TYPOLOGIES

Multi-Centre Holidays in Sicily

Settings

Coast, Town centre

Activities/Interests

Rooms with a view, Sightseeing

£ 960 pp

A firm favourite with food and art-lovers, this is an all year round twin-centre break in the atmospheric treasure-filled cities of Modica and Siracusa

Holiday at Glance

Experience the multi-millennial town of Siracusa and its creative cuisine

Walk among grand old palazzi and glorious churches in Modica and make easy trips to Ragusa, Scicli and Noto

Duration

7 nights

From

from £ 960 per person

Including

Travel planning

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire

4 nights on a BB basis sharing a double room with balcony sea view at the B&B La Giuggiulena in Siracusa

3 nights on a BB basis sharing a double room at the Hotel Palazzo Failla in Modica

We can help with

Private guided tours of Siracusa and the Baroque towns

Tickets for the Greek Festival of Siracusa (May and June)

Walking and biking nature tours

Farm visits tasting the Ragusano DOP cheese

First stop, Siracusa

Just under an hour’s drive from Catania airport, embark on a voyage of discovery of over 3000 years of history, all packed into the tiny island of Ortigia, Siracusa.

 

Although generally more associated with the Greeks and Romans, the historical centre of Siracusa also has several interesting baroque buildings, including Palazzo Beneventano del Bosco which encircles an enclosed courtyard and has interiors as extravagant as the building’s exterior.

 

Stay at the atmospheric Giuggiulena B&B which has a large roof-top sun terrace with a view and a basement that leads straight out to the rocks and sea – with a couple of snorkels thrown in. Bedrooms overhang the sea below, with direct views of the island of Ortigia.

Next, Modica

A short drive will take you to Modica in the island’s south-east corner. The town was rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake and showcases some of the best examples of Italian baroque architecture.

 

The centrepiece is undoubtedly the beautiful Church of San Giorgio but other elaborately designed churches and palazzos all contribute to what is, without a doubt, an exceptionally beautiful town. The nearby beaches at Marina di Modica and Sampieri are perfect for a relaxing afternoon in the sun.

 

Stay at the centrally-located Hotel Palazzo Failla, a former Sicilian aristocratic residence, still with antique furnishings, frescoed ceilings and original flooring but combined with modern amenities to provide an unparalleled level of comfort, privacy and intimacy.

 

Mr and Mrs Failla, whose presence provides a real sense of care, supervise the daily operations and the staff is unfailingly attentive, competent and friendly.

International flights

As there is such a flexible choice of flights to Italy, we don't include the airfares in our holiday prices, but we can help you in sorting them out and booked them for you.

 

We charge a £ 20 booking fee per passenger

 

and we can also help you with

 

reserving your seats
booking hold luggage
insert your air miles membership card (available for BA, Jet2, Flybe Alitalia)
airport lounges
airport and hotel parking

 

We are happy to do all the working and all flights and air holidays sold by us are ATOL protected through our TTA membership and the use of their ATOL Angel plan protection.