Prospective clients often call me, hoping to plan their “winter escape” vacation in Sicily. It’s true, Sicily is warmer than the northeastern United States at this time of year, but it’s not as warm as you might think. Sicilians like to say you can ski on Etna (the surface of which is pictured) in the morning and be at the sunny sea in the afternoon. However, don’t expect to go swimming in the Ionian waters until at least the end of May (unless you are into that sort of thing!).
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.