We are planning a trip to Sicily (by way of Venice and Rome) in November next year, and wondered how wet and cold it might be - anyone have some recent experience pro or con??
Jeff, we did a bike tour in Sicily in May a year ago...our guide told us the BEST time to visit is Oct and November. The weather is cooler, not so rainy.
Just passing this on to you!
We also just got back from Rome, went the first week of November, and the weather was wonderful. High in the mid 60's, and we had NO rain! it was still crowded at all the sights, but probably less so than the summer months.
I think you are lucky to get to go to Sicily in November!
I have family in Sicily, and my grandma doesn't complain about the "cold" until December. My borther and dad went in early November one year, and they could wear short sleeves still and at night a light jacket. I went in October last year, and it was very nice, warm during the day (some days it was warm enough to go to the beach) and cool at night. Also, a lot of harvesting is going on in Septermber/October and perhaps early November...grapes, chestnuts, pistaccios, olives...although it does rain in this season, so I don't know what others are talking about. Nonetheless, it isn't enough to ruin the vacation. (When my dad and brother went Mt Etna was very active, and while they were about 100 miles north, it was raining ashes!) I'd say it is worth it!