Sicily Island



Sicily Island

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; along with surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy. Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean. It extends from the tip of the Apennine peninsula from which it is separated only by narrow Strai tof Messina, towards the North African coast. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, which is at 3,320 meters the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world. Source

Sicily is an island of Italy and Italy is a member of the Schengen Countries.

The Schengen Countries are a group of European countries that have signed a treaty to end internal border check points and controls. Visitors with a Schengen visa, you may enter one country and travel freely throughout the Schengen zone. Currently there are 26 countries in the group. The Schengen Countries are:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

 map of Sicily

Weather and Climate of Sicily Island

Sicilyis situated in the southern Mediterranean, no more than 100 miles from the North African coast, so has the benefit of sunshine for much of the year.

The winter months are mild in the coastal areas with daytime temperatures in the low 60s, or 15-16?C, but inland it can be quite cold and stormy, with sufficient snow for skiing and sledging on Mt Etna, and around Enna in January.

The rest of the year is a delight, though the temperatures in July and August can be very hot and dusty if the Scirocco wind is blowing from the Sahara.

Mid March daytime temperatures are in the mid 60s F or 18-20 ?C, with occasional showery rains. The temperature by mid April is usually in the low 70s F or between 22 and 23?C- while the sea temperature has risen to 16?C, so swimming is possible, but not very enjoyable. The average temperature for mid May is 81-84?F, or 27-29?C and almost every day is sunny. The sea temperature has risen to 19? C. Average temperatures in summer are 90?F plus or 33-34? C and days are either sunny, or very sunny! Source

 Sicily Island Temperature

Click for Palermo, Italy Forecast

To enter Sicily a visitor must have:

A passport valid for at 3 months beyond their intended stay

No visa is required for visit up to 90 days for nationals from the following countries:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States,Uruguay,Vatican City and Venezuela.

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