Passport/Visa Requirements: US citizens need only a valid passport

Languages: Italian, Sicilian. English speakers can be hard to find outside the main tourist areas.

Population: 5,037,000

Predominant Religion: Roman Catholic

Time Zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Daylight saving time goes into effect from the end of March to the end of September.

Voltage Requirements: 220 volts

Phone Codes: 39, country code