Pictures of Sicily in Winter, The Best Time to Visit

Time for another Pictures of Italy gallery! 35 stunning pictures of Sicily that will make you want to book a trip right now.
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Today’s pictures of Sicily gallery takes a look at the rich cultural landscape that makes Sicily one of Italy’s most unique regions.

Condé Nast Traveller named Sicily one Europes best winter-sun destinations noting,

“Italy’s southernmost island is closer to Tunis than Rome and has winter weather to match. Visiting at this time of year allows you to get up close to Sicily’s incredible historic spaces such as the Temple of Concordia in Agrigento, which is reliably overrun in high season. With a distinct food culture, Sicily has gastronomic delights beyond summer’s glut of glorious fruit and veg – visit in February to experience the sea urchin season in full swing.” — David Annand, Men’s Editor of Condé Nast Traveller magazine

My friends I have to tell you Mr. Annand is right!

At the end of January through early February this year, Paolo and I took a road trip around Sicily. We save some of the best destinations in Sicily including Palermo, Agrigento, Caltabellotta, Catania, Cefalù, Erice, Gangi, Modica, Mondello, Ragusa, Scicli, Selinunte, Syracusa, Taormina, and Trapani.

While there was some cooler weather and those strong Mediterranean winds, we felt like we had Sicily all to ourselves. Everywhere we went from the capital city of Palermo to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento we were able to take our time and really enjoy the sights.

Thus the inspiration for today’s Pictures of Italy gallery. We hope you enjoy Paolo’s pictures of Sicily. Click on any photo to see a larger image with captions and information about the location of the photo.

If you’re thinking of planning a trip to Sicily, subscribe below for our upcoming posts. We’ll be sharing snack sized bites of what to eat, do, and see in Sicily. We’ll also be sharing tips about visiting the famous Turkish Steps you won’t want to miss. Plus where to hike for the most amazing views and photos in Sicily.

Have a favorite photo or a questions about one? Let us know in the comments below!

New to ALOR Italy? I’m Brandy Shearer Executive Producer by trade, Writer of ALOR Italy by passion. All photos seen here are property of Paolo Ferraris ALOR Italy’s photographer. If would like a hi-res version of any of the pictures in the gallery above, email

For our friends and followers, here are a few personal snapshots of the trip! Maybe next time you can come join us!


Best Winter-Sun Destinations in Europe — Condé Nast Traveller


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