Travel in­for­ma­tion

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Cur­rency is the euro (EUR). Time is 1 hour ahead of GMT. Flight time to Palermo from the UK is around 3 hours. Get­ting there

Al­i­talia flies from Lon­don Heathrow to Palermo via Rome or Mi­lan with a jour­ney time of around 4-6 hours. al­i­talia.com easyJet of­fers di­rect flights from Lon­don Gatwick to Palermo’s main air­port, Fal­cone–Borsellino. easyjet.com Re­sources

Visit Si­cily is the re­gional tourist board and its web­site of­fers an abun­dance of in­for­ma­tion to help you plan a visit. vis­it­si­cily.info Fur­ther read­ing The Leop­ard by Giuseppe di Lampe­dusa (Vin­tage, £8.99) is a clas­sic novel set in Si­cily, mostly in the sum­mer of 1860, dur­ing the in­va­sion of Garibaldi’s army of the Risorg­i­mento.

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