Sicily is the geographical center and the largest island of the Mediterranean, a place where nature is fantastic and, thanks to its mild climate, all seasons are ideal for visiting.
Various dominations governed this Island, influencing the culture, the architecture, the food, …
It is impossible to describe it in a few words, but we will try to do it as best we can.
Travelling Info & Tips
The easiest and fastest way to get to Sicily is by plane; currently there are no bridges connecting to the Italian peninsula and if anyone chooses to arrive by train, bus or car must cross the Strait of Messina.
We discourage to cross by train the Strait of Messina.
There are six airports: Palermo, Catania, Trapani, Comiso, Pantelleria, Lampedusa.
There are different small ports spread over the whole territory as well as main commercial and tourist ports of main cities.
Geography and Population
Sicily has an extension of 25,832.39 km² and, probably not everyone knows, hills (61.4% of the territory) and mountains (24.5% of the territory) mainly form this island; only 14.1% is plain. In Sicily, you can find the highest Italian city, Enna, located at 948 meters.
The highest mountain is Etna, which is also the highest European volcano.
The provinces are 9 and the municipalities are 390.
The Sicilian dialect was the first Italian literary language and UNESCO recognizes the status of mother tongue. Over the centuries, other languages such as Greek, Latin, Arabic, French, Provencal, German, Catalan, Castilian and Italian have influenced it.
The inhabitants are about 5 million.
Mediterranean climate is very mild and makes this island very cozy for most of the year.
Summer temperatures are between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius, spring between 13 and 22 degrees Celsius, autumn between 10 and 18 degrees Celsius, winter between 6 and 15 degrees Celsius. It rains rarely.