Hello again all my sicilian friends,
It looks like I am traveling ahead of my husband by about 3 days. I thought that the hostel in Catania's city center might be a good idea. That way I can meet other young (ok maybe 30's isn't THAT young but young minded!) travelers. Maybe it'll give me someone to go exploring with or at least to learn a bit of other's culture. The hostel looked like it was on a direct bus line to the beach too. And, it offers private rooms.
Is the hostel a safe place..or would I be better off getting a hotel elsewhere?? I'm going to Giardini for my trip with my husband and friend.
ps. Vagabond if you have more advice...that you so very much..you have already been WONDERFULLY HELPFULL!