Every hotel in Sicily offers Wi-Fi, usually for free. Many cafes offer this convenience as well.

Phoning Sicily

To call Sicily from the United States, dial the international prefix, tel. 011; then Italy's country code, 39; and then the area code (for example, 091 for Palermo or 095 for Catania), which is now built into every number. Then dial the actual phone number. To call the United States and Canada from Sicily, dial tel. 001, then the area code, then the number. To place a local call, the number must always be preceded by the area code.

To call from one area code to another, dial the area code, then dial the number. To dial direct internationally, dial tel. 00 and then the country code, the area code, and the number. Country codes are as follows: The United States and Canada, 1; the United Kingdom, 44; Ireland, 353; Australia, 61; New Zealand, 64. Italy offers various international prepaid phone cards (carta telefonica internazionale) which offer dirt-cheap rates. They cost either 5€ or 10€. A toll-free access phone number (some have instructions in English) is printed on the card; you must first scratch the space where the personal identification number (PIN) is printed in order to make the call. To make a phone call, dial the access number and then enter the PIN. An automated voice will ask you to enter the phone number you are calling and will tell you how much time you have left on your card.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.