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Best relaxing location for a first trip to Sicily in January

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Best relaxing location for a first trip to Sicily in January

Best relaxing location for a first trip to Sicily in January. ( I know this might be a lousy time, but we have to be in that region of the world at the time) The warmest side of the island would be best. We only have 3 days/4nights this first visit. Our 43th anniversary! We think young, but the bods are going south; warm is good!

We need help on a budget hotel, pensione, apartment. Long stairs would be not be great; short ones are no problems. Bad knees on one of us. View and/or small town feel would be a plus.

A little sightseeing and a lot of regional eating, wine drinking and relaxing is the promise I made this time. We are really open to any suggestions.

I have to work a little in Milan, but I thought a warmer getaway would be a fun surprise afterwards.

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1. Re: Best relaxing location for a first trip to Sicily in January

I spent 2 weeks in western Sicily in Feb 2009, so you can have a great time depending on where you stay and what you do. Realize that in Jan some of the hotels and restaurants will be closed. Sicily is a big heterogenous place. 4 days is not a lot of time. it's warmer near the coast than in the interior, but it is not tropical in sicily in the winter. I liked it because it was warm for me, but I like to vacation in places where water does not freeze and think it is warm. average high/low for Jan 1 is 55/49 deg F.

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Rome is only a little less warm on jan 1 with an average high/low of 53/38

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you can guess at the temp from looking at what the people were wearing in Feb

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Are you going to rent a car? Public transprot in the winter is not as good, and transport in small towns isn't all that great either.

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