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Help with Sicily Itinerary- give up Piazza Armerina for Siracusa?

Old Mar 3rd, 2003, 03:19 AM
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Help with Sicily Itinerary- give up Piazza Armerina for Siracusa?

I will have 3 nights Palermo, 3 nights Sciacca (daytrips to Agigento & Selinunte). I then can do 1 night in Piazza Armerina to see the Villa del Casale, and then 3 nights Taormina, or 2 nights Siracusa, 2 nights Taormina. Any opinions? I feel like may be missing a lot by skipping Siracusa.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2003, 04:48 AM
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I wonder how many nights it takes in Sicily to avoid horrendous choices. I did not find 12 nights enough and you have a horrible choice there. The other side of the coin is that you will enjoy it either way. I have not seen Villa del Casale because there were no buses to it in winter and the archeological area in Siracusa is great. However if you are going to Selinunte, Agrigento and Taormina, I guess you should probably make it the Villa and cut out Siracusa on the grounds that the villa will be very different.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2003, 07:40 AM
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You can drive from Sciacca to Siracusa in one day and see the Villa at Casale/Piazza Armerina in 45 minutes.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2003, 03:22 PM
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So should I see the Villa on the way to Siracusa?
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Hello David,
I have family in Sicily and visit every few years. I would cut Palermo to 2 nights and stay in Taormina for 3 or even 4 nights. It is absolutly beautiful beyond belief!!! I would say that Agrigento is just as high on the list because the ruins are like nothing in the world - incredibly in tact.
You should also check on the status of Etna because it is very volatile at this point. ALthough it is certainly an attraction as well. Last month, my relatives were wearing masks from the dust, as well as carrying umbrellas. I don't know the current status so you might want to check. I hope this helps. Enjoy! Sicily is still undiscovered by many!!!
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Old Mar 4th, 2003, 07:47 AM
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