Southern Italy & Sicily
Savor the highlights of Sicily then travel to the “boot heel” of Apulia and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast—where each region reflects a unique history, architecture, and cuisine.
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Overlooking the Mediterranean, Villa Angela has a restaurant and bar, rooftop garden, solarium, terrace facing Naxos Bay, and outdoor pool. (Each guest room has a terrace facing the bay.) Air-conditioned guest rooms with chestnut and wrought iron furniture have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone. The hotel also offers Internet access, laundry service, and a shuttle service to the center of Taormina.Number of nights: 4
This 32-room hostelry offers guests the opportunity to stay in cave dwellings created thousands of years ago – but updated with contemporary comforts and modern amenities. Passageways cut into the rock, external staircases, and elevators connect all four levels of the hotel. The focus of our stay will be the unique experience the hotel can offer in an area famous for this type of dwelling. While your room is clean and comfortable, it will not be as luxurious as hotels on other parts of your tour. Fresh local food is brought to the hotel for each meal because the hotel does not have a kitchen. Locanda di San Martino is in the heart of Materas “Sassi” Historical District, very close to the city center. The hotel has a bar and breakfast room; air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, Internet access, and TV. Please note that because of the historical nature of the hotel, room sizes and views vary.Number of nights: 2
A former palazzo, the Patria Palace Hotel is superbly located in the heart of Lecce's historical center, opposite Santa Croce Basilica. The 63-room hotel boasts many of its original flourishes, though it has been artfully refurbished in an Art Deco style with Lecce stone and original frescoes. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar; rooftop garden; Internet access; laundry and dry cleaning services; wellness center with Jacuzzi, sauna, and Turkish bath; and solarium. Individually styled guest rooms with decorative paintings have private bath with hair dryer, air conditioning, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.Number of nights: 3
This historic hotel sits in the heart of Sorrento on Piazza Tasso, the main square, close to shops and restaurants. Amenities of the intimate 46-room hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, solarium, lovely gardens with a citrus grove (which supplies all of the oranges and lemons used by the hotel), lobby bar, outdoor snack bar, breakfast room, Internet access, and laundry and dry cleaning services. Art Nouveau-style guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone. Air conditioning is available from May through October; heat from November through April.Number of nights: 4