If you have watched Inspector Montalbano series on TV you will know these two amazing location in Sicily from the programme, so not just the beaches and sea but steeped in history and of course amazing sights plus the food.
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Visiting Agrigento is an experience it’s not just a trip as you have the dazzling Valley of the Temples and the most amazing Via Atenea, an attractive street lined with smart shops, trattorias and bars. Narrow alleyways wind upwards off the main street, past tightly packed palazzi (mansions) interspersed with historic churches. Huge dramatic buildings with the most amazing history and detailing – don’t be put off when you arrive by the modern Agrigento go behind to the hidden medieval splendour.
Colleverde Park Hotel Agrigento Sicily (More Information & Booking)
Colleverde Park Hotel overlooks the Valley of the Temples, and is a 15-minute walk from Agrigento’s famous archaeological site and 1.2 miles from the city centre. WiFi is free.The restaurant serves typical Sicilian cuisine and offers lovely views of the Valley. Guests can relax in the hotel’s charming gardens or in the lobby, decorated with 19th-century ceramics and furniture.The air-conditioned rooms have classic-style decoration. They include a TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and a bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries.
Hotel Villa Athena Agrigento Sicily (More Information & Booking)
Villa Athena, a modern 5-star hotel, is located within Agrigento's Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features a wellness centre, an outdoor pool, and both free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout. This elegant 18th-century villa is just 200 yards from the Temple of Concordia, a true masterpiece from the 5th century BC.The rooms of Hotel Villa Athena are air conditioned, and feature a TV and a private marble bathroom. Some have views of the garden, and some overlook the temples. An American breakfast is served daily. There are 2 famous restaurants on site, Il Granaio di Ibla, and the Terrazza degli Dei, with panoramic views.
Hotel Della Valle Agrigento Sicily (More Information & Booking)
In the midst of beautiful gardens, Hotel Della Valle offers comfortable, elegant and air-conditioned accommodation. Facilities include a bar, 2 restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool.In both restaurants, lovers of fine food can enjoy the best of international cuisine, and traditional Sicilian dishes. One restaurant is located in the splendid park, and the other offers views of the swimming pool.
All rooms at the Della Valle are simply decorated and modern, offering air conditioning and an en suite bathroom with toiletries. Some feature views of the Valley of Temples. San Leone, with its beautiful beaches, is just a 10-minute drive away
Sciacca is a historic fishing port on the southern coast of Sicily it is more of a workaday town rather than a polished tourist destination, it is famed for its ceramics, its thermal baths and its religious festivals, as well as for its large fishing fleet. Sciacca's location on the sea between the two Greek archaeological sites of Selinunte and Agrigento -Present-day Sciacca spreads over different levels of the hillside you have down by the sea is the big fishing harbour, along with a few houses and seafood restaurants. The town's main square, the panoramic Piazza Scandaliato, is on the next level up, with the heart of the historic centre spreading uphill behind it. Higher up the slope are the town's castle and the upper perimeter of the old city walls. So bring your comfortable shoes for some walking to work off the amazing food.
Hotel Villa Calandrino Sciacca Sicily (More Information & Booking)
Located 1.2 miles from Sciacca’s historic centre and 10 minutes’ drive from San Marco Beach, Hotel Villa Calandrino has an outdoor pool. It offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Villa Calandrino have fine fabrics and parquet or tiled floors. Each comes with air conditioning, a minibar and garden or pool views. You can start your day with a Sicilian breakfast featuring local pastries and fruit. There are tennis courts 200 yards away, while the Terme di Sciacca thermal baths are 2.5 miles from the hotel. Guests have discounts on sun loungers and parasols at a partner beach in San Marco.
Melqart Hotel Sciacca Sicily (More Information & Booking)
Opened in summer 2011, Melqart Hotel is in the heart of Sciacca, 350 yards from Piazza Scandaliato and 100 yards from the harbour. It offers a stylish bar, free parking and minimalist rooms with free Wi-Fi.Rooms here are decorated in neutral colour schemes with beige tiled floors and a modern bathroom. Each one features an LCD TV with satellite channels and a minibar. A Nintendo Wii is available for children.
Hotel Melqart serves a continental breakfast each morning and guests have discounts at local restaurants for dinner. Discounts are also available to Sciacca's thermal spa, 450 yards away.The nearest beach is 0.6 miles away, while the area's most popular beach, San Marco, is 1.9 miles away. Staff are available to organise excursions around the island of Sicily, including food and wine tours.
Garibaldi Relais Sciacca Sicily (More Information & Booking)
This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. Relais Garibaldi is located in the centre of Sciacca, only 900 yards from the beach. Set in an early 20th-century building, it features en suite rooms, some with a balcony. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are available.The interiors of the rooms are furnished in classic style and have wooden furniture. Each of them is air-conditioned, and has an LCD TV, a minibar, and a direct dial phone. Breakfast consists of a continental buffet, with sweet and savoury items. It includes croissants, jams, and eggs.