Sicily Travel Package

Experience the captivating blend of history, culture, stunning landscapes, and exquisite cuisine that Sicily offers, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a diverse and enchanting Italian experience.

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What's Included in your Sicily Travel Package

  • 3-Nights Accommodation in Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • 3-Nights Accommodation in Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
  • 3-Nights Accommodation in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
  • 2-Nights Accommodation in Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • 3-Nights Accommodation in Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • 3-Nights Accommodation in Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
  • 1-Nights Accommodation in Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Private Transfers
  • Tours and Experiences as noted in the Itinerary
  • 24/7/365 Support from your Travel Designer and our Team
  • All Journeys Customized to Your Wishes

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Your Sicily Travel Package Itinerary

Day 1-3 Palermo

Palermo, the captivating capital of Sicily, is a city that seamlessly weaves together history, culture, and an irresistible zest for life. Its streets are like an open book, showcasing a rich tapestry of influences from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the Arabs and Normans, evident in its awe-inspiring architectural treasures such as the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel. Exploring Palermo means immersing yourself in a city where the past and present coexist harmoniously.

This vibrant metropolis is a culinary paradise where bustling markets like Ballarò and Vucciria offer a sensory delight of fresh seafood, fragrant produce, and delectable pastries like cannoli. As the sun sets, Palermo transforms into a lively hub of piazzas, bars, and trattorias where you can revel in the local culture and savor the warmth of Sicilian hospitality. It’s a city that leaves an indelible mark on those who wander its historic streets, offering a remarkable journey through history, flavors, and the unique spirit of Sicily.

Accommodations: Grand Hotel et Des Palmes

Historic icon of Palermitan hospitality, the Grand Hotel et Des Palmes renews its image and enters a new era of glamour, innovation and tradition.

In the sumptuous halls , history dialogues with contemporaneity , in a fresco of valuable works, refined fabrics, antique and modern furnishings, harmoniously integrated into the great restoration and renovation work that involved the entire building.

Discover the thrill of walking through the halls of the ancient residence of the Ingham-Whitaker family and stopping to admire the fascinating details of the sumptuous lobby with its high frescoed ceilings and original Art Nouveau windows, and the Winter Garden , the work of the genius of architect Ernesto Basile, illustrious exponent of modernism and Art Nouveau.

Activities in Palermo


Day 4-6 Sciacca

Sciacca, nestled on the southwestern coast of Sicily, is a picturesque coastal town that beckons travelers with its charm and Mediterranean allure. Overlooking the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Sciacca boasts a rich history, dating back to ancient times when it was a bustling Greek settlement. The town’s historic heart is a labyrinth of narrow streets, adorned with colorful buildings, which lead to delightful piazzas where locals and visitors gather to enjoy the warm Sicilian sun and each other’s company.

Sciacca’s greatest treasures are its thermal baths, known for their therapeutic properties and relaxing ambiance. The ancient Greeks were among the first to appreciate the healing benefits of these natural springs, which have been enjoyed for centuries. Today, visitors can indulge in the rejuvenating experience of these thermal baths while taking in the panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline. With its harmonious blend of history, stunning coastal landscapes, and wellness offerings, Sciacca invites travelers to discover the essence of Sicilian life while basking in its tranquil beauty.

Accommodations: Verdua Resort Sicily

Paradise Found on Sicily’s South Coast.

Welcome to Verdura Resort: 230 hectares of sun-kissed Mediterranean coastline, countryside, spa and golf.

Olive trees, orange groves and white-sand beaches. Tennis courts, water sports, championship golf and kids’ clubs. Infinity pools, thalassotherapy and the flagship Irene Forte Spa. Fine dining, healthy eating and world-famous local wine. Luxurious eco-architecture and organic ingredients, grown on our land. Verdura is an oasis, a centre of wellbeing, escapism and indulgence set against backdrop of charming Sicilian villages, ancient Greek and Roman sites and the beautiful, blue Mediterranean Sea.

Activities in Sciacca


Day 7-9 Siracusa

Syracuse, or Siracusa in Italian, is a historic city on the southeastern coast of Sicily, renowned for its captivating blend of ancient ruins, Baroque architecture, and stunning seafront views. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a rich history dating back over 2,700 years, with notable landmarks like the ancient Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater, and the charming island of Ortygia, the historical heart of the city. Visitors can wander through narrow streets that reveal hidden piazzas, exquisite churches, and local markets, immersing themselves in the city’s vibrant culture and history.

Syracuse’s coastal beauty is another highlight, offering pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters that are perfect for relaxation and water activities. The picturesque seafront promenades provide breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, while the nearby natural reserve of Vendicari beckons nature enthusiasts with its diverse wildlife and tranquil lagoons. Syracuse is a city that seamlessly marries the past with the present, making it a captivating destination for history buffs, culture seekers, and those in search of Mediterranean splendor.

Accommodations: Des Etrangers Et Miramare Hotel Siracusa

Set in heart of Ortigia, Grand Hotel Des Étrangers is an art deco icon and byword for understated elegance. There are many 5-star hotels in Sicily but nowhere quite like Grand Hotel Des Étrangers.

Des Etrangers Grand Hotel is located in the very heart of the authentic Ortigia Island. It is a unique jewel in luxury hospitality of Syracuse, which offers an enchanting context of art, culture and urban regeneration. The restoration
project envolved an historical nineteenth century Palace which has kept the most authentic sides of the building by maintaining the original characteristics. The Hotel therefore reveals the perfect balance between tradition and modernity. Each space is different, but everywhere there is a sense of peace and luxury– and quality is key.

Syracuse Ortigia is world wide known as a place where mythology and heroic deeds have left indelible traces. A unique dimension which, between the 18th and 19th Century, became the heart of classical arts and Sicilian Culture and as well as a popular travel destination for poets and writers from all over Europe

Activities in Siracusa


Day 10-11 Catania

Catania, a bustling city on the eastern coast of Sicily, stands in the shadow of the majestic Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano. This dynamic metropolis, steeped in history, is a striking fusion of ancient charm and vibrant modernity. The historic heart of Catania boasts Baroque masterpieces, including the iconic Cathedral of Sant’Agata and the ornate Benedictine Monastery, showcasing the city’s resilience after the devastating earthquake of 1693. Narrow streets and lively squares, such as the bustling Piazza del Duomo, are adorned with intricate architecture, inviting visitors to explore the city’s rich cultural tapestry.

Beyond its historical allure, Catania is a sensory delight for food enthusiasts. The vibrant fish market, La Pescheria, is a bustling hub where locals and visitors alike revel in the array of fresh seafood and local produce. The city’s culinary scene reflects its Sicilian heritage, with traditional dishes like pasta alla Norma and arancini capturing the essence of the island’s flavors. With its unique juxtaposition of ancient wonders and contemporary vibrancy, Catania stands as a captivating destination, drawing travelers to explore its diverse landscapes, indulge in its culinary delights, and witness the ongoing drama of Mount Etna’s volcanic activity.

Accommodations: Palace Catania, an UNA Experience Hotel

Located in the heart of the city, with a breathtaking view of Etna from its large roof garden, this structure represents a truly Sicilian idyll. Historic luxury hotel, faithfully restored to offer modern comfort and at the same time preserve its identity, Palace Catania by UNA Esperienze is a tribute to Italian style. Featuring a Turkish bath, fitness room, two elegant restaurants , a café and a wide range of meeting and event rooms , the hotel offers guests the best of authentic Sicilian elegance.

Guests staying at Palace Catania will be able to enjoy the best Sicilian cuisine at the Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant by “UNA cucina”, located on the first floor and furnished in a modern and minimalist style. Overlooking a lava stone courtyard, this popular restaurant serves authentic Sicilian cuisine and boasts an extensive wine list.

Located on the seventh floor next to the splendid roof garden of Palace Catania overlooking Mount Etna, the Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant by “UNA Cucina” is an idyllic oasis where you can enjoy cocktails and aperitifs or a delicious meal based on Sicilian specialties and fresh fish. This unique restaurant is the ideal place for a memorable breakfast, a fine lunch with a view or an unforgettable dinner and also boasts the most elegant happy hour in the city. The restaurant is decorated in a colorful Mediterranean style and promises to be the perfect place for an authentic Italian coffee break or an elegant meeting place.

The Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant by “UNA cucina” is also the ideal location to celebrate the most special moments with dedicated menus.

Activities in Catania


Day 12-14 Taormina

Perched on a hillside overlooking the Ionian Sea, Taormina is a jewel of Sicily, offering a harmonious blend of ancient history, breathtaking views, and sophisticated charm. The town’s most iconic landmark is the ancient Greek Theater, an architectural marvel with a backdrop of Mount Etna and the azure waters of the sea. Dating back to the 3rd century BC, the theater continues to host cultural events, providing a timeless setting for performances against the stunning Sicilian backdrop.

Strolling through Taormina’s narrow streets, visitors discover an enchanting tapestry of boutiques, cafes, and historical sites. The medieval Palazzo Corvaja and the beautiful public gardens of Villa Comunale are among the town’s treasures. Taormina’s main square, Piazza IX Aprile, is a lively hub with panoramic views, charming cafes, and the iconic Church of Saint Joseph. The town’s allure extends to its coastal delights, including the popular beaches of Isola Bella and Mazzarò, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and seaside sophistication. Taormina, with its timeless beauty and panoramic vistas, stands as a destination that captivates the senses and invites exploration into the rich cultural tapestry of Sicily.

Accommodations: San Domenico Palace, a Four Seasons Hotel

Perched on a rocky promontory high above the Ionian Sea, the iconic San Domenico Palace welcomes you to a 14th-century convent reimagined. Swim in our clifftop infinity pool, stroll in magnificent Italian gardens, soak in the history, savour Michelin-starred dining and escape into a Four Seasons world of timeless beauty.

One of the world’s most legendary hotels, San Domenico Palace invites you to embark on an epic journey into history. With origins dating back to 1374, this classic Dominican convent was expanded in 1896 to become a hotel, featuring a new building designed in liberty style. For more than a century, San Domenico Palace has welcomed the world’s most illustrious guests – from Oscar Wilde and King Edward VIII to Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren. Now, as Four Seasons, this iconic hotel begins a new era, delivering the highest standards of personalized service.

Activities in Taormina


Day 15-17 Cefalu

Nestled on the northern coast of Sicily, Cefalù is a coastal gem that effortlessly combines historic charm, natural beauty, and a relaxed seaside atmosphere. The town’s centerpiece is the majestic Cefalù Cathedral, an architectural marvel that dominates the skyline with its Norman-Arab influences. Perched on a hill overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, the cathedral boasts intricate mosaics and a grandiose facade, capturing the essence of Sicily’s rich cultural heritage. As visitors meander through Cefalù’s winding medieval streets, they encounter charming piazzas, historic buildings, and local artisans’ shops, creating a delightful ambiance that invites exploration.

Cefalù’s coastal allure is complemented by its golden sandy beaches, such as the popular Lido di Cefalù, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and seaside adventure. The picturesque harbor with its colorful fishing boats adds to the town’s idyllic charm. Visitors can ascend La Rocca, a towering promontory, for panoramic views of Cefalù and the surrounding coastline. With its timeless beauty, historic treasures, and coastal vistas, Cefalù stands as a captivating destination that beckons travelers to immerse themselves in Sicily’s enchanting landscapes and cultural heritage.

Accommodations: Le Calette N°5

For more than fifty years, Le Calette has been known worldwide as one of the most charming corners of the Sicilian coast. Set on a vast park, 2 km far from the historic center of Cefalù (UNESCO site), the Boutique Hotel follows with its Mediterranean architecture the natural folds of the coast of the Caldura bay, insinuating itself into the coves from which it takes its name. A choice of suites and rooms in two complexes, Le Calette N°5 (five-star) and Le Calette Bay (four-star), and villas. Terraces and Mediterranean gardens overlooking the sea with restaurants, bars, beach club and wellness areas.

From the Hotel, the bay of Caldura shows itself in all its beauty. The crystal-clear waters caress our beaches: Calette Reef, Caletta Presidiana and Caletta Selvaggia. Calette Beach is at the centre of the gulf of Cefalù.

Activities in Cefalu


Day 18-19 Palermo

Palermo, the vibrant capital of Sicily, is a city that unfolds its rich tapestry of history, culture, and culinary delights with every step. The historic heart of the city is a captivating blend of influences from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the Arabs and Normans, evident in architectural treasures like the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel. The bustling markets, such as La Vucciria and Ballarò, provide a sensory feast with their vibrant stalls of fresh seafood, colorful produce, and local delicacies, embodying the spirit of Sicilian street life. Palermo’s intricate network of narrow streets leads to historic landmarks like the Cathedral of Palermo, adorned with Arab-Norman architecture, and the iconic Quattro Canti, a Baroque square that serves as the city’s crossroads.

Palermo’s allure extends beyond its historic sites to its culinary scene, where traditional Sicilian flavors come to life. From the beloved street food, like arancini and panelle, to sumptuous seafood dishes, the city’s gastronomic offerings reflect its multicultural heritage. As the sun sets, Palermo’s vibrant energy transforms its piazzas into lively social hubs, with locals and visitors mingling in the warm Mediterranean night. With its captivating blend of ancient wonders, diverse flavors, and lively street scenes, Palermo invites exploration and promises a sensory journey through the heart of Sicily.

Accommodations: Villa del Gattopardo Suites & Spa

Villa del Gattopardo returns to its former glory after a careful conservative restoration, aimed at redeveloping the internal and external spaces of the house, in full respect of the original structure of the site. The large courtyard offers immediate access to the hotel reception and the Spa, a wellness corner always available to guests with a wide range of treatments.

The sumptuous facade of the Villa is characterized by a wide double-arm staircase, which gives the court an impressive appearance. The central body is “extended” thanks to the two low bodies of the Villa. Nowadays, elegant suites characterized by period furnishings is what make each room absolutely unique and exclusive.

From your arrival you will have the feeling of experiencing the eighteenth-century atmosphere typical of Sicilian hospitality of the time: the internal flooring of the Villa, the wonderful coffered ceilings and the sumptuous frescoes by Fumagalli that entirely decorate the walls of the house, will give you a stay suspended in time and unforgettable emotions in the wake of the most famous Sicilian novel, “The Leopard”, which was conceived here by its author, Giuseppe Lanza Tomasi di Lampedusa.

Activities in Palermo

A day at Villa del Gattopardo Suites & Spa in Palermo offers a perfect blend of relaxation, cultural exploration, and indulgence.

Start your morning with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, savoring Sicilian delights and enjoying the tranquil ambiance. After breakfast, take advantage of the spa facilities for a rejuvenating experience. Whether it’s a massage, a dip in the pool, or a session in the sauna, the spa provides a serene retreat within the heart of Palermo.

For a cultural immersion, venture out to explore nearby attractions. The hotel’s location in the heart of Palermo makes it convenient to visit historical landmarks such as the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel, both showcasing the city’s rich architectural heritage. Stroll through the vibrant local markets like Ballarò or Capo to witness the lively street life and indulge in some Sicilian street food.

Return to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon by the pool or in the lush gardens. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can savor Sicilian cuisine with a modern twist. In the afternoon, consider a guided tour or a self-guided walk through the picturesque streets of Palermo, discovering hidden gems and absorbing the local atmosphere.

As the evening approaches, unwind with a cocktail at the hotel’s bar or on a private terrace, soaking in the views of the surrounding cityscape. For dinner, indulge in a gourmet meal at the hotel’s restaurant or venture out to explore Palermo’s diverse culinary scene. Finish your day with a nightcap under the starlit sky, reflecting on the enchanting experiences of your day at Villa del Gattopardo Suites & Spa.

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