Palermo, the Aeolian islands and Taormina

Palermo, the Aeolian islands and Taormina
(14 Nights/15 Days)

from £ 2250 *per person

Sicily three ways is a bustling city break, an island retreat and a chic hilltop town, all rolled into one car-free holiday.

  • Accommodation Carefully chosen boutique hotels
  • Suitable For Couples, Honeymoon, Beach Holidays
  • Holiday at a glance 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
    Discover Mt Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and the Stromboli, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth.

Palermo, the Aeolian islands and Taormina

Palermo

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.

Salina

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 very fine boutique 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. 

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.
What’s included
  • Travel planning
  • Bed and breakfast basis
  • Private transfers and Hydrofoil tickets
  • 4 nights in Palermo
  • 7 nights in Salina
  • 3 nights in Taormina
Optional Add-ons
  • International flights
  • Private and group excursions
  • Theatre and sport event tickets

Itinerary

  1. Day 1-4 Palermo
    Private transfer from Palermo airport

    4 nights on a BB basis sharing a Superior double room at the Palazzo Brunaccini

    We can help you with:
    • Private guided tours of Palermo's highlights
    • Street food walking tour
    • Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo & Monreale Cathedral tour
    • Tickets for the Opera House  
    • Tandem paragliding flight over Palermo
    • Bicycle hire
  2. Day 5-12 Salina, Aeolian Islands
    Hydrofoil ride (3h and 30m) from Palermo to Salina - available between 20/06 and 02/09
    Pick from the port to the hotel

    7 nights on a BB basis sharing a Classic double room at the Hotel Principe di Salina

    We can help you with:
    • Boat rental
    • Boat and trekking excursions to the Stromboli
    • Wine tasting and cellar tours
    • Car or scooter hire
  3. Day 12-15 Taormina
    Hydrofoil ride (1h and 30m) from Salina to Milazzo

    Private transfer from Milazzo to Taormina (1h and 10m)

    3 nights on a BB basis sharing a Junior Suite with sea view at the Hotel Villa Carlotta

    We can help you with:
    • Excursion to Mt Etna North and South sides
    • Wine cellar and farm visits
    • Private guided tour of Taormina's heritage
    • Chauffeur driven excursions

Accommodation

Palazzo Brunaccini

Palazzo Brunaccini

Palermo

Contemporary comfort hidden away in a historic palazzo in Palermo’s atmospheric Ballarò market

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Hotel Villa Carlotta

Hotel Villa Carlotta

Taormina

This luxury boutique hotel with a pool superbly pairs a personable service with beautifully appointe

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