Sicily is a volcanic island surrounded by myths and mysteries. The fire concealed deep underground has always provoked in humans both fear and awe.
For the ancient Greeks Mount Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe, was the house of Hephaestus, god of fire and metals and blacksmith of the Olympus.
The gentle giant, as people of Sicily call Etna, keeps its charm intact to this day. The mountain is a beautiful destination for trekking excursions and for winter sports, its lunar landscape is one of the most evocative in the entire Sicily.
Etna may be the most famous Sicilian volcano but it’s not the only one. The Aeolian island is a volcanic archipelago off the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily, the astonishing landscape of these islands offers the chance to see volcanic activity up close.
The bright red of the lava flowing on the black stone and the sky embracing the sea on the horizon in a breathtaking blue, all these elements together create the Sciara in Stromboli.
In ancient times volcanoes were thought to be the gateway to the afterworld, in more recent times they have inspired some masterpieces of modern filmmaking, like Stromboli of Roberto Rossellini, a classic of neorealist cinema with Ingrid Bergman, or Vulcano, featuring the unforgettable icon of Italian cinema, Anna Magnani.
With Absolute Sicilia you can choose how to live your experiences on Sicilian volcanoes in the most unconventional and creative way, just tell us what you want and we will create it for you.
A trip to Sicily is an experience involving all the senses, you can smell the scent of citrus fruits in the countryside while the light of the sun is so bright you feel almost blinded, or you can learn to cook with a variety of aromatic herbs you didn’t even know existed and be amazed by the colors, shapes and textures of Sicilian typical food. Be prepared to discover Sicily’s colors through the eyes of a child, and be surprised every step of the way.
The bright Sicilian sun, the deep blue of the sea, the scent of the rain in an olive grove, in Sicily you can experience close contact with nature.
Far from the chaotic cities we will guide you to inaccessible snowy peaks or quiet green valleys, trails overlooking the sea or lush pine forests. Because Sicily is not only beautiful beaches and incredible food but also adventures and discoveries into the wild.
With Absolute Sicilia you will also savor the real taste of Sicily on our personalized culinary and wine tours. You choose the ingredients and we will create a unique gastronomic trip just for you.
It doesn’t matter if you look for rustic simplicity or haute cuisine, we can offer you several dining experiences you won’t ever forget.
And if you want to bring home some of the flavors of Sicily we can arrange that too, with our cooking classes you can learn all the secrets of the Sicilian cookery passed down through generations.
We offer a wide variety of accommodations so you can feel at home even when you are traveling. We handpicked for you the perfect stay from a curated selection of luxury hotels, country retreats, villas and boutique hotels. You will explore Sicily at your own pace discovering its timeless traditions and breathtaking landscapes.
We partnered with some of the most renowned luxury hotel companies to pamper you with royal hospitality. At Rocco Forte Hotels in the western part of the island you will have the opportunity to live in a historic villa from the Sicilian Belle Epoque built by the Florio family, Villa Igea, a former sanatorium now turned into a superb hotel overlooking a small harbor. Or you will be able to relax in a wonderful golf resort surrounded by nature at the mouth of the Verdura river near Agrigento.
At our partner facilities of Four Seasons and Belmond in Taormina you will taste the Sicilian Dolce Vita enjoying a stroll on the famous corso Umberto with its shops and restaurants. Or you will be able to go to a concert in the amazing Greek theater.
If you are looking for something more unconventional we have you covered. Whether it is an inland farmhouse surrounded by fields, where lovely grannies bake their bread every day, or a luxury yacht sailing among the small islands off the Sicilian coast, you only need to tell us what your heart desires. We can help you find the exclusive and out-of-the-ordinary accommodation that will make your trip an unforgettable one.