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Understanding Sicily’s Location in Italy and How to Get There (Podcast)

Where is Sicily in Italy?

The island of Sicily is located on the south part of the Italian peninsula, about 160 kilometres northeast of the northern part of Africa, more precisely, from Tunisia.

There are many interesting attractions spread all across the island. The small town of Taormina is the most visited attraction from the island. It is located on the eastern part of the island, is a great place to set your camp and explore the surroundings.

It has the same currency, flag and governance as the rest of Italy.

Where is Sicily in Italy when to go to Sicily
Where is Sicily in Italy when to go to Italy

The capital of the province is Palermo, a beautiful town located on the northern part of the island! The total population of the island is around 5 million people.

Sicily is among the largest and the most populated islands from the Mediterranean Sea and is separated from the Italian peninsula by Messina strait.

The island is split into 9 provinces: Siracusa, Palermo, Messina, Catania, Caltanissetta, Trapani, Enna, Ragusa and Agrigento.

Best time to go to Sicily Italy ?

April to May and September to October are the best months of the year to go to this island.

Now that you know where is Sicily in Italy, read some more and learn what is the best way to visit this island:

Logistical tips and tricks for your trip

Book your accommodation
We always use as they have the best price-quality ratio and they offer a wide range of hotels, guesthouses, apartments, and villas to choose from.

You will find here all types of accommodations, from the cheapest ones to the most luxurious.

Don't forget travel insurance
We never leave home without HeyMondo Insurance or Safety Wings Insurance as they offer the best services and a good value for money.

When we go for longer trips around the world we get Globelink Insurance as it offers a good cover for an affordable price.

Travel insurance will always protect you against unexpected costs caused by medical events like illness, injury, theft, or travel cancellation.

We never go on any trip without travel insurance and there were many cases when we had to use it.

Renting a car
We like to explore a country on our own and a car gives us the mobility and freedom to do that.

We always rent our car from Discovercars as they have free cancellation 48 hours prior to starting date and a wide range of car rental companies and options to choose from all over the world.

Tours and attractions
When we are looking for some adventure or we simply want to break up the monotony and discover new places, we always use GetYourGuide.

We love it because we always find the most amazing experiences, with free cancellation and a large variety of activities and tours to choose from.

Airplane tickets and holiday packages
Expedia is our ally when searching for the best price for airplane tickets as it works as an aggregator for a huge number of airlines and we always find the best price for our flights.

Travel tip: use Expedia when you are searching for holiday packages as they have many last-minute offers and great discounts for hotels, flights, and even the whole holiday packages.