Sicily + Pantelleria

Hotels in Sicily + Pantelleria

The tidy property with private balconies, overlooks nearby Levanzo Island.

An abbey stands on a hilltop overlooking the town of Castelbuono in northern Sicily. Eight centuries ago it was full of Benedictine monks, but today it's the Relais Santa Anastasia, hosting guests in 25 rooms and three suites behind its thick, stone walls.

19th-century residence inherited from Sicilian nobility—the first hotel to be built in Taormina—overlooking Mount Etna. The 70 Baroque rooms were refurbished by current owner Orient-Express in 2011.

A simple cottage built from golden tuff stone was recently converted into this waterfront enclave on Sicily’s rugged, picturesque Favignana Island, a summer destination for Italians in the know.

The recently opened hotel has 77 rooms housed in an 18th-century walled fortress that faces the sea.

Seen from the garden of Casa Talia, the village of Modica looks dreamlike, with labyrinthine passageways swirling down the steep sides of a ravine.

“The Beach” occupies the triangle of land between the coastal railroad tracks and the bathtub-size bay of Isola Bella, a taxi, bus, or cable-car ride from the town of Taormina, high on the cliff above.

Prince Ignazio V was a Renaissance man in the mid-1700's and modeled his palace to follow suit. Throughout the hundreds of rooms, a rococo spirit lavishly expresses itself in stucco walls, gilt framing, limestone sculpture, ebony walls, and frescoes by Sebastiano Lo Monaco.

Antonio and Giuseppe La Rosa’s restaurant Locanda Don Serafino was so popular that the two brothers opened a small 10-room hotel in a nearby 19th-century mansion to accommodate customers too full or tired to go home.