Backdropped by the most active volcano in Europe, Sicily’s beauty is unrivalled. Amid dramatic mountain scenery, you’ll find unique hiking opportunities enhanced by ancient ruins at almost every turn.
Sicily is also famed for its food. Indulge in famous chocolate from Modica, pistachios from Bronte and almond sweets from Erice. One of our favourite summer refreshments is the delicious chilled white wine, Grillo. Grab a bottle to enjoy al fresco on the terrace of your luxury Sicilian villa.
If you tire of poolside living, you’ll find no shortage of day-trips to enjoy. On the east coast of Sicily, Catania is like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Throughout its history it has been buried a total of 17 times by lava from Mount Etna. Baroque piazzas, a beautiful historic centre and the liveliest fish market on the island find their home here.
On the south coast, discover the striking ruins of Selinunte. Once regarded as the most important Greek city in Sicily, Selinunte’s Doric columns offer a quintessential example of the island’s rich past. Equally famous for its beaches, it’s ideal for a romantic escape.
Finally, Sicily offers the pretty white houses that grace the crystal-clear shoreline of Cefalù. Dining at one of its many fantastic restaurants, you’ll have experienced the sweet spot of la dolce vita in Sicily.
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Tipping in Sicily
You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice.