Like the rest of Italy, Sicily currency is the Euro. It’s straight-forward to change money when you arrive here, but you may find you’ll pay eye-wateringly high rates of commission, especially if you change your money at the airport. Many prefer to exchange some of their money before they leave, so they are ready to enjoy the excitement of Sicily from the get-go. It’s handy to have the cash for taxis or tips when you arrive, as well as that first delicious arancini or glass of Donnafugata Brut.
If you like to use a mix of cash and card while you’re away, you’ll find ATMs are in most holiday resorts and towns. Major cards are accepted in tourist restaurants and shops, but cash is often preferred. If you plan to use your regular bank card, do let your bank know you’re travelling, so they don’t flag up any transactions as suspicious. Be sure to ask them about fees for transactions abroad, too.