It’s a safe choice in the summer, but here are 5 reasons to visit Sicily out of season.
Close your eyes. Imagine a golden beach. Without people. Keep your eyes closed as you sit in a restaurant where you didn’t have to queue. Imagine if it were possible. Well, this is possible. And the solution is really very simple.
Endless seascapes, delicious food, music and art festivals, the truth is that there is never a time when Sicily can disappoint. Although the thermometer reaches its peak during the months of July and August, together with the tourist crowds, Sicily is beautiful to visit all year round. Here are 5 reasons to visit Sicily out of season.
It may not be 40 degrees in summer, but the Mediterranean winter is something different from the rest of Europe or the United States. If you’ve never considered traveling to this part of the world during the winter, think again. Visiting Sicily during the months of December, January or February may not be the first thought, but Sicily will certainly provide an excellent amount of winter sun. In fact, daytime temperatures rarely drop below 10 ° C. Not bad right?
Sure, the Alps are great, but have you ever skied on a volcano? Well, now you can because Etna, the largest active volcano in Sicily, offers a holiday in the snow that you will never forget. The view of the blue sea that you will see in the distance is a major advantage that your friends will not believe!
Sure, some amenities may be closed or limited, but rooms and apartments are available year-round and are likely to come at a discounted rate.
From gastronomic events to religious celebrations, festivals in Sicily are an integral part of Sicilian traditions. If you are in Sicily in December, you cannot miss the Festa di Santa Lucia and the celebrations of the Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello. February is also a great month to be in Sicily. This is where the Feast of Sant’Agata, the patron saint of Catania, takes place. Throughout the entire month, in the city and beyond, a massive street party takes place with fireworks, parties, music and, of course, food. But February is also the month of the Almond Blossom Festival in Agrigento.
Una delle cose che preferisco fare durante il viaggio è entrare in contatto con la gente del posto e ascoltare le loro storie, imparare da loro e, in definitiva, vivere un’esperienza veramente locale. Questo è il motivo per cui viaggio principalmente in bassa stagione e perché vi consiglio vivamente di fare lo stesso e di immergervi in un’autentica esperienza siciliana. Ad esempio, potresti dirigerti verso la famosa città di Taormina o Cefalù e poter passeggiare invece di essere schiacciato tra migliaia di turisti.
One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to connect with the locals and hear their stories, learn from them and ultimately have a truly local experience. This is why I travel mainly in the off season and why I highly recommend you do the same and immerse yourself in an authentic Sicilian experience. For example, you could head to the famous city of Taormina or Cefalù and be able to stroll instead of being squeezed between thousands of tourists.
The natural beauty of this island, together with a calendar full of events all year round, make Sicily always a fantastic place to visit.
What are you waiting for?