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Wondering what to wear in Sicily in spring? We’ve got the low down on the best clothing and shoes for this part of Italy. Keep reading to find out!
What to Wear in Sicily
Written By: Nina Thomas
Vineyards, volcanoes, Greek ruins and beach towns, Sicily has everything to offer. Although usually a summer destination, spring makes it a wonderful time to visit.
You may encounter some iffy weather, a few cloudy and rainy days, but you’ll most definitely encounter less people! You may find yourself enjoying some of the Greek ruins all by yourself.
Sicily is part of Italy, but it has an entirely different culture of its own. Since it’s an island, it comes with its very own flavor of culture, foods and sights.
There are so many things to do, and the road system makes it easy to rent a car and drive around to explore. Regardless of where your travels may take you on your vacation, chances are you’ll be doing a variety of activities. Here are some tips on what to wear in Sicily in spring!
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When planning what to wear in Sicily in spring, keep in mind that the weather will fluctuate in the 40s-60s Fahrenheit.
You’ll want to pack layers and plan for some cooler days, some warmer days, and some chilly evenings. A loose blouse, long sleeve top and short sleeve top give you plenty of variety for tops and can be layered if you’re cold.
A pair of dark jeans or dark colored pants are good to pair with the shirts and some of the outerwear you’ll need to bring.
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The country is similar to Italy in style, although the coastal towns have more upscale shops and restaurants, so the style is a tad more upscale. This mean you’ll want to be prepared with tights and a dress for some of those restaurants. That dress will also come in handy for wine-tasting at some of the marvelous vineyards around Mt. Etna.
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Many of the popular towns in Sicily are on the coast, such as Taormina, which has an ancient Greek theatre to view. Since the town is situated on a hill, it means that you will be walking up and down a large amount of stairs. Stylish ankle boots or good walking flats are recommended. (And a couple trips to the gym to prep those thighs and calves for the incline!)
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For sightseeing at the ruins, a casual outfit is recommended. There’s quite a bit of walking and you’ll want to be comfortable. Jeans and a shirt, or a casual dress and tights make a comfortable outdoor sightseeing outfit. Bring your rain jacket just in case!
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If you plan to actually do a day hike around Mt. Etna you’ll want to bring a fleece for colder days and evenings. A rain jacket and scarf are good to have with you as the weather will fluctuate.
On top of the volcano, it gets extremely cold. However, you won’t need to bring a heavy jacket with you because you can rent one for cheap at the cable-car station.
They also have boots, and if you’re planning on staying there awhile, that would be worthwhile. Your leather boots will be OK for a short period of time, but the longer you hike, the more rocks you’ll feel in your feet!
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To learn what to wear in Italy and Europe, please read below:
- What to Wear in Rome
- 10 Step Packing Guide for Italy
- Packing List for Europe
- 10 Step Packing Guide for Europe
Suggested travel resources:
- Lonely Planet Europe on a shoestring
- Lonely Planet Italy (Country Guide)
- Travel Shoes for Europe
- The Best Carry-on Suitcases for Europe
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Author Bio: Nina Thomas is constantly looking for a beautiful view and a good adventure. Her travel highlights include horseback riding in the Ecuadorian Andes, hiking on top of Mount Etna in Sicily, and sheep-gazing in the Cotswolds. For more practical travel tips and ideas from a Central Ohio Girl, check out Traveling with Nina or follow her on Twitter.