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Sicily for six days

I have formulated a potential plan that will begin on May 20. Any comments / critiques are welcome, especially any slippery slopes or errors that may not be evident to me. Advice on doing anything specific in the cites noted will also be welcome.

1. Day 1 - Friday, May 20th
• Arrival from Rome at Catania Fontanarossa
o Maxine at 10:30am (if flight is on time)
o David at 2:20pm (if flight is on time)
o Still to be determined - transport to B&B in Sant'alfio for each person
* (Likely) Car hire at airport by David (drive is about 50 minutes); have read many horror stories about rip offs on car rentals; car will have to be returned during closed hours. Please see Day 7 below. Need advice on most reliable (currently reserved with Hertz).
• (possibility) Cooking Lessons with Paoletta for the afternoon and then our dinner.

2. Day 2 - Saturday, May 21st
• Drive around Etnea National Park (northern direction to start), with stops in Randozza and Bronte (pistachio discovery possible/likely)
• Continue drive to tour and visit Ragusa for afternoon and evening

3. Day 3 - Sunday, May 22nd
• Hike and Trek to Mount Etnea
o Decision still to be made to do this with or without a guide

4. Day 4 - Monday, May 23rd
• Massage at B&B in the morning
o Style and timing still to be determined
• Visit to Gambino Vini for winery tour and wine tasting at 11:00am and lunch
• Drive to Toarmina to tour and visit for afternoon and evening

5. Day 5 - Tuesday, May 24th
• Agrigento Visit – all day event
o To determine if it is better to drive on our own versus taking a tour that leaves from Taormina.

6. Day 6 - Wednesday, May 25th
• Drive to Siracusa – all day event
o Side visit to Noto for about two hours
o Still to determine - would it be better to have accommodations close to the airport for an arrival at 6am to the airport the next morning.

7. Day 7 - Thursday, May 26th
• Return hired car at 6:00am
o Will there be a problem to return the car at off-hours?
• Flights to return (via Rome) at 7:10am

This a draft and can / will be modified (removed or added) with any and all ideas.

 Other potential ideas that could be considered:
o Drive and visit to the northern coast and Cefalù
o Aeolian Islands
o Palermo and the western area of Sicily

Thanking all in advance for commentary and advice.

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