• Palermo, the Aeolian islands and Taormina

  • Sicily three ways – a bustling city break, an island retreat and a chic beach holiday, all rolled into one.
  • Prices
    14 nights from £ 2950 per person
  • Holiday at a glance

    4 nights in Palermo on BB
    7 nights on Salina, Aeolian Islands on BB
    3 nights in Taormina on BB
    Private transfers


  • Travel planning
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Private transfers
Optional add-ons:
  • Flights from UK
  • Upgrade to a sea view room
  • Volcano trekking
  • Vineyards visits
  • Group and private tours

Get your fill of Palermo’s street markets and historical treasures before retreating to a rural idyll on the Aeolian island of Salina, then end your holiday in style in fashionable Taormina.



Stay in the heart of the action at the Palazzo Brunaccini. Perfectly located in an atmospheric piazzetta close to Palermo’s Ballarò market, the stylish hotel has modern studios, suites and apartments and a charming courtyard for breakfast and evening drinks. Palermo’s cathedral and the Capella Palatina are close by, with most other places within a 30-minute stroll.

Travel: Hydrofoil transfer from Palermo to Salina (June to September).



By contrast, life on Salina, the greenest of the spectacular Aeolian Islands, is all about slow and easy living. Wander down to the sea for an early morning dip, linger over a granita at Da Alfredo’s and enjoy some great hiking on trails across the island’s two volcanic cones. By day, you can ferry hop over to neighbouring Lipari and by night, enjoy the dramatic fireworks display from Stromboli’s volcanic explosions. The best way to explore the island is by scooter or by boat, with a spot of snorkelling in the crystal clear water for good measure.

Your stay on Salina is at the Hotel Principe di Salina, a lovingly restored boutqiue hotel with a fabulous restaurant, a lovely pool and views to die for. It's also walking distance to village's amenities and the beach. 

Travel: Hydrofoil or ferry transfer to Milazzo. Private taxi transfer to Taormina.



Finish your holiday with a few days in Taormina, one of Sicily’s most charming seaside towns. With just 23 bedrooms, the luxurious Hotel Villa Carlotta is one of the hottest stays in town, set amongst lush terraced gardens, with a pool. Breakfasts are legendary, accompanied by rooftop views over the bay. The hotel is just a short walk from Taormina’s lively town centre.

Ask us about a day trip to nearby Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, with a visit to one of the vineyards and wineries that dot its slopes. Should you wish to go further afield, Catania and Syracuse are easily accessible.

Travel: private taxi transfer to Catania airport for return flight.


Flights to Italy

As there is such a flexible choice of flights to Italy, we don't include the airfares in our holiday prices but we can still book for you the best solution adding the benefit of our ATOL protection.

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