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.
Top Tourist Attractions In 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.