My husband and I are looking for a place to spend Jan,Feb,and March. I was wondering what the winters were like temperature wise in southern Italy and Sicily?
Sicily will have California weather. Not cold, but possibly rainy.
In the interior and at higher altitudes, it's colder.
If you are counting on the Schengen visa waiver program it is worth noting that January through March 2014 is exactly 90 days so be careful about overstaying.
robin, As I recall, there has been snow even in Sicily and Calabria in the past, but overall the weather should be as Roberto described. The RS Sicily tours now start at the beginning of February, so I'm sure they wouldn't have planned those if the weather was going to be inclement. You could also consider southern Spain or the Algarve region of Portugal. I frequently see advertisements for long stay apartment rentals in the Algarve during the winter. Happy travels!
We spent two weeks between Tropea and Catania over the new year holiday two years ago. A bit rainy and slightly chilly on some days but overall pretty nice weather. A thicker long sleeve shirt shirt or light jacket kept me comfortable.