A romantic vacation should encompass exotic landscapes and transcendent experiences. Your custom-tailored romantic getaway to Sicily encompasses the lavish and the beautiful as well as natural wonders and ancient civilizations, combining for an unforgettable whirlwind of passion, history, and flavors. Share pastries in a celebrated bakery, with delectable treats crafted from inherited recipes. Sip wine on a secluded vineyard in view of Europe’s largest active volcano. Witness the magnificence...
Glamor and Romance
Palermo is a city with a majestic history. Golden hues emanate from the walls of the Norman Palace situated in the city center. The sparkling blue Tyrrhenian Sea brushes against the fishing boats in the marina. The streets resemble a painting from the Romantic period, cast with flowing palm trees and citrus orchards. Your private transfer greets you at the airport upon your arrival and escorts you to your sensational accommodation overlooking the water. The city casts a glow against the hills outside of town. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy exploring the wonders of the city. Consider learning more about your Sicily tour companies, and see how they meticulously craft your itinerary so that it is refined to your particular interests and desires.
The markets brim with activity from local vendors. Colorful fruits, from pomegranates to large lemons decorate the stands. The aroma of exotic spices drifts beneath the tarps. It feels as though you have stepped away from the Italian island and arrived in a North African bazaar. The Palatine Chapel is located inside the Norman Palace. The 12th-century church is cast in golden mosaics. Light filters through the windows and reflects off of the sensational gilded walls. The wooden ceiling has an exquisite honeycomb detail, connecting the Norman architecture of the chapel to its roots as an Arab stronghold.
A Taste of Wonder
Walking with an Ancient Romance
Baroque Heart of Sicily
Holding Hands with the Ancient World
A Touch of Passion on the Mountain
Heights of Passion
Charms of the Sea
The Joys of Exclusivity
Accessing the Islands
Mainland Island Return
Sicilian Romantic Takeaways
- Indulge in the luxurious and secluded setting of the island of Panarea, home to exclusive Italian summer villas and lavish hotels overlooking the sea
- Enjoy the finest Sicily wine tours and sampling of a vineyard on the fertile foothills of Mount Etna
- Spend a romantic dinner under the stars on the lush and secluded Aeolian Island of Salina
- Relax in the seaside charm and elegant ambiance of Cefalu, perfect for a romantic evening by the pristine sea
- Follow the footpaths leading you through the ancient ruins in the Valley of the Temples to view incredibly well-preserved Doric ruins
- Relish the variety of flavors during a private tasting of a decadent chocolate shop in Modica
- Delight in the traditional sweets of a Sicilian bakery along the medieval hilltop streets of Erice
- Bond as a couple on an exciting trek up the landscape of Mount Etna to view the active craters of Europe’s largest active volcano
- Witness the impressive and graceful architecture of the Baroque city of Noto
- Wander through the ancient streets and fascinating landmarks of Syracuse
Give into the Mediterranean lifestyle of ancient wonders, luxurious accommodations, exceptional flavors, and charming atmospheres on your 14-day romantic getaway to Sicily. Relish your honeymoon or your 40th wedding anniversary on your perfectly crafted vacation, harmonizing the coastlines and medieval hilltop towns, meant for lovers of the landscape, culture, passion and new experiences. Your romantic encounter begins with your arrival in Palermo. The city maintains its radiant connection with history, showcasing the culture of its boisterous markets and golden buildings. Explore the cobbled streets and fabulous past of the city at your preferred pace. Spend the night overlooking the water at your lavish accommodation.
The following morning, you make your way to the medieval hilltop town of Erice. Stroll along the cobbled streets, enjoy the unparalleled view and sample the unforgettable pastries at Pasticceria Grammatico. Enjoy an evening on an estate known for producing creamy olive oil. Travel to the contemporary city of Agrigento to travel along the paths of the Valley of the Temples, home to numerous ancient Greek temples. Continue to the charming Baroque city of Modica. Relish a chocolate tasting in one of the most celebrated chocolateries in Sicily. Next, you travel to the Baroque heart of Sicily, wandering along the graceful streets of Noto, before continuing to the city of Syracuse.
Once in Syracuse, you settle into a stunning hotel that has incorporated the historic elements of the city into the foundations of the architecture. Spend the day traversing the ancient and inspiring streets of Syracuse. You venture to the fertile soil of Mount Etna and enjoy a wine tour, sampling the luscious flavors of the various wines produced in the shadow of the volcanic summit and settling into a fabulous intimate hotel located in an antique manor house. Trek to the heights of Mount Etna’s peak the following morning, sharing the unique experience with your partner.
Travel to the seaside city of Taormina to explore the historical streets and lounge in the sunlight. Your hotel has a fabulous rooftop from which you can enjoy the view of the Bay of Naxos. You have the entire day at your leisure to lounge on the beach or hike along the banks of Alcantara Gorge. You travel by hydrofoil to the Aeolian Island of Salina. Revel in the tranquil atmosphere, lush landscape, and remarkably clear waters. Your hotel provides an unparalleled view of the cliff overlooking the sea.
Next, you continue your exploration of the Aeolian Islands with your transfer to Panarea, known for its remarkable beaches, secluded location, and lavish lifestyle. Relax on the beaches, discover ancient ruins from the Bronze Age, or lounge by the various pools of your hotel, each one sustained by a volcanic spring. Afterward, you return to mainland Sicily and settle into the seaside town of Cefalu. The tranquil atmosphere and relaxed pace are soothing. Your private transfer meets you at the hotel on your final day and escorts you to the airport in Palermo for your flight home.
$5,007 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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