“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.” Goethe

Location: Mediterranean sea; straddling the cross roads of Western Europe, north Africa and the Middle East.

Governance Status: Italy

Population: 5,077,487 (2015)

Language: Italian, Sicilian.


The island of Sicily

GPS: 37.3979° N, 14.6588° E

Sicily in Literature:

On my to-read list:

See some great Sicilian recommended reads from TripFiction and of course Goodreads.

Sicily in Film:

The Godfathers of course…..


A great documentary on the history of Sicily:

Any recommendations and/or reviews of books or films set on Sicily? I’d love to hear them.