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Virtu Ferries offers a plethora of benefits that make heading to Sicily a breeze.

Benjamin Abela

Summer’s gently coming to a close, and with it we bid farewell to a plethora of activities synonymous with this scorching season – such as family BBQs, long days by the beach, and trips to the neighbouring isle of Sicily, right?

Wrong! Whilst hosting BBQs and swimming can be a bit challenging later on in the year, autumn has got its fair share of benefits that make it just as holiday friendly.

Not convinced? Then read on!

For starters, autumnal weather in the Mediterranean is as good as it gets. Skies are still generally bright, clear, and sunny throughout October and November, and it’s usually cool enough to enjoy some time outdoors without getting sunburnt and sweaty in a matter of minutes.

Apart from that, these underrated months tend to attract less tourists to this neighbouring isle, making it easier to visit your favourite Sicily spots.

Now this is all well and good, but the two things that truly make October and November such great vacation months are mid-term holidays and Black Friday.

Let’s start with the former.

Taking place from Monday 31st October to Wednesday 2nd November (both days included), mid-term holidays offer the perfect opportunity for families to regroup for a quick vacation after the first few weeks of school.

Head off on a quick daytrip or a long weekend getaway and enjoy some of the best natural and historic sites that Sicily has to offer.

Get up close and personal with the awe-inspiring Mount Etna, before driving to Catania and checking out its idyllic Aci Trezza beach.

More of a history buff? Worry not! There are countless centuries-old temples scattered around the island, transporting visitors back a couple hundred years whilst offering some interesting insight into Sicily’s inhabitants’ past lives.

If your idea of a great holiday consists of loads of retail therapy, then we’d suggest heading to the neighbouring isle a tad later – between 25th and 28th November, to be exact.

Now these aren’t just any dates. They make up Black Friday weekend.

Head straight to Agira’s Sicilia Outlet Village and check out dozens upon dozens of designer, sports, streetwear, makeup, and jewellery brands.

If that’s not enough for you, then venture into Centro Sicilia, situated just outside Catania, and get lost in Primark, H&M, and Zara. After all, who doesn’t love a good bargain?

Should you be stationed elsewhere – say Ragusa or Modica – you’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of malls in the area, and they’re bound to be home to a fair share of Black Friday sales.

Not sure how to get to Sicily for your autumnal getaway?

Well, if you ask us, we’d highly recommend booking with Virtu Ferries.

This Malta-Sicily catamaran company offers a plethora of benefits that make heading to the neighbouring isle a breeze.

Not only does Virtu offer excellent value for money, but it also boasts two state-of-the-art catamarans – the M/V Saint John Paul II and the M/V Jean De La Valette – that make travelling to Sicily as smooth-sailing as can be.

The former vessel had even received the ‘Ship of the Year 2020’ award in the High-Speed Ferry Category by the Cruise and Ferry Review.

Comfort aside, Virtu Ferries’ Malta-Sicily-Malta schedule is diverse enough to satisfy anyone’s schedule, no matter how busy they may be.

Thinking of heading to Sicily?

Then head to virtuferries.com and book your catamaran tickets!

@ignazioaph / Instagram, @virtuferrieslimited / Instagram, @accardi_valentina_ / Instagram

22nd September 2022


Benjamin  Abela
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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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