Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore Palermo, Sicily’s largest city
  • Take a cooking lesson at the Anna Tasca Lanza school
  • Stay in the resort town of Taormina, as seen in “The White Lotus”
  • Visit a winery or two on the slopes of Mount Etna
  • Tour the historic towns of Modica, Ragusa, Syracuse and Noto

Follow in Our Footsteps

Editor’s Itinerary

Duration: 10 Days
With a quintet of new and freshly renovated luxury resorts that provide international standards of luxury, not just adequate comfort, Sicily has emerged as a destination in its own right. Culturally, the island is astonishingly complex, with Greek temples and theaters from classical antiquity (most notably at Segesta, Agrigento, Syracuse and Taormina), Norman churches and cathedrals, and elaborate baroque architecture in the towns and cities of the Val di Noto, an area in the southeast that appears on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The cuisine and wines are also major draws. This suggested routing focuses only on Sicily, but should you wish to also visit other parts of Italy, it’s easy to connect Sicily with the Amalfi Coast, Calabria and/or the unspoiled Aeolian Islands. (If you are planning such an itinerary, you may wish to refer to the October 2019 and April 2020 issues of the Hideaway Report, which feature Calabria and the Aeolian Islands respectively.)