When to visit
High Season (Jul–Aug)
- Higher prices, especially surrounding Ferragosto (15 August), and roads and beaches are packed.
- Festival season in Taormina, Palermo, Piazza Armerina and elsewhere.
- Hot days good for the beach.
Shoulder (Apr–Jun & Sep–Oct)
- Best period for good weather coupled with chepaer prices.
- Spring is ideal for coastal hiking, wildflowers and local produce.
- Colourful religious festivities during Easter
Low Season (Nov–Mar)
- Accommodation prices drop.
- Days are shorter, weather is colder and offshore islands and coastal resorts largely shut down.
- Experience local culture without the crowds.