Hi, we have just decided to include a visit to Sicily next year. I will become a frequent visitor to this Forum, but would love some initial ideas. We are thinking of say, 10 days. Is this enough?
We like to:
rent smalll apartments (or stay in small, friendly hotels or pensions).
We will hire a car.
We are interested in: having coffee (or wine) and watching the word go by.
Eating at small, local-type places
Not be based in isolated places
History - modern and ancient
How people live in the places we visit.
We do not want to stay in big resort areas, and though we like looking at the sea, we do not want to build our trip around sitting on a beach.
So, my questions are:
10 days enough?
Are there 2 (or maybe 3) places that would be ideal for us to base ourselves in for, say 3 -4 nights, with day and/or half day trips OR
Is is best to circle the island, staying in more places?
Thanks in anticipation - I need to start somewhere in the planning, and this sort of framework would be invaluable.
I don't really have a "feel" for the size, distances etc, though have been to Italy several times.
Is it about the size of Crete? (been there and driven about)
Look forward very much to some help here in the early stages of the planning, thanks