Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Baglio della Luna Sicily

Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna is a boutique 4-star hotel with 23 rooms and suites that overlooks the the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Dating from the 13th century, today the hotel provides modern comforts amid pretty gardens. Rooms are situated in the foresteria and the mediaeval watchtower, and are furnished traditionally with works of art and antiques. There is a pretty courtyard with seating and flowers and a restaurant with garden views, serving Sicilian and Italian menus.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Catania
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Baglio della Luna, Agrigento

Hotel Baglio della Luna is an exclusive 4-star hotel with wonderful views over the Valley of the Temples. Delicious cuisine and tranquil gardens afford guests a relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is 5-minutes' drive from the Valley of the Temples

Annual opening 1 March to 30 November

Closest airport Palermo and Catania

Distance from airport The hotel is about 2-hours' drive from Palermo airport and 2.5-hours' from Catania airport

Hotel facilities and services

Panoramic Restaurant, Bar, Cooking Classes, Terraces and Jacuzzi in gardens overlooking Valle dei Templi, Wine Cellar, Private Beach, Beach Transfers, Parking.

Out and about nearby

Agrigento (Valley of the Temples, Birthplace of Luigi Pirandello), The archaeological site of Selinunte, The doric temple at Segesta, Cefalu (fishing town with a splendid Romanesque cathedral and wide sandy beaches), The baroque town of Ragusa Ibla, with the beaches of Marina di Ragusa, 3rd-century Roman villa with superb mosaics at Piazza Armerina, Siracusa (remarkable remains and excellent museums), Palermo, the island's fascinating capital.

Sports nearby

Swimming from the nearby beach.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 5 nights

From about

£980

Holiday Code IE241

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Baglio della Luna, Agrigento

Hotel Baglio della Luna, based around a distinctive 13th Century tower in Agrigento, has been beautifully converted to accommodate 24 guest rooms. On entering the hotel, you are greeted by a charming courtyard where pots of flowers add splashes of colour and a gazebo offers a shady corner, ideal for relaxing with a drink. The Hotel Baglio della Luna is situated in a secluded and peaceful position just a mile from the Valley of the Temples. From its well tended gardens and from the terrace of its popular restaurant specialising in Sicilian cuisine, one can enjoy marvellous views over the Valley and of the sea beyond. The original tower houses several suites and here a spiral staircase leads up to the lovely rooftop sun terrace. The other bedrooms, situated in a separate adjacent wing, are decorated in summery patterned fabrics and have furniture of rich wood, many items of which are antique. Interesting antique pieces are also to be found in the cosy public rooms of the Baglio della Luna, such as the lounge, bar and restaurant where the atmosphere of a traditional Sicilian home has been skilfully created. After an intensive day's sightseeing guests may wish to take a cooling dip in the sea which is just 300 metres from the hotel.

Room descriptions

Baglio della Luna has 23 rooms and suites with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, heating, WiFi, television, telephone and mini-bar.

Classic Double or Twin Room
Superior Double or Twin Room with Valley of the Temples view
Superior Double or Twin Room with Balcony and Valley of the Temples view
Double Junior Suite with jacuzzi tub
Double Deluxe Room situated in 13th Century Watchtower and featuring a hydromassage shower cabin
Double Senior Suite in the 13th Century Watchtower

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 5 nights

From about

£980

Holiday Code IE241

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Baglio della Luna, Agrigento

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Baglio della Luna in Sicily, our clients usually fly to Palermo airport. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. If you are staying at this hotel as part of a tailor-made touring holiday, we would include a hire-car for the itinerary.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 5 nights

From about

£980

Holiday Code IE241

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Baglio della Luna, Agrigento

About Sicily

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Sicily allows visitors to discover a unique and captivating island. The rich tapestry of Mediterranean history can be witnessed on the southerly island of Sicily, fascinating not only for its amazing blend of cultures including Greek, Arab, Byzantine and Norman and its architectural treasures which reflect these influences but also for its breath-taking scenery of coast, parched mountains and fertile groves of almonds, oranges, lemons and olives. The people are proud and independent, reserved but sincere and helpful. Traditions thrive to an extent that the atmosphere of Sicily is unrecognisable in the context of other parts of Italy further north. The towns and villages are contrasting with picture postcard scenes of mediaeval labyrinthine alleyways adorned by wrought-iron balconies and baskets of flowers or severe dilapidation punctuated by grand Baroque or austere Norman cathedrals and churches. Additionally, there are of course some of the most important sites of the ancient Greek world such as the temples at Agrigento, the theatre at Taormina and numerous relics at Siracusa, reputedly one of the most beautiful cities of the Greek world. High above the island looms Mount Etna, one of the largest volcanoes in the world and an awe-inspiring sight. Off the north coast of Sicily, the beautiful Aeolian Islands offer escape and remoteness, natural scenery and a startling light, a sleepy way of life and romantic isolation. A holiday in Sicily appeals for those who want typical rest and relaxation with cultural activities at hand, and for those who want to be more adventurous and experience more of this captivating island.

Highlights of Sicily

An ascent of Mount Etna, partly by car and then further on foot (guides available) through the luxuriant vegetation which includes oranges and lemons, bougainvillaea and poinsettias and then higher up the groves of walnuts, cherries, almonds, pistachios and vines. Palermo is known for its street markets, especially Vucciria and Ballaro, where traders and hawkers, pickpockets and shoppers converge amongst narrow streets and stalls of wares. See the traditional costumes and dialect of Piana degli Albanesi, where Albanians settled in the 15th Century. Revel in the splendid site of Taormina above the sea with views to Etna. Local crafts include cork, ceramics, honey, embroidery, raffia. Enjoy the calm and remoteness of the Aeolian Islands with their clear waters, beautiful scenery and peaceful way of life. Enjoy the gardens of the Villa Giulia in Palermo and the Public Gardens in Taormina.

Cultural highlights of Sicily

Palermo contains some of the greatest Arab-Norman buildings in existence - San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Palazzo Reale with its striking Cappella Palatina and La Martorana. Monreale outside Palermo is the greatest work of Norman architecture in Sicily and contains beautiful 12th and 13th Century mosaics and cloisters. The Doric temples of the 5th Century BC in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Cefalu has the `Portrait of a Man` by Antonello da Messina, dating from 1465 in its Museo Mandralisca.

Festivals in Sicily

Many Sicilian local festivals are linked to Saints’ Days. A few of the most well-known festivals generally include Carnival celebrations in Taormina and Acireale. Easter is celebrated especially in Trapani, Marsala and Piana degli Albanesi. Messina celebrates Ferragosto on the 15th August with a firework display over the Straits. The Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore takes place in Agrigento in the first and second weeks of February to celebrate the almond blossom. Taormina Arte is a summer festival of music, cinema, ballet and theatre, held in the Greek theatre. The Palio dei Normanni takes place in Piazza Armeria in August.

Gastronomy in Sicily

The gastronomy of Sicily, like much of the culture of the island, has been heavily influenced by its history. Cuscus is a Sicilian version of couscous, and marzipan features heavily in sweets. Local produce includes citrus fruits, almonds, capers, olives, peppers and fish. Local specialities include Maccheroni con le sarde (pasta with sardines, fennel, raisins, pine nuts and saffron), Pesce spada (grilled sword fish), 'alla Siciliana' with capers, red peppers and herbs. Cassata is a popular dessert made with ricotta, candied fruit and pistachios and Cannoli are almond biscuits stuffed with ricotta. Sicily produces a variety of red and white wines including Corvo di Salaparuta and Etna, Marsala and Malvasia.

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