Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 UK: "Ghost Trains!"
  2. 2 Trip suggestion
  3. 3 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz #139
  4. 4 great hotel and food in Lyon
  5. 5 Honeymoon on a Budget
  6. 6 Which airport for Bellagio?
  7. 7 Mont St. Michel in winter
  8. 8 Trip Report Dijon in December!
  9. 9 5 Day trip with wife & teens - Nice to Paris
  10. 10 After Beaune, need suggestions for the next 10 days
  11. 11 Swiss Trip Itineraryand Charges
  12. 12 Travel insurance for Dutch residents question
  13. 13 Scotland-Looking for itinerary advice for 9 day trip
  14. 14 Urgent- Pleaseee HELP - Spain, Italy or France for Xmass and New years
  15. 15 Destination from London by train, advice please
  16. 16 Bernese Oberland + Luzern 4 days
  17. 17 Summer Travel order
  18. 18 Overnight trip from Barcelona
  19. 19 Copenhagen to Stockholm
  20. 20 Swiss Travel Pass
  21. 21 Northern Italy with 2 kids itinerary help
  22. 22 Paris- 1 B.R. APT.
  23. 23 Another tipping question: concierges
  24. 24 Trip Report 24 hours in Zurich
  25. 25 One day on the Amalfi coast
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip to Sicily and Malta - leaving soon but still too many questions :-)

Jump to last reply

We are (2 couples) leaving for a 2 weeks trip to Sicily and Malta in a month. It took us a while to finalize our itinerary and make last minute changes, especially after the only car rental location in Pozzalo ( ferry to Malta) closed a few weeks ago.
Here our latest itinerary and questions. Will appreciate any comments/advice

Few general questions first – Have trouble finding any guided walking tours anywhere in Sicily. These tours are so common now in the rest of Europe so strange cannot find any here. Only private ones. Does anybody found any good guided tours in Palermo, Syracusa, Agrigento, Villa Romana, Modica, Ragusa, Noto, Malta? Good audio tours/phone apps? Or just plain good walking tours with the walking map. Books/websites have Palermo but could not find anything really good for other places.

Any restaurant suggestions, musical events with Italian music are very much appreciated.

June 6th – leaving NY
June 7th – arrive Catania and take a taxi to Taormina

June 8th – Taormina – plan to walk around the city and take a boat ride http://www.taorminaescursioni.it/public/escursioni.asp, may be go to a beach before boat ride . Any suggestion how is the best to organize a day and previous evening in Taormina? Did anybody go to concert in Teatro Greco? Looks pretty expensive. What is not to miss?

June 9th – Taxi to Catania, Flight to Malta. In Malta we are staying in Sliema for 4 nights. Spend a day in Valetta, Sliema, St. Julian
June 10th – Malta – Mdina-Rabat, then to Camino – Blue lagoon
June 11th – Malta – day in Gozo
June 12th – Malta - Dingli cliffs, Hagar Qim, Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk
Will ask my Malta questions in Malta forum 

June 13th – early morning flight back to Catania, rent a car and drive to Mt.Etna and then to Syracusa/Ortigia – overnight in Ortigia
Mt Etna – Planning to buy combine ticket that includes furnivia, jeep ride and a guided tour. Site does not have much info. How long is guided walk? Would we be able to walk ourselves after that before going down? What are the best places to visit? We would love to visit winery for a lunch after Mt. Etna before driving to Syracusa. Any suggestions?

June 14th - Syracusa/Ortigia , Noto– overnight in Ortigia.
We plan to walk around Ortygia previous day – afternoon/evening. This morning go to Archeological park and Museum. Then visit Noto and come back to Ortygia for another late afternoon/evening. Did anybody take a boat in Ortigia? Found this website offering 2 1 hour tours – 1 grotto with the swim and 1 around harbor. Would love to go to grotto and swim! Did anybody take this tour?

June 15th - Modica, Ragusa – overnight in Ragusa
How is the best to plan this day? How much time to walk around Ragusa Ibla? Modica? Should we go to Marina di Ragusa for a beach and seafood?

June 16th – Raguza – Piazza Armerina to visit Villa Romana – Agrigento – overnight in Agrigento
Is there possible to hire a guide outside of Villa Romana? How long does the visit take?
After arriving to Agrigento plan to relax a little bit on the beach - Scala dei Turchi. Is it really good and beautiful as in the pictures? We would like to see lighted Temples. They will not be opened yet in June but would we be able to see it while driving? Stopping for a view?

June 17th –visit Temples, drive to Marsala visit winery, drive to Erice – overnight in Erice
We booked private tours to visit temples in the morning. Then we plan to drive to Marsala and visit Florio winery. Is it worth a visit?

June 18th – Erice - Segesta-Montreale – Palermo – overnight in Palermo
What is the best walk around Erice? Still debating if we should stop at San Vito lo Capo or Scopello for a beach and move Montreale to the next day along with Cefalu?

June 19th – Cefalu – overnight Palermo
Is Cefalu walkable? What is the best beach? Can we walk from beach to Duomo/city center? Is it easy to find parking?

June 20-21st – Palermo
We booked private 3-4 hours walking tour. Then we are on our own. What is must to visit in Palermo? What are the best experiences?
June 22nd - fly back home

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement