The beautiful Italian island of Sicily is a diverse destination that will appeal to any traveller who likes a little action and adventure along with luxury. There is plenty of exploring to do in sleepy local villages and cool towns that ooze culture, whilst the picture-perfect beaches and gourmet food and wine is world-famous and will ensure that you return home feeling refreshed and recharged.
As there is so much to see and do, holidays in Sicily should involve visiting a variety of locations so that you get a true sense of the island’s cultural identity. The best way to do this is with a multi-centre trip – these involve staying in different regions as opposed to staying in one place which can limit how far you venture. Holidays in Sicilythat involve staying in multiple locations are great as you will never get bored of a location, you can cater to your own tastes and you can travel through places that not many tourists get to see.
As an example, here is a of a two-centre holiday which will show different but very appealing sides of the island:
The charming town of Taormina has a stylish atmosphere with winding narrow streets lined with inviting restaurants, cafes and gelato stands (be sure to sample authentic Sicilian flavours!). It is also home to a breathtaking ancient Greek theatre, a 600-year-old Cathedral and various other cultural attractions.
Villa Angel is just 10-minute walk and perfectly situated on a hillside with amazing views over the town, the coast and Mount Etna. This intimate hotel is decorated in a traditional style and has a beautiful terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and friendly service – perfect after a long day exploring the town.
After soaking up the atmosphere and culture in Taormina, make the short trip down the coast to Siracusa. Borgo Pantano is a stunning restored farmhouse which is surrounded by nature. It is located just a short drive from the city where you can discover many ancient ruins. The peace and tranquility that the hotel provides make it a relaxation haven which is furthered by the impressive figure-of-eight swimming pool and the calming wellness centre.
Holidays in Sicily are not complete without indulging in fine Italian food and wine; Borgo Pantano is the place to be for this. The hotel prides itself on its tantalising dishes using local produce and mountain meats, whilst the range of bars onsite means that you can find one which suits your mood so that you can enjoy your beverage of choice and unwind.
This is just one example of a two-centre trip, but there are many other amazing areas to explore that will show you the great beauty, enchanting culture and friendly atmosphere of the island. Holidays in Sicily should include both luxury and adventure and there are many great areas just waiting to be discovered on a multi-centre getaway.
John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. For over 30 years, he has been providing luxury holidays in Sicily, Bermuda, Croatia and many other destinations around the globe. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts, history and culture.