Western Sicily

Overview

Western Sicily is a great holiday spot if you're looking for a balance between a beautiful coastline, relaxation, and culture.

 

On this amazing journey, you'll visit some of Sicily's most beautiful cities, discover breathtaking bays, see medieval villages, salt pans, and the remains of this land's glorious past through incredible archaeological sites.

PALERMO

A tour of Western Sicily can only start from Palermo. Besides the international airport, Palermo was one of the most flourishing cities in the Mediterranean area and still remains an extremely fascinating city that hides authentic art jewels, inherited from Arab, Norman and Spanish through the centuries.

 

TRAPANI

If you want to grasp the true essence of the territory and the cultures that have inhabited it over the centuries, you cannot deny yourself a visit to the historic center of Trapani. Walking through the streets of the city you can admire numerous churches, monuments, palaces belonging to different historical periods; maybe you can end your tour in the harbor areas, watching the waves ripple on the Ligny Tower.

 

EGADI ISLANDS

Emerald bays, white houses with blue doors, rocky shores and hidden caves. In the Egadi, archipelago of three islands and two large rocks only a few minutes from Trapani, unspoiled nature reigns supreme.

 

CROSSROADS OF PEOPLE AND CULTURES

From ancient times to the present day, Sicily has been inhabited by different people and civilizations, who have marked the habits and culture of this surprising and wonderful land over the centuries. Set off to discover Segesta, Selinunte, Solunto and Mozia, among Greeks, Phoenicians and peoples of the Mediterranean.

MARSALA

You say Marsala and think of wine. In fact, you will find wineries famous all over the world for their fine wines. The cellars along the Wine Route are open to the public year round with exciting informative tours and Marsala wine tastings.

 

ERICE

It is one of the "most beautiful villages in Italy" and also one of the most scenic. Perched for millennia on Mount San Giuliano, it dominates the tip of Western Sicily offering its guests a 360 degree view of the Gulf of Trapani and the Egadi islands. An unmissable stop for those who spend the summer discovering the beaches of the Trapani coast, which can be reached (also) by cable car from Trapani in about ten minutes.

 

THE SEA OF THE PHOENICIANS

Along the coast of western Sicily, from Marsala to the mouth of the Platani River. Shores of fine sand and an inland rich in archaeological beauties, vineyards, wildlife reserves.

 

FOOD FESTIVALS

There are food and wine festivals for all tastes and in all seasons! Certainly summer is the busiest. Among all, we want to mention La Stragusto in Trapani (July), Cous Cous festg in San Vito Lo Capo (September) and the Fishtuna International Food Culture Festival in Marettimo (September).

Vineyard stays

Baglio Sorìa Resort & Wine Experience

Wine-lovers and foodies will love it here, and it's the perfect base for exploring the area. From Erice to Segesta.

£ 640 per person - 5 nights

Baglio Sorìa Resort & Wine Experience

Wine-lovers and foodies will love it here, and it's the perfect base for exploring the area. From Erice to Segesta.

Planeta Foresteria

Relaxed, happy, easy-mannered staff who really help you get into that ''holiday mood''.

  • from £1025 per person
  • 5 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Planeta Foresteria

Relaxed, happy, easy-mannered staff who really help you get into that ''holiday mood''.

  • from £1025 per person
  • 5 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Il Vigneto Resort

A tranquil resort on the coast of Sicily, offering the best in gastronomy and spa facilities for a holiday oozing with indulgence and pampering.

£ 845 per person - 5 nights

Il Vigneto Resort

A tranquil resort on the coast of Sicily, offering the best in gastronomy and spa facilities for a holiday oozing with indulgence and pampering.

Itineraries

Western Sicily: Palermo And A Vineyard Stay

An ideal late summer break the Sicilian capital with the pristine beaches and vineyards of southwestern Sicily.

  • 7 nights

£ 1450 per person

Western Sicily: Palermo And A Vineyard Stay

An ideal late summer break the Sicilian capital with the pristine beaches and vineyards of southwestern Sicily.

  • 7 nights

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.

  • 14 nights

£ 2750 per person

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.

  • 14 nights

Island Stays

Off the coasts of Trapani and Marsala there is the small archipelago of the Egadi, formed by the islands of Favignana, Marettimo, Levanzo and another series of uninhabited islets (Formica, Maraone, Stagnone and Galeotta).

Dimora dell’Olivastro

Eco-hotel ethos, with environmentally friendly elements throughout on an idyllic island near Sicily

£ 1180 per person - 7 nights

Dimora dell’Olivastro

Eco-hotel ethos, with environmentally friendly elements throughout on an idyllic island near Sicily

City breaks

The two largest cities in Western Sicily are Palermo and Trapani. In these cities, it is possible to visit very characteristic cities, admire beautiful landscapes, small islands and beautiful beaches. Both make for an excellent city break.

Palazzo Natoli

Aristocratic decor with modern touches and some rooms with wonderful city views

£ 420 per person - 3 nights

Palazzo Natoli

Aristocratic decor with modern touches and some rooms with wonderful city views

City breaks

Unico Boutique Hotel d’Arte

A tranquil retreat with sea views from every room just outside the historic city of Palermo

£ 520 per person - 3 nights

Unico Boutique Hotel d’Arte

A tranquil retreat with sea views from every room just outside the historic city of Palermo

City breaks

Palazzo Brunaccini

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

  • from £550 per person
  • 3 nights, B&B, Private airport transfers

Palazzo Brunaccini

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

  • from £550 per person
  • 3 nights, B&B, Private airport transfers

City breaks

Hotel San Michele

A unique hotel set in a former 15th Century church at the centre of historical Trapani.

£ 480 per person - 3 nights

Hotel San Michele

A unique hotel set in a former 15th Century church at the centre of historical Trapani.

City breaks

Villas

Villa Pina

Villa Pina is a beautiful 3-bedroom villa with pool located on the coast near Trapani and the Salt Pans nature reserve.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 5

£ 1820 per week

Villa Pina

Villa Pina is a beautiful 3-bedroom villa with pool located on the coast near Trapani and the Salt Pans nature reserve.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 5

Villa Patti

Plenty of space, beautiful pool, and great location. Close drive to Marsala for great evening dinners.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 10
  • lower prices for up to 8 sleepers

£ 2380 per week

Villa Patti

Plenty of space, beautiful pool, and great location. Close drive to Marsala for great evening dinners.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 10
  • lower prices for up to 8 sleepers

Villa Carusa

Comtemporary villa with private pool ideal for large family looking for a beach holiday in Sicily.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Reduced rates for up to 6 sleepers

£ 2940 per week

Villa Carusa

Comtemporary villa with private pool ideal for large family looking for a beach holiday in Sicily.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Reduced rates for up to 6 sleepers

Villa Poseidone

A unique, privileged seafront position for this refurbished white villa with sea views and garden gate beach access.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6

£ 2100 per week

Villa Poseidone

A unique, privileged seafront position for this refurbished white villa with sea views and garden gate beach access.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6

Villa Adesso

Luxury villa with private swimming pool in a splendid panoramic position in the countryside near Trapani, an ancient and elegant town on the north-west tip of Sicily.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 9

£ 2380 per week

Villa Adesso

Luxury villa with private swimming pool in a splendid panoramic position in the countryside near Trapani, an ancient and elegant town on the north-west tip of Sicily.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 9

Villa Spuma

A family villa with a pool in a residential area only a 10-minute stroll from the beach of Cornino along the coast of Western Sicily.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 5

£ 2100 per week

Villa Spuma

A family villa with a pool in a residential area only a 10-minute stroll from the beach of Cornino along the coast of Western Sicily.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 5