Does anyone know how good is the wi-fi coverage in Taormina or Palermo? We're planning a trip to Sicily and I want to make sure I can work from there.

  • the main problem with italian sim cards is that they don't offer a flat rate but only a bunch of MB each day – Guido Preite Aug 6 '14 at 13:12
  • This can be helpful: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/24431/… Mobile providers offer the same prices all over the country. Mobile network coverage or quality can vary greatly between areas. I'm not aware of Sicily. – Alessandro Da Rugna Aug 7 '14 at 7:12
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    Removed your second half, as multiple questions should be separated, and it was also asking for recommended (See help center - these are not usually on topic) – Mark Mayo Oct 20 '14 at 3:31
  • @GuidoPreite: Are SIM cards related to Wi-Fi? Surely they're instead related to 3G/4G? – hippietrail Oct 20 '14 at 7:05
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    @hippietrail my comment was about the second part of the question that has been edited (you can check the edit history) – Guido Preite Oct 20 '14 at 10:02

I can talk about the wifi coverage there. What I've been doing recently to determine speed of connections is to use Instabridge (not my app) - a free app for Android, that does two very important things:

  • Shows where open wifi is (including password-protected ones which have been crowd-sourced - e.g. a kind soul has added his home wifi to the list). This is displayed on a map.

  • For most of the access points shown, a tested speed for the connection is displayed as well. This quickly shows you at a glance where the fast wifi connections are.

Skimming across the map myself, I can see at least one connection of 1Mbps in Palermo - not the quickest, I guess, but reasonable for some stuff. That'd give you some indication.

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