Beyond hotels—and we recommend a number of good ones here—Sicily has an abundance of rental homes and apartments available from all of the usual suspects (,, and others). Be sure to get travel insurance if you decide to rent, because sometimes deposits on rentals are not refundable (unlike hotel room bookings).

A note on swimming pools: When booking a hotel, especially in summer, don't automatically assume that just because it has a pool you'll be able to lounge around poolside all day long. Many hotels and agriturismi are popular venues for weddings, which means holding a poolside reception in the warmer months is often the norm, therefore inconveniencing hotel clients who choose the hotel purposely for the pool facilities. If in doubt, call or e-mail first, and then make your final decision.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.