Find the best place to stay — Sicily

Where to stay around Sicily?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 18,134 holiday lettings near Sicily. From 7,193 apartments to 4,593 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sicily is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sicily?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sicily. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Taormina: 1,749 holiday homes
  • Palermo: 1,982 holiday homes
  • Scicli: 1,496 holiday homes
  • Cefalù: 1,046 holiday homes
  • Province of Syracuse: 2,739 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Sicily! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sicily?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Sicily with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Taormina: 1,749 holiday lettings
  • Palermo: 1,982 holiday lettings
  • Scicli: 1,496 holiday lettings
  • Cefalù: 1,046 holiday lettings
  • Catania: 1,486 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Sicily?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Sicily are:

  • Taormina (TFC): 2,214 self catering accommodations
  • Ragusa (QRG): 2,273 self catering accommodations
  • Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA): 1,647 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Sicily?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Sicily. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sicilian Region Central Library: 2,209 holiday rentals
  • Cefalù Beach: 1,083 holiday rentals
  • Catania Beach: 1,779 holiday rentals
  • Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily: 1,882 holiday rentals
  • Historical Museum of the Landing in Sicily 1943: 1,916 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sicily listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Get under the Sicily spell

Swims beneath pastel-painted towns and visions of mystical Greek temples, tastes of buffalo mozzarella and Moorish-infused rice, medleys of age-stained Baroque churches and shell-covered beaches, all shrouded by the indomitable peak of Etna. That's Sicily for you – an island of such wonders and experiences you're likely to never want to leave. Sicily holiday rentals make matters even more enticing, what with their sparkling pools and perches over the Med, rustic farmhouse looks or palm-shaded gardens. From electric Catania to historic Trapani, there are countless places to pick from.

Foodies assemble in Sicily

Familiar with Sicilian cuisine? Offerings of milky buffalo mozzarella and herb-packed arancini balls, tasty cannolo pastries and simple peasant pastas all combine to create a sub-category of the Italian kitchen that's hard to resist. Cooking classes can help you get to grips with the ins and outs of the ingredients, while street food tours in towns like Catania and Syracuse mean eating through Sicily like a local. And then there are the wines – head to the hillside vineyards to taste full-bodied dry whites and roses made unique by the volcanic soils.

Go back in time in Sicily

Sicily has long stood at a crossroads of Europe. Greek colonists and Roman emperors have all passed through, imbuing the place with a truly fascinating past and all the relics that go with it. Just take the awesome 3rd-century BC theatre at Taormina, which cascades beautifully down the mountains above the Med. Then there are the haunting Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, or the off-beat Mafioso exhibits in Corleone. More ancient treasures await those who seek out Sicily holiday rentals in Agrigento – that's the gateway to the Valley of Temples, home to some of the best-preserved remains of the Greek world.

Something hot in Sicily

Sicily's southerly position off the tip of the Boot of Italy means it gets some of the longest and hottest summers in the country. That's good news if you're coming for Sicily holiday rentals with a pool or proximity to the sea – you can expect hot weather from as early as May, lasting as late as September. Winter trips between November and March mean catching the island in an altogether different light, with snow atop Etna and more local vibes dominating in the cities.

From summits to sands in Sicily

Mount Etna heralds Sicily from afar. Its hulking outline and smoke-belching calderas top out at a cloud-piercing 3,392 metres. Snow gathers along its ridges in the winter, while the peaks of the Peloritani Mountains that frame it turn verdant green with cork and oak forests come the summer months. The volcano casts a long shadow across the coast, which hits highlights with the gorgeous resorts of Cefalu and San Vito Lo Capo in the north, the rock-ribbed inlets of Scopello and the long sands of Fontane Bianche in the east.