Sicily practice, know


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Identity Card:
  • Head location Palermo

  • Country Itali th

  • Population 5,046,654 inhab. (2010)

  • Language Italian, Sicilian

  • Religion : Catholic

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa No, national identity card or passport valid .

    • Passport No, national map of sufficient identity to a European national .

      • Currency Euro

      • C a rds payments You can buy many things with a credit card in Sicily although many small merchants do not accept. Usually we do not ask you your code, an ID card and a signature enough.

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 euros
        Cheap : less than 10 € / person.
        Average : 10 € -25 euros / person
        Premium . more than 35 € / person.

      • accommodation

      • Cheap : 20/30 euros / night

      • Average : 60-100 euros / night

      • Premium : more than 140 euros / night


        How to get there?

        • By Air: It takes 2:30 hours flight to reach Sicily and 150 euros to / from the main cities of France. Sicily is served by airlines Air France, Alitalia and Meridiana. The Italian airline Alitalia offers daily flights from major French cities. You can also opt for low-cost airlines. EasyJet and Ryanair

        • boat including Sicily is connected by boat to Calabria, shuttles cross the Strait of Messina all day. It is possible to mount his car on the ferries. It is also possible to embark from Genoa or Naples to Sicily.

          On site:

          • Car Roads in good condition, there are 4 freeways serving the main cities: Messina, Catania, Palermo and Trapani.

            You can find rental offices in Palermo and Catania airports.

          • Bus All cities are connected by bus, .

          • Train rail links connecting the major cities, trains are quite slow but very economical .

            • Tips : In the summer, take the usual precautions against sunburn and sunstroke, and remember to drink plenty of water

              • Pickpockets: Although being sure enough, it is important to warn you against pickpockets raging mainly in tourist areas. If you are driving, do not leave anything in sight in a parked vehicle.

              • Mafia: Rest assured, it is caught (almost) never simple tourist. However be careful in some cities, this go roaming the suburbs of Catania, Messina and Palermo, is not really the best idea you might have.

                • Weather Mediterranean climate, hot, dry summer, soft and moist in winter .

                • Average temperatures & deg; C in summer and & deg; C in winter .

                • Best time to reach : Spring and Autumn are definitely the best seasons to visit Sicily, neither too hot nor too cold. August is very hot with a sirocco which brings warm air from the Sahara desert.

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