Fast Facts: Sicily

Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.

Do I need a passport? What is required for entry?
What is the weather like?

Sicily has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.

Check out the current weather conditions in Sicily.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

There are no health requirements or precautions to enter Sicily.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

What is the currency?

In Sicily, the currency is the euro. Please review the current exchange rate for the euro.

ATMs are available outside almost all banks.

Are tips & service charges customary?

Restaurants sometimes include a service charge in your bill. They also have a cover charge which is a charge for bread and table settings. If you are happy with the service, leave and additional 5%. Leave 10% if no service charge is applied. Tipping in taxis is not obligatory, either, but a tip of 1 euro or so is usually given to the driver.

What are the best items to shop for?

While in Sicily, you should shop for olive oil, preserves, ceramics, local wines and liquors.

What are the voltage requirements?

230 volts. Plugs C, F & L. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Can I take my cell phone?

See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.