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.