With its gorgeous beaches, gourmet food and wine and enchanting culture, Sicily is a favourite destination among holidaymakers searching for a little luxury in the sun. Azure blue skies and bright white sands play host to rare species of birds and animals, whilst the local towns are a mesmerising melting pot of Moorish, Classical and Norman architecture. The variety of the region, from dozy coastal villages to bustling towns, makes it an idyllic destination for a multi-centre trip.
Why Chose a Multi-Centre Holiday?
On a multi-centre holiday, holidaymakers have the opportunity to visit a variety of locations. This may mean that you town-hop around a region, sampling the characteristic atmosphere of each new place before moving on. Perhaps you‘ll divide your time between the bustle of a town and the relaxing atmosphere of a quite beach resort or peaceful mountain retreat.
There are many reasons you should try a multi-centre trip, but here are my top three:
- You can experience a country uniquely through travel
- The thrill of exploring new places as often as you choose never gets old
- Planning a holiday to suit all tastes is simple
Treat Yourself in Taormina
To begin the perfect two-centre holiday in Sicily, start in the romantic hotel Villa Angela, just ten minutes away from the atmospheric town of Taormina. Taormina is known for its charming narrow streets as well as cultural attractions, such as a 600-year-old Cathedral and its stunning ancient Greek theatre. Food lovers will find inumerable unique restaurants, cafes and gelato stands serving authentic Sicilian flavours.
Villa Angela sits a short walk away from the town, bathed in the scents of orange and lemon trees in the day and the heady perfume of jasmine as dusk falls. This elegant hotel is decorated in a traditional Sicilean style and has a terrace for superb views of Mount Etna and a swimming pool.
Having enjoyed all Taormina has to offer, sit back and relax at the rural Borgo Pantano in Siracusa. The hotel’s spacious outdoors gives guests an immediate impression of peace and freedom complemented by its beautiful figure-of-eight swimming pool – just right for lazy laps. To really indulge yourself, head to the calming wellness area for a sizzling sauna or book an aromatic massage.
Borgo Pantano prides itself on creating outstanding dishes in its restaurants, combining fresh local produce with mountain meats or the catch of the day and serving up mouth-watering meals. The hotel has a selection of bars including the 24-hour American Bar, allowing its guests to enjoy a glass of Champagne at any hour of the day or night. Anyone for bubbly?