Yes, there are names “Italy” and “Sicily” on the globe but they have different prints – Italy is bold, Sicily is plain. In principle I may put only Sicily (this eliminates variant readings) or make it Italic to link it with the islands names on a big map.
According to the TELEATLAS Autostrada 18 ends where the dotted line starts. On many initial maps this spot is marked as under construction.
Also I used a base Vmap level 0 with generalization. With Sicily I had to use a Photoshop adjustment of the satellite photos to the coastline. I had no any georeference that is why I use Mercator as a map projection. One image fit perfect. I colored those images that fit to the coastline not so well and set the mask. If you take Blue marble Next Generation images your task is more simple because you can always georeference this satellite images.http://veimages.gsfc...7100/readme.pdf
Good idea however I think that a map for a magazine should not have very details. But may be ferry roads will make it more attractive.
You are right may be I reduce the line thickness