Cars in Sicily - driving in Sicily …

"If all you had to do was drive on Sicilian motorways - light traffic, fast travel, dramatic scenery - things would be fine. Unfortunately, you have to come off them sooner or later and drive into a town, and then all bets are off. The good news is that the swirling town traffic isn't as horrific as it first looks - the secret is to make it very clear what you're going to do, using your horn as much as your indicators and brakes.

There are established rules of the road in force, though Sicilians, needless to say, ignore most, if not all, of them as a matter of principle." (The Rough Guide to Sicily)

 

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Fiat 500 outside De Stefano Palace - Luxury Hotel, Ragusa Superiore

Fiat 500: This beauty was spotted outside De Stefano Palace - Luxury Hotel in Ragusa Superiore.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

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Check out this colourful beauty spotted near Selinunte.

Photo: Helle Wårås

 

 

Plan Your Trip in Sicily by Car

The Italian road authority is called ANAS. They have an updated web site with information about road work and problems that you can find here:

 

 

My favourite garage in Sicily

My favourite garage in Sicily.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

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The concept of traffic lanes as the Sicilians understand it. Mobile photo, Trapani.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Toll roads

You take a ticket when you enter the motorway and pay the due amount as you leave. You can pay with coins, bills or credit card. Example: If you are going from Cefalù to Palermo, the price is 0,90 euro (2015).

Sicilian motorways

Expect low quality on the motorways in Sicily, and high barriers that restrict the views for those who would like to see the landscape.

 

 

Green signs indicate Autostrada (motorway).
Photo: Wonders of Sicily

Remember that for many Sicilians, driving is like a race competition. Photo of trophies taken at the Targa Florio Museum, Collesano. (Wonders of Sicily)

 

The Driving Experience

Polizia Municipale, Castelmola - police car

Police car in Castelmola. No villains will get away here.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Wedding in Gibilmanna. Awesome Volkswagen car!

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

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The ambulance.

 

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A fruit vendor in Via Luigi Pirandello, Taormina guarding the fruit that he sells from an Ape car with three wheels.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

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Unfortunately not a rare sight in Sicily.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

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Photo: Torild Egge.

 

 

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Ape in the public garden, Taormina

Apecar in the public garden, Taormina.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily