There are many ways to get to the island of Sicily. If you’re coming from North America, you’ll have to fly to a connector city in Italy such as Rome, Milan, Naples, or Venice. Other major cities in Europe have connections to the island such as London, Athens, Amsterdam, and Istanbul among others.
- Catania Airport: Catania Airport is the best airport to fly into if you want to visit the east coast of Sicily (Taormina, Messina, Syracuse).
- Palermo Airport: Located on the northern coast in the capital city of Sicily.
- Trapani Airport: Located on the western coast of Sicily, this airport serves many low-cost airlines.
There are various ferries to Sicily from several areas of Italy. You can sail from Civitavecchia (port of Rome), Genoa, Livorno, Naples, Salerno, Reggio Calabria, and Vibo Valentinia.
There are also ferries that visit Sicily from the countries of Malta and Tunisia.
While this is the most expensive way of visiting Sicily, helicopters from Rome or Naples are the quickest way of arriving.