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Where is Sicily located?
Sicily is located south of the Italian peninsula. For more information, visit the Geography page.
How large is Sicily?
Sicily is the largest island of the Mediterranean Sea. With an area of 15,972 sq miles (25,706 sq km), this is roughly the size of Vermont. For more information, visit the Sicily page.
What type of government does Sicily have?
Sicily is an autonomous region of the Italian Republic. For more information, visit the Sicily page.
What type of visa do I need to enter Sicily?
Any person of foreign nationality who wishes to enter Sicily and stay there for a period not exceeding three months must have the documents (passport, travel or identity document) required for entry into Italian territory. For more information, visit the Before You Go page.
What is the weather like?
From May to September, the average temperature is around 70F. Rarely, does the temperature go below 50F. July and August are the hottest months with temperature reaching up up to 104F. For more information, visit the Weather page.
What language is spoken there?
Italian is the official language. However, English is widely understood. For more information, visit the Sicily page.
What is the population?
According to the 1991 census, Sicily has a population of 4,966,386. For more information, visit Sicily page.
What is the local currency?
The Euro is Italy’s official currency. It is based on the decimal system. There are one hundred cents to each Euro. Euro notes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins come in denominations of 1 and 2 Euro, 50, 10, 5, 2, 1 cents. The Euro sign is €.