Monday, November 11, 2013

Saint Martin's Day 2013

What Italians call "Saint Martin's Summer," which is the Americans' "Indian Summer," is a period of warm days around the Feast of Saint Martin. Today.

In Sicily this is marked by a glass of Muscat or Passito with hard biscuits. Looking at past posts, last year it was 79 degrees (26 C) on this date.

None of that today. Following an unseasonably HOT October and early November, Autumn has finally arrived. Today it's only around 68 degrees with wind and a touch of rain. Finally.

Summer is nice, but perhaps a bit tiresome when it drags into the Christmas season.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Visit Sicily in Winter

For most people, Winter is the best time to visit Sicily. Maybe you're one of them, and now is the time to begin planning. Steffi Lanza's article gives plenty of reasons for visiting our island during this delightful season. (Shown is the Platani River in early December - in antiquity it separated Sicily between Greeks and Carthaginians.)

For the do-it-yourself approach, visit our trip planning page, where you can reserve hotels and work out other details. Frequent tours of Sicily offered in the next few months are listed on the 2013 tour page and (for those scheduled beginning in January) our 2014 Sicily tour page.