My partner and i are thinking of going to sicily this summer on holiday, we are thinking of catania or taomina. however, there are a cuple of things we need to know
1) is it possible to stay (and see lots of things) in either of these places without renting a car? we are both in our early 20's and get stung by car rental companies!!
2) are these places close enough to beaches, and are the beaches pebbly or sandy?
basically we love barcelona but have been there 3 times, so we are looking for something similar- an suggestions?