Sicily Travel Guide

We've outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next holiday to Sicily.


Time Zone & Currency

Italy is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) throughout the year. The currency in Italy is the Euro. 

Weather In Sicily

The coastline climate in Sicily offers fresh, hot summers and mild winters.

Reading For Your Trip To Sicily

Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri   

Best time to go to Sicily

 

Early July to the end of August is peak tourist season and visitors can expect a lively atmosphere at the beach resorts as well as very hot, sunny weather. May to June and September to October are ideal for relaxing and sightseeing in Sicily, with fewer crowds at the coast, plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the region of 25-30C.

Book your Sicily holiday

 

Top Tourist Attractions In Sicily


Experience Sicily - A Holiday You Can't Refuse

 

Experience Sicily

Food and drink in Sicily

 

Sicilian food is similar to mainland Italy, but there are more influences from its Greek and Arab neighbours. When you fancy a snack, try the Arancini, tasty fried rice balls filled with various ingredients, from meat to mozzarella. For bigger appetites, freshly caught seafood is always a good choice, or try a local pasta favourite; Pasta con le Sarde – made with sardines, fennel, pine nuts, raisins and toasted breadcrumbs in olive oil. Cannoli, a rolled pastry filled with ricotta and candied fruits is a classic Sicilian sweet treat. Accompany your meal with a robust Nero d’Avola or a light Grillo, just some of the excellent wines produced on the island. To finish, enjoy a glass of Marsala, Sicily’s renowned fortified wine.

Sicily Travel Guide FAQs

Do Sicily hotels provide entertainment and is free WiFi available?

Can hotels in Sicily provide meals to suit my dietary requirements?

Is there a dress code at my hotel or going out in Sicily?

I have walking difficulties, is a holiday in Sicily suitable?

Is Sicily a good holiday destination?

Useful Links

  • For up-to-date information regarding entry into Italy please see: www.dfa.ie
  • Official Italian Tourism Board: www.italia.it
image

Be the first to know about our holiday updates, travel tips and special offers.

  • IAA
  • ITAA
  • Trustpilot
  • Readers Travel Award
  • Sustainable Travel Ireland
  • British Travel Awards Winner