A guide to Sicily's most romantic settings; the perfect locations to head to during a romantic holiday to Sicily.
Romance is always going to be a prominent feature of an island escape in the Mediterranean, but especially when you combine it with the rich history and captivating culture of Italy. There are some stunningly beautiful romantic settings in Sicily, from long sandy beaches to the breath-taking vistas enjoyed from the terrace of a homely villa. We thought we’d get into the loved-up spirit of things and write about the most romantic settings in Sicily; and who knows – maybe your loved one will book you a holiday to Sicily as a token of their affection!
Relais Torre Marabino
This small character hotel is set in the beautiful and tranquil countryside of Sicily, just an hour from the intriguing city of Syracuse. This is most certainly one of the top romantic settings in Sicily, set within a historical stone tower dating from the 1500s and offering breath-taking views of the Sicilian landscape.
A remarkable clash of the modern and the old, Syracuse is one of Sicily’s most picturesque cities. The romance and grandeur is best absorbed over a coffee in the magnificent Piazza del Duomo, while others will find romance in the city’s ancient archaeological zone, transporting lovers into a bygone era.
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Novara di Sicilia
Inland from the coast, Sicily’s landscapes become more dramatic and awe-inspiring with every twist and turn on the mountain roads that snake around them. Several charming villages and towns can be found perched in the rugged mountains, the most impressive surely being Novara di Sicilia, with its cobbled streets and towering churches ensuring it is easily one of the most romantic settings in Sicily.
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One of our newest hotels, and arguably one boasting the most impressive view across Sicily, Villa Angela is the perfect retreat for romance. This small, boutique hotel is set on a hillside peering over historic Taormina – a fascinating destination. But it is the unbeatable view across to Mount Etna which earns Villa Angela a place among the most romantic settings in Sicily.
Chocolate, churches and Baroque architecture; does it get any more romantic than that!? Modica’s Baroque town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while its chocolate is just as historic. A visit to Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, the town’s oldest chocolate shop, dating back to 1880, will provide even more attractive flavours of Modica to your holiday in Sicily.
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The views across to the old town of Cefalu from the city’s beach are some of the most romantic on Sicily; especially when the sun is setting. The old town’s waterfront buildings transform into a bright orange haze, reflecting the sunset onto the gently-lapping water of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
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Located in the province of Ragusa and recognised as one of seven cities listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Val di Noto, Scicli is an obvious entry on the list of the most romantic settings in Sicily. Such is the city’s beauty and authenticity it is often used as a film set, with several buildings such as the city’s array of stunning churches certainly encapsulating a fairy tale quality.
An impeccable colonial style house set in luxurious gardens that peer across the sprawling Sicilian coastline; this is the place to come for that indulgent romantic holiday. The hotel’s English colonial style promises that The Ashbee deserves its place among the most romantic settings in Sicily, while the beautiful old town of Taormina itself will help to reinforce a sense of romance throughout your Sicily holiday.
Intrigued by the prospect of a romantic holiday to Sicily? Check out our Holidays for Two page and start planning your loved up escape now.
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