I am going on holidays with my family from 24th June - 11th July 2013. (We have booked flights but no accommodation yet) We are flying into Palermo and had initially planned on going to Lipari for the 2 and a half weeks.
However, ferries are quite expensive and also lengthy, so I am wondering if there is somewhere on mainland Sicily which would be nice to stay (preferably not TOO far from Palermo, but we can be mobile if necessary!). We are basically looking for some sandy beaches, nice restaurants and a bit of life and Italian culture - we don't want to be in the middle of a city/town but don't want to be somewhere totally remote either!
Has anyone any suggestions as to where would be a good area to stay? I've seen a few posts about San Vito Lo Capo being nice - any opinions, or alternatives?!
Thanks in advance everyone! :)