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Driving in Sicily: Help!

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My husband would rather not drive in Italy again and so I, usually the navigator, will be driving a standard shift car for 10 days or so for the first time in many years. In preparation I borrowed a friend's sporty little BMW and it all came back, including the exhilaration. Having said that, I'm still a bit worried about driving on hilly roads, narrow roads, unfamiliar roads, as described by some of you who have written trip reports.

Not too concerned about the Siracusa to Noto stretch (should I be?), but we plan to spend a few days seeing the other Baroque towns, Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Scicli and driving from there up to Piazza Armerina. Various trip reports have mentioned sheer drops, winding roads, etc. I'd like to avoid those if at all possible. I'm even thinking that if getting up to Ibla, for example, is nerve-wracking (for an uncertain driver) we could leave the car in lower Ragusa and take a taxi up.

So my question is, given my nervousness on steep winding roads, what should I avoid? Any workarounds you might suggest? I'm willing to go "the long way around" if it seems less nerve-wracking. And lastly, I should add that husband is not a good navigator, so both tasks will likely fall to me.

We'll be there in mid-May and reading all the information here is making me more enthusiastic than timorous, but still...

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