If you are planning on visiting Sicily, don’t hesitate to book and rent accommodation in Sicily with Likibu. Sicily is an emblematic isle which seems to be on the tip of the boot of Italy. The Greek, Roman and Phoenician heritage makes the isle a historical place worth to visit. If you want to visit Sicily let Likibu help with your holiday rental in Sicily.
Holiday Villas in Sicily
Book a Sicilian holiday villa and get the most of Sicily's nature, architectural remains, gastronomy and lifestyle. From different tones of blue of the Conigli beach to white cliffs of the Scala dei Turchi beach, you can see the unique wilderness Sicily offers. For couples, from history and art lovers to gastronomy freaks browse our cheap accommodation in Sicily and book a bed and breakfast or villas in Sicily.
When to go to Sicily?
We strongly recommend avoiding going in August because of its high temperatures and busy season. It may not allow you to enjoy the historic sites whilst being so hot and crowded. In summary: May, June, early July and September are the best months to book accommodation in Sicily.
How to get there?
Despite Sicily being an island, it is incredibly easy to access it, even by car. Sicily's very best attractiveness comes from rural environments with holiday villas, so it is advisable going by car or renting one. Therefore, if you enjoy driving, you have the chance to leave your car in Reggio Calabria and cross by ferry at the strait of Messina. Another way to get to Sicily is by boat. There are actually ferries from Génova, Nápoles and Livorno to Palermo, Mesina, Trapani and Catania. In case you get to Mesina by train, it will cross the strait likewise and take you to main train stations in: Palermo, Cefalú, Lolli, Bagheria and Taormina.
In Sicily every airport has swift public transport systems in place, these airports offer regular flights from big cities all over Europe such as Madrid or Barcelona and, in particular, these airports are: Punta Raisi (in Palermo and now called Falcón y Borselino), Catania, Messina, Trápani, Pantelleria y Lampedusa. Low cost companies such as Ryanair, Windjet or Volotea offer direct flights.
Where to stay in Sicily?
No matter how small Sicily seems on the map, it may take longer than one week to get to know to this wonderful island. Renting villas in Sicily allows you to cross the island and get to its different tourism hotspot places while enjoying the trip among its historical and natural landscapes. Anyway, whether you decide to rent luxury villas or holiday villas, there are also bed and breakfasts available all over the island.
Sicily is famous for boasting volcanoes, beaches, magnificent nature reserves, delicious cuisine and many islands! To make planning your trip easier, here is a list of some of the best things to do in Sicily:
This is the capital of Sicily. Palermo is rich in terms of historical buildings, thus an ideal place to visit if you like monuments or you are into arts and history. More concretely, in Palermo you shouldn't miss: its Cathedral, The Massimo Theatre, The Norman Palace and the Ballaro Market.
Given that Palermo is the capital, all sorts of accommodation is available from a range of prices. Starting from hostels, bed and breakfasts, short term apartments and holiday villas there is something to offer for everyone.
Cefalu, a small fishing town is a very picturesque place making it the ideal area to book a holiday rental. It is worth a stop at the Old Port to admire the panorama and wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. Stroll through Cefalu's narrow streets full of shops and restaurants and Airbnb's. If you have time, you should also visit the Cefalù Norman cathedral as it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and built in 1131.
Known as "the Pearl of Sicily" this town is world-famous for the magnificent views it offers of the plain Catania Etna and Isola Bella. It's one of the most touristic cities in Sicily, so it's best to go in low-season to make the most out of your stay. Book your accommodation in advance to find the cheapest hotel in Taormina.
This is second largest city after Palermo, it is located at the foot of the Etna. Book a holiday rental in Catania to stay near the starting point to get to the Volcano.
Nicknamed the black city because of its buildings built in lava stone, Catania has many things to offer. Here are some of the things to do in and around Catania, in addition to the Etna excursion: take a walk around the Piazza del Duomo and see the emblem of Catania: The Fontana dell' Elefante, visit the Duomo Di Catania which is the Cathedral dedicated to the patron Saint of the city and finally visit the Cyclops rocks in the seaside resort of Aci Trezza, only about 35 minutes away from Catania on foot.
The Etna volcano is one of the island's main attractions, and it should be included in your tour of Sicily. From Taormina and Catania, the viewpoints allow you to admire the volcano from a distance, but you can also climb up and see its crater.
One of the best things to do is to choose a day or half-day excursion. From Catania or Taormina, many tour operators offer full package around 55€ with transport, equipment, guide and 4 Wheel drive vehicle to go up to the crater.