October half-term holidays to Sicily

Updated on Oct 07, 2016 by Stacey Parsons

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Looking for a last-minute half-term getaway? Book a holiday to Sicily...

If you’ve heard about this beautiful Mediterranean island, you’ve probably had visions of impressive architecture, sandy beaches and quaint cobbled streets filled with colourful gelato shops and ancient family-run cafes. Well, you’re not wrong. A holiday in Sicily incorporates all of these things, along with glorious countryside, hilltop towns and plenty of Greek and Roman ruin displays to stare at in complete awe. Read a bit further and start to discover why a half-term Sicily holiday could be just what the doctor ordered.  

First up, the most important question, what sort of weather can you expect in Sicily in October?

As you can imagine, it’s not going to be as scorching as August, however you can still enjoy temperatures hovering around the mid-twenties. This is ideal if you like to get out and about, as you should find you can explore until your heart’s content, without overheating, but it’s also warm enough to have a dip in the pool and catch some rays.

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Love to swot up on some local history?

No matter where you choose to stay on the island, you’re never too far away from a selection of Sicily’s impressive mixed heritage, making it perfect for lovers of all things culture. So make the most of the reduced temperatures, grab your comfy walking shoes and get out there. Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be found on Sicily, or take a day or two to get to know neighbours Modica and Ragusa – their baroque architecture alone is worth a thousand photographs!

Above: Modica at night. Image credit: antonino gitto | Shutterstock 

Above: San Giuseppe Church, Ragusa. 


Get to know more of the ‘real Sicily’

As October is quite a way from the peak season, you’ll find that prime tourist areas are beginning to settle back down to their normal way of life. You’ll be able to stroll through the now quieter towns, visiting local cafes and restaurants as you please, and if you happen to find yourself in the Mount Etna region of the island, experience Ottobrata Zafferanese – a fair held each Sunday in Zafferana Etnea which is filled with folk traditions, local produce and crafts.

Above: Taormina. Image credit: Marcin Kryzak | Shutterstock 

Above: Tonnara di Scopello. Image credit: mRGB | Shutterstock

Booking your last-minute Sicily holiday

We’ve got some truly stunning properties available across the island to suit every taste and budget. Perhaps you’d like to enjoy an authentic experience and stay in a converted monastery? Or maybe you’re dreaming of a luxury escape? We don’t like to quash imaginations, so whatever it is you fancy, we’re able to tailor-make your perfect holiday in Sicily.

Above: Monaci delle Terre Nere. 

Above: Villa Siracusa


All you need to do is either visit our website, or give our reservations team a call on 01489 866994. Act quickly, don’t miss out on your Sicilian holiday experience.



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