FACT FILE — Sicily — Sicilia :Sicily is located just southwest of the Italian mainland . It has a total surface area of 25.460 sq. km, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean basin. Around it lies a number of smaller islands: to the north the Aeolian islands and Ustica, to the West the Egadi, and to the south the Pelagie islands and Pantelleria, making a total surface area of 25.708 sq. km. Sicily boasts around 1.000 Km of coastline, mostly rocky in the north and sandy in the south.
The landscape is varied, prevalently mountains and hilly, but with an expanse of plains around Catania. In the eastern part of the island Mount Etna (about 3.330 m) is Sicily's highest mountain, the whole of which is a protected area within a national park. Still active, it is the biggest volcano in Europe. Along the north coast, from east to west, lies a stretch of the Peloritani and the Nebrodi and Madonie Mountains, some of their peaks reaching 2,000 m.
The Capital City is Palermo
Currency: — Euro (€)
Electricity Voltage: 230V European 2 prong round plug.
Telephone Country Code: + 39
Emergency Telephone number: pan-EU Emergency 112 Can be used in all EU Countries and it can be dialled from a locked mobile or a mobile with no sim card.
Vehicles drive on the RIGHT
GENERAL DRIVING TIPS:
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Vehicles drive on the RIGHT in SICILY
Speed limits Built-up-areas: 31mph (50kmh), outside built-up areas on secondary roads: 55mph (90kmh), main roads 68mph (110kmh), motorways: 80mph (130kmh).
Drink and driving: Blood alcohol limit is 80 mg.
It is compulsory to use vehicle lights half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise
On three-lane roads, the middle lane is reserved for overtaking.
No full beam lights allowed in built-up areas.
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