Accommodation prices drop by 30% or more.
Offshore islands and coastal resorts largely shut down.
Experience local culture without the crowds.
(Apr–Jun & Sep–Oct)
Best period for good weather coupled with reasonable prices.
Spring is ideal for coastal hiking, wildflowers and local produce.
June and September are best for diving.
Easter is marked by colourful religious festivities; book ahead.
Prices skyrocket, especially surrounding Ferragosto (15 August), and roads and beaches are jam-packed.
Festival season in Taormina, Palermo, Piazza Armerina and elsewhere.
Good time to hike in the mountains.