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Oct 1st, 2012, 04:55 PM
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Sicily in November

Looking to travel in Sicily mid- November. Would appreciate any thoughts on weather and travel during that time
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Oct 1st, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Weather is a crap shoot, but Sicily is drier than many other places. Very little chance of enjoying beach weather, days of serious rain cannot be ruled out, areas around Messina can be very windy. Planning to see the Aeolian islands is probably pushing it. (Especially Lipari, which recently had floods.)

If you luck out, it's balmy, sunny weather that is really nice for walking around ruins and beautiful november light. New olive oil, wine harvest, fewer tourists.
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Oct 1st, 2012, 07:29 PM
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We were in Sicily at the beginning of November last year and were lucky with the weather. See:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...n-november.cfm

However, anything is possible. Hope the weather gods are good to you.
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Oct 2nd, 2012, 02:55 AM
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Well Sicily should be one of the warmest parts of Italy in November anyway,
As it's very unlikely it will be warm enough to lay on the beach ,as lorettajung has noted . Though there are many things you can do:
visiting Palermo (big city),including the awesome opera theatre Teatro Massimo, the Cathedral, the park with millenerian trees and strolling around the historic centre and the old lanes you find in the center of the city.
Just outside Palermo (which has a very nice cathedral) there is another Cathedral, Monreale which is located on a hill outside the city . Monreale's interior is stunning: one of the richest if not The richest after St Peter's in Italy as far as art is concerned)
Another thing you can do is visiting the Valle dei Temply( Temples Valley ) near the city of Agrigento where there are some gorgeous greek temples as well as a Greek theatre.
A smaller city with a great historic centre and very nice churches, which often gets overlooked, is Trapani,near Palermo.
In the Trapani area do take a trip to Erice, a small medioeval village on a mountain where there is also an important scientific centre.
The cities ofCatania and Siracusa are certainly worth a visit
as well as the town of Ragusa.
Siracusa is the city the famous old scientist and philosopher Archimede was from.
Not far from Palermo you can take a trip to the Zingaro area: a beautiful natural reserve where you can have a long or medium walk on a hill from which you have a breathtaking view of the sea
As far as eating is concerned do taste:
the Sfincione( similar to pizza but very different at the same time, you are not likely to find it up in the boot)
Pasta alla Norma( pasta with very tasty and typical sauce)
Bruschette
Maccaroni (very typical type of pasta)

Now on to the sweet : CANNOLI , CASSATE, and do try the almond sweets.
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