Zafferano Etnea, Sicily
AN ISLAND TO BE DISCOVERED
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean and in Italy, is suited for all types of vacations. From its amazing sea with pebble and white sand beaches to its rugged volcanic coastlines, from its rich cultural heritage and history to its traditional flavors, Sicily is an island for everyone.
Its main cities include Palermo, Catania, Syracuse, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani, Agrigento, and Taormina. Sicily is also home to the Aeolian islands, with its lovely beaches and two active volcanoes where you can discover off the beaten path hiking trails. Whether it be a five star resort, or a fun family vacation, we have a selection of luxury accommodations to choose from to make your Sicilian vacation a dream come true.
The northern coast of Sicily stretches and changes from west to east. Palermo is the capital of the region with distinct displays of Arabic architecture and a colorful culture of cuisine, history and tradition. The surrounding area is covered with agricultural estates and vineyards.
The Southern area of Sicily is home to the eight cities of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Val di Noto. The area is rich in beautiful expressions of Baroque style, stunning stretches of vineyards, rich culinary tradition, and layers of history.
Baroque elegance is also apparent in Western Sicily’s Trapani, a city whose style and busy port also reflect the Arab domination, when it was a hub for salt, coral, and tuna.
Distinctly more Greek than its Arabic-like counterparts in other areas of Sicily, the cities of Catania, Taormina, and Siracusa boast Greek ruins that have been said to be better preserved than the Parthenon. An architectural tour of this area of Sicily can be complemented by a stop at Europe's most active volcano and producer of spectacular wines, Mt. Etna.
Select Italy Holiday Ratings
We believe that customers booking a Select Italy are looking for that personal attention and individual service, which only a truly independent, specialist company can offer. We are passionate about Italy, and our sole aim is to provide our customers with quality holidays, backed by solid experience and the highest level of customer care. We truly are the Italian specialists, with Italian directors who have over 30 years' experience in selling vacations to Italy and a sales team also with many years of experience and a passion for selling Italy.
Select Italy comprises a large range of accommodation, from simple residences to luxury hotels. The official ratings are based on certain facilities or services being available and they do not take into account the size of the bedrooms or public rooms, nor the preferred décor of the owner, which may be at odds with your taste. Hotels in the same category, even in the same resort, can vary considerably in character, ambience, service and facilities and may not offer the same staffing levels and facilities, or be as well maintained. it must be bourne in mind that cost is a good indication of standards, particulary when comparing hotels in the same star rating.
As well as the hotel's official star rating, we have also given our own special rating, based on our personal opinion. This rating should be taken into consideration, especially when comparing hotels of the same official star rating. By all means browse our website to get an idea of what we offer. However, if like many of our repeat customers, you would like the reassurance of speaking to someone with first hand knowledge of a particular property or area, then do call us. Together we will find the perfect hotel and create a wonderful itinerary.
Italy’s finest hotels; where guests can enjoy a highly attentive service in luxurious surroundings. Our luxury collection is the ideal choice for that special celebration, honeymoon or even a wedding.
Our Select category includes hotels which we believe offer good standards of service, accommodation and facilities, and which are situated in excellent locations.
Mid range properties, offering a good level of service and comfort for their price.
A collection of reasonably priced hotels, which offer a simple but decent standard of accommodation and represent excellent value for money.
Our Villaggio selection are family resorts, which we believe offer a good standard of accommodation and a good range of facilities to keep the entire family occupied during the vacation. These are friendly and easy-going resorts, providing very informal service and representing good value for money. These resorts have a high proportion occupancy of International clientele.