Travel guide

At the foot of Mount Etna.

Three kilometers from the Italian peninsula lies a part of the famous “Dolce Vita”, under the gaze of a still active volcano. The Italian island of Sicily offers its visitors a sensational spectacle. Between rugged cliffs, azure waters, soft lemony tones and Europe’s most beautiful churches.

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Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • Good morning / Good evening = Buon giorno / Buona sera
  • How are you? = Come sta lei?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Molto bene, grazie, e voi?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Lei parla francese / inglese?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Capisco / Non capisco
  • Sorry = Perdono
  • Goodbye = Arrivederci/Ciao
  • Welcome = Benvenuto
  • Thank you (very much) = Grazie (mille)
  • Excuse me/Please = Scusami / Per favore
  • I am French = Sono francese
  • My name is… = Mi chiamo
  • No thanks = No grazie
  • Yes/No = Si / No
  • You’re welcome = Prego

Key figures

Area: 25 711 km²

5.027 million inhabitants (2018)

Good to know


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • DTPolio
  • MMR
  • anti-tuberculosis treatment


Sicily is an Italian island, and Italy is part of the Schengen area, so no visa is required. For stays of less than 3 months: valid identity card or passport for citizens of the European Union and Switzerland.