City breaks in Sicily

FEATURED Updated on Aug 08, 2018 by Stacey Parsons

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Enjoy the fabulous sights and sounds of a city break in historical Palermo.

If you love nothing more than to explore a city, absorbing the culture, traditions and history, have you considered a holiday to Sicily? Palermo, Sicily’s capital is bursting at the seams with stunning architecture, markets and all kinds of art and culture which is certain to satisfy all manner of city break lovers. Below, we’ve picked three hotels which are all in, or close to Palermo so you can spend as much time as you please perusing the ancient buildings, wandering the narrow cobbled streets and of course, sampling the local cuisine. 

Want to know more about the city of Palermo? Take a look at our guide to Sicily’s beautiful capital.


4* Hotel Principe di Villafranca

Starting off, Hotel Principe di Villafranca is a great base from which to explore this beautiful, historical town. A contemporary and stylish hotel, you’re just 400m from the hustle and bustle of the town, where you can explore Palermo’s old town, have a nose around the local markets and admire the historical architecture. When you retreat back to this hotel, you can spend some time in the library or the fitness room, followed by a tasty Sicilian meal at restaurant Il Principe e l'Oste.


4* Hotel Plaza Opéra

Moving in even closer to the centre of town, Hotel Plaza Opéra offers some fantastic rooftop views over the city, and is perfectly placed to enjoy some of Palermo’s best restaurants and exclusive boutiques. If shopping is one of your favourite pastimes, local markets can be found just on the doorstep, and the same can be said for history buffs, as there are numerous museums close by. Evenings are well spent sipping a refreshing beverage on the panoramic terrace, whilst watching the sun go down behind the city landscape.


5* Grand Hotel Villa Igiea

Part of our Luxury Collection, Grand Hotel Villa Igiea is ideal for anyone looking for a sophisticated and lavish break which is steeped in history and offers fabulous food. Just 3km from Palermo, a shuttle bus from the hotel means that you can explore the bustling city until your heart’s content, and then retreat back to your waterfront mansion. With a swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis courts and fabulous views over the Marina and the Gulf of Palermo, you won’t struggle for things to do during the day, and in the evenings the two restaurants offer superb cuisine, a perfect finish to a day of exploring. 

Have we tempted you to find out more about a city break to Sicily? Visit  for more information, and to book your holiday. 

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