Offering everything from beautiful beaches and landscapes to amazing cuisine and historical attractions, most would associate Sicily with a summer getaway. The truth is though, the island is worth visiting all year round.
In fact, many would argue that October is the best time of year for your visit, mainly because of the weather.
With all this in mind, we’ve curated a list of seven activities you need to try in Sicily this October.
1. The food is to die for
Sicily is home to some amazing wines and desserts, making it a truly amazing culinary experience.
You should check out their specialty horse meat or their grilled sausages.
Make sure you tease your tastebuds with Sicilian exclusive Coniglio a la stimpirata, Involtini alla Palermitana or the Capretto alle Mandorle.
Sicily is simply a food haven for all food lovers.
2. Hiking trails which can’t be missed
Boasting some of the most picturesque landscapes in the region, Sicily is perfect for those who enjoy hiking.
From excursions up to Mount Etna, or through the islands’ many natural reserves, Sicily offers miles of spectacular scenery.
And if you’re not particularly interested in walking, but still like beautiful scenery, you can always opt for a donkey trek up Etna.
3. The island has some pretty cool history
Sicily is also home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Valle dei Templi with its very well preserved Doric temples and Villa Romana del Casale, with its gorgeous mosaics.
You could literally spend your whole holiday visiting different sites and you still probably won’t manage to see all of them.
4. Vivacious volcanoes which are active!
The best known volcano is Etna, but Sicily has 2 other volcanoes to offer. The Stromboli and Vulcano are both worth a visit!
Etna was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2013 for its geological peculiarities of planetary relevance, so it should definitely be on your bucket list.
5. It’s a shopping haven
Sicily is home to Centro Sicilia, Sicilia Outlet, Guidecca Trentasette, Nelson and Modica Centro Storico, as well as everyone’s favourite furniture and home improvement store, Ikea.
Whatever you’re after, you’re sure to find it in Sicily, so be sure to set aside time for some serious shopping.
If you’ve always wanted to know what it feels like to jump out of a plane, Sicily is the spot for you!
Equipped with some of the best equipment and trainers around the world, this is one activity Sicily has to offer that you’ll definitely never forget.
7. Experiencing the island’s villages
Each with its own undeniable charm and traditions, these small villages are perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in true Sicilian life.
From the Baroque towns of Val di Noto to quaint beachfront fishing communities, you surely won’t be disappointed.
What makes Sicily all the more appealing is how easy travelling there is!
Virtu Ferries operates a daily ferry to Pozzallo and will, during the month of October, be offering clients day trips for just €39 with no limit on personal luggage, as well as a full refund policy in case of cancellations.
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