• Sicily Discovery: A 2-week fly-drive holiday

  • A whistle stop tour that combines the best of Sicily's culture, gastronomy and beach and city life
  • Prices
    15 nights from £ 1690 per person
  • Holiday at a glance

    3 nights in Taormina on BB
    5 nights in Ispica, South East Sicily on BB
    4 nights in Menfi, South West Sicily on BB
    3 nights in Palermo
    Private transfer
    Fully comprehensive car hire

Overview

Included:
  • Travel planning
  • Fully comprehensive car hire
  • Bed and Breakfast
Optional add-ons:
  • Wine tasting
  • Football tickets
  • Opera tickets
  • Group and private excursions
  • Farm visits
  • Cooking class
  • 4x4 excursions to Mt Etna
  • Flights from UK

Get a taste of the best of Sicily on a self-drive trip around the island that incorporates a beach, city and gastronomic break in one

First stop Taormina

While the views from Taormina are undoubtedly a highlight, this is a town that is chic, glamorous and home to excellent restaurants, shops, beaches, and, of course, the highest active volcano in Europe.

Step into the glossy interior of the centrally-located Hotel Villa Carlotta and enjoy a few days of indulgence, gorgeous views and, arguably, the best breakfast in town.

Next, beach and baroque in South East Sicily

Around two hours by car from Taormina, Ispica sits in the heart of baroque Sicily, in the midst of beautiful countryside.

Alternate relaxing days of sunbathing and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Porto Palo and Pozzallo, reputedly Sicily’s top beaches, with visits to the stunning baroque towns of Noto, Modica and Ragusa.

A stay at Torre Marabino, a 7-room boutique hotel on an organic farm in south east Sicily, means that you can combine the best of sightseeing and beachlife as the hotel is just a ten minute drive to the coast.  Breakfast on fresh ricotta and homemade cakes, jams and pastries amidst gardens dotted with olive trees in the Sicilian countryside, then laze by the large pool in the heat of the sun.

Continue to the vineyards of Western Sicily 

Travel along Sicily's south coast, passing by the extraordinary Greek archaeological temples at Agrigento.  It is a five hour drive to Menfi which sits at the heart of the local wine-growing area and has several wineries.  The Greek site at Selinunte is close by.

At Planeta Foresteriaactivities range from wine tasting and cooking classes to cycling and general beach life.  Visited by vintners from all over the world throughout the year, the winery is extremely highly regarded in wine and gastronomic circles.

End in ... Palermo 

The lively Sicilian capital is the perfect end to this fly'n'drive holiday. Explore the churches and palazzos in the historic centre where Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the Bourbons and the Italians have all left their mark; dip into the mouth-watering street food; and do as the Palermitans do and head for the beach at Mondello.

Housed in a Palazzo in the atmospheric Ballarò market, Hotel Palazzo Brunaccini combines modern comforts with historic charm.  Centrally located, everything from Palermo's Cathedral and markets to its theatres are close by.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and holidays can be organised combining any hotel, duration and method of travel.

 

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.

Get in touch for a personalised quote to suit your interests, dates and budget.

Location

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Local highlights

Nearest airport

Catania
Taormina
Mount Etna
Bronte

Scicli
Ragusa
Modica
Siracusa

Vendicari
Marzamemi
Marina di Ragusa
Marina di Modica

Menfi
Selinunte
Agrigento
Cefalu

Erice
Trapani
Palermo
Segesta

Palermo airport
Catania airport
Trapani airport
Comiso airport

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