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Thinking of Sicily for a week in April?

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Thinking of Sicily for a week in April?

I'm wondering if a week is long enough to go to Sicily? My husband is giving me a break from babysitting our granddaughter and I am looking for a semi relaxing vacation to see some sights in Sicily. I did a guided tour last year of back roads of Tuscany and loved it. I will be traveling with a friend. We are both in our early 60's. Our main interest is good food and wine and nice warm people. We are thinking of another escorted tour but reading here that so many go it alone makes us wonder if we could do that also? With only a week we don't want to waste too much time getting from place to place and see and experience as much as we can. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Thinking of Sicily for a week in April?

Ciao FloridaDonna,

Typically Sicily is a 2-week itinerary, but you can certainly enjoy Sicily in a week’s time.

Find suggestions on your other thread - tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k5977…

You could easily see Sicily on your own, or you might join and existing tour, or even customise your own tour.

http://www.sicily-concierge.com/contact.htm

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k3753…

But you might concentrate on Southeastern Sicily (Ragusa province), an area especially known for its wineries, cuisine, and cheeses.

Visiting wine and olive oil producers near Modica:

tripadvisor.com/…33170974

You might find these food-wine tours interesting as well!

sicilytraveltours.com/index.php/Sicily_Gourm…

sicilytraveltours.com/index.php/Sicily_wine_…

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2. Re: Thinking of Sicily for a week in April?

Thank you for taking the time to write. You are a wonderful writer and make it easy to look up the links, that alone will be a big help.

My friend has gone up North for Xmas and when she returns we will firm up our plans. I know that she has been to Sicily several time but not quite sure of the area that she has visited? I have a friend that is a world traveler and he told me that he loves Sardinia. I just want to get away from a four year old for a while too. lol I did a tour last year with Amber road tours and loved it to Tuscany. The problem is that the tour to Sicily is 10 days and my hubby is good but not that good to babysit for that length of time. lol I also think it's a little pricey too. I'm trying to be a little frugal for his sake. I am planning a summer get away but will take my granddaughter with me to Cape Cod for several weeks in Aug, so trying to be careful for April. Do you think April is a good month weather wise too? I have heat and humidity ( yes, here I am saying that and I live in Florida) Thanks, Fl Donna :>)

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3. Re: Thinking of Sicily for a week in April?

Grazie mille FloridaDonna!

Sicily is a good-value destination – It would be easy to design your own itinerary staying at reasonably priced, typical and charming accommodations, and enjoying the local cuisine and wines at trattorie and osterie.

April is a transitional weather month – The wildflowers are beautiful in April and May, but May is one of the best months to visit Sicily.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187886-s208/Sicily:I…

The weather has been changing, so there’s really no predicting, but you can check averages on this site – Hover over the icons to retrieve values.

weather2travel.com/climate-guides/…

It’s important to know if you plan to hire a car or use public transport prior to sorting your destinations.

Kind regards,

Vagabonda

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