Sicily is the largest of the islands in Italy and is located right at the tip of Italy’s “toe” which is separated by the Strait of Messina. The island is rich in history and beautiful mountains and hills, making it an ideal destination for history buffs and sightseers alike. Visit Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano located on the eastern coast of Sicily, or perhaps visit the archaeological man-made forms of Agrigento, built in the early 14th century. Try pasta alla Norma, Sicily’s signature and historic pasta dish featuring eggplant, tomatoes, ricotta cheese, and basil.
Citizens from countries outside the European Union, like the United States, are required to present a passport valid for at least three months beyond the intended stay in Italy.
If you are traveling from the UK, you are entitled to buy fragrance, skincare, cosmetics, champagne, wine, selected spirits, fashion accessories, gifts and souvenirs – all at tax-free equivalent prices.
If you are traveling from within the EU, there is no limit on the amount or value of goods you may import, providing your goods are for personal consumption.
Goods imported for commercial purposes are subject to duty, and the following guideline amounts are in place to determine whether this is the case:
• 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos, or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco
• 10L of spirits over 22% volume, 20L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume, 90L of wine (no more than 60L of sparkling wine) and 110L of beer
If you are arriving from a non-EU country, the following goods may be imported into Italy by persons over 17 years of age without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
• 4L of wine and 16L of beer and 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume.
• Other goods up to the value of €430 for air and sea travelers and €300 for other travelers (reduced to €150 for children under 15).
Meat and milk and any derivative products from most non-EU countries, protected animal and plant species, unlicensed firearms and weapons, and counterfeit goods.
Cultural artifacts which are more than 50 years old must be accompanied by an export license.