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Where in Sicily should I stay/visit in mid-August?

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Where in Sicily should I stay/visit in mid-August?

My father and I will be going on vacation to Rome and Sicily in mid-August. My great-grandfather was originally from Corleone and we would like to visit that area one day during our trip. I am concerned about the Ferragosto celebration held on August 15 as I have read that many shops and restaurants are closed during this time. Any information you can provide is appreciated. Thank you!

palermo
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1. Re: Where in Sicily should I stay/visit in mid-August?

Ferragosto is the peak of summer holiday season all over Italy, (book well in advance!)the busiest time of the year everywhere along the seaside, and in every tourist resort or town, where everything is open, active and crowded .

Inland and in bigger cities, like Palermo or Catania, many shops and restaurants are closed during that period, but it's always possible to find something open in the city center.

New York City, New...
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2. Re: Where in Sicily should I stay/visit in mid-August?

Thank you! I will keep that in mind.

Here & There
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3. Re: Where in Sicily should I stay/visit in mid-August?

Ciao Laylajm9!

It would be helpful to know how long you plan to stay and your exact travel dates.

Ferragosto is a busy period and many hotels require a minimum stay.

Best wishes!

Vagabonda

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4. Re: Where in Sicily should I stay/visit in mid-August?

Thanks for your reply, Vagabonda! You actually replied to my other post, so I put the information on there instead of us both going back and forth. =)

Here & There
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5. Re: Where in Sicily should I stay/visit in mid-August?

Prego Laylajm9,

Yes, let's stay with one thread!

Vagabonda

6. Re: Where in Sicily should I stay/visit in mid-August?

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