Articles Mentioning Sicily Hotels

A Cheat Sheet to the Best Sicilian Islands

Beach at Hotel i Dammusi di Borgo Cala Creta, Sicily The three seas surrounding Sicily are dotted with volcanic islands and minor isles — many of which are major attractions for tourists visiting the region. But as any seasoned traveler to Sicily can tell you, getting around this part of the world is no easy…

Sicily or Sardinia: Which Is a Better Vacation Spot for You?

Centro Vacanze Isuledda in Sardinia Sicily and Sardinia are the two largest islands in the Mediterranean, in that order. Both are part of Italy, and both are popular vacation destinations for mainland Italians and international travelers wanting beautiful beaches, delicious food and wine, charming small towns, archeological sites, and warm sunshine. However, for all their…

11 of the Most Stunning Hotels in Sicily

The largest of the Mediterranean islands, Sicily combines gorgeous beaches, a rugged volcano, and a rich culture and history that can be found everywhere — in the capital of Palermo, the ancient archaeological site of the Valley of the Temples, and beyond. The island is teeming with beauty, charm, and endless Dolce Vita vibes, from…

12 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Sicily Vacation

View from Hotel Villa Sonia, Castelmola The Italian island of Sicily is a fascinating place to visit. A rich medley of ancient civilizations, Sicily offers Greek ruins, splendid cathedrals, and atmospheric street markets on one mountainous landmass. Here, you can visit Baroque towns clinging to hilltops, calm bays with sparkling blue water, and the decadent,…

The 11 Best Beach Towns in Italy

Beach at Grand Hotel Corallaro, Sardinia When you close your eyes and dream of Italy, what do you see? The massive Colosseum in Rome? The iconic marble David in Florence? Gondolas winding down the canals of Venice? Perhaps beaches don’t even hit your top 10, but Italy’s nearly 5,000 miles of coastline contain some of…

The Best Beaches in Sicily

One of the largest islands in Europe, Sicily is straddled by the sparkling Tyrrhenian, Ionian, and Mediterranean seas — so gorgeous beaches are never too far off. The top beaches in mainland Sicily range from surprisingly under-the-radar arcadias to famous watering holes surging with locals and out-of-towners during the high season, but all share a…

The Most Beautiful Towns in Sicily

Sicily has been the nerve center of the Mediterranean for millennia. The largest island in Italy, Sicily once attracted ancient Greeks, Phoenicians, Arabs, and Normans (to name a few of its past rulers). Today, it pulls in millions of annual tourists who come to tour world-class ruins, indulge in exceptionally fresh seafood and local wine,…

The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine Regions

For wine lovers, few places in the world compare to Italy, a nation that boasts over 350 official vino varieties. Whether you prefer a crisp, dry white or a deep, full-bodied red, you’ll find your tipple of choice in this European country, where almost every region seems to have strong wine-making credentials. From the rolling…

Spain vs. Italy: Which Vacation Destination Should You Choose?

Both Spain and Italy conjure up images of sunshine, delicious food and wine, beautiful beaches, and a relaxed lifestyle. While the two countries have a lot in common, they are also wildly different. How, then, does one choose which country to visit if the budget doesn’t allow for both? We’ve put the two destinations head…