Top 10 destinations for spring

Springtime means sunshine, warmth, flowers and fresh brilliant green pastures, and our top 10 destinations for spring promise to bring you just that. Spring also means Easter, Passover (Pesach), Ascension (Himmelfahrt, Hemelvaart) and Pentecost (Pinkster, Pfingsten) holidays, during which many people take a few days or a week (or two) off. Here are our favorites […]

Hotels in Erice, Sicily and Travel Guide

If you are going to western Sicily to explore Agrigento and Segesta, consider staying overnight in one of the hotels in Erice and exploring the town. Towering over the west of Sicily at 751m above sea level and often covered in its own personal cloud, Erice is a wonderfully preserved mediaeval town offering the most […]

Travel in Sicily: La Foresteria Winery Boutique Hotel

If you travel in Sicily, and would like to stay in a winery to sample from the local wine and food than Planeta Estate La Foresteria is the place to stay for a truly “gourmet” holiday. The owners have been for years some of the biggest and best known producers of fine Sicilian wines. In the […]

The Ashbee: luxury boutique hotel in Taormina, Sicily

The Ashbee Hotel in Taormina is located in restored historic English villa, originally named Villa San Giorgio and built in 1908 in the center of Taormina.  The hotel has a beautiful garden with typical Sicilian citrus trees like lemons, oranges and grapefruits and a swimming pool with a panoramic view of the Sicilian coast, the Ionian Sea […]

7 Rooms Villadorata: luxury in an old palazzo in Noto, Sicily

7 Rooms Villadorata is the creation of Cristina Summa, who acquired an old palazzo built by Giacomo Nicolaci in 1737 in the historical part of Noto in Sicily. Cristina has transformed it into an exclusive guesthouse. This palazzo is an emblem of the Baroque architecture of the city. Decorated with precious textiles and exquisite items of furniture by famous Italian and French […]

Villa Carlotta: contemporary luxury hotel in Ragusa, Sicily

Villa Carlotta is located in the heart of the former estate of the Marchioness Carlotta Schininà, just outside Ragusa, a hill town that is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Designed by Sicilian studio Architrend Architecture, this boutique hotel has been transformed  into a contemporary hotel from a late 1800s manor house.  The hotel offers […]