Siciliy & Sardinia

Sicily and Sardinia

Perfect For A Luxury Break On The Mediterranean

These lengthy coastlines provide fantastic opportunities to relax

Lose yourself in some of Italy's most traditional regions

The two largest and most appealing islands in the Mediterranean have an incredible amount going for them. With Azure, your only difficult decision is which one to choose.


South of mainland Italy, Sicily comprises a fabulous mix of scenic splendour and historical glory. Book one of our luxury holidays in Sicily to discover this enchanting island for yourself.

Sicily’s regional capital, Palermo, boasts a rich and fascinating heritage. Stroll through one of its lively street markets and try some of the delicious local food on offer. Visit the magnificent Palermo Cathedral with its medieval Royal Tombs and gaze out at the astounding vista from its roof. Marvel at the ornate architecture of the Palazzo dei Normanni, formerly the royal palace, with the 12th-Century Byzantine mosaics contained in its Palatine Chapel. Don’t miss the nearby Cattedrale di Monreale, with its impressive Norman architecture and intricate mosaics, or the fabulous Teatro Massimo - the second largest opera house in Europe.

Oozing culture, this island harbours a huge selection of stunning architecture and ancient sites that are guaranteed to take your breath away. In Agrigento, you’ll find the Valley of the Temples, encompassing the ruined city of Akragas and the amazingly preserved Temple of Concordia. In Syracuse, visit the pearly Teatro Greco in the Neapolis archaeological park and the wondrous Piazza del Duomo. Meanwhile, in the west you’ll find the ruins of Segesta, including the Doric temple and Greek theatre.

Mount Etna in the Catania province is the highest and most active volcano in Europe. Hike on its craters or take a cable car into the dizzying heights.

With 1,500km of coastline, Sicily has no shortage of beautiful beaches. These include the golden sands of Cefalu and white rock formations of Scala dei Turchi. Bird enthusiasts will love Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro, close to the peaceful Marinella Bay, with over 40 species of bird life and a vast range of Mediterranean flora.


With its mountainous interior ringed by stunning beaches and turquoise ocean, it’s easy to see why discerning travellers opt for luxury holidays in Sardinia.

Like Sicily, Sardinia has a unique charm and is home to many historical sites. Visit Nuraxi su Barumini, one of numerous beehive-like structures called Nuraghi, found only on this island. Explore the Roman ruins of Tharros or Nora, the old mining village of Ingurtosu and the Santissima Trinità di Saccargia, with its fine Pisan architecture and 13th-Century frescoes. In the vibrant regional capital of Cagliari, climb the hill at Bastione San Remy for a wonderful view across the Gulf of Cagliari.

All equally stunning, the island’s beaches vary greatly from the glamorous Costa Smeralda in the northeast to the spectacular Le Pelosa in the west and Scoglio di Peppino in the southeast. Along the coast you can spot monk seals, turtles and even fin whales in the sparkling waters.

Hike the mountains and forests where diverse wildlife includes flamingos, golden eagles and unique species of deer and fox. Visit the remote villages in the Gennargentu Mountains and learn more about the island in the Museum of Sardinian Traditions in Nuoro.

Whichever island you choose, we’ll ensure your Mediterranean holiday is perfect in every way. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our tailor-made packages.

where to stay


We work with a range of hotels throughout the region, and our specialists can ensure you pick the perfect place for you to stay during your holiday. Below is a snapshot of some of the properties we love, but this list isn't exhaustive, so if you want any more advice and full details of all the hotels we work, with please don't hesitate to contact us on 01244 322770.

  1. 7Pines Resort Sardinia

    7Pines Resort Sardinia

    7Pines is a beautiful beachfront resort in a secluded cove in Baja Sardinia, overlooking warm, golden beaches, and the turquoise waters of the marine protected area of the Maddalena islands.
  2. Sikelia



    Head further afield from Sicily and fly on to the island of Pantelleria, an undiscovered gem in the Mediterranean. Sikelia Luxury Hotel provides an absolutely delightful place to stay as you get off the beaten track.

  3. Atlantis Bay

    Atlantis Bay

    Atlantis Bay presides over the magical Baia delle Sirene, which translates as Mermaids Bay.
  4. Abi d'Oru

    Abi d'Oru

    The landmark Abi d'Oru lies on Marinelle beach, one of the most beautiful stretches of the coast in Sardinia.
  5. Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites

    Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites


    Gabbiano Azzuro Hotel & Suites lies on the charming Golfo Aranci, a narrow strip of land surrounded by the sea, where sunrise and sunset are spectacular events each day. This gorgeous Sardinian resort, with its own private beach, offers supreme comfort, delicious food, warm hospitality and natural beauty.

  6. Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel

    Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel


    Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Sicily, is located on a private, two-kilometre coastline and has been designed to blend seamlessly with the Sicilian landscape.

  7. Therasia Resort Sea and Spa

    Therasia Resort Sea and Spa


    Constructed of cedar wood and lava stones, Therasia Resort Sea and Spa, Vulcano, Sicily, blends seamlessly into its spectacular natural surroundings.

  8. Villa del Golfo Lifestyle Resort

    Villa del Golfo Lifestyle Resort


    Villa del Golfo Lifestyle Resort, Sardinia, enjoys breathtaking views across the turquoise ocean from its fabulous hillside location. Situated just outside the town of Cannigione on the northeast coast of the island, you couldn’t wish for a more idyllic place to spend your holiday.

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This exquisite hotel was originally built as a private Sicilian villa in the early 19th century and retains its authentic charm to this day. Located beside the glorious Mazzaro Bay and set in rolling parkland, the Villa Sant'Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina, Sicily, offers exceptional service, luxury facilities and a tranquil retreat from which to base your unforgettable holiday.

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