Sicily Palermo Catania

Sicily – Catania – Palermo The largest Mediterranean island located just off the coast of Italy, Sicily is a combination of landscape and cultural treasures. Sicily’s history consists of Phoenician, Carthaginian, Elymian, Roman and Greek influences. The sparkling sea, amazing mountains and beautiful cities provide a dramatic first impression of this stunning destination when you land here. At Yacht Charters Italy, we provide private yacht charters to help you explore the heart and coast of Sicily island. From the ancient port city - Catania to the capital of the Italian island - Palermo, we help you discover this fascinating outlying island and explore these gems in comfort and luxury. Cruise aboard our selection of power yachts, motor yachts, catamarans, mega yachts and superyachts and see for yourself why this place is popular among millions of travelers. Before you book your luxury yacht charter with us, check out this travel guide to plan your itinerary.

Places to explore in Sicily

1. Stromboli: Sicily’s Stromboli island offers more than a memorable experience. With the world’s most active volcanoes, Stromboli and its neighboring islands have gleaming black-sand beaches. Stromboli’s white-washed homes, trumpet vines, and towering volcanic mountains offer a memorable experience. Hop aboard your yacht charter and explore Stromboli’s best places like Ficogrande, Forgia Vecchia and Sciara del Fuoco. 2. The Aegadian Islands: These are five small mountainous islands in the Mediterranean Sea located on the northwest side of Sicily. These islands are Favignana, Levanzo, Marettimo, Maraone and Formica. The rocky coastline, their rugged looks and excellent swimming opportunities will surely make your visit a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 3. Panarea: Located on the Aeolian islands off the coast of Sicily, Panarea is a perfect island escape. It offers an elegant island charm, Bronze age ruins, sandy beach, hiking and easy excursions to nearby islands. Top attractions in and near Panarea include Basiluzzo, Lisa Bianca Island, Punta del Corvo, Dattilo, Junco Cove, Bottaro, Lisa Nera and more. 4. Salina: This magnificent island sits on the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. Its poetic scenery, Mediterranean vegetation, panoramic views, tranquil setting, unspoiled coastline and outstanding food and wine will make you fall in love with this island. Chartering your private yacht will give you an unforgettable experience because you will be able to enjoy these island at your own pace. 5. Filicudi: Boasting volcanic landscape and paradisiacal coves, Filicudi is the most delightful place to visit. If you’re a diving enthusiast, this is the best destination in Sicily. Its popular diving spots are Grotta del Bue Marino and Rock of Canna where you can see crawfishes, eels, octopus, sponges, groupers, etc. 6. Taormina: Taormina is a chic resort town that provides a taste of Sicilian dolce vita. The island has a beautiful historic center, significant palaces, sunny beaches and volcanic islands. Mount Etna is the greatest natural attraction of Taormina. You can enjoy numerous excursions, from sunrise to sunset. Alcantara Gorges is the must-see attraction when you are in Taormina. 7. Cefalù: With sandy beaches and medieval alleys, this destination has become a seaside resort for tourists. Visit Cefalù Norman cathedral, swim in the pristine waters, or climb to the top of La Rocca di Cefalù. 8. Syracuse and Ortigia Islands: Located on the east coast of Sicily, these islands look charming with mountains, fountains, palaces and churches. Do visit Piazza del Duomo, the Castello Maniace, Arethusa fountain and Neapolis archaeological park. 9. Aeolian Islands: It is a little piece of paradise that offers stunning destinations for travelers to explore and partake in water sports for swimmers, kayakers and divers. It is an archipelago of seven islands including Vulcano, Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi. 10. Other destinations: Noto, Modica and Ragusa, Scala dei Turchi, Selinunte Temples, temple of Segesta, Torre Salsa Nature Reserve, Marsala salt pans, Trapani and Erice medieval village, Enna, Zingaro Nature Reserve, Monte Cofano Nature Reserve

Best Things to do in Palermo

Palermo is the capital of Sicily with modern amenities but a historical heart. You will be impressed by seeing its medley of architectural and ornamental styles, palaces, churches and beaches. Here are the best places to visit during your trip to Palermo - Palace of the Normans, Palermo Cathedral, St. John of the Hermits, Quattro Canti, The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo Regional Archaeological Museum, Foro Italico, The Botanical Garden and Villa Giulia, Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, the cathedral of Monreale, Mondello Beach, Zingaro Nature Reserve and Trapani and Segesta.

Best Things to do in Catania

Catania is the second largest city on the Italian Island of Sicily. These are the best things to do during your day trips and outdoor sight-seeing excursions: Explore Basilica Cattedrale Sant’Agata, Ursino Castle, Mount Etna, Monastero dei Benedettini, Piazza Del Duomo, Catania Museo Civico, San Nicoló l’Arena, Teatro Romano, Porta Garibaldi, Giardini Bellini/Parco Maestranze, Aci Castello, Catania Orto Botanico and San Giovanni Li Cuti among others.

Best Beaches in Sicily, Palermo, and Catania

Sicily is a paradise in Italy that is waiting for you to explore. Here are some Mediterranean beach jewels the Sicilian island has to offer.
Beaches that you must explore in Sicily are Cefalu, Mondello, Calamosche, Sampieri, San Vito Lo Capo, Aeolian Islands, Baia di Mollarella, Bue Marino Cave, Torre Salsa, Fontane Bianchi, San Lorenzo Beach, Pizzolungo, Porto Empedocle, Cala Rossa, Lampedusa, Riviera Dei Ciclopi, Isola Vulcano and more.
Catania’s favorite beaches are Cyclops’ Riviera (Aci Trezza), La Playa and Spiaggia Praiola.
When you visit Palermo, do not miss these beaches - Sferracavallo beach, Mondello beach, Capo Gallo beach, Addaura beach, Santa Flavia beach and Secca delle Formiche.
Palermo’s beautiful beaches that you can’t miss are Mondello, Capo Gallo, Addaura, Sferracavallo, Capaci, Isola delle Femmine, Cinisi, Terrasini, Balestrate and Cafalù.

Best Hotels in Sicily, Palermo, and Catania

These are the top-rated hotels in Sicily that will make your stay comfortable and memorable - The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort, San Domenico Palace Hotel, La Place Hotel, Therasia Hotel, Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay, Grand Hotel Mozarro Sea Palace and Grand Hotel Villa Igiea, among others.
Palermo, the city that is known for its architectural wonders, offers many grand luxury hotels. You can stay at these hotels - Grand Hotel Wagner, Astoria Palace Hotel, Hotel Palazzo Sitano, Grand Hotel et Des Palmes, Mercure Palermo Excelsior City, Hotel Plaza Opera and more.
If you are planning to stay in Catania during your Sicily trip, you can choose one of these hotels: Hotel Villa del Bosco, Il Principe Hotel, Romano Palace Luxury Hotel, Regina Margherita Hotel, Manganelli Palace Hotel, Hotel Villa Romeo, etc.
The best restaurants in Sicily where you can taste local delicious dishes include Antica Focacceria San Francesco, Fattoria delle Torri, La Gazza Ladra, La Madia Restaurant, Masseria degli Ulivi and Ristorante Duomo, just to name a few.
From natural and historical beauty, stunning islands, magnificent beaches to nature reserves, Sicily is just amazing beyond description. If you’re planning to visit Sicily on your next trip, chartering a luxury private yacht is the best option. At Yacht Charters Italy, we provide luxurious charters to help you discover all the major destinations in Sicily, Palermo, Catania, and other places near Sicily. Once you choose your private yacht, our charter experts will prepare a detailed itinerary depending on your trip duration. To explore our fleet, click the link provided here. Then call our charter specialist at +1(702)816-6667 to book your yacht.