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  1. LouS
    August 21, 2021 @ 3:36 am

    Is this article dated.
    I’ve spoke to someone living there speaking about how hot the local temperature is
    She drives instead of walks to do her food shopping ?


    • Serena
      September 29, 2021 @ 7:08 am

      Temperatures in some areas are extremely hot, but only in August or July on some years. The remainder of the time is pleasant. Winter months are cold, as in the rest of the Southern Europe.


  2. Maria
    September 12, 2021 @ 9:53 pm

    I want to live and work in Sicily. I’m an Italian teacher and tutor and public school ENGLISH as a second language teacher.
    I’m working on my website now


    • Serena
      September 29, 2021 @ 7:09 am

      Hope you’re enjoying life here!


    • Harry Musumeci
      October 22, 2022 @ 4:31 pm

      Hi Maria- my father came from Sicily 1n 1929 – settled in Southern New Jersey- which is 20 miles south of Philadelphia – I was born in 1942 – I now live in Florida- I was in Sicily in late August- coming off a cruise ship for one day. – my father came from Catania-My last name is Musumeci – same as president of Sicily


  3. Kenny
    October 21, 2021 @ 3:06 pm

    I live in the US and want to live in Sicily for a couple months. How is the internet over there and what is a good area to live in?


    • Serena
      October 22, 2021 @ 4:19 pm

      The internet is excellent, unless you don’t end up choosing remote areas (volcanos, countryside or the tiny islands). In Sicily, there’s so much for every taste. I mentioned some great places in this post, but if you need more: Trapani, Mazara del Vallo, Cefalù, Villafranca tirrena, Modica, Ragusa, Siracusa, Lipari, Castelbuono.


  4. Samuel pignato
    December 19, 2021 @ 2:58 am

    Hello. My mother is born and raised in a village (San Marcelo) near Florence and Fathers parents from Sicily .. so I’ve not been to Sicily and am really inspired by this information. I’ve always known I need to own my scoliosis heritage. It’s my male linage. My parents fought a lot at first over scilian vs northern Italian I’m considering going to Sicily in April. . Thank u. I’m ready to retire and sick of California costs. Fires etc.


    • Serena
      December 20, 2021 @ 1:50 pm

      Gut luck with that!
      As Goethe stated in one of his books “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.”
      Let us know if you need any help with your Italian while in Sicily



  5. Elio
    December 30, 2021 @ 2:19 am

    Hi Serena gd day.
    I live in Canada and I plan to move to Sicily together with my lady companion> I have a Italian passport and a “codice fiscale” my comanion has a Canadian passport. If you can please tell me what she would need to do once we arrive in Sicily in order for her to live there permanently.
    Thank you so much.


    • Serena
      January 2, 2022 @ 8:07 pm

      Hi Elio. The best option for your wife would be to apply for Italian citizenship as a result of your marriage. She’ll need to pass a B1 Italian language exam to be considered (intermediate Italian level). Our Italian language courses can help her achieve this goal.

      Good luck!


  6. Brian De Francesco (di Francesco in Sicily)
    May 10, 2022 @ 2:48 am

    My grandparents were both born in Serradifalco, Sicilia, so perhaps I have an avenue to citizenship! I still have relatives in that village. I visited Catania, Taormina and my relatives. I’d like to find an area that has a lot of expats, though, as my wife is not good with other languages. I would love to learn Italian. Please, can you let me know nice areas with large concentrations of English/American expats?


    • Serena
      May 10, 2022 @ 7:47 pm

      Ciao Brian, although Sicily is an exquisite place and many foreigners have moved there, I wouldn’t say Sicily is on the radar of most American/English expats (at least, yet). Big and bustling cities like Palermo or Catania are attractive to digital nomads. In your case, the area surrounding Siracusa or Siracusa itself should probably do the trick. However, I believe there aren’t large communities of native English speakers on the island right now.


  7. Lori Jo
    January 22, 2023 @ 7:26 pm

    Hello, Serena. What cities/towns, preferably near a beach and airport, do you think would work best for someone with limited walking ability? Average cost of a 2 bedroom house? Do many houses have yards? Thank you.
    Lovely article. Lori


    • Serena
      January 23, 2023 @ 10:35 am

      Ciao Lori.

      Due to Sicily’s size, prices for a two-bedroom home can range from 100k to 500-600k. Naturally, the cost varies greatly according to how desirable a town is. The least expensive homes are typically found in remote areas with few amenities ore little infrastructure. Avola and Nido di Noto are the most attractive cities close to Catania’s airport. Near the airport in Comiso is a lovely area called Marina di Ragusa.



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