Angie, the only time I ever stopped in Sicily was several years ago in Palermo. Enjoyable, but very hot I remember.
Today we were in Civitavecchia, a port of Rome. (There's also Ostia.) An agreeable day, around 70 F. We'd hoped for some stargazing tonight, but it completely clouded over by this evening, couldn't even see bright Jupiter. Though we did see the Moon, even though it was only a few minutes before it too disappeared again.