South East Sicily Holidays

This part of the island is known both for its natural beauty, with lovely sandy beaches and nature reserves and also for its historical importance. The city of Syracuse under the ancient Greeks was the most important city in the western world. Its collection of monuments including Greek theatre and the island of Ortigia are impressive. The towns of the Val di Noto; Ragusa, Scicli, Modica and Noto together form a UNESCO World Heritage site, listed for its flamboyant baroque architecture. The towns will also be recognised by many as the setting for the Inspector Montalbano TV detective series shown recently on BBC4.

  • from£664pp
  • 88 rooms
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The Minareto hotel has some of the best views of Syracuse. All of the rooms and suites are contained within cottages which are spread around the manicured grounds and there are several restaurants and bars where you can enjoy Sicilian cuisine. A private beach is located within a protected marine reserve and offers stunning golden sand and crystal-clear waters.

  • 36 rooms

This Baroque style villa enjoys an incredibly serene setting. Inside, the villa mixes contemporary amenities with traditional styling.

  • from£493pp
  • 39 rooms
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Grande Albergo Alfeo is in a great position for exploring the historical sights of Syracuse, including the peninsula of Ortygia and the ancient Greek Theatre. The large bright bedrooms are quiet and comfortable, just what you need after a day spent exploring.

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Take to the road and drive through the lush landscapes of Sicily, passing through olive groves, vineyards and lemon orchards. Explore ancient towns and stunning coastlines, trying the best of Sicilian cuisine as you go. 

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Enjoy a 14 night self-drive adventure through Sicily learning about its diverse cultural heritage, rich history and delicious local cuisine. 


Discover the beauty of the Mediterranean largest island on this week long self-drive tour. Explore ancient cities, meander along stunning coastlines and delve into the history and culture of this unique and beautiful part of Italy. 

Good to know

  • For a tasty Sicilian lunch head to Ortigia’s historic food market where you’ll find fresh local produce piled high
  • Explore the baroque architecture in the towns of Noto, Modica, Ragusa and Scicli 
  • Bathe at Spiaggia della Marchesa, one of the island’s finest sandy beaches backed by pine woodland
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