Want to know where’s hot in September? Sicily is sure to tick plenty of the boxes...
If you’re feeling like the summer is slowly slipping away and you’ve not yet been on your holidays, don’t despair, as Sicily is a fantastic destination to visit at the start of autumn. September holidays to Sicily are a wonderful choice for many reasons, the first, perhaps, being the superb September weather…
Glorious September sunshine
Still boasting a warm, welcoming climate hovering around the late-twenties, beach lovers will rejoice in the chance to spend their time relaxing along the coast, and taking a dip in the sea. It’s also a superb time to visit some events away from the beach, such as the popular five-day Cous Cous festival in San Vito Lo Capo, and the concerts held at the Greek Theatre in Taormina.
San Vito Lo Capo Beach. Image credit: Marzolino | Shutterstock
Local life reappears
As the main tourist season starts to slow down after August is over, you’ll get the wonderful opportunity to witness a little more of traditional, Sicilian life. A popular pastime is to find a charming little café in one of the island’s many piazzas, grab a coffee and a slice of cake and simply watch the world go by. You’ll have the added bonus of the sunshine, so you can top up your tan at the same time.
Piazza Duomo, Syracuse
Authentic Sicilian experiences
Apart from the tasty cuisine, which you won’t struggle to find when on holiday in Sicily, there are also plenty of historical gems, scattered across the island. Waiting until September is beneficial, as the tourist season is coming to an end, and you’re not battling quite as much heat as July and August. Perhaps you’d like to visit the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento? Or Ortigia island in Syracuse? There are also seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sicily alone, so you’re spoilt for choice if you want to explore Sicily's historical side. Find out more about these UNESCO World Heritage Sites here.
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Rocky Necrapolis of Pantalica. Image credit: S.Leggio | Shutterstock
Valley of the Temples. Image credit: Silky | Shutterstock
Where to stay for your September holiday to Sicily
We highly recommend that you keep an eye on our holiday deals, as not only could you grab yourself a superb holiday at an even better price, but they’re also updated very regularly, so your perfect escape could land on our holiday deals page at any moment!
If you want to know more about where we would recommend for a Sicily September holiday, keep reading…
For a lavish and luxurious Sicily holiday
We can’t get enough of 5* hotel, The Ashbee. With its towering panoramas over Taormina’s bay and superb attention to deal throughout, it’s at the top of our list for a luxury getaway. If you’re after elegance, a good location and beautiful vistas from the pool, this is the one for you.
For a comfortable stay in a seaside location
Apartments Macchia Mare offer guests the chance to wake up to the sea breeze, take a short stroll to the beach and enjoy al fresco dining. Use your hire car to head into Modica and sample the famous cheese and chocolate, or spend some time exploring the south-east of the island, you won’t struggle to find new adventures every day.
Modica by night. Image credit: antonino gitto | Shutterstock
Stay in the heart of the capital
Palermo, Sicily’s capital, is filled with stunning architecture, markets, boutique shops and historical landmarks, so if that sounds like your kind of September holiday, then we recommend a stay at Hotel Principe di Villafranca. Ideal for short city breaks as well as week-long holidays, this slightly quirky yet comfortable hotel is perfectly placed for exploring Palermo.
Palermo Cathedral. Image credit: Francesco Ocello | Shutterstock
If a September holiday to Sicily has caught your attention, take a look at our holiday ideas, or give our experts a call on 01489 866994 to discuss your plans.
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