Weather Averages for Sicily in September
Averages for Sicily in September
September is a very pleasant time to visit Sicily. The weather is still fantastic, just like in Gozo, but the island isn’t as crowded as it is in the summer months. During your stay you can expect plenty of clear blue skies with loads of sunshine and temperatures of up to 26°C during the warmest part of the day. The temperature cools down to 19°C after sunset, which is still pleasantly warm. Click here for a 14-day weather forecast for Sicily.
Dates for the diary
One of the most popular festivals takes place in Sicily in September – Couscousfest in San Vito lo Capo. During this time, you can taste couscous – and various other products, including olive oil, wine, salami, cheese and honey – from countries throughout the world. There is also live music each night performed in the church square.
August is also the month in which the Sherbeth festival is celebrated in Cefalú, with over 30 different kinds of international and national ice creams available to try.
Things to do
Gli Aromi di Russino is a great place for the whole family to visit. This aromatic garden produces over 150 varieties of aromatic herbs using various traditional methods. You can explore the gardens yourself or opt for a themed tour.
Sicily Fishing is the most popular fishing excursions company operating in Sicily. The company owns several high tech fishing boats that roam across the Mediterranean and around Sicily to hunt for the best catches. Tourists can board these ships and embark on one of the company’s famous fishing trips.
The Kayaking Club Avola is a friendly company that organises kayaking activities - along with a wide range of other water sports - for all the family to enjoy across many popular beaches in Sicily.
Kayaking Club Avola, Pineta Gelsomineto beach and caves, Sicily.
Sicilying is the premier provider of bikes, mountain bikes and quad bikes in Sicily. Some of the most popular excursions available include quad biking on Mount Etna, Cefalu exploration, quad biking to the valley of the temples and high-octane nature tours. The prices are very reasonable and the tours can be tied in with various other activities such as water sports, bird watching and wine tasting.
Located in a forest outside Nicolosi, Monti Rossi-Etna Adventure Park is a nature themed fun park with lots of activities to encourage children to get in touch with nature. Climbing trees, discovering elusive local species and having fun with other kids is what the Adventure Park is all about. Many games are deliberately hidden in the forest, awaiting eager explorers to discover them. The park is very well run and completely safe for children of all ages.
Hit the beach
Sicilsurf is a popular company that offers windsurfing/surfing lessons and equipment across Sicily. The company’s staff comprises seasoned surfing veterans who know Sicily’s beaches like the back of their hand. The company takes surfers of all skill levels to the best beaches, offering fun and action-packed experiences.
Mondello beach, Sicily.
Where to eat, drink & party
Overlooking the Mediterranean and offering a spectacular dining experience, Ristorante Palladio is Giardini Naxos’ top restaurant. Specialising in premier quality seafood dishes as well as various local delicacies prepared by internationally acclaimed chefs with the freshest ingredients, don’t miss Palladio if you’re looking for an amazing fish supper.
Chic and modern, Patanegra is a top end gourmet restaurant in Palermo. The restaurant serves Italian and European food. The décor is modern and minimalist, and although the prices are fairly high, the quality of the food served here is well worth the investment as you will be hard pressed to find better food anywhere on the island.
Apollonion Osteria da Carlo is a stylish Mediterranean restaurant serving high quality food inspired by the greatest cuisines around the Mediterranean, with a definite focus on Italian and Sicilian dishes.
If you’re in the mood for a coffee and a pastry for breakfast, Stadt Wien Bar is the place to go. Here you’ll be greeted with fantastic service, great coffee and amazing pastries for very reasonable prices.
Laboratorio Pasticceria Roberto is a modern Italian café and pastry shop run by the eponymous chef Roberto. This pastry shop is known for its incredible cannoli creations as well as its inventive ice cream flavours that are a huge hit with little and big kids alike.
Caffe dell'Arte is a café and dessert shop that serves up the most amazing chocolate creations in Sicily. The café is located in Modica and caters to those with a sweet tooth and a soft spot for fancy candy and chocolate bars.
The Gelateria Quaranta is one of the most popular ice cream shops in Catania, especially popular with young crowds and tourists with a serious sweet tooth. This gelateria has been serving delectable ice cream for more than two decades and adheres to a long tradition of Italian ice cream making that renders their sweet treats simply irresistible.
Where to stay
Located close to the north-west coast of Sicily, Hotel Ciuri di Badia is ideal for couples and families looking for a budget holiday in Sicily. The hotel offers a weather of services and facilities, including breakfast buffet, laundry service, daily cleaning and private parking.
The Villa Palamara 1868 is a fine guest house located inside a 19th century Italian villa. Superb accommodation in a friendly atmosphere doesn’t get much better than Villa Palamara’s large apartments. This guesthouse is extremely popular and it is almost always booked full throughout the year. Tourists are advised to book in advance if they want to stay here.
Villa Palamara 1868, Sicily.
Built inside a historic library, Hotel Villa Ada is a fully modern budget hotel that offers all kinds of good facilities at very low prices. The hotel has been recently renovated, with its bright and spacious rooms furnished in different styles and decors. (Sept)
Villa Archegeta is a budget B&B hotel in Giardini Naxos offering clean and comfy rooms for the whole family at affordable prices, which dip even lower during off season months. The villa benefits from very friendly staff and decent services across the board.
One of the highest rated hotels in Siracusa, Hotel Borgo Pantano is a popular 4 star all inclusive resort set in a verdant Mediterranean forest. This stylish resort is deceptively simple, yet it boasts exceptional high quality in the finer details. Hence, Borgo Pantano has earned TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award.
September events in Sicily
Sicilian Carriage Festival
4th September 2015 to 30th October 2015
This festival is held on every Friday during the months of September and October. Enjoy developing an awareness of the Sicilian culture, way of life, and folklore through a parade, music, and decorated carts and horses. It takes place in Taormina.
Madonna della Luce
7th September 2015 to 8th September 2015
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.
15th September 2015 to 18th September 2015
Satisy your sweet tooth by sampling some delicious sorbets and ice creams in Cefalù. There is also concerts and other events to keep the whole family entertained.