It looks like this August will be as hot as ever.
Earlier this year four Sicilian beaches were awarded the Blue Flag for their waters being among Europe's cleanest. This is a rating based on specific scientific standards rather than subjective ones. They are Porto Paolo (Menfi), Pozzallo (Ragusa), Fiumefreddo-Cottone (Catania) and Marina di Ragusa.
Of course, these aren't the only great beaches in Sicily. Find more on our Sicily beaches page.