Spring is a wonderful time to visit Sicily. Lush green meadows burst into colour as wild flowers bloom and the beaches are almost deserted.
And the crowds of tourists associated with the summer months are nowhere to be seen; although you’ll find locals thronging the streets during the Easter celebrations.
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April weather in Sicily
If you're curious about the weather in Sicily in April, the days are growing longer with around eight hours of sunshine, and temperature highs are a pleasant 20°C on average. A few brave souls might even take a dip in the sea, although the water will still be bracing.
It’s a time to enjoy al fresco lunches, walks along quiet beaches and wandering through sleepy historic streets. It’s also a great time for exploring local markets, as the first of two harvests are celebrated, with colourful stalls overflowing with wild strawberries and other seasonal fruits and vegetables. Don’t miss the Sagra della Ricotta e del Formaggio in Sampieri, in the south east of the island. It's one of Sicily’s oldest food festivals, celebrating Sicilian cheeses.
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Easter in Sicily
This year, Easter takes place in the across the end of March and beginning of April, and the processions, steeped in folklore and tradition are not to be missed. The most famous is the Misteri di Trapani, but every town and village will celebrate with processions winding through the streets, ending at the local church or cathedral. Seasonal delicacies include cassata (a sponge cake with sweetened ricotta cheese), marzipan fruits and frittella (peas, artichokes and fava beans). On Easter Sunday, as families gather together, the dish of the day will be lamb.
Traditional Mpanatigghi cakes, made at Easter in Modica
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One of my favourite places to visit at this time of year is Modica. It’s home to some of Sicily’s finest chocolateries, and a couple of stunning churches, not to mention delicious local cheeses, which you can read more about in my post: Churches, Chocolates and Cheese - 24 hours in Modica. It’s great news that we have more accommodation available in and around Modica.
Don’t miss out, holidays are selling fast, and flight prices usually rise as April draws nearer, especially for peak dates.
April offers for holidays in Sicily
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