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Sicily Holidays

Sicily Holidays

Discover the captivating crossroads of the Mediterranean on a holiday to Sicily.

Holidays to Sicily

From its stunning coastline and majestic mountains to its vibrant cities and charming villages, Sicily is a destination that glitters with possibilities. A jewel of the Mediterranean, sprinkled with Italian charm and cuisine, an all-inclusive package break to Sicily is the perfect choice for a last-minute sunny getaway.

With its rich tapestry of influences from ancient civilisations, Sicily offers a unique blend of experiences. An island where history, cultures, and natural beauty come together in peaceful harmony; discover the magic of Italy's largest island for yourself with our collection of Sicily Holidays.

When is the best time to visit? The ideal time to visit Sicily is spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) when the weather is pleasant, and the crowds are fewer. Summer (July to August) is perfect for beach lovers, while winter (December to February) offers a quieter, more intimate experience.

Where is the best place to stay? From luxurious beachfront resorts and historic boutique hotels to charming agriturismos (farm stays) and budget-friendly apartments, Sicily offers a range of accommodation options to suit every budget. The capital of Palermo, Cefalu, Taormina, Catania, Milazzo, and San Vito Lo Capo are all great resorts on the island. Sicily is well-connected by a network of buses, trains, and ferries. So, wherever you choose to make a base on the island, you’ll be able to easily see the sites. Renting a car is also a great option for exploring the island at your own pace and discovering hidden gems.

Travel guide

Whether you're planning a pocket-friendly package holiday to Sicily or seeking the perfect Italian villa, our inclusive deals offer something for everyone.

  • Best time to visit: April-June
  • Average flight time: 3 Hours
  • Most suited for: Couples, Groups
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference: +1 Hours
Explore Sicily’s Historical Treasures

Explore Sicily’s Historical Treasures

Begin your journey through time at the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. These well-preserved ancient Greek temples, dating back to the 5th century BC, stand as a testament to Sicily’s rich history. Stroll through this vast site and marvel at the grandeur of the Temple of Concordia and the Temple of Juno, set against a backdrop of olive trees and the glittering Mediterranean Sea. Palermo, the vibrant capital of Sicily, is a city of contrasts where Norman, Arab, and Byzantine influences intertwine. Visit the stunning Palermo Cathedral, with its eclectic mix of architectural styles, and the Palatine Chapel, renowned for its exquisite mosaics. Or head to the historic markets of Ballarò and Vucciria, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and savour the island’s culinary delights. Perched high above the Ionian Sea, the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina offers breathtaking views of Mount Etna and the coastline. This well-preserved amphitheatre is still used today for performances and festivals. Wander through the charming streets of Taormina, lined with boutique shops, cafes, and gardens, and soak in the town’s timeless beauty.

Experience Natural Wonders

Experience Natural Wonders

Sicily holidays offer plenty of unique natural wonders. The Scala dei Turchi, or “Stair of the Turks,” is a striking white limestone cliff on the southern coast of Sicily, near Agrigento. This stunning spot is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and capturing unforgettable photographs. Embark on a boat trip to the Aeolian Islands and discover a volcanic paradise for hiking, swimming, and diving. Visit Lipari, the largest island, with its picturesque town and archaeological museum. Explore the dramatic landscapes of Stromboli, home to an active volcano, and relax in the thermal waters of Vulcano. No holiday to Sicily is complete without exploring Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano. Whether you choose to hike its rugged slopes, take a guided tour through its otherworldly landscapes, or ride the cable car for panoramic views, the experience is sure to be unforgettable.

Embrace the Sicilian Spirit & Festivities

Embrace the Sicilian Spirit & Festivities

Sicily’s vibrant festivals and warm hospitality are an integral part of its charm. Time your Sicilian holiday to coincide with one of the island’s many celebrations to experience its lively spirit firsthand. Held in the historic heart of Syracuse, the Ortigia Festival is a celebration of performing arts, featuring theatre, music, and dance performances in stunning open-air venues. Book a holiday to Sicily in May to see the baroque town of Noto transform its streets into a colourful blanket of flower petals for the Infiorata festival. Or plan a winter Sicilian holiday to experience one of Sicily’s most important religious festivals, the Feast of Saint Agatha in Catania. This grand event welcomes processions, fireworks, and traditional music every February, as the city honours its patron saint.

food and drink

Food & Drink

Sicilian cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavours, shaped by centuries of cultural influences. From fresh seafood and vibrant vegetables to rich pastries and robust wines, the island’s culinary offerings are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Sample the island’s famous arancini, deep-fried rice balls filled with ragù, cheese, or other delicious ingredients. Explore the bustling street food markets of Palermo and Catania, where you can try local specialities like panelle (chickpea fritters), sfincione (Sicilian pizza), and cannoli (sweet ricotta-filled pastries). Or take a tour of the local Marsala vineyards and wineries, where you can learn about the winemaking process and enjoy tastings of Marsala wine, Nero d’Avola, and Grillo.

Weather

Average monthly temperature in Sicily (°C)

  • Jan 9°C
  • Feb 9°C
  • Mar 10°C
  • Apr 12°C
  • May 15°C
  • Jun 19°C
  • Jul 22°C
  • Aug 22°C
  • Sep 21°C
  • Oct 17°C
  • Nov 13°C
  • Dec 10°C
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