• Amphitheatre at Taormina with view of Mt Etna
    Amphitheatre at Taormina with view of Mt Etna
  • SICILY & SARDINIA
    SICILY & SARDINIA
  • FORTE VILLAGE RESORT – SARDINIA
    FORTE VILLAGE RESORT – SARDINIA
  • SICILY & SARDINIA
    SICILY & SARDINIA
  • SICILY & SARDINIA
    SICILY & SARDINIA

Sicily & Sardinia

For all that it’s part of Italy, Sicily – the largest island in the Mediterranean is another country. It wears its history on its sleeve with rich relics scattered almost casually. The food has hints of Arabic spices; the vegetation is exotic with oranges, lemons and palms; the pace of life slow, warm and friendly.

Historical riches include show-stopping Greek temples, Baroque churches, and medieval mosaics. No visitor can resist the pull of Mount Etna’s eerie volcanic landscape or the south coast’s sandy beaches. Or, of course, a glass or two of Marsala. Midway between Italy and North Africa, SARDINIA is Italy with a twist of the exotic. In the south, idyllic sandy coves mix with spectacular wave carved rocks and Cagliari’s Citadel and Roman amphitheatre.

VIP Concierge Service
•Enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson in Taormina at the well known Licchio’s restaurant, and learn how to make pasta like an Italian grandma •From Sicily sail the Tyrrhenian Sea on board your own yacht; let the skipper navigate the islands and way anchor for you to take a dip to cool off
•Discover our favourite corners of the beautiful island of Sicily on this private full day tour
•Children can learn to play football with Chelsea FC, Rugby with English legends like Austin Healey or tennis with Jonas Bjorkman

When to visit
Winters in Sicily are generally cooler with a higher chance of rain. During April to May the temperatures are warming which is ideal for touring. June to August are the warmest months (August can be busy with Italian holiday makers) with September and into October being a lovely time of year to visit. Flights to Sardinia and hotel opening dates mean you’ll only visit between mid-May to early October when there is the best chance of sunshine and lowest chance of rainfall.

How to get there
British Airways fly to Catania in Sicily twice a week from Gatwick with low cost airlines offering alternative timings and direct departures from Gatwick and Manchester. Low cost carriers also fly direct to Palermo from Gatwick or Stansted, and Trapani from Luton. A chartered British Airways flight flies directly to Cagliari in Sardinia from London and Manchester twice a week, with low cost airlines flying to Cagliari from Stansted and Edinburgh.


Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

The first hotel to be built in Taormina, in the rocky hills of Sicily’s east coast, this glamorous Belmond Hotel is all that an enchanting retreat should be. The 70 rooms and suites are full of Italian style and flair, from Sicilian baroque to country charm, and offer balconies, terraces and bay or garden views.

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

On a private beach on one of Italy’s most beautiful coastlines and just a short cable car ride from the heart of stunning Taormina, Villa Sant’ Andrea offers all the sophisticated luxury you might expect from a Belmond hotel. The 60 rooms and suites have views over the private bay and are elegant and supremely comfortable, many boast either lovely ‘Juliet’ balconies or terraces for al fresco living while the bathrooms are a wealth of marble.

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Verdura Resort

A beautiful hideaway full-service resort complete with 45-holes of golf, a destination spa, an infinity-edge swimming pool and children’s club, as well as 1.8km of private coastline on the south-west coast of Sicily. Olga Polizzi has made her mark on all the 203 rooms and suites, her inspired use of stone, wood, earth tones and dramatic accent colours set off by views of the Mediterranean Sea.

San Domenico Palace
Taorminia

Perched at the southern end of Taormina overlooking the bay, this former Dominican Monastery has been transformed into a Grand Hotel. Wander the hotel’s cloisters or their luxuriant gardens down to the pool and spa, when you are not wandering the charming streets of Taormina. And at the end of a day dine on finest ingredients lovingly nurtured into two Michelin starred cuisine, and that in the summer allows you to dine al fresco on their panoramic terrace.

San Domenico Palace

La Plage Resort
Taorminia

At sea level of Taormina and set within the nature reserve of the Isola Bella – Pearl of the Ionian Sea – this beachside resort offers its guests a stylish retreat, with a chilled sound-track of lapping waves and the clink of glasses.

La Plage Resort

Forte Village Resort

With eight different 4 and 5 star hotels dotted throughout 47 beautiful acres, Forte Village Resort is a Mediterranean beach resort unlike any other. This award winning and world famous Sardinian escape caters to virtually every possible holiday whim. For adults there is the Acquaforte Thalasso Spa with its series of Thalassotherapy pools, an Ayurvedic Park, medical spa and massage treatments, or a personalised wellness programme,including a plan with fitness guru to the stars.

Cala Di Volpe

This Luxury Collection resort is an icon of lavishness, not just in the highly desirable Costa Smeralda, but worldwide. An A-Lister getaway with all the VIP trappings you could hope for are here, including the beautiful azure sea front setting on show from the balcony or terrace of every room and suite.

Cala Di Volpe

Hotel Romazzino

Perched atop the gentle hillside overlooking the stunning Costa Smeralda coastline, and not far from Porto Cervo, this stunning resort is a perfect complement to its sister hotel Cala di Volpe. Except here, the powder white sandy beach is just a stroll away through the flowering gardens and the new Toy Club has been created to lavish attention on the younger guests.

Hotel Romazzino

Relais Villa Del Gofo

Like a typical Sardinian village, the clusters of white walls and terracotta tiles climb the lush green hillside overlooking the stunning Bay of Cannigione. This northern Sardinian resort purveys charm in abundance.

Relais Villa Del Gofo

Hotel Mea
Lipari, Sicily

The breathtakingly beautiful Aeolian Islands form a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily. Lipari is the largest isle and it’s here that the Hotel Mea proudly sits, redefining Aeolian hospitality with a winning combination of superlative style and service. The hotel is perfectly located, a short stroll away from the port of Lipari, the castle and historical town centre.

Hotel Mea

Therasia Resort & Spa
Lipari, Sicily

The breathtakingly beautiful Aeolian Islands form a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily. Lipari is the largest isle and it’s here that the Hotel Mea proudly sits, redefining Aeolian hospitality with a winning combination of superlative style and service. The hotel is perfectly located, a short stroll away from the port of Lipari, the castle and historical town centre.

Therasia Resort & Spa

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