5 reasons to choose a driving holiday in Sicily in October
Mon Sep 2014
Sicily benefits from mild weather during most of the year and temperatures are usually particularly enjoyable in October. Typically it’s still warm and sunny, and most importantly you will avoid the summer heat that makes going around during the day particularly tiring and difficult. Especially if you want explore the island, walk around and do some sightseeing, Sicily’s autumnal temperatures will be just perfect.
Less tourists, more locals
There is no doubt that during the summer Sicily is invaded by tourists who come to enjoy the unique atmosphere and scenery of this island. If you are lucky enough to have the possibility to travel during the month of October, you should not miss this opportunity. With fewer tourists around, you will be able to get a better picture of how everyday life looks like and get more in contact with the locals. You will also benefit from lower prices and avoid packed beaches, crammed restaurants and long queues.
Having your own hired car will give you the greatest freedom and flexibility. You can plan your journey to reflect your interests and suit your needs, or leave as much space as you want to improvisation and chance. With a car you can travel at your own pace, stop whenever you like and change your itinerary at any time. If you want to make the most out of your stay in Sicily, definitely choose to hire a car!
Enjoy the landscape
The Sicilian landscape is truly unique and multifaceted; therefore it really needs to be explored. Driving through Sicily’s little villages, towns, hills and fields will leave you with unforgettable memories. A hired car is the best means to discover local nature and find perfect spots where to take pictures of perfect panoramas. Travelling towards your destination you may actually find even more exciting surprises on your way!
Festivals and events
If you visit Sicily in autumn, you will be able to witness two important moments of the Mediterranean rural life. Grape harvest starts in late summer and finishes in late October, while olive harvest is usually between October and December, so perfect timing! Moreover, there are some interesting festivals, like the pistachio festival in Bronte near Mount Etna or the celebrations for Our Lady of the Rosary taking place in many Sicilian towns, both at the beginning of the month.