Sicily Weather January Averages, Italy

    • Temperature Temperature 8.65°C 48°F
    • High Temperature High Temperature 11.9°C 53°F
    • Low Temperature Low Temperature 5.4°C 42°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 4 hours
    • Rainfall Rainfall 65.6 mm
    • Rainfall Days Rainfall Days 18.4 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 16°C 61°F

    Sicily Weather for January 2020

    What's the Weather like in Sicily in January?

    SicilyItaly, is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, located just west of the south coast of Italy. The island enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and short, mild winters.

    Is January A Good Month To Go To Sicily?

    Although January is a cold month for Sicily its temperatures are comfortable compared with the rest of northern Europe at the same time of year.

    is Sicily Hot In January?

    January is one of the coldest and wettest times to visit Sicily. The average temperature in January is 9°C, one degree colder than December and the same as in February. Historically, January 15 is the coldest day of the year.

    Can You Swim In The Sea In Sicily In January?

    The sea temperature is also quite chilly this time of year, now averaging 16°C, which will be too chilly for all but the most adventurous swimmers.

    How Much Does It Rain In Sicily In January?

    January is not only one of the coolest months of the year in Sicily; it is also one of the wettest. The total amount of precipitation this month is 66mm.The chance that any type of precipitation occurs is 41% on average and doesn't vary at all in the course of the month. 

    Does It Snow In Sicily?

    Snowfall is exceptionally unlikely in these parts, even in mid-winter.

    Sunshine Hours In January

    Each day in January has seven hours of sunshine on average.

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    Hotels for Sicily in January

    Hotel Riva del Sole

    Couples and families looking for a winter break in Sicily should take a look at the Hotel Riva del Sole. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this stylishly furnished hotel offers a wealth of facilities and has various rooms to suit all budgets and group sizes.

    Disio Resort

    The Disio Resort is a fantastic golf and spa retreat. The hotel's spa is impressive and offers a wide array of treatments including numerous different massage styles, aromatherapy, yoga classes and many more. The golf is highly rated, too.

    Casa Vacanze "Monovano Centro Storico"

    Casa Vacanze "Monovano Centro Storico" offers affordably swish guest house accommodation in high ceiling, multi room apartments. This relatively large guesthouse focuses on quality to deliver a quiet, relaxing and home-from-home atmosphere. The décor is minimalist and definitely inspired by Italian and Sicilian themes.

    Restaurants and Bars for Sicily in January

    Al Vicoletto

    Al Vicoletto is arguably Trapani's best and swankiest restaurant. The food here is meticulously cooked and will satisfy even the most discerning tastes. The restaurant is known for organising special event nights and for being family friendly; despite being a fine dining establishment. The prices are fairly high compared to most other restaurants in the area but you won't find better food in Trapani.

    Pasticceria Capriccio

    Make sure you stop by Pasticceria Capriccio at least once during your stay. This amazing bakery offers freshly-prepared pastries, cakes and biscuits of all types. If you're lucky, you might be invited to sample a few before choosing one. Highlights include cannolis, cockles marzipans and lots more.

    La Madia

    La Madia is a contemporary Italian restaurant that specialises in modern pasta dishes as well as creative renditions of classical Italian favourites. The restaurant is family-friendly, extremely welcoming and serves delicious fresh seafood pasta. Buon Appetito!

    Malox

    Located in a beautiful neighbourhood in Palermo, Malox is a rock style cocktail bar attached to a local brewery. This unconventional bar attracts a mixed and friendly crowd and is well known for an up-beat, laid-back atmosphere.

    Things to do in Sicily in January

    Ex Stabilimento Florio

    Ex Stabilimento Florio in Florio is a great place to spend a rainy day. This building used to be a tuna canning factory and is now a place brimming with architecture, art and history. The museum is completely free to enjoy and is one of the most popular attractions in Sicily.

    Syracuse Cathedral

    Syracuse Cathedral (also known as the Temple of Athena) is a unique Christian cathedral built from the ruins of ancient Greek temples. Inside, tourists can see ancient Greek ruins seamlessly blended in a renaissance building and infused with Christian imagery and artistic styles. The Cathedral is free to visit.

    Dates for the diary

    Sagra della sfincia di priescia

    If you visit Sicily in January you might just be in time to enjoy Sagra della sfincia di priescia in Montelepre. This is a town festival dedicated to a sweet dish typical of the area. During January there will be various stalls offering the sfincia sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar that you can try for free.

    January events in Sicily

    Public Hoilday

    New Year's Day

    1st January 2020

    This is a day of rest in all regions in Sicily. Recover from drinking and dancing from the night before by indulging in some tasty cuisine. Ialians usually eat cotechino con lenticchie (sausages and green lentils), at the stroke of midnight. The sausages, which are high in fat content and therefore symbolize abundance, are sliced to resemble coins as well, calling for financial wealth.

    Religion

    Epiphany

    6th January 2020

    Christians annually celebrate this public holiday in many countries. The Epiphany consists of two events in Jesus Christ’s life, according to the Christian Bible. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant Jesus. The second event was when St John the Baptist baptised Jesus.

    Feast of Saint Sebastian

    20th January 2020

    The towns of Acireale, Maniace, Piedemonte Etneo, and Giarre all honour and celebrate St. Sebestian with the eating of traditional marzipan cakes. It's a one-day event celebration filled with drumming parades, music and dancing in the streets. ... Sicily is the best spot to appreciate the saint's life celebration.

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