Palermo, The Aeolian Islands And Taormina

14 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Multi-Centre Holidays in Sicily

Settings

City, Coast, Island

Activities/Interests

Romance, Rooms with a view, Sightseeing

£ 2550 pp

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

Holiday at 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.

Duration

14 nights

From

from £ 2550 per person

Including

Travel planning

Daily breakfast

Private airport transfers

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

7 nights on a BB basis sharing a sharing a Superior double room with balcony sea view at the Hotel Principe di Salina in Salina

3 nights on a BB basis sharing a sharing a Deluxe double room with sea view at the Hotel Villa Carlotta in Taormina

We can help with

Private guided tours of Palermo's highlights

Street food walking tour

Tickets for the Opera House

Boat rental

Trekking excursions to the Stromboli

Bike scooter hire

Excursion to Mt Etna North and South sides

Wine cellar and farm visits

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.

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.

julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with Expertoitaly.read more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
We had an amazing trip organised by Antonio, we visited Naples for a few days then stayed in Sant’ Agata. Both hotels had fabulous amenities and restaurants. The trip was effortless and everything was meticulously arranged. Antonio was also on had for anything we needed during the trip. I would definitely recommend Expert to Italy and we will definitely use this company again in the futureread more
Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
Antonio with his meticulous planning and caring service has been solely responsible for the best Italian holidays we have had. His ability to offer excellent hotel accommodation which provides for every need and requirement is second to none . Hotels that are not main stream , that provide high quality of service in excellent locations are one of Antonio’s strength. It’s great to have a provider that know and understands his market. Grant B Stupartread more
Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
July 2018 _________________________________ Have just completed another 10 day holiday arranged by Antonio at Expert to Italy. We went with Antonio's suggestion and spent 2 days at Matera and then the remainder in Pisciotta in the Cilento. Matera was amazing and felt completely different to anywhere else we have been in Italy. We loved Pisciotta and the hotel was wonderful with lovely owners who were great at suggesting things to do. We visited a buffalo farm, a vinyard and tooks boats to isolated coves with lovely clear water. All arrangements were absolutely faultless. We would never have found such lovely places without Antonio! 2016 _________________________________ We have just returned from a fantastic holiday suggested no arranged by ExpertTo Italy. Once again the organisation by Antonio was flawless and everything worked perfectly. We spent 5 nights by lake Maggiore and 3 in Cogne in the Italian Alps. Both hotels and locations were fantastic - particularly the Bellvue in Cogne. Please see trip advisor if interested in the hotels as I will give a more specific review there - I'm not a fanatic reviewer but both really deserve it. We have used this company for the past 5 years and Antonio seems to have a real gift for finding fantastic hotels and matching locations to his clients. I would not usually put the level of trust in anyone to arrange holidays for me that I have with Antonio but he has delivered every time and I can unreservedly recommend his services. Italy is a beautiful country with huge variety - if you describe what you like to Antonio and let him make suggestions then you will not be disappointed. Very definitely 5 stars from me. So - Antonio and team, please keep it up! Jonread more
Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
Antonio delivered more than expected! Our family of four stayed at two beautiful villa's on the Amalfi Coast. Both of the locations were top class. Antonio provided excellent service and was always available if we had questions about the details of our trip. He was easy to work with and we would recommend his services to others traveling to Italy.read more
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
This was our second holiday with ExpertoItaly, and it was just as good as the first! Antonio provided us with fast, efficient and personal attention. His choice of hotels was first class. Real attention to detail means that you get a holiday that really suits your personal requirements. Brilliant!read more
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