Best Holiday Destinations in Sicily (Sicilian Holiday)
Sicily’s reputation as the largest island in the Mediterranean, and its central location making it the bridge-way to Europe and major maritime center since antiquity, are main factors that have contributed to its historical importance, shaping its cosmopolitan character for over 3 millennia. For their choice of the best sicilian holiday destinations around the island and its archipelagoes, travelers to Sicily throughout the year have a vast selection of places to see during every season.
From February to October you can expect beautiful sunny weather and in the summer especially the beaches of Agrigento or Taormina are swarmed with tourists (particularly during August- the hottest month). Due to high tourist demand for motel/resort accommodations, many travelers prefer renting a Sicilian villa or apartment at affordable prices (pool, garden, terraces, etc. included) – and hiring a car in order to enjoy the scenic routes when leaving from the main starting points like Palermo or Catania, savoring the trip at their own pace.
A Sicilian villa with pool like Villa Delfino (Scopello), restored in Spanish/Latin décor, available through the top rated site wishsicily at a promotional group price of E143 X night (3 day minimum stay) will provide total relaxation in the bliss of the Mediterranean sunshine and the nearby sights of Guidaloca Bay, the Scopello Tuna Plant, the Zingaro Nature Reserve and the famous beaches of Castellamare del Golfo and San Vito lo Capo.
The suggestive scenery of Mt. Etna makes it a favorite destination for volcano-trekking all year round. While always breezy due to the high elevation, the rising heat of the geysers and craters of the largest active volcano in Europe will keep you warm and in the hot sun of July or August it is definitely worth a visit.
In January and February you can expect daytime temperatures of 15-20°C and 10° minimum at nighttime- a perfect period to go sightseeing around the archeological sites without worrying about water bottles for your trip, or the fear of heat exhaustion. Places to recommend include the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with its restored Greek and Roman architecture and of course any of the other 5 UNESCO world heritage sites- such as the Baroque towns of the Val di Noto (sicily holiday near Noto); an authentic trip into the medieval past.