Black sand beaches, a volcano you can ski on, 8,000 mummified citizens and the Mafia… what do all these have in common? Why, beautiful Sicily of course! This stunning island off the coast of southern Italy still retains its strong Sicilian identity, and its history is one of the longest and richest in the world. The bikini was invented here (I know, random right!?) as far back as the Roman times, and the dessert recipes haven’t changed once over the years – they’re just as sweet and delicious as they were 100 years ago! For those more morbid among us, I defeinitely recommend you visit Palermo’s Catacombe dei Cappuccini – where around 8,000 Sicilians are laid to rest after a rigorous embalming process – definitely something a little strange yet interesting!
Of course, you’ll need somewhere to stay whilst you do, visit and try all these crazy things.. what about this hotel I found on Trivago?
Your Luxury Sicily Hotel – che bellissima!?
Set on cliffs over looking Syracuse and Ortygia Island, the Grand Hotel Minareto (4.5/5 on TripAdvisor out of 916 reviews + Certificate of Excellence) is one of the most beautiful hotels in Villa Bosco and is certainly worth a visit! Located in the Protected Marine Nature Reserve of Plemmirio, Minareto is just 15 minutes by car to Syracuse city centre and 9km from the ruins of the Greek Amphitheatre. A shuttle boat service to Syracuse, is also available.
You will have full access to a private beach during your stay, with a free beach set including sun lounger, parasol and beach towels provided. Free breakfast is also provided, no matter which provider you book through, which is served buffet style in the restaurant. This restaurant also serves authentic Sicilian and Italian cuisine, which can be enjoyed on the roof terrace in summer. There is a fully equipped fitness centre also – never too late to get that beach body! ;-) Your room will be decorated in a classic style, with air conditioning throughout, a balcony with sea view and interactive LCD TV with free internet access. They also feature works of art, fine linens, and cosy beds – what more could you ask for!? The only thing missing from all this are return flights from your favourite UK airport of choice – you can find a variety of flight bargains through my Flights Fare Finder – go on, live a little!
- Luxury Hotel Sicily: 5* Hotel incl. Private Beach from £73pn
- Travel dates: Subject to availability
- Airport of departure: find cheap flights to Sicily through my Flights Fare Finder
- Hotel: Grand Hotel Minareto
- Rating: 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor out of 916 reviews + Certificate of Excellence
- Destination: Syracuse, Sicily
- Rental car on carrentals.co.uk
- Price: only £73 per night based on 2 adults sharing
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