Weather and Climate in Sicily

Weather and Climate in Sicily

Sicily is a region in Italy and even the largest island in the Mediterranean. The island is volcanic and therefore there is also one of the largest and most active volcanoes, the volcano Etna. Sicily has many mountains, which means there can be many variations in the weather. Along the coast are instead a lot of exotic and subtropical plants, such as date palms as well as citrus and olive trees.

Despite the varying weather you can experience, however, it is still a Mediterranean climate found on the island, and you can therefore expect beautiful, hot and dry summers. The winter in Sicily can be rainy but still has mild temperatures and rarely frost.

At the coast

Palermo is the capital of Sicily. In this city you will experience lovely hot and dry summers, while in the winter period you may well experience more precipitation and some cooler temperatures. Palermo, however, has some wonderful warm evenings, which is perfect when you are on holiday in the south and want to sit out late.

Palermo Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rain 83 67 57 47 22 11 5 17 37 84 82 88
Max temp. 13 13 15 18 22 25 29 29 26 22 18 14
Mine. temp. 8 8 9 11 14 18 21 22 19 16 13 10

At the coast

Siracusa is another city located in Sicily and is located on the east coast of the island. With Kipling Travel you can get to experience this beautiful city, which is without a doubt one of the most interesting cities to be experienced in Sicily. In the summer months, the city is great to visit as the temperatures are high and the rainy days are very few.

Syracuse Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rain 73 51 44 30 17 5 4 10 35 104 61 76
Max. temp. 15 16 17 19 23 28 31 31 28 24 20 17
Mine. temp. 7 7 8 10 13 17 20 21 19 16 12 9

Sicily seasons

High season

The summer period in Sicily is in the months of June to September, where the average temperatures are between 25 and 28 degrees and at night the temperatures are around 20 degrees. Spring, which runs from March to May, as well as autumn, which are October and November, can also be some lovely months to visit the island. Here there is a slightly greater chance of precipitation, though not much. On the other hand, the temperatures are milder, but for some it will be more comfortable as the average temperature is around 20 degrees.

Low season

The winter period in Sicily is from December to February. Here the temperatures are cooler and the weather can be a bit unpredictable. The temperature is usually somewhere between 10 and 15 degrees during this period and you will rarely experience freezing temperatures, but less you move far up in the mountains.

Wine production in Sicily

Sicily is an island in the Mediterranean and at the same time a region in Italy. It is therefore not a country, despite Sicily calling itself the world’s seventh largest wine nation. But no matter what, there is something true in the title, as Sicily is a major producer of wine.

In fact, as much wine is produced in Sicily as there is in Australia, which is otherwise also a wine nation – despite Australia being almost 300 times larger than Sicily, measured by area.

Wine for 3000 years

Sicily has been a wine producer for more than 3000 years. However, the wine has not always been as good as it is today. Around 1990, very few of the wines from Sicily were described as quality wines. However, this has changed a lot in the last twenty years, and today many of the wines are described as quality wines.

There are many different grapes from which the wine can be made. In Sicily, they have their own grape, which is very important for wine production and which is an important red wine grape. This grape is called Nero D’Avola. Some of the white grapes that are also used are called Grillo and Inzola.

Go wine tasting with Kipling Travel

If you have an interest in wine, it can be exciting to go out and taste the wines where they are originally produced. Since Sicily has been known for its wines since ancient times and wine is a big part of their agricultural products, it is a really good place to go wine tasting.

With Kipling Travel, you can go wine tasting on your trip to Sicily. Here we have made sure that you can come to a vineyard around the great volcano, Etna, and taste wine. It is definitely worth a visit if you like wine, as the trip itself is also an experience in itself.

Sicily’s main region: Palermo

Sicily’s capital and largest city is Palermo. Palermo is Italy’s largest city due to its large population of 700,000 people. Palermo is located on the island of Sicily, which is an island in Italy located down at the tip of the boot. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and also the most interesting.

The city of Palermo itself is located on the north coast of Sicily, and is a city that is marked by many different cultures and history that go back several thousand years. The city has been visited by several nationalities throughout its history. Among other things, nationalities such as the French, the Normans, the Spaniards, the Arabs and the Byzantines. All these nationalities have left their mark on the city’s landscape, culture and not least politics.

Visit the main region of Sicily with Kipling Travel

Kipling Travel loves Sicily and not without reason. A trip to Sicily with Kipling Travel takes you both to known areas, but also to areas that seem unknown to many tourists. Sicily is crammed with amazing gems of culture, nature and historical heritage that one will soon forget.

Many may know Sicily from Godfather, The Etna – the fiery lady or from country trade, and culture and heritage. However, Sicily also contains many other treasures that are not yet so well known, such as treasures such as the mountains of Nebrodi and Madonie. With Kipling Travel, you have the opportunity to get really close to the culture and history.

Palermo’s history

Palermo’s history dates back to between the 8th and 6th centuries BC. Here the Phoenicians colonized the area, which had been used early and inhabited by Sicans, Cretans and Eli. Palermo has in its time been fought over by both Rome and Carthage in the Punic wars. After several wars from various barbaric populations, Palermo became part of the Byzantine Empire, which then ruled the city for three centuries, until 831.

After the Byzantines, the Arabs took over their rule. This gave Palermo a growing prosperity. In particular, art and the economy grew under Arab rule, by trading intensely with the main ports on the Italian mainland. The Arabs ruled Palermo until 1072, after which the Normans occupied the city. Then it was the Spaniards who took over Palermo between 1400-1700. Before Italy took over the island and the city in 1870, the Austrians had been there between 1718 and 1735. Therefore, it can be said that Sicily has always been a popular island and property, but which today is part of Italy.

Weather and Climate in Sicily

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