Sicily Hotels and Accommodation
Sicily has a vast supply of accommodation in virtually all categories. There are hotels and B&Bs (bed and breakfasts) in the main cities and resorts, old-style villas and rustic, converted inns in the country. Lower-budget, bland hotels are virtually everywhere.
You can base yourself right in the city or down at the beach, near to the main archaeological sites, or on Mount Etna
itself. There are options everywhere on Sicily and particularly in the rural market. If you fancy splashing out, look to the all-inclusive country houses that do full board and excellent meals.
Where to Stay
Palermo, Catania, Syracuse, Agrigento and Taormina have the best supply of hotels and accommodation, while major resorts near Palermo also provide good options. Palermo lodging options go from budget to splurge and this is the best base for visits to the north.
Taormina is one of the most noteworthy spots in the east of Sicily, as it has good hotels both in the hilltop old town and down at Mazzaro. These places do tend to be noisy in the summer, however, so are perhaps not the best locations for families. Agrigento is one of the top spots for a base in the south, being close to the sea and to renowned Sicily landmarks.
Syracuse is also a popular option, especially for those who want to be near the Syracuse Archaeological Park, while the nearby Ortygia Island is more compact and good for shopping and dining. There are also accommodation options on the Aeolian Islands, particularly on Lipari.
Those who want to be near to the craters of Mount Etna - Europe's highest active volcano - should make a beeline for Piano Provenzana. There are better hotels farther down the slopes all around Etna's base.
Hotels in Sicily are mostly full from May to September, the tourist high season. Easter, July and August are the peak times, when you should book as far ahead as possible. If you are struggling to find somewhere to stay during the busiest periods, look to Palermo for accommodation, since it tends to receive fewer visitors during the height of the season. Be sure to book Sicilian hotels online for the best rates.
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