Sublime rural Italy relais in sun-kissed Sicily
- Sun holiday
- 4, 5, 7 or 10 nights
- Province of Messina
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Unique stay near Sicily’s harbour city of Messina with flights, car hire, and optional tours
For a stylish stay complete with gasp-inducing woodland views, faultless service, and an atmosphere that’s all about embracing the great outdoors, this 16th-centrury mansion house turned resort has living la dolce vita down to a fine art. Best of all, you’ll be just seven miles from the heart of Messina – the Sicilian harbour city celebrated for its interesting churches, stunning-looking seascape, and rich history.
You’ll be just seven miles from Messina, the historic harbour city in northeast Sicily that’s separated from mainland Italy by the Strait of Messina. For newbies and repeat visitors, must-dos include visiting the Messina Cathedral for its late-Gothic portals, impressive Christ mosaic and huge astronomical clock, people-watching at the lovely Piazza del Duomo, and taking selfies by the Fountain of Orion that is dedicated to the city’s mythical founder.
Further not-to-be missed attractions include the Messina Bell Tower, Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani, Messina Regional Museum, and the Museum of Culture and Popular Music of Peloritani of Gesso.
Borgo Musolino Country Resort: 4, 5, 7 or 10 nights
Bottle of Sicilian wine on arrival
Car hire included
Return flight from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Catania
While there are many islands in the Mediterranean, the one you’ll lose your heart for most is Sicily. The largest Italian island is a treasure trove of culture, history and tradition, while Mother Nature has worked her magic to make this a truly idyllic paradise. Gaze out on the rolling hills and enjoy the luscious view, over Mediterranean olive groves and lemon plantations. Here, you can breathe and taste the blissfully warm southern environment. In the evening, listen to the crickets chirp, filling you with the complete sense of pleasure and relaxation, while on the beach, the clear ocean waves gently roll across the shore. This is a holiday where every moment is made to be savoured, with a delicious glass of wine, and your favourite Italian dish.
Borgo Musolino Country Resort
- Contrada Musolino Colli S.Rizzo, 98152 Messina ME, Italy, Italy
Borgo Musolino Country Resort ticks all the boxes for an Italian getaway. Located in the historical mansion and surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean greenery, the signature Borgo Musolino Restaurant serves traditional Sicilian cuisine created with fresh, seasonal, raw, locally-sourced ingredients. There’s also a lovely outdoor terrace overlooking the Aeolian Islands for summer dining. Cookery classes are on offer at selected times for those who fancy picking up some cool tricks and techniques (extra charges apply).
Beauty-lovers will relish luxurious pampering at the small spa (treatments and massage bookings should be made in advance). There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool surrounded by stunning woodland. For sporty types, horse riding and other outdoorsy pursuits are available on request.
Double Sea View room with terrace
Optional sightseeing tours:
Two-hour Catania Walking Tour: Explore beautiful Catania on a two-hour, guided walking tour. You'll take in the city's most beautiful squares, as well as the impressive Roman Amphitheatres, Vincenzo Bellini's theatre and the local fish market.
Three-hour morning street food tour: Taste your way around the the city with a three-hour walking tour taking in poplar attractions, secret foodie spots and local hangout. Highlights include market life, fresh fish, arancini al ragù, ricotta cakes and more.
Etna and Taormina Tour: Take in beautiful Etna and Taormina on this nine-hour tour, which takes in beautiful viewpoints, an optional high altitude trek, a cave exploration, foodie treats in Taormina, 'Isola Bella' wildlife reserve and more.
Please note that pick up/transfers are not included. Meeting point details will be provided.
- Tourist tax €2.50 per person, per night
If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
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From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
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