Wandering the cobbled little streets of Noto or Siracusa, marvelling at the incredibly preserved baroque architecture, dipping into the classy boutiques and cafes, and pausing just occasionally for a fearsomely strong espresso or a glass of Marsala.
Harriet, Original Traveller
Sicily is proving an increasingly popular holiday destination as it combines so much in one location, with some of the finest Greek ruins in Europe, several lovely towns, beaches to rival those anywhere else in the Mediterranean, and looming over it all, the brooding presence of Mount Etna. Just to the north of Sicily lie the far less well-known Aeolian Islands, a collection of tiny gems well loved by Italians, but rarely heard of elsewhere.
Why we think you’ll love it
- 'To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.' So said Goethe, and who are we to argue?
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Luxury Holidays to Sicily & The Aeolian Islands
In terms of Sicilian accommodation, several of the best - well, more correctly, most famous - hotels on the island have recently undergone much needed and serious renovations so there's now an excellent choice.
Each island has a strikingly different character, and there are a handful of charming and characterful boutique hotels available for anyone interested in getting seriously away from it and Original Travel can take all the hassle out of booking the ferry tickets and transfers.