Averages for Sicily in August

What's the Weather like in Sicily in August 

August is one of the hottest and most popular months of the year for Sicily. During your stay you can expect temperatures soaring up to 29°C during the day so try and stay out of the sun when it's at its peak to avoid sunburn. The evenings cool down slightly to 22°C, which is warm enough to stroll around the area comfortably without a jacket.

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What's the Weather like in Sicily in August 

August is one of the hottest and most popular months of the year for Sicily. During your stay you can expect temperatures soaring up to 29°C during the day so try and stay out of the sun when it's at its peak to avoid sunburn. The evenings cool down slightly to 22°C, which is warm enough to stroll around the area comfortably without a jacket.

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Sicily is packed with loads to see and do during summer. One of the most popular festivals to take place in August is the Festa della bandiera in Caccamo – a Medieval festival with flag wavers dressed in Medieval clothes, accompanied by archers, knights and sword fighters. 

Sicily Hotels in August 

Elegant and stylish, Guest House Residence offers lovely, spacious apartments for the discerning tourist. With bright and airy rooms, fully equipped kitchens, cutting-edge design and a wide array of top modern amenities, Guest House Residence might not be the cheapest but it is certainly among the best self-catering options in Sicily.

Located on the beach of San Vito lo Capo, Piccolo Mondo is a charming beachside hotel that attracts young groups and couples. The hotel is bright and its rooms may seem basic but are very sunny and comfortable – and well priced.

Piccolo Mondo Bedroom with sea view and balcony Sicily

The Hotel Villa Schuler is a historic building with definite charm that now houses the eponymous beachside boutique hotel. The hotel offers spectacular views over the bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. Service is great here, too.

Located high upon the picturesque hills of Taormina next to an ancient amphitheatre, Grand Hotel Timeo is one of the most impressive 5 star hotels by Orient-Express, and is inarguably one of Italy's most prestigious resorts. The hotel offers the most extravagantly luxurious suites in Sicily and showers its visitors with a number of world class amenities, including one of the best spa and wellness centres in Italy, two gourmet restaurants, a classy bar and much more.

Hotel- Residence Al Belvedere Salina is a tranquil aparthotel with spacious multi-room apartments and a beautiful view over the Mediterranean. The hotel is warm and hospitable, and caterers to families who seek peace and privacy. Located in a quiet area and at walking distance from the sea, the Al Belvedere Salina offers versatile accommodation at reasonable prices.

Sicily Beach for August 

Make the most of the weather with a trip to Cala Rossa beach in Favignana. Often described as a small piece of paradise, the crystal clear waters provide the perfect place for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Bars and Restaurants 

Ristorante 'O Dammuseddu is a cosy Italian grill restaurant specialising in meat dishes and cold cuts. The food here is plentiful and inexpensive, allowing diners to sample from a wide range of local antipasti and cured meats in a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is child-friendly and remains open all year round.

With huge portions and the freshest seafood dishes, it's no surprise that Il Locandiere is one of the most popular Mediterranean seafood eateries in southern Italy. The restaurant is stocked with fresh fish on a daily basis and serves an incredible array of seafood dishes.  

Mamma Santina is a European gastro pub restaurant with a huge menu and lots of tasty dishes to discover. The menu here is comprises British, French, Spanish and other cuisines, with the strongest (unsurprisingly) focus on Italian food and local delicacies. The restaurant is known for being very family friendly.

Ristorante Armstrong is a lounge-style Mediterranean restaurant serving delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is casual yet classy, welcoming to families with children but is also suitable for a laid back evening out as a couple, sipping Sicilian white wine while sampling fine Mediterranean delicacies.  

One of the most famous Gelato ice cream shops in Custonaci, Gelateria Artigianale is ultra popular with children of all ages and ice cream lovers who come from across Sicily to sample some of the wonderfully exotic flavours that the Gelateria comes up with on a frequent basis.

Blueout is a popular beach bar in San Leone, Agrigento. Located near ancient ruins and pristine natural landmarks, the Blueout is very family friendly and tourists and locals flock here for a refreshing drink or two after a hard day's sunbathing San Leone beach. The bar is open through the night and as soon as the sun falls, night time partying bursts out onto the beach.

Located on beautiful Letojanni Beach near Taormina, the Paradise beach club is a luxurious beach bar that offers unrestricted access to one of the most popular beaches in Sicily, as well as by-the-sea tables to sit back and relax in style. This chic beach bar plays soothing jazz tunes and is perfect for romantic couples seeking to a suitably special spot to sink a sundowner or few.

Torre Pali Webcafe is a popular busy beach bar in Trapani. The bar offers free Wifi, delicious drinks and fun and relaxed atmosphere. Especially loved by Brits and Germans.

Euro Jazz Club is without a doubt the best place to catch classical and modern jazz tunes played live by local and international musicians. The club is very busy during high season, attracting tourists and locals alike.

Scalea Club is a trendy nightclub that hosts numerous events and organises wild parties throughout the year but especially during high season. The club is a hit with locals and tourists alike, and is one of the best places to hit the dance floor and groove the night away.

Things to do in Sicily in August 

Etnaland is the most popular and iconic theme park in Sicily and one of the most famous theme parks in the whole Mediterranean. The park is famous for is diverse range of attractions that include a water park, a prehistoric park with robotic dinosaurs and a traditional theme park with roller coasters and other well known games. Etnaland is open throughout the year and welcomes visitors with very low ticket prices, promising countless hours of fun for kids of all ages – even big ones!

There are numerous diving schools in Sicily but only a handful stand out from the crowd for offering excellent services and an all round great experience. These schools are: Under Hundred Diving School and the Nautisub Diving Centre. Both these companies operate a number of diving schools across Sicily, and between them cover all the best diving spots across the beautiful Mediterranean island, from the busy, picturesque northern coasts to the beautiful south-eastern tip.

Etna Experience organises the best tourist tours to and around Mount Etna. There is a great variety of walking and hiking tours to choose from, as well as numerous related activities created to enrich your Mount Etna experience. Some highlights include the wine tour, the early morning experience, the summer sunset experience, the solo trekking experience and the winter snow experience.

The Archaeological park of Selinunte is an ancient walled city with temples and buildings open for the public to see. The park gives tourists a chance to glimpse at the life of the ancient Sicilians and marvel at the architectural wonders that people thousands of years before us managed to create.

Escursioni Arcadia (also known as Arcadia tours) is a local company offering boat and ferry trips with a definite Italian twist across Sicily. The trips are characterised by their cheerful atmosphere and staff, plus the trips are cleverly broken up by stops for a swim or to taste local delicacies in small, secluded villages across Sicily's coasts.       

If you're looking for a museum with a difference, pay a visit to Stanze al Genio in Palermo. This tile museum offers guided tours led by an enthusiastic guide, eager to tell you about the colourful history of the museum and its tiles.

August events in Sicily

Culture

Madonna della Luce

13th August 2018 to 14th August 2018

This event is an annual celebration that takes place in La Sella dei Nebrodi. Expect to see giant Romans made out of paper mâché parading through the streets of the town!

Website:

http://finditsicily.com/en/travel-guide/travelguide/103/madonna-della-luce--mistretta.htm

Norman Palio

14th August 2018 to 20th August 2018

For four days, August Piazza Armerina celebrates its status as a city with music, dancing, demonstrations of medieval arts, the sale of arts and crafts, and of course, plenty of delicious food.

Website:

http://www.bestofsicily.com/armerina.htm

Cefalù Holy Savior Festival

20th August 2018 to 31st August 2018

Visit Cefalu in the moutains for Holy Savior festivities including lovely music, local cuisine, and entertaining games.

Website:

http://www.bestofsicily.com/cefalu.htm

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