Averages for Sicily in April

Weather lowdown

The weather gradually begins to improve in Sicily in April when spring arrives. Temperatures can reach up to 18°C during the warmest part of the day, which is perfect for strolling around the streets and admiring the views. The evenings can still get cold, with temperatures dropping to around 11°C after dark. 

Dates for the diary

Sicily’s Easter celebrations begin in March and continue into Ap...

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  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 16°C 60°F
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Averages for Sicily in April

Weather lowdown

The weather gradually begins to improve in Sicily in April when spring arrives. Temperatures can reach up to 18°C during the warmest part of the day, which is perfect for strolling around the streets and admiring the views. The evenings can still get cold, with temperatures dropping to around 11°C after dark. 

Dates for the diary

Sicily’s Easter celebrations begin in March and continue into April. During this time you can see elaborate processions and parades, which are great for the whole family to enjoy.

Foodies will be thrilled to hear that Sicily hosts loads of food festivals throughout the year and April is no exception. Cannoli and Friends takes place this month in Piana degli Albanesi and is dedicated to the most popular Sicilian pastry – cannoli, with music, dancing and plenty of pastries, of course.

Things to do

If you’ve got a bit of spare time on your hands, visit the offshore island of Ortygia in Syracuse. You can while away hours just wandering around the streets and getting lost. You’ll find some amazing restaurants and a great selection of shops here.

Mount Etna is perhaps the most iconic and most widely recognised archetype symbol of an active volcano. The mount is the tallest active volcano in Europe and the second most active in the whole world. Surrounded by a natural park to preserve its beauty and protect the people from any eruptions, Etna is one of Italy’s most impressive landmarks.

Mount Etna Sicily

Mount Etna, Sicily.

Where to eat & drink

When it comes to quality food for reasonable prices, you can’t beat Villa Antonio. This restaurant prides itself on romantic decor and excellent service, which means it gets filled up very quickly. If you want to be sure of a table, play it safe and make a reservation a few days early.

Eat Pizzeria is a well-loved local pizza restaurant that is much acclaimed by tourists and locals alike for its large, delicious pizzas and various Italian specialties. This lively restaurant is busy all year round and serves large quantities of incredible pizza without compromising on quality.

Fusion cuisine at its best is what you can expect to find at Moroboshi Siracusa restaurant. This Japanese/Italian restaurant serves Italosushi, Japanese food prepared with Italian ingredients and Italian food prepared with Japanese styles and cooking presentation. This restaurant is intriguing and offers a unique opportunity to experience two of the world’s most revered cuisines, married together to create impressive and innovative culinary creations.

Verona e Bonvegna is a traditional Italian pastry shop that is known for its tasty Mediterranean dishes and more importantly for its delicious Italian desserts and sweet pastry. This is a great place to taste the best of the best cannoli, cakes and pastry in Sicily.

Gelati DiVini is a well-known ice cream shop that is famous for coming up with unusual and bizarre ice cream flavours – much to its customers repeated delight. Highlights include vegetable ice creams, multi flavour ice creams, savoury ice creams and even sculpted ice cream creations. 

Rewind is a smart and modern wine bar, which exemplifies modern Italian style and influences. The bar boasts a large cellar with some of the best wines from Italy and beyond. The bar attracts wine connoisseurs and tourists who wish to sample fine southern Italian wine in a friendly atmosphere. The prices are reasonable, although if you err towards the finest, rarest wine on offer expect them to rise.

Where to stay

Families and couples looking for budget accommodation in Sicily should take a look at Hotel Zingaro. This three-star hotel boasts a central location and offers a wide range of services and facilities, including 24-hour reception, restaurant, solarium, Jacuzzi, Internet and a lido.

Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel is an enchanting hotel in Syracuse and is one of the highest rated romantic retreats on that side of the island. The hotel specifically caters to couples looking for an intimate break away with a quiet atmosphere, chic décor and beautiful surroundings. For an exquisite Sicilian experience with your other half, check in at Alglia.

Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel Sicily

Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel, Syracuse.

April events in Sicily

Religion

Palm Sunday U Signuruzzu a Cavaddu

9th April 2017

Palm Sunday is always celebrated the Sunday before Easter. Many churches ring their bells at 9:00 am on this day to begin a three-hour religious celebration.

Website:

http://www.world-guides.com/europe/italy/sicily/sicily_events.html

Dance of the Devils

9th April 2017 to 16th April 2017

Villagers wear petrifying masks and pretend to be devils as they dance through the streets of Prizzi in order to collect the souls of the surrounding dwellers. These events are held during “Holy Week” which is always the week leading into Easter.

Website:

http://www.carnifest.com/events/italy/prizzi/1046/dance-of-the-devils-in-prizzi-sicily-2015.aspx

Easter Celebrations

9th April 2017 to 15th April 2017

Easter week "Holy Week" is one of the most sacred times in Italy. Traffic grinds to a halt as the city stages some 39 religious processions during Easter Week. Each of these processions has its own distinct local character.

Feast of Saint Joseph

14th April 2017

Villages across Sicily, including Adrano, Nicolosi and Randazzo, commemorate this day and satisfy their sweet tooth with the eating of traditional cakes made with rice and honey.

Website:

http://www.lifeinitaly.com/heritage/st-joseph-day.asp

Easter Monday

17th April 2017

Easter Monday is a time to gather with friends and have fun. Some cities hold dances, free concerts, or unusual games often involving eggs.

Website:

http://goitaly.about.com/od/festivalsandevents/a/easter.htm

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