February sees little difference compared to January in Sicily, with averaging temperatures ranging between 42-54°F (5-12°C) across the island and 48-59°F (9-15°C) in Palermo, though the seasonal rains continue to lessen.
Although the temperatures aren't beach-worthy in February, it's a great time of year to explore the island with its beautiful cities and stunning countryside. On an average February day temperatures are around 9°C, reaching 12°C at the hottest part of the day, with lows of 5°C at night.
The north is generally much cooler than the milder southern regions, so if you want a marginally warmer climate head to Rome or Sicily.
Sicily is one of the few European destinations that is open year-round. March through June and October are ideal, with few crowds, lots of festivals, and mild weather. The days leading up to Easter are full of celebrations, and worth planning around.
Sicily is a safe place to stay for anyone including single female travelers. The mafia aren't going to kill you, there are no kidnappers lurking around the corners, or mad rapists breaking into your building at night. Sicily has one of the lowest crime rates in all of Italy.
Sicily can be experienced in as little as 3 to 5 days if you are short on time and interested in a quick coastal retreat. However, it's much better to spend at least a week discovering this Mediterranean paradise. If you have 7 days you can explore a meaningful section of the island.
Sicily is known as the warmest place in Italy, and it really offers 12 months of lovely weather.
Sicily, even in winter, is a destination that can offer you many different itineraries suited to the needs of every traveler: tours between caves and gorges for the more adventurous, romantic and relaxing tours for those who want a little relaxation in dream beaches, tours of archaeological sites and baroque cities for ...
February is one of the best months to visit Italy if you are on a tight budget. When it comes to travelling, spring and summer are preferred to the winter months because of the warm, pleasant weather, but Italy in February can be a very pleasant surprise.
Florence and Tuscany in February
Tuscany is beautiful but cold in February, most suited to travelers interested in food and wine than outdoor pursuits. What is this? Great places to enjoy in winter in Tuscany are: Florence – cold yet so rich in museums and indoor attractions, it won't leave you disappointed.
Tenerife- perfect winter sun in Europe destination
Tenerife is the place to be when it comes to catching some winter sunshine in Europe in February. It may not be the most beautiful island in the world– but it's got a lot going for it, especially since it's one of the warmest places in Europe in February.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.5 months, from August 20 to June 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Sicily is December, with an average rainfall of 2.8 inches. The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from June 6 to August 20.
Sicily is a subtropical climate, so the winter months (at least on the east and north coasts and in the center of the island) tend to be chilly, although mild. That is, in the low 40s F to about 60 degrees F and rainy (or on Etna, snowy) this time of year.
The most popular airport to fly into is Catania–Fontanarossa (CTA), which is located just outside the city of Catania in eastern Sicily, near Mount Etna. British Airways, Norwegian Airlines and TUI Airways fly here from London Gatwick (LGW) in summer, and easyJet covers the route year-round.
I was able to complete my tour of Sicily – driving approximately 900 miles around the entire island in nine days and eight nights. There were early mornings, of course, and, at times, long stretches between stops.
If you are visiting Sicily for 2 or 3 days, more than likely you may not need to rent a car. There is so much to do in the large cities, and public transport is readily available. As with many old Italian cities, some streets are quite narrow and parking can be difficult.