Sicily is an island of big contrasts. From
the low and desert sand beaches to the
scenery rocks. From the tender
hills cultivated with wheat to the
spectacular rocky peaks. You will quickly
pass from the sunny plain of the
Island’s centre to the shady woods of the
mountains, and finally from the hot and
dry grassland to the perpetual ice of the
Etna, Europe’s highest volcano. In short,
Sicily’s landscapes are so spectacular that
it’s really worth visiting them!
Five thousand years’ foreign rule, cultures,
languages, architecture, i.e. five
thousand years’ history have left a unique
mark on this island that can be defined
as the synthesis of the European and
Mediterranean cultures. The examples
are impressive: from Phoenician salt
mines, to Greek temples, from Roman
villas to Arabic, Byzantine, Norman
architecture. And, finally, the Province
of Ragusa baroque wonder, that is now
recognized as ”World Human Heritage”.
From November to February:
Sicily’s climate is among the finest ones
From March to October.
Even if they are the least
hot months of the year, you will find a
pleasant temperature of about 15° degrees.
The few rainy days alternate with
beautiful sunny days. The almond trees
flourish, and the fields are at the height
of their splendour. It is the ideal period
to visit the cities running away from the
Northern cold. Oranges, lemons and
tangerines colour the fields.
From June to August
Sicily is at the height of its splendour.
Warmth facilitates magnificent flowerings.
It is the ideal period for trekking
and walking. The sea is wonderful.
This is the best period to visit Sicily.
We are in the middle
of the bathing season, the temperature is
definitely higher: 30/35°. The sea is at
its best. The cities are not very crowded.
The long tradition of hospitality makes
of the Sicilians a warm and friendly
people. Anywhere you go you will be
surprised by how much the Sicilians will
do to help you and to make your journey
unforgettable. The Sicilian gastronomy
is the demonstration of centuries’
influences and dominations. A unique
mix of flavours you will make a “culinary
trip” with, around the Mediterranean.
You will taste fresh fish, delicious
season’s fruits, and vegetables also in
the winter. And then the ice cream,
worldwide famous cakes and sweets ,
such as the cannoli, the cassate (cakes
containing ricotta cheese, chocolate chips
and candied fruits), and the chocolate
from Modica, made in the way the Aztecs
did it. Not to mention the wines: in the
last years, the Sicilian oenology has
reached high levels , also with the
regional vines that are the natural mate
of unforgettable lunches and dinners.