I've been planning this trip for months and would appreciate the input of the wonderful Sicily experts here. Female traveling solo, combo of public trans and rental car. In and out of Palermo from the western US.
4/20 Arrive Palermo 6:30 pm, private driver to Scopello, 60E.
4/20, 4/21 - Hotel Torre Bennistra, Scopello. Hike a bit in Zingaro. Swim if warm enough, I know it's early season.
4/22, 23, 24 - Erice - Pietre Antiche. Erice, Segesta, perhaps Moize/Marsala. Pick up rental car in Trapani, last day.
4/25 Agrigento - Camera con Vista B&B. Visit Selinute and Eraclea Minoa enroute to Agrigento.
4/26 - Valli dei Templi and museum. Drive on to Piazza Amerina area agritourismo -TBD.
4/27 - Early visit to Villa Casale, retrieve luggage, on to Caltagirone for lunch and ceramics. Scicli - Hotel Novecento, 4/27, 28, 29. Visit Scicli, Modica
4/30, 5/1 - Ortygia - Sea View B&B. Visit Vendicari preserve and perhaps Noto enroute. Return car in Siracusa. Train to...
5/2 Taormina - Hotel Taodomus. Theater, stroll, Giardino Naxos. No interest in Etna. View is enough.
5/3 Lipari, apt. rental 5 nts. Train/bus/ferry. Relax, visit Salina, Lipari, night boat tour Stomboli.
5/8, 9, 10, 11 Palermo - Hotel Ambasciatori. City sites, Monreale.
5/12 fly home
Debating whether to spend 3 nights in Scicli or Ortygia. Ortygia sounds much more appealing to me for an extra night. Opinions?
Will Scopello be very quiet this early? Any good restaurant recommendations here? No response from Pensione Tranchina so assuming they are booked and no dinner for me here.
Presently booked at a B&B in Caltagirone for 1 nt. Deciding whether to stay in town or in countryside. Leaning toward a nt in the countryside at this point in the trip. Agritourismo recommendations?
Best way to get from Taormina to Lipari? All bus, or combo train/bus to Milazzo?
Have not been able to find bus schedules for Lipari local trans. Does anyone know the website?Vacation apt is at the Quattroocchi stop.
Palermo, considering a bus tour to Monreale and Segesta if I don't get to Segesta during Erice stay. Has anyone done one of these? Might be easier than public bus?
Thanks in advance for recommendations and input!
I know I am moving around a lot, much more than I would like. However, traveling light and solo so it's not a big deal for me. I would rather move than backtrack daily.