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Mediterranean Climate

Castel Di Tusa

One of Sicily's many secrets


Sicily enjoys the Mediterranean climate, hot and humid during the summer, mild and drier during fall and spring (in the 70-80 range), and on the chilly side during the winter months.

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Getting There

There are daily flights to and from the Italian Peninsula, Germany, and Great Britain to the island’s three main airports. Palermo’s Punta Raisi airport, approximately 90 miles away, is the closest. Bus and train service connect the town to the rest of the island.

More about Castel Di Tusa

Overview | Cuisine | Daytrips | History

coastline at Castel di Tusa


CASTEL DI TUSA is the perfect destination for an extended vacation in Sicily and for exploring the intriguing history and unique culture of the largest island in the greater Mediterranean Sea. Best time to visit the island is in the Fall and Spring. You can use the destination as home base for exploring and savoring the history, culture, traditions, natural surroundings, and unmatched cuisine. [more]


The island is blessed with a superb cuisine, the product of centuries of experimentation and external influences. In season, fried peppers, pickled artichokes, sautéed mushrooms, tuna, assorted olives, calamari and octopus salad, zucchini, and eggplant (fried, pickled, stuffed) dominate the antipasto table. Unique to Sicily, are several pasta dishes: pasta with fresh sardines and wild fennel, pasta with cauliflower and pasta with squid ink sauce are a few examples... [more]

sea urchins in boxes on table fresh from sea

Day Trips

Day trips can be made to historical Greco-Roman ruins in Tyndaris, Taormina, Segesta, Selinunte, Piazza Armerina, Syracuse, and Agrigento.

Day trips, from nearby Cefalù and Milazzo, to the nearby volcanic Aeolian Islands... [more]

rock formation at seashore at Castel di Tusa

A Brief History of Sicily

People have lived on the island as far back as 10,000 years B.C.

The Sicanis, from the Iberian Peninsula, arrived in Sicily about 4,000 B.C., and settled primarily on the central and western parts of the island. The Sikels followed...[more]

For Your Convenience

  • There is a fully stocked supermarket in town next to the train station. Larger supermarkets with greater choices are located approximately five miles in nearby villages.
  • Gas stations are available within a 5-10 mile radius.
  • There is a salon in town. Additionally, they can be found in nearby towns.
  • Dry cleaning and laundry service is available in nearby towns.
  • Car rental companies can be found in nearby Cefalú.



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Day Trips

Brief History of Sicily