If you’re in search of a top-class holiday where beautiful surroundings, fabulous service and culinary excellence all come together, you’re in luck!
The Weather in Sicily
First up, you can enjoy wonderfully hot weather, reaching 30°C on average during July and August. If this is a little too hot for you, there’s no need to worry, as early and late summer temperatures are around the mid-to-high twenties, and even October enjoys a balmy climate, hovering around the mid-twenties. This means that whether you love to soak up as much sunshine as possible on the beach, or head out on new and exciting daily adventures, there’s a time of year which is perfect for both.
Calamosche Beach. Image credit: Andrea Izzotti | Shutterstock
Next up, we’re confident that Sicily won’t disappoint from a culinary angle. Italian delights such as arancini, traditional pizza and sumptuously sweet cannoli will make regular appearances, along with some superb local wine – who could ask for more?
Cannoli. Image credit: Isantilli | Shutterstock
All the history…
Culturally, Sicily is an absolute gem. Intricate baroque architecture can be found in abundance in the South East of the island, and impressive Greek ruins can also be discovered in many places, including Taormina with its Greek Theatre, and Agrigento, home to the Valley of the Temples. Sicily itself is home to not one, not two, but seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, making you want to constantly go back to see more of what this historical island has to offer.
Noto, South East Sicily. Image credit: Dalibor Kastratovic | Shutterstock
If you’re sold on the destination, let us take it up a notch and introduce you to some of our favourite luxury properties in Sicily, which we know will not disappoint…
5* The Ashbee | Taormina
A boutique mansion with superb panoramas across Taormina and the coastline, The Ashbee combines beautiful citrus gardens with impeccable style. The infinity pool is the ideal place to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine, and guests are just a few minutes’ walk away from the Greek Theatre and the cable car which goes down to the beach.
Superior Room at The Ashbee
Greek Theatre at Taormina. Image credit: Circumnavigation | Shutterstock
5* Verdura Resort | Sciacca
If you’d love to holiday at a hotel which offers pretty much everything and anything you can think of, Verdura Resort is the perfect choice. Just a handful of the facilities here include two 18-hole championship golf courses, a huge spa including thalassotherapy pools, cooking and wine tasting courses, tennis, golf and football coaching and a two-tier infinity pool. What’s more, it’s along a private stretch of beach, so you literally get the best of all worlds during a holiday here.
Thalassotherapy pools overlooking the countryside
If a luxury holiday to Sicily has caught your attention, you can find out more on our Holiday Ideas page.