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Southwest Sicily Road Trip

In spite of its new hotels, the southwestern coast of Sicily remains relatively undiscovered.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days
Family Friendly

Overview :  Make the town of Mazara del Vallo your base for exploring the area. The recently opened Mahara Hotel (doubles from $138) has 77 rooms ... more »

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Points of Interest

Cooking classes are offered at the private estate of Gabriella Becchina, where the robust olio verde is produced.

Address:
Antica Tenuta dei Principi Pignatelli
Castelvetrano
Italy

Phone:
39-092-489-295

2. Ettore & Infersa

Local artist Daniela Neri sells jewelry made from native sea salt, resin, and coral.

Address:
158 Contrada Ettore Infersa
Marsala, Sicily
Italy

Phone:
39-0923-733-003

3. L’Oste e Sagristano

The restaurant serves some of the best seafood on the coast. The pasta in fish broth with red prawns and chopped pistachios is worth the stop.

Address:
19 Via Sant’Andrea
Licata, Sicily
Italy

Phone:
39-0922-774-736

The recently opened hotel has 77 rooms housed in an 18th-century walled fortress that faces the sea.

Address:
3 Lungomare San Vito
Mazara del Vallo, Sicily
Italy

Phone:
39-0923-673-800

5. Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

Five hundred and seventy acres on Sicily’s southwestern coast have been shaped into a golf resort with the subtle, undeniable luxury we’ve come to expect from the Rocco Forte Collection. Every room has an unencumbered sea view (a non-putter might never know there are two 18-hole courses). Polished-concrete floors and white-canopied beds... More