our family is very excited to be staying in Sicily in September. We were in Italy last year for almost three weeks and just loved it so much we are returning.
We are flying in from Sardinia to Catania and flying out of Palmero.
. We are a family of 4 ( 2'adults, 2 kids aged 9 and 10) and would probably be base ourselves in Ortigia and Palmero.
23/9 - arrive into Catania from Sardinia in the afternoon, private transfer to Ortigia
24/9 - Ortigia exploring day
25/9 - day trip to Ragusa hopefully using Handy Sicily if price is right
26/9 - Explore working Syracuse
27/9 - trip to Noto, using interbus? Or, do we hire a car just for the day. We would have driven in Sardinia but maybe Syracuse will be too hectic? IF we want to hire the car just to drive to Noto do you think it's worth it? , and can we avoid busy streets, are there restricted zones?
28/9 - Handy Sicily one day tour and transfer to Palmero via Agrigento where we would stop and view Valley OF temple. Would our luggage be safe in Handy Sicily car? Stay in Palmero
29/9 - Palmero exploring
30/9 - Trapani/ Erice via cable car. What is the best way to get to the cable car? Do you suggest public transport or private transfer
1/10 - Fly out first thing to Pisa
We like to get a feel for a place and the kids don't like moving too frequently, hence the two bases. We would have just come from Sardinia hence there is no real beach destinations on our Sicilian wish list.
We love history, food and culture but are mindful that we won't get to experience everything in our short stay. We are from Australia and it's unfortunate we have to limit our time in Italy to one month.
We would very much appreciate your help with feedback on itinerary. Thanks