Luxury Hotels and Villas in Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

With fabulous ocean views, blissful weather and charming Italian towns, a luxury holiday in Sicily & the Aeolian Islands never fails to enchant its guests - nor does the incredible accommodation. See for youself below:

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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Set high in the rocky hills on the east coast of Sicily, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo has long been known as one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats. The first hotel to be built in Taormina, it stands in the most dramatic of locations: directly opposite the Greek theatre, with sweeping views of the coastline and majestic Mount Etna looming in the distance.

Best for: Setting & Views, Romantic, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion

Verdura Resort

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Verdura Resort is a modern beachfront resort with stunning views of the ocean. Inside, this luxury Rocco Forte hotel has a stylish design, alongside fantastic facilities and activities as well as plenty of ways to relax. 

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Water activities

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Set on an exclusive beach, beside one of the most beautiful coastlines in Italy, Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea is an understated retreat that evokes the golden age of travel. Once you’ve settled in to what was once an aristocratic holiday home, you can hop on a cable car and soak up the beauty and charm of clifftop Taormina.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views, Beach

Hotel Villa Athena

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

With a fabulous Greek masterpiece sitting on its doorstep, the 18th century Hotel Villa Athena has a wonderful position within Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. Guests can enjoy spectacular views across the ruins and Sicily’s pristine landscape from the beautiful pool and rosemary-scented gardens, dine on superb Sicilian cuisine, or simply relax in the charmingly renovated décor of this elegant villa.

Best for: History & Heritage, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion

Therasia Resort Sea & Spa

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

The five-star Therasia Resort Sea & Spa, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, offers deluxe accommodation, Michelin-starred dining and stunning sea views. Set on a rocky headland, it looks out over the Aeolian archipelago, including Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian islands. Stylish and elegant, this hotel on the island of Vulcano offers pure relaxation in a beautiful setting.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Romantic

Monaci delle Terre Nere

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Monaci delle Terre Nere is a rural boutique estate on the foothills of Mount Etna at 500m above sea level, commanding sprawling views. This luxury hotel was transformed from a rundown 18th-century villa, once run by monks who cultivated the vines, to a stylish yet distinctly Sicilian eco-hotel by hands-on owners Guido and Ada Coffa, who revitalised the grounds with olive groves, fruit orchards and organic vegetable gardens.

Best for: Hideaway, Peace & Quiet, Eco-tourism, Secret / In the Know

The Ashbee

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

The Ashbee, named after its English architect, is over a century old and is a timeless classic, effortlessly combining English and Sicilian traditions. Here, in a perfect location overlooking the sea and Mount Etna, you can experience the epitome of luxury at one of the Leading Hotels of the World while indulging in some of the best Sicily has to offer – the Mediterranean, delicious regional cuisine and ancient architecture.

Best for: Setting & Views, Cultural Immersion, History & Heritage, Couples

Villa Carlotta

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Villa Carlotta is nestled in lush gardens and looks out over the Mediterranean and Mount Etna, framed by a dramatic rugged coastline. The opulent interiors feature marble walls adorned with beautiful art, and classic statues are focal points of the arched halls. There is plenty to explore nearby, from the Greek Theatre to postcard-perfect beaches.

Best for: Honeymoon, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Seriously special

Hotel Villa Ducale

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

A thoughtfully restored villa owned and run by Rosaria and Andrea Quartucci, Villa Ducale is an inviting hideaway on the hills just outside of Taormina, commanding sweeping views of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Romantic

Villa Neri Resort and Spa

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Villa Neri Resort & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel on the borders of Etna National Park. This hotel is perfect for exploring the storied slopes of Europe’s tallest volcano, with natural volcanic products put to good use in the luxurious spa. There’s also superb Sicilian cuisine on offer at the in-house restaurant, Le Dodici Fontane.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Couples, Landscapes & Scenery, Romantic

BB22 Palace

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

In this pulsating city of faded grandeur lies the coolly elegant BB22 Palace, balancing contemporary style with 15th century charm. Owner Patrizia Marchetti painstakingly restored the palazzo over the course of three years, providing Palermo with a stylish boutique bolt-hole that feels intimate and exclusive.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, City Hotel

Capofaro Malvasia & Resort

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

40 km from the main Sicilian coast lies the tiny island of Salina, once believed to be created by Aeolus, god of winds. Here, surrounded by lush malvasia vineyards and gazing out across the Tyrrhenian Sea, sits Capofaro, a boutique hotel that tantalises food and wine lovers looking to satisfy their palates.

Best for: Honeymoon, Hideaway, Food & Wine, Walking & Trekking

La Plage

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

La Plage is a stylish beachfront resort nestled in a beautiful nature reserve in Taormina, surrounded by pine forests and exotic gardens. With panoramic views over the bay of Isola Bella, this is one of the most picturesque corners of Italy.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach

Hotel Signum

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

In an enchanting archipelago just off the coast of Sicily, Hotel Signum has been beautifully renovated from antique cottages, and features an infinity pool set amidst picturesque landscaped terraces and citrus trees. Savour the fresh flavours of Aeolian cuisine whilst dining alfresco overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, be pampered at the luxury spa or explore the unique culture of these sublime islands.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Romantic, Honeymoon

Villa Igiea

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

On the sun-kissed island of Sicily, the five-star Villa Igiea in Palermo has a beautiful coastal position affording spectacular views across the bay and gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Restored at the end of the 19th century, the hotel’s rich history is evident throughout, and guests will love the stylish Art Nouveau décor and award-winning Italian cuisine.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Romantic, History & Heritage

Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

On the charming and historic island of Ortigia, the Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa has arguably the best location in town; seafront and west-facing for gorgeous Mediterranean sunsets. Its neoclassical façade overlooks the splendid Sicilian coastline, with plenty of medieval architecture and the island’s most beautiful beaches nearby. Feast on fine Italian fare at the hotel’s two restaurants, indulge in an aromatic spa treatment, and enjoy balmy evenings on the panoramic rooftop terrace under the stars.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Beach

Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Set in a restored 19th-century building in an unbeatable location on the waterfront of Syracuse on the Sicilian island of Ortigia, overlooking the sea, the Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel combines an atmospheric, historic charm with modern comforts. It fits right in with its ancient surroundings and offers the perfect base for discovering Sicily's diverse history and culture, with the Temple of Apollo just a five-minute walk away and the Palazzo Bellomo also nearby.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, History & Heritage, Couples


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