Destination Guide: Sicily

Before You Go:

Sample Itinerary- One week

Currency:  1 Euro =  approx 1.19 USD

Plugs:  Adapters are needed (if traveling from outside the EU). Italy operates on a 230V.

Time zone:  Central European Time

When to visit:  High season runs from June-September, with peaks during Easter, Christmas, and New Year.  These months you'll see peak pricing.  Sicily has a moderate climate year round, with more affordable rates in the fall and winter.

Getting around:  I rented a car for the first part in Siracusa (allowing for day trips), and used New Travel Services to later transfer to Taormina (I would not recommend driving around Taormina on your own -- there are steep, winding roads, and parking is not the easiest). For public transportation options, go here.

How many days:  One week

Language:  Italian

Nearest airport:  Catania International Airport or Palermo Airport

Local history:  The island was highly influenced by Greek architecture. Check out the Valley of the Temples, the Greek Theater in Taormina, and Syracuse for the Temple of Athena (Archimedes birth place). 

Fun fact:  Mount Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe!

Where I Roamed:

July 11, 2020 12:31 am

Sicily Map

  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 107 miles
  • Time 3 h 48 min
  • Speed 30 mph
  • Min altitude 0 ft
  • Peak 817 ft
  • Climb 4931 ft
  • Descent 4304 ft

Where to Sleep in Sicily

What to Do in Sicily

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