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Sicily » the sunny island in the Mediterranean Sea

The weather in Sicily is as varied as the landscapes of the Mediterranean island. Mild winters and long, hot summers characterize the climate of the coastal regions, while the interior is dominated by a continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters. At higher altitudes, snow can be expected in winter, and this is particularly present on Mount Etna. But the warm and dry climate brought Sicily the nickname “Island of the Sun”. The good wind conditions at the western tip of Sicily, the Capo Boeo and on the south-east coast let surfers get their money's worth.

“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.”

The travel season starts at Easter and usually ends at the end of October. But already in February/March a visit of the island is worthwhile, because beginning with the almond blossom, the landscape changes into a sea of blossoms, in which mimosa provide for yellow splashes of color. While the meadows are covered with a sea of wild flowers, the pink and white flowers of the orange and cherry trees follow.

The temperatures at the beginning of the season are between 17 and 23 °C, but in late spring already 24 - 27 °C. In summer the mercury column climbs above 40 °C and the sea also has bathtub temperature.

Name Category City Province
Vulkan Ätna UNESCO World Heritage Zafferana Etnea Catania
TaorminaTaormina, one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily Destination Taormina Messina
Cefalù Destination Cefalù Palermo
Palermo Destination Palermo Palermo
MondelloMondello - Mondane beach resort in Palermo Beach Mondello Palermo
LipariThe island of Lipari is the main island of the Aeolian Islands and a very popular destination Aeolian Islands Lipari Messina
StromboliThe island Stromboli with active volcano north of Sicily Aeolian Islands Stromboli Messina
VulcanoThe Aeolian island of Vulcano with its volcano and mud bath is a popular tourist destination Aeolian Islands Vulcano Porto Messina
Val di Noto UNESCO World Heritage
RagusaRagusa - A testimony of an eventful past UNESCO World Heritage Ragusa Ragusa
Marina di Ragusa Destination Marina di Ragusa Ragusa
MarzamemiGet enchanted by the charming village Marzamemi Destination Marzamemi Siracusa
NotoThe capital of the Sicilian Baroque enchants with its sky-bursting facades Destination Noto Ragusa
ModicaBaroque Modica - UNESCO World Heritage Site with centuries of chocolate tradition UNESCO World Heritage Modica Ragusa
ScicliSunny baroque small town with film scenery UNESCO World Heritage Scicli Ragusa
Donnalucata Destination Donnalucata Ragusa
Pietre Nere - Pozzallo Beach Pozzallo Ragusa
SyrakusSyracuse - the UNESCO World Heritage Site on the east coast of Sicily UNESCO World Heritage Siracusa Siracusa
VendicariThe nature reserve Vendicari by the sea in the south of Sicily Nature reserve Noto Siracusa
Tal der Tempel UNESCO World Heritage Agrigent Agrigento
Selinunte Monument Castelvetrano Trapani
Scala dei Turchi Beach Realmonte Agrigento
TrapaniHistory paired with salt, tuna and coral Destination Trapani Trapani
Saline di TrapaniRiserva naturale integrale Saline di Trapani e Paceco Nature reserve Nubia Paceco Trapani
EriceThe Sanctuary of Venus on Top of Monte Erice Destination Erice Trapani
Parco dei NebrodiThe natural park Parco dei Nebrodi for hikers and nature lovers Nature reserve
Alcantara SchluchtThose who come on holiday in Sicily can not miss the gorges of the Alcantara, Nature reserve Motta Camastra Messina
Santuario di Tindari Monument Tindari Messina
Theater von TindariThe ancient Tindari with greek amphitheatre Monument Tindari Messina
Laghetti di Marinello Beach Patti Messina
Oliveri Destination Oliveri Messina
MilazzoMilazzo is the gateway to the Aeolian Islands and a marvelous city in Sicily Destination Milazzo Messina
Piscina di VenereNatural swimming pool on the Capo di Milazzo in Sicily Nature reserve Milazzo Messina
Portorosa Marina Furnari Messina
Capo d'Orlando Destination Capo d'Orlando Messina
Santo Stefano di CamastraSanto Stefano di Camastra, the city of ceramics. Destination Santo Stefano di Camastra Messina
Savoca Destination Savoca Messina
Montalbano Elicona Destination Montalbano Elicona Messina
Megalithen von Argimusco Monument Montalbano Elicona Messina
Novara di Sicilia Destination Novara di Sicilia Messina
La Guardiola Panoramic point Piraino Messina
Catania Destination Catania Catania
MessinaMessina, city on the Strait, inspiring muse of many poets Destination Messina Messina
Parco Museo Jalari Museum Barcellona P.G. Messina
Gioiosa Marea Destination Gioiosa Marea Messina
Acireale Destination Acireale Catania
Tonnarella Destination Tonnarella Messina
Porto di Capo d'Orlando Marina Capo d'Orlando Messina
Deja Vu Restaurant Furnari Messina
Lido Moby Dick Lido Furnari Messina
WineHouse Trapani Restaurant Trapani Trapani
La LamparaRistorante for local specialties with terrace by the sea Restaurant Terme Vigliatore Messina
La Conchiglia Restaurant Tonnarella Messina
Da Pellegrino Restaurant Santa Lucia del Mela Messina
Osteria Tre Colli Restaurant Scicli Ragusa
Rodì Milici Destination Rodì Milici Messina
Favara Destination Favara Agrigento
Palermo PMO Airport Cinisi Palermo
Catania CTA Airport Catania Catania
Trapani TPS Airport Trapani Trapani
Comiso CIY Airport Comiso Ragusa
Porto di Messina Port Messina Messina
Porto di Palermo Port Palermo Palermo
Mietwagen Arrival
Autobahn Arrival

A holiday in Sicily should be well planned, so you do not miss the most beautiful destinations, sights and beaches. In our guide you can inform yourself about various activities, such as tours to the volcano Etna, excursions to the Aeolian Islands or visits to archaeological sites such as Selinunte.


Destination in Sicily

Here you will discover the most popular destinations and sights in Sicily - rich in culture, nature, art, history, tradition and cuisine.


Beach in Sicily

Actually all beaches in Sicily are beautiful, but the most popular beaches with the clearest water and the sandiest beaches can be found here.

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

Here you will find the most interesting and most beautiful sites in Sicily, which were included on the famous UNESCO World Heritage List.

Nature reserve

Nature reserve in Sicily

The nature reserves of Sicily are offering incredible landscapes to discover. We will show you what you absolutely must have seen.

Aeolian Islands

Aeolian Islands in Sicily

Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Stromboli and Vulcano belong to the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily.

Panoramic point

Panoramic point in Sicily

Insider tip: Only here you will find the most beautiful and popular panoramic points in Sicily with breathtaking panoramas in spectacular locations.