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Weather Averages for Sicily in March

image Temperature 50°F

10°C

image Low Temperature 43°F

6°C

image High Temperature 56°F

13°C

image Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
image Rainfall 34mm
Rainfall days 18.6 days
image Sea Temperature 59°F

15°C

Averages for Sicily in March


Weather lowdown

The weather in Sicily in March is very similar to that of Catania. During your stay you can expect temperatures to reach up to 15°C at the warmest part of the day, dropping to 9°C on an evening which can be very chilly if there is a sea breeze in the air, so bring warm evening clothing with you.

Click here for a 14-day weather forecast for Sicily.

Dates for the diary

Carnevale celebrations begin in February and continue on into March. During this time, the streets are brought to life with dancing, singing, parades, food and theatre. The celebrations attract more than 200,000 visitors each year and must be experienced to be fully appreciated. 

In addition to Carnevale, Easter is also celebrated throughout the whole of Sicily in March, when processions and parades are organised in many towns and cities. These are fantastic to watch and are suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

Things to do

Duomo di Monreale in Monreale is a beautiful place to visit. This cathedral can be reached on the hop-on hop-off bus in Palermo and is a must for any art and history enthusiasts. After admiring the architecture and views, you can stop off for a bite to eat at one of the many nearby cafes or pick up a souvenir from one of the street stalls.

The International Marionette Museum is an impressive museum that houses the world’s largest collection of marionettes, shadow theatre dolls and numerous other types of dolls and puppets. This is a fun and very child-friendly museum.

International Marionette Museum Sicily

International Marionette Museum, Sicily.

Sicily is home to the world’s only Mafia Museum. As the birthplace of Mafia, this museum explains the history of this dark organisation and brings people face to face with true Mafia relics and the way these historic criminals shaped history.

Where to eat & drink

If you’re looking for the best cannoli is Sicily, visit the Laboratorio Pasticceria Roberto. This small bakery offers a huge selection of freshly prepared pastries, cakes and biscuits for really low prices.

Located in a rustic farm setting, La Terra dei Sogni Hotel is a great place for couples and families looking to enjoy a holiday in Sicily. Breakfast is included in the price of the room, as is the mini bar, WiFi, tickets to the funfair and parking.

Wiener Haus is one of Italy’s most highly rated German restaurants and perhaps the only place where you can taste authentic German and Austrian dishes in Sicily. Not your typical tourist trap, Wiener Haus serves a wide range of dishes from central Europe and caters equally to tourists and locals who wish to sample German cuisine in a Mediterranean environment.

Mediterranean sushi doesn’t much better than Chan’s Sushi Bar’s super fresh sushi. This welcoming, unpretentious sushi place serves fresh sushi dishes prepared from locally caught fish. The dishes are quite unlike any other sushi you might have tasted as they infuse Japanese tradition with Mediterranean influences.

The Stag’s head is a pub that plays loud music and caters mostly to party-loving student tourists before and after their night time escapades. The pub is almost always full thanks to its up-beat atmosphere and the flowing cheap booze. The Stag’s head caters mostly to Brits and tourists from northern Europe.

Where to stay

Located in a rustic farm setting, La Terra dei Sogni Hotel is a great place for couples and families looking to enjoy a holiday in Sicily. Breakfast is included in the price of the room, as is the mini bar, WiFi, tickets to the funfair and parking.

Located amid the mystical valley of the temples, Hotel Villa Athena is a beautiful romantic retreat that captures some of the timeless beauty from the temples surrounding the hotel. This beautiful hotel is actually set within the UNESCO world heritage site, so stunning scenery is guaranteed.

Hotel Villa Athena, Sicily

Hotel Villa Athena, Sicily.

Eta Beta Bed & Breadfast is a top no frills hotel located on Ortigia Island and is considered one of the best low budget options, as well as a great jumping off point to explore this small, enchanting island and the rural land beyond. The local archaeological park, the museum of P.Orsi and the catacombe di S. Giovanni are all in very close proximity, too.

March events in Sicily

Religion

Feast of Saint Joseph

19th March 2015

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

Dance of the Devils

25th March 2015 to 5th April 2015

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

Palm Sunday U Signuruzzu a Cavaddu

29th March 2015

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

Easter Celebrations

29th March 2015 to 5th April 2015

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.

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