One of the most popular seaside resorts of Sicily’s northern coast, Capo d’Orlando is situated on and around a rocky promontory that juts out into the glittering blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Allegedly named after one of Charlemagne’s generals who had the brainwave of building a castle on the headland, this town has expanded to along the golden coast to become one of the liveliest seaside destinations in Sicily. The views from the town are sublime with mesmerising vistas of endless blue waves, punctuated by the beautiful Aeolian Islands rising up from the depths. The busy harbour ferries visitors to and from the island chain throughout the day and makes for a lively sight when fishermen bring in the daily catch, ready to be served up fresh at one of the numerous authentic restaurants in town. Sicilian holiday-makers have a special place in their hearts for destinations like Capo d’Orlando due to the wide selection of beaches that stretch to either side of the town. From rocky coves with excellent snorkelling opportunities to sandy stretches where children can play safely in the surf, Capo d’Orlando holidays provide the full package of sea, sun and sand.
Our extensive range of unique villas and comfortable apartments have been carefully chosen by our expert team here at Sicily4U. Covering the most popular locations on the island, our self-catered accommodation provides travelling friends, couples and families alike with a private space to call home. For a Capo d’Orlando villa located just a walk away from the beach, consider the Villa Balthasar, a charming three-bedroom property with exposed wooden beam ceilings and a tasteful interior, decorated with beautiful antiques. Relax on the terrace, in the serenity of the Sicilian countryside, or arrange an experience such as cooking classes, beauty treatments or a personal chef to cook for you in the comfort of your own home. Even closer to the sea lie the affordable holiday apartments of Le Platane. These smartly turned out apartments boast three bedrooms each plus a shared swimming pool – ideal for families with children that might want to socialise and play. The furnished outdoor terrace comes equipped with a BBQ for alfresco dining – perfect for those balmy Sicilian nights. Explore more properties in our special collections or contact us for further information and assistance.
Renting one of our apartments or villas in Capo d’Orlando provides access to all that you need for the perfect beach holiday. With the varied coastline, picture-perfect views and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to keep visitors entertained – it’s no wonder this little seaside town keeps holiday-makers coming back for more.
The bustling port at Capo d’Orlando is one of the jumping off points for the Aeolian Islands. Here you can take a day trip to the volcanic islands – visit the bright sparks of Stromboli or the bubbling mud baths of Vulcano. A sunset cruise, sipping on local wine, is one of the ultimate romantic experiences Sicily has to offer.
The beaches of Capo d’Orlando span around 14 kilometres in total - golden ribbons thread through craggy coast to either side of the town. The Lido of San Gregorio to the east is particularly interesting with many coves and bays to explore and great conditions for swimming, while the Testa di Monaco beach is especially beautiful with its shimmering, soft sands.
Capo d’Orlando apartments and villas are located just a short drive away from one of the most spectacular nature parks in Sicily - the Parco dei Nebrodi. With its mountainous terrain, verdant forests and deep river gorges, the park offers hiking and biking opportunities in abundance.
From Capo d’Orlando, a stay on one of the Aeolian Islands is just a short hop, skip and a jump away - the natural beauty of this island chain is a refreshing sight to wake up to each day, particularly after the day-trippers have headed back to the mainland and the locals can reclaim their island home. Alternatively, make the hour and a half journey to Taormina on the south east coast and enjoy a stay at one of the prettiest seaside towns in Sicily.