Romantic Sicily

Lose yourselves in the magic of Sicily on this unforgettable romantic getaway. Begin in Palermo, a vibrant city where history whispers from its ancient architecture and delectable street food tempts your taste buds. Next, the Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago where pristine beaches meet crystal-clear waters, perfect for romantic exploration and relaxation. Finally, Taormina awaits, a picturesque town perched on a cliffside, offering breathtaking views of Mount Etna and a charming atmosphere steeped in history. Savor delectable Sicilian cuisine, explore ancient ruins, and create memories that will last a lifetime on this romantic adventure.

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Arrive in Palermo


Start your journey in Sicily’s beautiful capital Palermo. Experience enchanting history in a city that was conquered and loved by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spanish. You will stay in Palermo’s Art Nouveau hotel, Villa Igiea, which has recently reopened as a Rocco Forte property and become more charming than ever.

Enjoy the myriad experiences Palermo has to offer. Marvel at the Baroque buildings, such as the Casa Professa, as you explore the historic city. You can go to the Capo food market to taste the delicious street food of Palermo stopping at bakeries, street vendors and traditional inns. From the tiny streets of the Old Town to the quirky and quaint workshop of a traditional puppet maker, you’ll have truly one-of-a-kind experiences.

When in Palermo, make sure you partake in the city’s romantic ambiance by night, where you can enjoy classic aperitifs from bar to bar in the Old Town, followed by a dinner in one of the city’s many culinary gems.

Suggested Accommodation: Rocco Forte Villa Igiea

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Salina Island

Ride on a private speedboat to Salina Island, one of the ‘seven sisters’ of the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands.  It is a Mediterranean paradise: stunning blue cobalt waters, active volcanoes to climb at sunset, fresh seafood, slow-food ‘presidia’ (food grown with traditional techniques) and the world-famous Malvasia wine.  Stay at Tasca d’Almerita’s wine resort set among the Malvasia vineyards with wonderful views of Panarea and Stromboli, two stunning Aeolian Islands.  Enjoy the pool, walk in the vineyards, taste superb wines and learn more about the local producers.

Enjoy a private boat excursion to see the striking natural wonders of Panarea and Stromboli.  Your captain can take the traditional wooden craft wherever you wish, allowing you to explore sea caves, natural swimming pools, and coves.  Stop in Panarea for a drink in the marina before going to Stromboli for a unique natural show: lava flowing from the crack of “Sciara di Fuoco”.  As you cruise back to Salina, savour a delicious meal made fresh by your on-board chef!

Suggested Accommodation: Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia Resort, Relais & chateaux

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To enhance your incredible adventure, why not embark on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Aeolian Islands and Mt Etna? You can fly above the islands of Vulcano and Lipari, enjoying unique views from lush pine forests to moon-like black lava deserts. After your thrilling aerial adventure, land in Taormina in style, the pinnacle of luxury and “la dolce vita” in Sicily. One of the most beloved Italian towns, it has a beautiful beach, a stunning Greek theatre, unique panoramas along with cute boutiques, cafés, and restaurants.

Here you will stay at the luxurious Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, enjoying old world elegance in this stunning property. While in Taormina, you can choose from a variety of activities to best suit your interests. Take a piece of Sicily home via traditional Italian cooking classes that offer delicious food and recipes you can take home! Explore Mt Etna up close with a guided 4×4 tour followed by a scenic hike with breathtaking views of the coast. Visit a premium winery and discover some of the finest and most unique wines in Italy.

Consider a day trip to the town of Noto, known as Sicily’s Baroque capital or the ‘Garden of Stone’. Noto is described as an ‘open-air museum’ by UNESCO, featuring stunning Baroque palaces and churches all along its main street that make you feel as though you’ve stepped on a movie set. Take it all in by scaling the bell tower of the majestic church: Chiesa di San Carlo al Corso.

Arrivederci Sicilia!

Suggested Accommodation: Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

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Depart from Palermo

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