Authentic Experiences

If you're after something a little out of the ordinary, a way of exploring the 'old ways' of Sicily, or simply want to get away from the main tourist areas, you might want to try one of our authentic experiences. You might try a stay in a converted monastery, or an old castle; or a place where you can sample local delicacies and venture into the rural areas, where traditional customs still dominate the Sicilian way of life. This is the beating heart of Sicily and it's waiting to be discovered... 

Find the real Sicily...

Navara di Sizilia - Boris Stroujko   |  ShutterstockBoris Stroujko | Shutterstock

A converted castle or monastery

You could tuck yourself away in the Castello di San Marco, a converted baroque 17th century castle with stunning views of the Ionian Sea; or you could try the boutique Monaci delle Terre Nere: an ancient monastery set deep in the grounds of the Mount Etna National Park. 

Taormina - Marcin Krzyzak   |  ShutterstockMarcin Krzyzak | Shutterstock

Get to know the real Sicily

Sicily has a deep cultural history, the evidence of which is all around you... Why not get out into the countryside and explore the old ways, or even better, try the local delicacies, the flavours of which differ from region to region? Another great way to discover this flavour of Sicily is to take part in a cookery course at one of our hotels.

Zingaro National Park - Marcin Krzyzak   |  ShutterstockMarcin Krzyzak | Shutterstock

Away from it all

Sicily, despite its size, can be a busy island - particularly in the summer months when it sees a high influx of tourists. We recommend getting away from it all, and exploring the hinterland, the quiet olive groves, the hidden coves in the west and the drama of the vast interior. 

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