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Holidays in Sicily

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Top hotels in Sicily

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
VOI Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay
VOI Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay
5 out of 5
Via Nazionale 161, Taormina, ME
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$496 per night from 16 Oct. to 17 Oct.
4.7/5Exceptional! (230 reviews)

"Everything was wonderful. The hotel provided 5* service despite the COVID situation and had adapted seamlessly. It felt safe, clean and luxurious. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2020

VOI Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay
NH Palermo
NH Palermo
4 out of 5
Foro Italico, Palermo, PA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$133 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
3.9/5Good! (470 reviews)

"Nice clean hotel, nice pool too (not enough sun beds though), average breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug. 2020

NH Palermo
Hotel Casena Dei Colli
Hotel Casena Dei Colli
3 out of 5
Via Villa Rosato 20-22, Palermo, PA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$79 per night from 19 Sep. to 20 Sep.
4/5Very Good! (787 reviews)

"Tutto Bene, e anche è molto importante che hanno il parcheggio privato, peccato che l’aria condizionata fosse centralizzata."…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2020

Hotel Casena Dei Colli

Top activities in Sicily

Palermo Market Tour and Traditional Cooking Experience
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Palermo Market Tour and Traditional Cooking Experience

AU$144
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Mount Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania
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Mount Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

AU$160
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto
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Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto

AU$143
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Sicily Holiday

Discover this beguiling Italian island, a rich centre of Mediterranean culture and home to some of Europe’s most enchanting vistas. At some point during its history, Sicily has been occupied by almost every major Mediterranean civilization. The area continues to serve as an important crossroad between Africa and Europe. This largest of Italy’s islands has landscape with a mesmerizing combination of crystal clear seas, rumbling volcanoes, lush vegetation and ancient ruins. Dive, swim, hike and climb across Sicily and its offshore islands. Sample the region’s unique and delicious cuisine as you travel from town to town.

Sicily’s capital, Palermo, is an intriguing mix of architectural styles and cultures. The city has been ruled by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Normans, each of which has left its mark on the city. Today, Palermo’s streets are filled with a pleasing jumble of Roman, Byzantine and Arab-Norman architecture. Walk through the infamously chaotic streets, enjoying the bustling atmosphere of its outdoor markets and public squares. 

Taormina is one of Sicily’s most enchanting towns. From its magnificent mountainside setting, the town offers stunning views of the Ionian Sea and the peak of Mount Etna. Wander down the busy main street lined with upscale shops or explore Teatro Greco, a gorgeous Greek theatre constructed in the 3rd century B.C. Discover lovely medieval churches throughout the town and trek along the hiking paths extending into the surrounding hillsides.

Venture to the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands, located off Sicily’s northeastern coast. This archipelago of seven islands draws outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities to hike active volcanoes, swim in deep blue waters and snorkel over underwater fumaroles. Relax on the black-sand beaches of the small island of Vulcano, join well-heeled visitors spending their summers on Panarea or escape the crowds on remote Alicudi.

Sicily is served by three main airports: Palermo, Catania and Trapani. You’ll have no trouble reaching the region’s cities and coastal resorts by bus and train, but a car or motorbike is generally necessary if you want to explore more remote areas.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Sicily?
A: If most of your time will be spent in the bustling cities of Palermo or Catania, it might be a good idea to use public transportation or ride-share services. But if your plan is to embark on a road trip around the region of Palermo or elsewhere, you may like to book a set of wheels beforehand. If you’re chasing Cheap Car Hire in Sicily, we can steer you in the right direction.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Sicily?
A: Grab your passport and get ready to kick off your incredible adventure in Sicily from one of these major international terminals:
  • Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa): 897 international flights per month.
  • Palermo (PMO-Punta Raisi): 586 international flights per month.
  • Trapani (TPS-Vicenzo Florio): 25 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Sicily?
A: Most travellers choose to stay in apartments when in Sicily. But that doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. You’ll also find bed & breakfasts, hotels and guest houses aplenty here, and they’re all available on Expedia.
Q: What does a Sicily holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: You can choose to map out every detail of your trip or let Expedia give you a helping hand with a fantastic Sicily holiday package. Hotels, flights and cars — we have them covered. All that’s left to do is work out the kind of activities you’d like to try.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Sicily?
A: A package deal takes the hassle out of travelling, and it can save you some serious dollars to boot. Flights, Hotels, Activities, Rental Cars — Expedia has you covered. Bundle them up and start daydreaming about what you’ll do with that extra spending money.
Q: What are the best things to do in Sicily?
A: You have countless opportunities when in Palermo. You just can’t skip seeing Teatro Massimo, Cathedral of Palermo and Palace of the Normans, at the very least. If you find yourself in Catania, get your skates on and head to Catania Cathedral, Ursino Castle and Elephant Fountain. These well-known local icons are a favourite of tourists from countries all over the world. Yet another city with plenty to do is Messina. Don’t forget to see Cathedral of Messina, Messina Fountain of Neptune and Church of Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani.