The 5 Best Luxury Vacation Destinations in Sicily

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What could be more sumptuous than a sunny getaway in Sicily? Everything about this sunny, three-cornered island at the foot of the Italian boot exudes glamor – from its awe-inspiring natural landmarks to its shimmering coastline, quaint seaside towns and Blue Flag beaches lapped by the cobalt blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. .

After two deadly years and the Covid-hit summers of 2020 and 2021, we all deserve a vacation. The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is blessed with an abundance of riches and should definitely be on your travel bucket list. This sunny southern Italian island’s amazing history, laid-back charm, tasty cuisine and over-the-top accommodation options have made it synonymous with luxury getaways.

Here are the best Sicilian destinations for a luxurious and relaxing break in the sun. Select Sicily Villas, one of the largest and most exclusive vacation rental companies on the island, will ensure that you find the best accommodation.

Southeast Sicily – Noto

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For a sunny getaway with a bit of everything that makes luxury vacations in Sicily so appealing – culture, great food, seaside relaxation and postcard-worthy beaches – you really can’t do better note, the honey-colored limestone capital of Sicilian Baroque. One of Italy’s finest gems, Noto is a Baroque masterpiece of 18th century town planning, just waiting to be explored.

So why not rent a luxury villa nearby? The epitome of high-end luxury, Villa Orizzonte is a contemporary designed luxury retreat with immaculately manicured gardens, satellite TV and its own private 60 foot stone swimming pool offering breathtaking views while lounging poolside.

Accommodating up to eight people, this panoramic villa rental in Noto is ideal for a group of friends and family looking to spend some quality time together away from the crowds.

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North-East Sicily – Taormina

North-East Sicily – Taormina
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It’s impossible to talk about a luxury holiday in Sicily without mentioning the glamorous hilltop town of Taormina, nicknamed the pearl of the Ionian Sea. This jewel city perched dramatically on a slope above the shore has attracted royals, intellectuals and renowned travelers since the days of the 18th century Grand Tour, Ernest Hemingway, Goethe and DH Lawrence to Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth. Taylor, to name a few.

The Greco-Roman open-air amphitheater of Taormina from the 3rd century BC. is still used today as a venue for classical operas, concerts and theatrical events. Stars who have played here include Bruce Springsteen, Kasabian and Sting.

Unsurprisingly, Taormina is still a favorite of the rich and famous and attracts a number of celebrities, stars and business elites who seek the best of the best. For accommodation in this area, see Villa Mazzaroan ultra-luxury cliffside villa with panoramic jacuzzi, offering just about everything one could want in a summer home, from no less than eight en-suite bedrooms, to an inviting 32 feet long, Wi-Fi, and a BBQ for those BBQ nights.

North-East Sicily – Taormina
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Northwest Sicily – Scopello

You may have the feeling of déjà vuas the bay of Scopello, on the northwest coast of Sicily, happens to be one of the most photographed beaches in the entire Mediterranean, and has even appeared in a number of Hollywood films and TV series, including Ocean’s Twelve with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, and the hit Sicilian detective series Inspector Montalbano.

An easy drive west of Palermo, Scopello is a great place to soak up traditional Sicilian culture while marveling at the immense faraglioni rock formations that emerge from the Mediterranean Sea. With old warehouses and fishermen’s houses around a small cove hemmed in by steep cliffs topped by a medieval tower, Scopello’s former cappuccino-colored tuna processing factory is one of the most photogenic spots in ‘Europe. It’s not hard to see why this small coastal hamlet in the province of Trapani has long been popular with filmmakers and magazine photographers.

Located in Scopello, Bay view is an architect-designed two-bedroom villa featuring bespoke interior design, modern comforts, state-of-the-art amenities and a stunning infinity pool with the most breathtaking views. Check it out!

Southwest Sicily – Menfi
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Southwest Sicily – Menfi

Southwest Sicily – Menfi
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About an hour’s drive southwest of Palermo, the historic wine town of Menfi should definitely be at the top of your to-do list. Don’t let its size put you off! A multitude of activities await you. The exquisite and picturesque town of Menfi offers many activities suitable for high-end travellers, from wine tasting, windsurfing and cycling through spectacular nature, to scuba diving, kitesurfing and snorkeling. snorkeling in clear waters filled with rich marine life. The possibilities are limitless.

Now you want to know the best luxury villas in South West Sicily with a private pool, right? For affluent holidaymakers who want a quiet and private retreat in the heart of the unspoilt coastal landscape of western Sicily, Essence is the ideal luxury retreat for an unforgettable vacation. Luxury knows no bounds at this upscale modernist villa set on a panoramic hillside dotted with olive trees, facing the sea over the lush vineyards of world-renowned winemaker Planeta.

Southwest Sicily – Menfi
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Southeast Sicily – Syracuse

Southeast Sicily – Syracuse
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Almost as prestigious as Athens, Corinth and Carthage when it was a colony of Magna Graecia, the ancient coastal city of Syracuse (Syracuse in Italian) is a true jewel of the south-eastern coast of Sicily, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nearby small island of Ortigia is home to most of the historic sights, including fabulous Baroque buildings, a medieval fortress and some splendid Greek Doric temples.

One of the most demanded rental properties in this part of the island is Prestige, listed in Select Sicily’s ever-growing portfolio of luxury villas. This exclusive property offers the privacy, space and comfort of a private home combined with high-end amenities, attractive views and direct and private access to the transparent waters of the Ionian Sea. Pool dwellers, foodies and lovers of the sea will find plenty to indulge in, whether it’s lounging poolside with one of Andrea Camilleri’s books, sipping wine local at sunset or swimming in crystal clear, shimmering blue. waters before a dinner of freshly caught fish.

Southeast Sicily – Syracuse
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Planning your next glamorous getaway? As you can see, renting a luxury sea view villa is the way to go. All properties mentioned are available for rent via Select Sicily, a luxury vacation rental company dedicated to providing top quality accommodation in sunny Sicily. For more information and reservations, please visit the company’s website Selectsicilyvillas.com.

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