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Sicily part of EU

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Sicily part of EU

Is Sicily a separate country from Italy?

As well is it part of the EU?

Or is there a separate border from rest of EU?

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1. Re: Sicily part of EU

Sicily is a part of Italy, and therefore a part of the EU.

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2. Re: Sicily part of EU

Italy is divided into 20 regions. Sicily is one of the regions.

www.slowtrav.com/italy/maps/regions.htm

worldtravelguide.com/travel-destinations/ita…

Each region is divided into provinces.

Sicily has 9 provinces - Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa, and Trapani.

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3. Re: Sicily part of EU

Sicily became part of Italy in 1860.

Of all the regions of Italy, Sicily covers the largest land area at 25,708 km² and currently has five million inhabitants.

It is also the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicily

The 1st of Jannuary 1958 Italy (that includes Sicily) with other 5 countries founded the European Economic Community (EEC) that was the base of the EU established 1993.

As a Sicilian I don't even need a passport to travel around the Europen countries.

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4. Re: Sicily part of EU

Amen Salvo - La Bella Sicilia!!

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5. Re: Sicily part of EU

Sal

How come you do not need a passport to travel throughout Europe, thats a new one too me.

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6. Re: Sicily part of EU

You may find this interesting.

http://europa.eu/abc/travel/doc/index_en.htm

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The situation with passports in Europe is a bit confusing.

Within the Schengen area of Europe, no passports are needed for residents to travel to any of the other Schengen countries. This doesn't include all of Europe, of course. Travelers may be required to carry an identity card, though, and would need one to board a plane.

The Schengen countries are not synonymous with the EU. Norway is not a member of the EU, but it is in the Schengen area. The UK is in the EU, but not in the Schengen area.

Some of the new EU members in eastern Europe have recently been added to the list. I think that technically they are not Schengen countries, but that they have the same border agreements.

Something I don't understand is that I was required to hand over a passport to take the overnight train from Milan to Paris. Maybe because the train passed through Switzerland, which is not a Schengen member, before arriving in France?

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8. Re: Sicily part of EU

Nice to have all this agreements, but just as easy to carry your passport to be sure.

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9. Re: Sicily part of EU

Hi Sophie8, an identity card is more than enough.

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10. Re: Sicily part of EU

Usually it is, but often times, if I am in the Dolomites or Lake Como and I want to cross to Switzerland, I need the pasport.

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