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5 Towns in Sicily Worth Visiting on Your Next European Adventure

Jun 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  1 Comment

Lying between southern Italy and northern Africa, Sicily presents an attractive, all-year-round climate with which to indulge in its many activities. Following a recent 1,242-mile drive around its winding coastline and into its more mountainous territory, we discovered a few ways to enjoy Sicily’s many offerings.

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Grand Hotel Minareto Combines Just the Right Amount of Modern Design With Authentic Sicilian Character

May 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Situated along a narrow, secluded road just over three miles from Syracuse and Ortigia Island, the five-star Grand Hotel Minareto is a deluxe coastal resort in stunning Sicily. The property is a network of detached and semi-detached suites on circular roads, some villas with sea views, and all within a short walk of a large central swimming pool and the white-sand beach.

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The Rustic Eremo Della Giubiliana Feels Authentically Sicilian & Steeped in Italian History

May 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Centuries ago, earthquakes devastated properties around southern Sicily, but the Eremo della Giubiliana miraculously escaped any damage. Now a relaxing sense of seclusion and tranquility pervades the staircases and corridors of this delightful sandstone-walled palazzo. Add to that the friendliness of the property's staff and you have a wonderfully hidden retreat away from the stresses of modern life.

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Bask in the Mediterranean Climate and Enjoy World-Class Golf at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

May 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Overlooking a sweeping stretch of the Ionian Sea, Rocco Forte Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is a luxury property encompassing 568 acres of gently undulating land in south-west Sicily. The five-star, multi-building property is comprised of 230 rooms and suites with Latin terracotta and ochre exteriors, and ecologically-friendly features such as solar energy and water-recycling. Costing around 140 million euro (about USD $195 million), the project is the brainchild of hospitality entrepreneur, Rocco Forte, and is designed by architect Flavio Albanese; it's complete with golf courses, sea sports, swimming pools and clay tennis courts among many ente... Read More

Travel Back to The Edwardian Era at the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea in Sicily

May 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Seated together outside our door were the Queen of Denmark and the King of Sweden and further up the corridor was Queen Maria of Romania — each caught in the eye of the photographic lens, indicating the type of clientele who once frequented Grand Hotel Villa Igiea. Steeped in history, this grand dame of hotel properties on the outskirts of Palermo, Sicily has hosted high financiers and royalty alike during its century-long, illustrious career. And it’s not difficult to understand why.

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Tour Sicily's Sea With JustWith's Private Yacht Charters Service

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Leaning back on the front of our yacht as it sped along the crystal-clear Sicilian waters — its spray cooling the sun's rays on my face — I thought, “This is the life.”

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Discovering Sicily in an Antique Roadster Convertible

Jul 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Sandra Cemulini

Sicily is a part of Italy that is cloaked in mystery. An island conquered throughout the centuries by a myriad of different cultures, all of whom left their mark behind. Driving through this gorgeous region of Italy offers breathtaking views of rough cliffs plummeting into the sea, the warm salty air, at times fragrant with the scent of orange blossoms gave the feeling of being in a far away exotic land.... Read More

Sail Sicily

Jun 4, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Cruises: Hailed by many as being the world's first multicultural society, Sicily is flourishing in more ways than one. With islands sprinkled around every waterway, it comes as no surprise that this autonomous region of Italy is as diverse... Read More

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