Holidays in Sicily, Italy

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Sun, sea, sand – and a hint of the exotic: Sicily teeters on the edge of Europe and its flavours are tinged with the culinary heritage of North Africa. Moorish invaders introduced spices such as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and saffron along with citrus fruits to the island. The Byzantines, Romans, Greeks and Spanish also left their mark on the architecture and cuisine.

We base ourselves in Sicily’s south-east surrounded by the crumbling grandeur of historical sites such as Siracusa’s Greek Theatre and the Baroque towns of Noto and Ragusa – and within easy reach of some of the region’s best local produce. Nearby Avola produces almonds; Ragusa wine and Caciocavallo cheese and Pachino sweet ripe cherry tomatoes. Fresh fish is, of course, a highlight of this Mediterranean island: think grilled swordfish, tuna and anchovies along with regional specialities such as arancini and aubergine parmigiana. Then, there’s sheep’s milk ricotta – which is also used to make one of Sicily’s signature sweets – Cannoli. The island is famous for its sweets: cassata is a delicious ice cream dish, while granita, a semi-frozen dessert, was invented in Sicily.

Breathtaking beaches

The island boasts some of the most spectacular beaches in the Mediterranean.

Gorgeous seafood

Caught in the morning and cooked later that day, there’s no shortage of fresh fish in Sicily.

Incredible architecture

Due to its unique history, the island is home to everything from Roman villas to ancient Greek temples.

Special Interest Holidays in Sicily

Italian chefs with cooking holiday guests in Sicily.

Italian Cooking Holidays in Sicily

Learn about Sicily's colourful and exotic history through its unique and delicious food.
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Italian Cooking Short Breaks in Sicily

Discover the fascinating cuisine of Sicily and relax in the sun on this short-break.

Painting Holidays in Sicily

Rich in art and history, fascinating Sicily provides the perfect inspiration for your painting holiday.
Pilates in Sicily by the pool.

Pilates Holidays in Sicily

Enjoy re-energising Pilates holiday in the sunshine and warmth of beautiful Sicily.
Sicily Language Holiday

Learn Italian in Sicily

Practice your Italian language skills with the locals and relax in stunning Sicily.

Photography Holidays in Sicily

Enjoy the unique landscape of Sicily and learn how to capture its exotic and intriguing details through a lens.

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