Sicily is Italy's largest region and is also its most varied. In terms of geography, you will find offshore islands, endless coastline, rugged mountains, rolling fields and active volcanoes. Further, a remarkable variety of history and architecture is waiting for you as the significance of Sicily goes back to the Greek Empire and the island has been subject to invasions by the Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, French, Spanish and Bourbons before unifying with Italy.
The Northeastern area of Sicily is dominated by the impressive, still active Mount Etna, and the Aeolian islands with the always active Stromboli volcano. The combination of fire spitting mountains, crystal clear waters, historical towns and fabulous Italian gastronomy sets the perfect scene for your next adventure
OUR SICILY ADVENTURES
WHEN TO GO
The best months to visit are April to June, September and October. Summer is lovely, but it can get very hot (and crowded) in July and August. Also keep in mind that wine harvesting begins in late August, a friendly reminder to try some of the excellent Sicilian produce during that time. Winters are mild, but also rainier and with less hours of sunshine. You will usually get some snow around Mount Etna, making it possible to ski.
WHAT TO BRING
Light summer clothes are a good option when traveling between spring and autumn. If you are heading to one of the volcano summits make sure to bring hiking shoes, a torch and a warm coat. Further swimsuits, beach towels, sandals, sun-glasses and protection are essentials.
HOW TO GET THERE
Sicily has three airports - Trapani and Palermo in the West and Northwest and Catania in the East. Access from Europe is easy with many traditional and lowcost airlines offering direct connections all over Europe. If traveling from overseas, connections would usually go through Milan or Rome.