"Sicily is an island owned and under italian control. its like the isle of white is owned by GB"
"Sicly is a province of Italy and has been for over a century. It has an intersting history that you can check out in the below webpage."
"Hi! Sicily is an island, South of Italy, but at the same time it belongs to Italy. (The case of Sicily is similar to the Canary Islands, for instance, they are located west of Africa, but are still part of Spain, eventhough they are located nowhere near Spain).
Hope this helps."
"Sicily is an island that belongs to a country named Italy!"
Hi y´all ! :
"Politically, Sicily is an integral part of Italy. Geographically, it is separate from the mainland because it is an island. Between the Italian mainland and Sicily there is a narrow sea strait. This strait is so narrow that there are plans to build a bridge across it."
"Sicily is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 km² and 5 million inhabitants.
Basically, Sicily is a region of Italy but they have a self governing community. They function independantly and has its own rules etc, although its under Italy......So, basically, ur right.... It is NOT a separate country but an AUTONOMOUS REGION of Italy, and that means they take care of themselves!! :)
Good Luck proving the girl u knw wrong!! lol....."
"I think crazy_icy_shimmer is exactly right.
Similarly, people from Sardinia, another large island, will say they are Sardinians as well as Italians"
Carlos P :
"Sicilia is a part of Italy, much as Corsica is a part of France, and Cyprus is a part of both Turkey and Greece. Get it!!?"
rosie recipe :
"Sicily is a part of Italy"
"Hi, I was born and raised in Sicily, Italy. Sicily is one of the 20 regions of Italy. It's the largest island in the Mediterrenean and is located just 2 miles off the Italian peninsula.
Sicilians are as much Italians as anybody else in Italy. Some Americans of Italian (Sicilian) ancestry may tell you otherwise, but this is because they have ties to Italy that go back to the late 1800's. At that time, Italy was a very young country, so there were still strong regional feelings (people tended to identify with their regions more than with the newly formed country). So while these feelings may still be present today among Americans of Sicilian ancestry, they are utterly out of sync with today's Italian reality. Quick fact: the unification of Italy took place 145 years ago when Garibaldi landed in Marsala, Sicily ;-)
Someone mentioned that Sicily is an autonomous region of Italy. This is true, in fact, Sicily and 4 additional Italian regions (Sardegna, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Valle d'Aosta) enjoy limited conditions of autonomy, which are recognized by the Italian Consitution. These provisions are very limited. From experience, I can tell you that any State in the US enjoys far more autonomy from Washington than Sicily or any other region from Rome.
Sicilians are very proud of their island and passionate about their traditions. But this is not a prerogative of Sicilians as any Italian is proud of his/her own native region. In the end, in fact, we are all Italians, and this is what makes Italy the special country that everybody knows and appreciates.
I hope that my answer has shed some light on the subject and that it will be helpful to you as well as others. Thanks."