PLAN YOUR AUTUMN ESCAPE IN SICILY
Autumn is the perfect time of the year to visit Sicily. On the island, time flows like lava: unstoppable but slow and sinuous. When the hustle and bustle of tourists and seasonal residents stop, everything regains its own space. The streets begin to breathe again. The sea becomes a mirror in the sunlight, the chatting in the cafés and restaurants is softer, the atmosphere is more relaxed, there is no need to rush.
There is so much to see and experience in Sicily, but often there is not enough time. Sticking to a hectic schedule risks preventing you from fully enjoying the essence of the island. It is important to know what Sicily has to offer in order to plan your autumn getaway.
September to November are the perfect months to enjoy the island’s mild climate. Spend the night in one of the island’s villages, so you no longer have to choose between the sea or the mountains, as you can have them both.
If you are passionate about photography, the autumn landscapes will leave you breathless. You can admire the stunning foliage along the trekking routes. Although you are at high altitude, you may be able to see from one island to another in the Aeolian archipelago. Take some time to watch the sea gently brushing the coastline.
Strolling through the streets of the cities, such as Palermo, Catania, Messina, is a way to enjoy some of the best that Sicily has to offer. In autumn, vendors with their steaming roasted chestnuts and small stands open the gates to Sicily’s street food paradise. If you look through the windows of local shops, it is impossible to avoid a gastronomic shopping spree. A tour of some of the island’s most prestigious wineries could make your romantic weekend very exciting.
In Sicily, autumn helps you catch your breath and immerse yourself in its beauty. Theatres, museums, archaeological sites, thousand-year-old castles and magnificent mansions are places full of ancient and ever- changing charm. Shows, exhibitions and events: all you have to do is choose how you want this island to amaze you all year round.