, using plenty of natural elements - think exposed stone, whitewashed walls and fine fabrics.
- The Hotel Villa Carlotta is a luxurious villa on a clifftop, overlooking the Ionian Sea. There are 23 sumptuous rooms, suites and apartments with private balconies and terraces, stone floors and rich fabrics. The pool and restaurant are also idyllic.
- The Hotel Villa Ducale is a romantic Sicilian villa overlooking the bay at Taormina. There are 17 characterful rooms and suites with Italianate furnishings and rose-clad terraces. They also have a very nice spa.
- Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea is a lavish stay overlooking the sea - ideal for those looking for a spot of luxury. Splendid cuisine and a brilliant spa...
- Cas’almare is a gorgeous, six room guesthouse in a sunny spot on the island of Favignana. As well as having a private beach this property offers rooms with private balconies and sea facing views.
- Also on Favignana, I Pretti Resort has just 16 rooms and suites and a serene atmosphere focussed on luxury and elegance. As well as overlooking the sea, you’re just a few minutes walk from the beach and surrounded by lovely, flower-filled gardens. Perfect if you want to relax.
- The Palazzo Failla probably doesn’t quite qualify as a boutique hotel, but the decor is really something, so if you’re looking for a small, unique property with aristocratic details - think frescoed ceilings, Toile du jouy wallpapers and rich fabrics - then this property, in the centre of Modica, is for you. It also has a Michelin-starred restaurant.
- Casa Italia is a collection of wonderfully converted stone cottages on the hillside in the centre of Modica. There are ten rooms/suites/apartments each with a private terrace and rather wonderful design which often incorporates the original stone of the cottages.
For a rural retreat
- For a rural stay, just a few km from Sicily's north coast (and about 40 mins from Cefalu), Borgo d'Orlando is a good choice. There are just nine rooms finished in contemporary style with smart bathrooms, plus a lovely pool and excellent restaurant serving traditional Sicilian cuisine.
- If you want to be close to the volcano, Monaci delle Terre Nere is perched on Etna's slopes. The deep pink villa looks deceptively traditional as you approach, yet inside, stone walls, wooden beams and bare plaster mix with shiny glass, bright art works and bold contemporary lighting. Rooms are scattered throughout the grounds in converted farm buildings as well as some new-builds. Relax by the pool and gaze up at Mount Etna, or at the vineyards fanning out below you to the coast.
- With white-on-white bedrooms, glass-walled bathrooms and pared-down furnishings, Zash Country Boutique Hotel is a minimalist's joy, set within a traditional, ochre-coloured country house. Outside, there’s a shimmering infinity pool, beautiful, yet simple, gardens and views of Mount Etna.
- Torre Marabino is a working farmhouse and very comfortable hotel. Think exposed beams, stonework and simple furniture. It has lovely gardens and a pool and serves in house wine in the excellent restaurant.
- Azienda Agricola Mandranova is a gorgeous converted olive farmhouse set on a hillside. There are 16 rooms and suites and two private cottages. The property is surrounded by African gardens and the food is excellent. Not to mention the beautiful views!
For admiring Historic Treasures
- One of the best places to stay in Sicily if you're interested in the island's history is Eremo Della Giubiliana. It has an archaeological site within the hotel grounds, dating back to the 5th Century BC. This aristocratic country house is in the traditional Sicilian style with exposed stone walls and vaulted ceilings.
- For something grand and ornate, book Seven Rooms Villadorata. Frescoes on the ceilings, Baroque balconies and wonderful views make this small B&B a good option if you're looking for an historic and romantic setting. With only three rooms you're guaranteed excellent, personalised service.
The Most Romantic Places to Stay in Sicily
- Wine Resort Villagrande is a peaceful, elegant country house with four rooms overlooking the winery. The decor is cool and quite traditional and the views spread all the way out to the Ionian coast. The sunsets are magical.
- Tenuta Cammarana, is a gracious 18th-century country house owned and run by a Sicilian aristocratic family. They have a passion for both local food and wine, so you can expect fabulous gastronomic experiences. With just three rooms - some with stone vaulted ceilings - filled with antiques, staying here feels like you’re a family friend rather than a paying guest.
For the vineyards
As well as being known for sweet wines (Marsala and Malvasia spring immediately to mind), Sicily's vineyards are producing more and more quality table wines. For a comprehensive list of the best places to stay to sample these goodies, visit our article on wine hotels in Sicily.
- In the heart of the famous, family-run Planeta vineyards near Menfi, La Foresteria Planeta is, arguably, one of Sicily's prime wine hotels. Colourful, individually decorated rooms mix contemporary and period pieces; each has a private terrace. With authentic Sicilian cuisine - lessons from the chef for the keen! - an infinity pool and sea views, this is near-perfect.
- Relais San Giuliano is a good option situated in the countryside outside Catania. There is a really spacious family room which sleeps up to four, plus a lovely outdoor pool set in lush gardens, and a small spa for the adults. The food is excellent too - traditional Sicilian fare done with a modern twist.
- Masseria degli Ulivi, tucked into the hillside above Noto and surrounded by olive groves, might not quite make the grade as a boutique hotel, but it’s definitely along those lines, while also being small, peaceful reasonably priced and family friendly. Bedrooms are simple, cool and serene and there’s a beautiful infinity pool and open-sided dining room. Plus it's only 20 minutes from the coast.
Prefer an Apartment or Villa?
- If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner Booking.com.
- Sicily has four airports: Palermo Airport, which is in Punta Raisi, about 35kms outside Palermo and Catania Airport, which is about 5kms outside Catania, which are both international airports with flag-carrier and low-cost airlines, and Trapani Airport and Comiso Airport, which are both favoured by European no-frills carriers.
- If you want to hire a car - which we highly recommend if you want to explore Sicily - we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
- Sicily’s climate is Mediterranean, which, broadly speaking means hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. But the climate does vary quite a bit depending on where exactly you stay - what with the impressive volcanic range running across the island. Summer temperatures average between 23°C to 26°C in July and August and 24°C in September. During summer the sea temperature is almost the same as on land. Autumn is wetter, but still warm, winter is cooler - perfect for walking holidays - and come spring it’s warm and sunny again.
Still not sure?
- Check out our recommendations for the best boutique hotels in Sicily?
- Consider staying in one of the best wine hotels in Sicily?
- Refine your search to the best places to stay in Palermo
- Or the best places to stay on the Aeolian islands?
- Or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
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Best Hotels in Sicily
Relais San Giuliano Viagrande, Sicily 12 rooms from $122Exclusive offer - Seven for the price of SixSights nearby - Etna is 30 minutes away and personal hikes can be arranged. Nearby beaches are only 15 minutes away.Hideaway - With just 12 rooms it's the perfect hideaway.Boutique - The rooms are invididually designed.Spa - Jacuzzi, Hammam and Treatments.
Relais San Giuliano is an all-singing, all-dancing pocket rocket, small but perfectly formed with 12 rooms, a spa, infinity pool and restaurant 'I Palici' serving mouth-watering Sicilian dishes. Great for all the family. Just a few miles from Catania it's within easy reach of the airport. See More
Borgo d'Orlando Mirto, Sicily 9 rooms from $149Total relaxation - With just nine rooms plus a lovely outdoor pool and on site restaurant, you can enjoy a totally relaxing break.Sights nearby - Medieval Cefalu, the Argimusco (Italian Stonehenge), Catafurco waterfall and the Tindari Greek theatre and Roman BasilicaGreat walks - There are lots of great walks and hikes in the surrounding countryside for all ages and abilities.Birdwatching - Look out for the Eagles and Griffins circling the Rocche del Crasto
A charming small hotel situated on Sicily's northern coast. Nine rooms offer a blend of contemporary comforts - a minimalist feel with white-washed walls and tiled floors - with traditional features, and some have private terrace. Large outdoor pool for lazy days and restaurant serving local dishes. See More
Hotel Villa Carlotta Taormina 29 rooms from $166Sights nearby - Only five minutes walk to the historical centre of TaorminaViews - Fabulous views of the sea and Mount EtnaRestaurant - Traditional Italian and Sicilian cuisineLocal markets - Good for local colour.
A beautiful luxury hotel on the cliff tops over the Ionian sea. Sumptuous rooms, suites and apartments most with private terraces. Rooms have stone floors, delicate watercolours and rich fabrics. Fantastic restaurant and pool. Utterly romantic, but still very accommodating for families or groups. See More
Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina 19 rooms from $199Luxury - Traditional luxury including frescoed walls, brightly painted walls, trailing roses, hot tubs.Romantic Break - Hotel Villa Ducale is the most romantic hotel in Taormina.Views - The terraces offer sensational bay views.Restaurant - Light lunches and candlelit dinners on the terrace. Traditional and delicious Sicilian cuisine.
Hotel Villa Ducale is a romantic boutique hotel full of character and charm with jaw-dropping sea views. Rooms and suites are decorated with exquisite Italian style, some come with private terrace. There's a lovely garden with pool, and a stunning roof terrace. The perfect choice for a honeymoon. See More
Q92 Noto Hotel Noto 9 rooms from $278Sights nearby - Noto is known for its baroque architecture, including the 18th-century Cathedral.Swimming Pool - There's a mini pool in the internal garden.Boutique - Just 9 rooms and suites.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
B&B Nonno Gino Marsala 3 rooms from $72Beach Life - Only 4km from the pristine, white-sand beaches of Marsala.Local exploring - Ideally positioned to explore the historic city by foot.Local markets - Visit the nearby fish market, that lies adjacent to the Port of Garibaldi.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
Stylish accommodation in the heart of Marsala offering rooms with a cool mix of chic and rustic furnishings. The best rooms have a balcony with fabulous views of the Arch of Garibaldi. Boasting an enviable location in the historic centre of Marsala and just a short distance from the beach. See More
Villa U Marchisi B&B RG, Sicily 5 rooms from $78Beach Life - There are several quiet sea villages to be explored, with sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and blue skies.Local exploring - Explore Sicily - a world heritage site for its baroque architecture, a few kilometres from the hotel.Sailing - Hire a boat and explore Ragusa's coast and the charming spots further afieldFishing - Head out sea fishing on local boats in the Marzamemi area.
A sweet and intimate B&B in a great location, close to the beach and the town area. Rooms are traditionally styled with tile floorings, exposed wooden beams and antique furniture. The outdoor pool is lovely and breakfast is served daily. A shared kitchen is also available for cooking. See More
Novecento, Modica Modica 6 rooms from $82Value chicSights nearby - Ancient caves of Chiafura. Bang in the centre of Baroque Scicli.Birdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape
SLO Design House Marsala 7 rooms from $82Local exploring - Located in the historic center of Marsala, a wine town rich in history and archaeological finds.Beach Life - Only 4km from the picturesque beaches of Marsala.Sights nearby - Set within walking distance of the Duomo and the Promenade.Outstanding location
Elegant designer rooms in the historic heart of Marsala boasting fabulous views over the Duomo. Chic rooms are modern in design with monochrome tones, clean lines and indulgent bathrooms. Spend days exploring the historic city before returning to exemplary Sicilian fare in the vibrant restaurant. See More
Hotel Gutkowski Syracuse 26 rooms from $89Views - Wonderful seaviews or over the rooftops of OrtigiaValue chicRoof terraceSailing - Up the Ciane river in a gozzo (traditional sailing boat).Recommended by - I Escape, Frommers, CN Traveller
Marettimo Residence TP, Marettimo 42 rooms from $94Eco break - Built using natural materials, solar panels for heating water, a sewage treatment plant and sterilized drinking waterRemote - This is an off the beaten track place, in a peaceful and quiet setting with outstanding sea viewsHoneymoons - They offer special honeymoon packages. Includes a romantic dinner and a tour by boat at sunsetValue chic - This hotel is good value for money offering well priced rooms and facilities
An eco friendly hotel with fully functional apartments for rent offering private terraces and wonderful views. Along with an outdoor pool and a massage tub, it also features a garden with barbeque facilities and a children's playing area. Cosy and comfortable, one of the few hotels on the island. See More
Torre Don Virgilio Modica RG 7 rooms from $100Total relaxation - With its temperate climate, simple and informal hospitality, the local Sicilian culture is ideally suited to a relaxing holidayLocal exploring - The hotel offers to organise a range of excursions, tours and activities designed to show you the wonders of the local regionSights nearby - Thanks to the hotel's location in the UNESCO-listed Val di Noto, guests can discover Sicily's baroque heritageSwimming Pool - Outdoor heated pool
A charming farmhouse turned hotel nestled in the rich lands of southern Sicily. The homely rooms feature rustic interiors with stone walls, exposed wooden beams and traditional local furniture. An outdoor pool, pleasant garden and fresh daily breakfast all make this an enticing stay. See More
Giardini Mon Plaisir Trapani 6 rooms from $100Local exploring - Set in the heart of Trapani, ideal for exploring the city by foot and soaking in the authentic Sicilian way of life.Sights nearby - Visit the majestic Trapani cathedral.Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolTraditional
A small family-run hotel set in the heart of historic Trapani. A handful of rooms perfectly mix contemporary and traditional styles, think: exposed beams, simple wooden furniture, traditional tiled floors and crisp white linen. Offering an outdoor pool, ever warm staff and an ideal location. See More
Il Leone Blu Catania (Via Castello Ursino, 38) 4 rooms from $100Local exploring - Set in the heart of Catania's historic centre this is an ideal base from which to explore the city's many attractionsSights nearby - The “u Lioutru” elephant, Ursino Palace, Il Duomo, Colleggiata Church and the Elephants Palace are just some of the top sightsGreat walks - It is well worth strolling to the beautiful Bellini Garden (the main garden) and the Pacini GardenViews - Great views from hotel
Set in a renovated historic building in the gorgeous centre, this B&B boasts spacious, bright rooms with modern amenities while maintaining the original decor (including frescoes). Breakfast is served, there's restaurants on the doorstep, and it's mere steps from Urbino Castle and the Roman Theatre! See More
Palazzo Failla Modica 10 rooms from $123Foodies - Michelin star restaurant.Restaurant - Michelin starred restaurant or cafe for more relaxed dining.Sights nearby - Located in the centre of ModicaPrivate Hot Tub
Palazzo Melfi Comiso, Sicily 9 rooms from $110City Style - Housed in a heritage building with many original features, this accommodation has lots of Sicilian styleLocal exploring - Located in the heart of picturesque Comiso, this hotel makes a great base for local exploringFamilies - The spacious self-contained apartments are perfect for families travelling with childrenSights nearby - Visit the nearby Castello di Donnafugata, a 14th-century castle with Gothic and Renaissance additions to the facade
This hotel occupies an 18th-century palace in Comiso, Sicily. Guests can choose between individually styled self-catering apartments and rooms boasting antique furniture and fine linens; the best suite has a terrace with panoramic views of the town. Book an in-room spa treatment; a refined choice. See More
Henry's House Syracuse (Ortigia) 12 rooms from $128Sights nearby - The hotel is walking distance from the architectural Castello ManiaceViews - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.
This unique property is located on the architecturally famous island of Ortygia. All rooms are decorated in a bohemian style with wrought iron beds, fabulous antique furniture, art work and sea views. A typical Italian breakfast can be enjoyed on the sun terrace. Local cafés are walking distance. See More
San Giorgio Palace Hotel Ragusa 29 rooms from $113Local exploring - A good four star property ideally located within walking distance of Ragusa's main attractions.Value chic - Double rooms start from as little as €75 per night.Sights nearby - Stroll down to the impressive Duomo of San Giorgio.Romantic - Good for couples.
A four star luxury hotel located just steps from the historic centre of Ragusa. The quaint exterior opens onto distinctly modern interiors with clean lines, white on white hues and minimalist furniture. Indulgent breakfasts are served and the friendly staff are always on hand to give out local tips. See More
Relais Parco Cavalonga Modica 15 rooms from $117FamiliesFoodiesSights nearby - Donnafugata’s castle and all the stunning baroque architecture of the Iblea regionRestaurant - Il Paladini serves traditional Sicilian cuisineRecommended by - I Escape
Wonderfully spacious and modern self-catering apartments and rooms in a pretty valley location. Each sleeps 2-7, has polished floors, lots of natural light, white washed walls, and huge bathrooms. On-site chef, sparkling pool, magnificent gardens. Ideal for families and groups. See More
B&B Delle Vittorie Palermo 5 rooms from $120Romantic Break - A pampering pad in the centre of the city, boasting comfy and stylish suites, four poster beds and excellent views.Local markets - Just a short stroll to the popular markets of Ballarò and Vucciria, head down to pick up some regional specialities.Sights nearby - Within walking distance of the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti, the Teatro Massimo, the Royal Palace.Great walks - Right in the centre of the historic old city, head out and explore her streets on foot.
A chic and contemporary B&B, in the heart of the old city. Elegant and understated interiors, are matched by excellent service and a friendly atmosphere. Perfectly located for explore all the city has to offer, from bars and restaurants to museums and cathedrals. An excellent breakfast is included. See More
Hotel Carmine Marsala 5 rooms from $121Local exploring - Situated near the Archaeological Park of Lilibeo among other historical sites.Beach Life - Located just 3km from the beach.Sights nearby - The Porta Garibaldi, a triumphal arch, is a short stroll from the hotel.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
An elegant historic property in central Marsala. Beautifully styled rooms feature antique furniture, exposed stone walls and original ceramic tile floors. Indulgent breakfasts are served, massages can be arranged on request and there's an atmospheric bar too. An ideal base to explore the region. See More
Masseria degli Ulivi Noto 34 rooms from $122Sights nearby - Palazzolo Acreide and the delights of the World Heritage Site NotoRestaurant - Serving typical rustic Sicilian cuisineBirdwatching - Wetlands around Vendicari.Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - I Escape
A serene hillside hotel surrounded by olive groves in a remote setting above Noto. Bedrooms (plus some triples and quadruples) are perfect for families and groups, all decorated with contemporary elegance. Fabulous infinity pool and excellent restaurant. Close to beaches and sights nearby. See More
Maxim B&B Palermo 5 rooms from $122Value chicSights nearby - Central Palermo so easy access to all the sightsLocal markets - Vucciria, Ballarò and del Capo street markets.Four poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - I Escape
Donna Carmela Riposto, Sicily 26 rooms from $125Beach Life - With the beach just a few miles away you can easily spend your days lounging by the seasideLocal exploring - Make use of the free bikes to cycle all over the area and get to know your surroundingsFoodies - Enjoy delicious gourmet Sicilian cuisine at their restaurantGreat walks - Go hiking up Mount Etna if you fancy getting the blood pumping!Recommended by - CN Traveller
Donna Carmela is situated a short distance from Riposto, Sicily. Surrounded by lush gardens and offering wonderful views, it boasts sustainable architecture providing chic accommodation. Unwind in the spa or lounge by the pool. Take advantage of their wonderful wine-cellar! Utterly rejuvenating. See More
Masseria Ciancio Modica (Graffetta) 8 rooms from $126Value chicFamiliesSights nearby - Unesco-listed Baroque towns and minutes drive from the Cava IspicaViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - I Escape
B&B Il Giardino di Ballaro Palermo (75/77) 5 rooms from $126Sights nearby - Moment from cathedral, Cappella Palatina, Tower of San NicolòLocal markets - Close to BallaròBoutiqueGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Antica Badia Relais Ragusa 12 rooms from $129Romantic BreakRestaurant - Two restaurants, one of which is only open during summer months and good weather!Sights nearby - Located in the historical centre of RagusaGreat walks - Caves of Iblei Mountains.
Palazzo Brunaccini Palermo (Albergaria) 18 rooms from $132Families - The family rooms are a great option for parents travelling with children, offering lots of extra living spaceRomantic Break - The classical interior and cosy restaurant make this hotel a romantic setting for couple's getawayCity Style - Located in the centre of Palermo in a heritage building, this hotel has reams of Sicilian styleLocal markets - Shop like a local with a trip to the Ballarò Market, a fresh fruit and vegetable market close to the hotel
This boutique hotel is located on a pretty piazzetta in central Palermo. Rooms are bright and modern with luxurious linens and quality furniture; the best suites have marble floors, four-poster beds and a private balcony. Have lunch at the stylish Da Carlo restaurant. A stately Sicilian hotel. See More
Cavanera Etnea Resort Sicily 10 rooms from $133Total relaxation - With an endless selection of wine, a pool and the surrounding Sicilian countryside, this hotel offers total relaxationCountry Escape - Located on a country estate with a vineyard at the foot of Mount Etna, this hotel is a glorious country retreatRomantic Break - Couples love the hotel's chic wine bar and the enormous outdoor poolGreat walks - Explore the beautiful natural setting of the hotel on a long walk; enquire at the hotel for recommended routesRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
This luxury wine resort occupies a renovated country estate at the foot of Mount Etna. Rooms blend modern and classic interior design; the best have an exquisite four-poster bed. All rooms offer views of the vineyard and black tiled floors made from volcanic lava. Relax by the pool; a stylish stay. See More
BB22 Palermo 6 rooms from $133HoneymoonsRomantic BreakSights nearby - Situated in the heart of historic PalermoRestrictions on children - Children over 8 welcome.Recommended by - I Escape
Hotel Villa Angela Taormina 23 rooms from $133Views - Amazing views of the Ionian Sea and Mount EtnaRomantic BreakSights nearby - Located near the old centre of TaorminaRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Sawdays
Masseria Agnello Realmonte, Sicily 10 rooms from $145Local exploring - This hotel is perfectly located for taking a trip to Agrigento, known for the ruins of the ancient Greek city of AkragasHideaway - Hideaway at this hotel, a rural getaway on a traditional Sicilian countryside estate away from the bustle of the townsBack to Nature - Set in the beautiful Sicilian countryside, this hotel makes a great back to nature retreatSights nearby - Visit the Valley of the Temples, an ancient archaeological site with temples and the ruins of the city of AkragasRecommended by - Tablet, Great Small Hotels
This unique hotel occupies a former 19th-century Sicilian estate in Realmonte. The 'Massaro' or main house has been restored and retains many original features. Rooms are dressed in a simple but elegant palette of earthy tones with wood accents. Relax by the pretty outdoor pool; a rustic retreat. See More
Baglio Giammaccaro Castelluzzo, Sicily 5 rooms from $145Beach Life - Situated in close proximity to a range of pretty, sandy beaches, this hotel makes a great base for a seaside getawayLocal exploring - Located within a national park, there is plenty of exploring to do in the area surrounding the hotelCountry Escape - With a peaceful setting next to the mountains, this hotel is a great escape to the countrySights nearby - Drive out to the Temple of Segesta, an important Greek archaeological site where there is a well-preserved Doric temple
This charming B&B is nestled between the mountains and the sea in the Monte Cofano Nature Reserve, Sicily. The elegant guestrooms feature restored antique furniture and hand-painted tiles; book a luxury suite for a private terrace. Eat breakfast al fresco with mountain views; a beautiful bolt-hole. See More
Baglio della Luna Agrigento 23 rooms from $151Views - Perfect views from the verandah restaurant over the Valley of Temples.Foodies - The restaurant is renowned for its culinary flair.Exclusive use - Excellent Sicilian wines.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - Fodors
A fantastic little four star option just outside Agrigento and only 800 metres from the beach. An historic Sicilian house surrounded by sprawling terraces, luscious green gardens, and fantastic views over the Valley of Temples. Traditional and charming rooms, and a restaurant renowned far and wide. See More
Azienda Agricola Mandranova Palma di Montechiaro, Sicily 16 rooms from $156Views - Great views from hotelGroupsFamiliesSailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
BB22 Palace Palermo (Castellammare Vucciria) 5 rooms from $156City Style - Located in a heritage building typical of Palermo, this hotel is a chic and stylish Italian guesthouseLocal exploring - The hotel's central location makes it a great base for local exploring in PalermoRomantic Break - Couples love the hotel's cosy rooms and the pretty outdoor terraceSights nearby - Visit Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, a 13th-century church with an impressive mosaic facade
This hotel is housed in a beautifully renovated palazzo in the centre of Palermo. Rooms boast modern interior design and high-quality linens; book the deluxe room for a feature wall comprised of stone from the original palazzo. Relax with a drink on the hotel's chic terrace; a stylish guesthouse. See More
Abbazia Santa Anastasia Sicily 29 rooms from $156Total relaxation - A tranquil retreat surrounded by vineyards, boasting fabulous cuisine and a luxurious pool.Great walks - Take long walks through the picturesque countryside surrounding the property.Sights nearby - Visit the Unesco World Heritage Site Cefalù Cathedral.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool
A 12th-century converted Benedictine abbey set in acres of vineyards. Atmospheric interiors are traditional and luxurious with rich hues, wooden floors and antique furniture. The restaurant is superb. There's plenty to explore in the surrounding region or simply unwind with a good book. See More
Wine Resort Villagrande Milo, Sicily 4 rooms from $156Local exploring - A great base for wine enthusiasts or simply exploring the area.Views - All rooms have views over the Ionian coastGreat walks - Etna National ParkBack to Nature
Baglio La porta di San Gerardo Sicily 10 rooms from $156Total relaxation - A secluded luxury property complete with wellness area and with easy access to the beach.Minimum Stay - 6 nights minimum stay in high seasonSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
A small luxury hotel boasting spectacular sea views from a hilltop position. A handful of generous doubles and indulgent suites mix contemporary and traditional materials to great effect. Boasting a large swimming pool, wellness centre and fantastic restaurant. A place for true relaxation. See More
Kinanto Bioresort Ispica, Sicily 7 rooms from $156Eco break - This bioresort is designed for guests to experience a relaxing holiday in harmony with the natural landscapeHideaway - Situated in the heart of the Sicilian countryside, this hotel makes a great hideout holiday destinationFamilies - The larger, self-contained apartments are perfect for parents travelling with childrenCooking classes - Brush up on your Italian repertoire with a cooking class run by a local chef, available through the hotelRecommended by - Sawdays
This eco retreat is located in the Ragusan countryside on a former agricultural site. There are a range of bright and airy rooms and suites; the largest accommodates up to five people and has two bedrooms, a kitchen and balcony. Relax by the pool or in the pretty garden. A tranquil country getaway. See More
Tale Restaurant & Suite Piedimonte Etneo, Sicily 10 rooms from $156Hideaway - With its remote location and excellent on-site facilities, this hotel is a perfect hideaway holiday destinationLocal exploring - There is lots of local exploring to do in nearby towns and on the coast, reachable by car from the hotelCountry Escape - Located in a beautiful natural setting in Sicily, this hotel makes a great country retreatSecluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Great Small Hotels , Sawdays
This stylish hotel is located in a renovated country house in Piedimonte Etneo. Rooms are modern with warm soft furnishings and original features, such as exposed stone walls and wooden beams. Enjoy sea views from the pretty outdoor pool before eating at the gourmet restaurant. A tranquil retreat. See More
Hotel Kalura Cefalu 72 rooms from $159Beach Life - 100-odd steps bring you down to a private bathing area, with deckchairs and umbrellas, plus an in house scuba school.Active Holiday - With everything from tennis courts, to scuba courses, a diving board and ping pong you are sure to be kept busy.Fishing - Try your hand at catching your supper with fishing from the private beach.On the beach - Fantastic beach location
An excellent beach front hotel with lots of activities on offer at the resort. With its own private beach area, the hotel offers snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. Bedrooms are simple, clean and many have sea view balconies. Enjoy evenings on the outside dining terrace or in the hotel bar. See More
Locanda don Serafino Ragusa 10 rooms from $161Value chic - With rooms from as little as €108 per night, it's excellent value.Foodies - One of the Ragusa's best restaurants, boasting two Michelin stars.Private Hot Tub - Book the luxury suite for your private terrace and outdoor hot tub with stunning views.Sights nearby - Baroque gems of the area: Scicli, Modica, and Noto.Recommended by - I Escape, Relais & Chateaux
Il Principe 95124 Catania CT 80 rooms from $166Local exploring - Surrounded by baroque architecture in Catania's historic centre this is a great base from which to explore the beautiful sightsSights nearby - The “u Lioutru” elephant, Ursino Palace, Il Duomo, Colleggiata Church and the Elephants Palace are just some of the top sightsGreat walks - It is well worth strolling to the beautiful Bellini Garden (the main garden) and the Pacini GardenRomantic - Good for couples.
A modern, pleasant hotel set in a former aristocratic residence in Catania's historic centre. Rooms are bright and spacious with simple elegant design (the best have hot tub baths). Expect warm and friendly service and generous breakfasts. A smart choice in the heart of this ancient city. See More
Casa Talia Modica 10 rooms from $167Views - All rooms have fabulous views down to the historic centre of ModicaFamiliesSights nearby - Discover historic Modica on footSailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Il Baglio sull Acqua Favignana 10 rooms from $167Fishing - If you fancy a relaxing afternoon then head down to the sea for a spot of fishingGreat walks - Wander along the coast at sunset and marvel at the stunning viewsSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Views - Great views from hotel
Il Baglio sull Acqua is located on the island of Favignana, a short walk from the beach. Set in a traditional stone building, it offers smart accommodation with glorious views of the area, plus outdoor pool and hot tub. Aziza bistro serves superb local dishes! Perfect for getting away from it all. See More
I Pretti Resort Favignana TP 16 rooms from $167Beach Life - A beautiful and serene spot overlooking the sea, and just a few minutes walk to the lovely Praia Beach on Favignana.Sights nearby - Visit the fascinating limestone caves and the Hypogeum Gardens.Fishing - Organise a sea fishing trip out from Favignana harbour.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
I Pretti Resort is a charming hotel situated on the quaint little island of Favignana. A serene atmosphere pervades throughout the hotel, which focuses on luxury and elegance. With a yummy breakfast each morning in the flower filled gardens, it's perfect for a restorative relaxing holiday. See More
La Dépendance Noto (Sicily) 5 rooms from $167City Style - Located in a heritage building in Noto, this hotel's original palazzo features give it classic Sicilian styleLocal exploring - Located in the the historic centre of the city, this hotel is the perfect base for local exploring in NotoRomantic Break - Couples love the cosy hotel rooms and the delicious Sicilian dishes at the restaurantSights nearby - Visit the nearby Cattedrale di Noto, a church built in the classic Sicilian baroque styleRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
This elegant hotel was constructed from the ruins of a former palazzo in Noto, Sicily. Suites are spacious and individually styled, ranging from contemporary to baroque designs. Dine at the hotel's modern Sicilian restaurant, A'Mastra, where cultural events are also held. A charming heritage hotel. See More
Baglio Occhipinti Ragusa 5 rooms from $167Foodies - Explore the kitchen garden with organic fruit trees, local vineyards, plus foodie delights in nearby Putnesca & ScoglittiGreat walks - Putanesca, the small fishing village is a 20 minute drive away and has charming walksLocal markets - Daily fish market in Scoglitti, 15 minutes awaySights nearby - Short drive from the Baroque town of VittoriaRecommended by - Sawdays
Gorgeous Italian manor house set within a vineyard. The house, from 1860 has five big bedrooms and living rooms to be enjoyed: filled with antiques, fantastic views and rustic fireplaces. All this plus an outdoor swimming pool, kitchen garden and restaurant using only locally sourced produce. See More
Torre Marabino Modica 7 rooms from $171FoodiesSights nearby - Explore the Unesco Baroque towns of Noto and Modica, plus much moreRestaurant - Traditional Sicilian cuisineSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Sawdays
Scilla Maris Casa Maccari, Sicily 6 rooms from $172Country Escape - Retreat to the country at this beautiful B&B, nestled within a vineyard with views of the neighbouring nature reserveFamilies - Suites are spacious and good for families; kids will love the hotel's outdoor poolLocal exploring - The B&B is well-located for local exploring, with towns Ortygia and Noto close byRestaurant - The Datterino restaurant offers traditional local cuisine presented with a modern twist. Many ingredients are grown on site
This four-star luxury hotel faces the Vendicari Natural Park in the vineyards of Nero d’Avola. Rooms have a vintage feel, dressed in a blend of antiques and upcycled materials; the best suites have exposed stone features and all rooms offer a private patio. Relax by the pool at this charming hotel. See More
Pantelleria Dream Kamma, Pantelleria 46 rooms from $176Back to NatureViews - Great views from hotelRomantic BreakSights nearby - Middle Bronze Age village.Recommended by - I Escape
An unusual hotel made up of sprawling stone villas on a natural island between Sicily and Tunisia. Fabulously spacious stone cottages with terraces set on the hillside overlooking the ocean. Infinity pool, delicious food, and exploring the natural reserve of the island - Robinson Crusoe style. See More
Dimora dell'Olivastro Sicily, Favignana 6 rooms from $178Eco break - The farm is entirely organic, the hot water comes from the solar panels and all products are eco-friendly.Romantic Break - Some rooms come with an outside bed, on which you can gaze at the star-spangled sky.Great walks - Take long walks through the rugged and picturesque countryside.Restrictions on children - Adult only
Bright and elegant eco-friendly accommodation on the picturesque island of Favignana. The building's earthy hues open onto bright chic interiors. Rooms boast glorious views, private terraces and white on white style. Surrounded by its own organic farm (which also produces wine). A fine stay. See More
Siracusa Resort Syracusa, Sicily 11 rooms from $178Outstanding location - Arrive by boat to really appreciate the fabulous locationViews - Lovely views over to the island of Ortigia and the Med.On the beach - The only resort in Syracuse with a private beachRestrictions on children - Adults only property. Over 14s are accepted.
Stylish small resort with the only private beach in Syracuse. Eleven rooms, one suite and three apartments for the more independent minded. Chic interiors with natural elements: exposed stone work, white washed walls and fine fabrics. A grown up beach retreat a stone's throw from Ortigia. See More
Lemon House, Sicily Sicily 4 rooms from $178Beach Life - The property has a private beach area 3km away and there is miles of fantastic coastline to exploreSights nearby - Head to Chiesa di Santi Pietro i Paulo d'Agro, the ancient Taormina Greek theatre and the epic natural landmark Mt EtnaRestrictions on children - Children over 12 are welcomedSwimming Pool - Seasonal outdoor poolRecommended by - Sawdays
Principe di villafranca Palermo 32 rooms from $183Great walks - Walk the city from Via Maqueda and Corso Vittorio EmanuelSights nearby - Explore 16th-century catacombsLocal markets - Explore Ballarò MarketRestaurant - Recommended.Recommended by - Fodors
Boutique hotel in the heart of Palermo, a short walk from the Politeama and Massimo theatres. Rooms have antique furnishings, marble floors, and vaulted ceilings giving an authentic, luxurious feel. A cozy Sicilian restaurant at the hotel and many bars on nearby streets. Ideal for work or pleasure. See More
Tenuta Cammarana Modica (Sicily) 3 rooms from $183Sights nearby - The archaeological and UNESCO sites of Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Agrigento, SiracusaGreat walks - The scenic walking routes of the Sicilian countryside are on your doorstep.Tennis - There are tennis courts on the property should guests wish to play.Restrictions on children - Children above the age of twelve welcome.Recommended by - Sawdays, Tablet
18th century country house which has been in this aristocratic family for generations, as has their good taste. Food is the star of the show: rustic Italian flavours paired with local wine. Rooms are filled with light and colour despite exposed stone ceilings. Enjoy the gardens and tennis courts! See More
Domus Maris Boutique Hotel Sciacca, Sicily 9 rooms from $186Active Holiday - This part of Sicily is popular with cyclists; this pretty hotel would be the perfect stop-off on an active holidayRomantic Break - With its charming, small town setting and fantastic views, this hotel makes for a romantic couples' geteawayBeach Life - With its fantastic seafront location, this hotel is a great base for a relaxing beach holidaySeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
This boutique hotel is located in the coastal town of Sciacca, Sicily. Rooms are individually styled with unique design pieces inspired by the Mediterranean setting; the best have a private terrace with sea views. Enjoy breakfast on the bright hotel patio, or a drink in the evening; a charming stay. See More
San Carlo Suites Noto (Sicily) 5 rooms from $187City Style - Situated within a heritage building with lots of original features, this hotel is all about Sicilian styleLocal exploring - Located in the centre of Noto, this hotel makes a great base for local sightseeing in and around the cityRomantic Break - Book a room with a private balcony for added romance at this charming hotelSights nearby - Visit the Cathedral of Noto, a reconstructed, 18th-century Sicilian baroque cathedral with a neoclassical dome
This charming B&B is located in the heart of the heritage city of Noto. Rooms boast tiled floors and are dressed in a blend of traditional and contemporary design; the best suites have Baroque-style balconies where you can enjoy breakfast with views of the Basilica of San Nicolò. A delightful hotel. See More
Shalai Resort Linguaglossa, Sicily 13 rooms from $189Spa breaks - With a sleek on-site spa offering a hammam, sauna and hot tub, this hotel is a great spa break optionFamilies - The family suites are perfect for parents travelling with children, offering interconnected roomsHideaway - Located in a peaceful Sicilian village, this hotel is a great hideaway holiday destinationRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Great Small Hotels
This luxury, four-star hotel is located in a heritage building in Linguaglossa, Sicily. Rooms are simply dressed in a soft palette with local textiles; the best suites boast stunning frescoes and a private terrace. Dine at the gourmet restaurant before a sleek spa treatment. A quietly elegant hotel. See More
Capo San Vito Sicily 35 rooms from $189Beach Life - Lounge on a stunning Sicilian beach located just steps away! Diving, boat tours and even fishing are also all available nearbyRomantic Break - Suites are romantic and the beautiful beach, private dining and the spa all call for perfect couple relaxationActive Holiday - Paraglide over the coast or trek from the hotel to the nearby village of Scopello!Total relaxation - The impressive spa offers a Turkish bath, Finnish sauna and mini indoor pool
A unique hotel located on Sicily's most beautiful beach. Balinese inspired design sees rooms decorated with oriental artwork and dark wood furnishings. An excellent spa adds to the atmosphere of tranquillity, whilst surrounding nature reserves will appeal to those seeking adventure. See More
Duomo Suites & Spa Catania (Sicily) 12 rooms from $190Local exploring - Located a stone's throw from the main square in Catania, this hotel is a great base for local exploringCity Style - With themed rooms and original artwork, this hotel has reams of Sicilian styleRomantic Break - The lively interior design and pretty hotel terrace are a hit with couplesLocal markets - For a taste of local traditions visit La Pescheria, Catania's lively fish market in the centre of townRecommended by - Tablet
This design hotel is located in the historic centre of Catania, Sicily. Suites are individually designed based on a cinematic theme and feature original works by local artists. The best rooms have a private balcony with city views. Be sure to book in for a treatment at the spa; a unique hotel. See More
Baglio Sorìa Resort & Wine Experience Trapani (Sicily) 11 rooms from $193Local exploring - The hotel's location makes it a good base for local exploring of Trapani and the natural surroundingsCountry Escape - Located in the countryside of Trapani, this hotel has all the rural charm of a great country escapeRomantic Break - Couples will love the tranquil hideaway setting and the pretty outdoor poolCooking classes - Take a cooking class through the hotel and learn the tricks to making perfect Italian foodRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
This modern resort is located in a renovated country estate in Trapani with a vineyard. Rooms are bright and modern, with wood accents and rich linens nodding to the hotel's origins. The best suites have a living area and balcony. Relax by the pool before a tasting at the wine bar. A stylish hotel. See More
Palazzo Natoli Palermo 9 rooms from $198Short fly break - Easily accessible European destination with a range of low-cost airlines flying to its airport located 19kms from the cityLocal exploring - Close to the major attractions the city has to offer and organising guided tours tooCity Style - A taste of Sicilian hospitality within easy reach of restaurants and attractionsSights nearby - The crossing of the Cathedral and Quatro Canti is where many of Palermo's major attractions can be seenRecommended by - Sawdays, I Escape
Cas'almare Sicily, Favignana 4 rooms from $200Beach Life - Fantastic location just set back from the sea and a beach club.Views - Stunning ocean views.Seaside - The hotel’s beach club café serves light lunches, mainly sandwiches and salads.Sights nearby - Cala Rossa cove is famous for its rock formations.Recommended by - I Escape
Wine Relais Feudi del Pisciotto Niscemi, Sicily 10 rooms from $200Hideaway - Nestled in the countryside in southeast Sicily, this hotel makes a great hideaway holiday destinationBack to Nature - Perched on the edge of a huge natural reserve, this hotel makes a great escape to natureFamilies - The split-level suite is perfect for families travelling with older childrenGreat walks - Explore the neighbouring Niscemi Nature Reserve on a long walk; enquire at the hotel for recommended routes
This hotel occupies a thoughtfully restored feudo in southeast Sicily dated to 1700. Rooms are in the property's former palmento and boast exposed stone walls and local artisan pieces; the best suite is split level and has a living area. Dine at the hotel restaurant; an authentic country bolt-hole. See More
Seven Rooms Villadorata Noto 3 rooms from $212Restaurant - Manna restaurant specialises in delicious mediterranean cuisineSailing - With or without a skipper can be arrangedLocal markets - Good for local colour.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Baglio Oneto Resort 91025 Marsala, Sicily 48 rooms from $218Total relaxation - A tranquil spot complete with glorious pool and local wines, ideal for restful holidays.Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Remote - Off the beaten track.
Gagliardi Boutique Hotel Noto SR 10 rooms from $220Local exploring - With its walking tours and central location, its an ideal spot from which to discover this charming Sicilian townFamilies - Offering child-minding facilities and family suites, this is a family-friendly choiceGreat walks - The hotel organises walking tours designed to reveal the best of the city's Baroque architectureRestaurant - Cafe Giardino is open from 10.30 to midnight.Recommended by - I Escape
La Dimora del Castelluccio Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily 3 rooms from $222Hideaway - Nestled on a hill in a sleepy, medieval Sicilian village, this hotel is a great hideaway holiday destinationLocal exploring - The hotel is well-placed for exploring neighbouring towns or taking an excursion to Mount EtnaRomantic Break - Couples love the cosy rooms at this B&B and its friendly hostsGreat walks - Explore the medieval town that the B&B is located in on foot with a long walk; ask the hosts for tips on the best routesRecommended by - Sawdays
This charming B&B is located in the medieval village of Castiglione di Sicilia. Rooms are dressed in a blend of modern and traditional design, with cosy linens and comfortable beds; the best suites have a living area. Relax on the roof terrace with breathtaking views of Mount Etna. A smart hotel. See More
Zash Country Boutique Hotel Archi, Sicily 9 rooms from $227Foodies - Zash Restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star; be prepared for something delicious!Sights nearby - Make a day trip to the ominous Mount Etna.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - Design Hotels
Minimalist and design fans will simply love this property. Blending old and new, nature and decor this property immerses its guests in the local surroundings. Glass walls, exposed stonework and in room hot tubs. Sample the best in Sicilian cuisine in the sun filled gardens, A photographers dream! See More
Masseria Susafa Sicily 18 rooms from $228Country Escape - Rural Sicily at it's best. Unwind in the tranquil hotel, dine on regional delights and take gentle walks.Sights nearby - Due to the masseria's central location most of Sicily's top sights can be reached in an hour by car.Restaurant - Il Granaio offers authentic Italian cuisine with an emphasis on the local specialities.Great walks - Take gentle ambles through the surrounding olive groves and vineyards.Recommended by - Sawdays, Tablet
A charming converted farm house, situated amidst olive groves and vineyards. Rustic chic interiors are totally enchanting with exposed stone, terracotta tiled floors and antique furniture. The cuisine is particularly special, home-cooked style Sicilian fare. The perfect spot to completely unwind. See More
Eremo della Giubiliana Modica 25 rooms from $229Views - Incredible seaviews. On a clear day you can make out Malta and TunisiaCountry EscapeSights nearby - The hotel has its own archaeological site part of which dates back to 5BC.Restaurant - Serving excellent traditional Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisineRecommended by - Tablet
La Plage Resort Taormina (Isola Bella) 61 rooms from $269Beach Life - The name says it all. A chic resort set on a beautiful stretch of beach.Great walks - Take long walks along the coast through the picturesque and rugged countryside.Sights nearby - Discover the ancient ruins of Taormina.Romantic - Good for couples.
Taodomus Taormina (Sicily) 10 rooms from $246Local exploring - Located in the centre of the town, this hotel is a perfect base to start your local exploring in TaorminaCity Style - With pretty, hand-crafted soft furnishings and sea views, this hotel has lots of small town styleRomantic Break - Couples will love the romantic roof terrace, where a delicious breakfast is served every morningSights nearby - Visit the nearby Cathedral of Taormina, a medieval Catholic church with a grand arched interior and elaborate statuary
This intimate hotel is located in the centre of Taormina, Sicily. Rooms are individually styled, with hand-painted headboards and carefully selected design pieces; the best rooms offer a private balcony with sea views. Enjoy breakfast on the charming roof terrace with panoramic views. A cosy B&B. See More
Castello Camemi Sicily 13 rooms from $249Country Escape - Lying in a secluded setting of the beaten track, this hotel is an ideal place for rest and tranquillityActive Holiday - The sea and the Iblei mountains offer an abundance of outdoor activities to keep you busyLocal exploring - Guests can spend their days exploring Sicilian towns steeped in ancient cultureSights nearby - This corner of Sicily is dotted with ancient towns dating back to classical antiquity, highlights include Syracuse and ModecaRecommended by - Sawdays
Lying in the south-east corner of Sicily, Castello Camemi delivers authentic hospitality within its historical walls. The stone-floored rooms and suites have an understated elegance. There is an outdoor pool and bar and the restaurant's gourmet cuisine is sourced locally. Simple charm. See More
Villa Neri Resort LINGUAGLOSSA (CT), Sicily 24 rooms from $256Total relaxation - A luxury resort and spa set in utterly tranquil surrounds, ideal for completely unwinding.Great walks - Enjoy challenging hikes on the spectacular Mount Etna.Swimming Pool - Indoor and outdoor poolsRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
Club Levante Pantelleria 13 rooms from $289Views - Views overlooking the Elephant Arch (an amazing rock formation which you can swim under) and over the MedGreat walks - The island is ideal for walking - explore the surrounding hills or meander around a salt water lakeHideaway - If an island escape wasn't enough solitude the secluded setting of the property should do itSwimming Pool - Outdoor infinity poolRecommended by - Sawdays
A beautiful traditional stone property with outstanding sea views. The simple design of the rooms highlights the property's natural character: exposed stone walls, arched doorways, secluded terraces. A bar, infinity pool and massages on request complete the picture of idyllic laid back island life. See More
La Foresteria Planeta Estate Menfi, Sicily 14 rooms from $289Cooking classes - Chef Angelo Pumilia teaches authentic Sicilian cooking in the hotel's spacious kitchenWine tasting - Have a guided wine tourGreat walks - Walk the vineyards and olive groves that surround La ForesteriaFull of character
Luxury wine resort in south west Sicily. Nestled amongst the vineyards, rooms are individually decorated with period pieces, all have private terraces and wonderful sea views. Authentic Sicilian cuisine and cookery lessons for the very keen! A family friendly, foodie haven, close to the beach. See More
Casa Turchetti Taormina (Sicily) 6 rooms from $289Romantic Break - Couples love the hotel's period feel and the huge, sink-in beds. The roof terrace is a great feature for a romantic getawayHoneymoons - Book the hotel's Junior Suite for a honeymoon with added luxury, and enjoy a pretty view from your private balconyLocal exploring - Located in the heart of the picturesque Sicilian town Taormina, this hotel is a great base for local exploringGreat walks - Wander the picturesque streets of Taormina; make sure you see the idyllic Corso Umberto in the centre of townRecommended by - Chambres d’hôtes de Charme CHC
This charming hotel is housed in a 19th-century residence in Taormina, Sicily. Rooms boast traditional Sicilian design with tiled floors, intricate linens and period furnishings; the best suite offers a four-poster bed and private balcony. Enjoy panoramic views from the roof terrace; a classic stay. See More
Monaci Delle Terre Nere Zafferana Etnea, Sicily 19 rooms from $300WellbeingHoneymoonsActive HolidayFoodiesRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, CN Traveller
Wonderfully chic retreat on the slopes of Mount Etna. Rooms and suites blend contemporary design with original elements; glass walls and parquet floors complement stone walls and wooden beams. Cinema, games room, tennis, an excellent restaurant. Very romantic, gourmet and family friendly. See More
La Moresca Modica 15 rooms from $311Beach Life - Nearby is Marina di Ragusa’s long, golden beach.Sights nearby - Ancient Greek colonies of Kamarina and Kaukana.Birdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.Full of characterRecommended by - I Escape
A very special maison de charme with boutique rooms near Marina di Ragusa’s golden beach. Sophisticated rooms and one family room combine antique furniture with modern lighting and decoration. Attractive breakfast terrace with scented flowers. A great choice for a romantic or family beach holiday. See More
Castello di San Marco Taormina (Calatabiano) 30 rooms from $320Total relaxation - With a spa, beach and restaurant all on-site, this hotel promises guests total relaxation during their stayLocal exploring - The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the idyllic Sicilian town Taormina, a short drive awayBeach Life - Located on its own private beach, this hotel is the perfect destination for a relaxing beach breakSights nearby - Visit Teatro Antico di Taormina, a short drive from the hotel. The site comprises an ancient Greek theatre with coastal viewsRecommended by - Tablet, Great Small Hotels
This four-star baroque hotel sits on its own private beach in Sicily. Rooms are bright and spacious, with luxurious linens and heritage features; the best suites offer ample living space and a private terrace. Book in for a treatment at the exclusive spa before dining at the restaurant. A chic stay. See More
Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel Syracuse (Ortigia) 54 rooms from $327City Style - Located in a heritage building in the centre of the ancient town of Syracuse, this hotel has plenty of Sicilian styleFoodies - Foodies will swoon at the hotel's traditional Sicilian restaurant and the plethora of other restaurants nearbyFamilies - The family suites at this hotel are designed with kids in mind, making this a great option for familiesSights nearby - Visit the nearby Cathedral of Syracuse, an ancient Catholic church which was originally a Greek doric temple
This charming hotel is located in Siracusa, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rooms have a blend of modern and period furnishings and retain lots of the building's original features. The best suites have a private roof terrace and hot tub. Dine at the cosy hotel restaurant; a stylish seaside stay. See More
Zafran Boutique Hotel & Restaurant Donnalucata, Sicily 11 rooms from $332Foodies - Foodies will be bowled over by the hotel restaurant's authentic Sicilian dishesBeach Life - With its seafront location, this hotel is a great option for a beach holidayRomantic Break - Couples love the hotel's pretty outdoor terrace and the stylish suitesSights nearby - Visit Castello di Donnafugata, a 14th-century castle with Gothic additions to its facade dating to the 19th-centuryRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
This four-star boutique hotel is located on the seafront in Donnalucata, Sicily. Rooms boast contemporary interior design with a nod to the local setting in the traditional tiled floors; the best suites have sea views and a spa bath. Eat authentic Sicilian cuisine at the restaurant; a chic hotel. See More
Donna Coraly Siracusa, Sicily 5 rooms from $334Eco break - An eco friendly break, with energy efficient suites, solar panels, and all fruit and veg, cheese and olive oil produced on site.Total relaxation - A wonderfully relaxing resort in pretty surrounds, chill out over a massage or lounging by the pool.Sailing - Explore the coastline by Catamaran or sailboat on a day trip.Sights nearby - Marvel at the Baroque beauty in the UNESCO protected Noto.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Great Small Hotels
A stunning 13th-century fort, set amidst fragrant orange groves and rolling farmland. Beautifully detailed white-washed rooms with pops of colour from hand-painted tiles and intricately designed cast iron beds. Yummy regional cuisine made from their own farm produce and local producers. See More
Ortea Palace Syracuse (Ortigia) 75 rooms from $342Foodies - Foodies will delight in the Sicilian cuisine on offer at the hotel's Incanto restaurant, plus the varied breakfast buffetSpa breaks - With an endless number of first-class spa facilities, choose this hotel for your perfect spa breakCity Style - Located in the heart of historic Syracuse, this heritage hotel has plenty of local charmSights nearby - Visit the Syracuse Cathedral, a historic Catholic church built in the 7th century with an imposing baroque facade
This luxury hotel is housed in a 1920s building in the historic centre of Syracuse. Rooms are elegantly furnished in a regal palette; the stand-out Tower Suite offers panoramic sea views from its bay windows and two balconies. Be sure to book in at the indulgent hotel spa; a decadent seaside stay. See More
Villa Athena Agrigento from $345Learning - The hotel sits in the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Valley of Temples,Views - Stunning views of the temples around and the infinite gardens.Garden - Stunning landscaped gardens.Foodies - Fantastic Sicilian cuisine.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
A stunning Five Star villa set in a UNESCO heritage site dotted with Doric temples. Modern Sicilian interiors are creamy and elegant. Four poster beds, hot tubs, private balconies, fantastic restaurant, swimming pool, and oh so luscious gardens. A spectacular choice for foodies and couples. See More
Grand Hotel Timeo Taormina 70 rooms from $355Views - Outstanding views across the sea and to Mount EtnaHoneymoonsLuxuryRemote - Off the beaten track.Recommended by - CN Traveller
Masseria della Volpe Casale Modica, Sicily 22 rooms from $358Total relaxation - The ideal spot to relax with all amenities on site from spa to pool and yummy restaurant surrounded by picturesque countryside.Tennis - Play a game on the synthetic grassed court.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Tablet, Great Small Hotels
A chic converted manor house in pretty rural Sicily. Rooms keep their original charm with exposed stone, soft hues and floating linen. The restaurant serves superb regional dishes and the wine cellar boasts an excellent collection. A spoiling spa will aid complete relaxation. Fabulous. See More