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Jan 28th, 2016, 07:01 PM
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Sounds good!

As anywhere, some B&Bs in Sicily are great; others, not so much. I stand by the recommendation already offered for a B&B in Ortygia.
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Jan 28th, 2016, 11:35 PM
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Sounds good!

Taormina: there is a public parking lot around the corner of hotel Villa Fiorita on Via Pirandello. There must be others in the city but we used this one because we stayed at Villa Fiorita. But as others have said, you won't need a car in Taormina, nor in Siracusa/Ortigia.

There are indeed excellent B&B's in Sicily. I may ask my sister (who lives in Cefalù half of the year) if she knows any good ones in Trapani, Ortigia and Palermo.
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Jan 29th, 2016, 04:29 AM
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B&B suggestions:

Agrigento: Le Terrazze di Montelusa, in the old centro of Agrigento, run by Francesco

Siracusa/Ortigia: L'Approdo delle Sirene

We enjoyed both of these. The owners were so helpful and breakfasts & morning coffee were perfect.
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Jan 29th, 2016, 05:21 AM
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The B&Bs we found were more like inns than the traditional B&B run by a little old lady in England, but that's how a lot of B&Bs are these days everywhere. Folks running the places aren't around 24/7 usually. Places to stay that we loved and were all moderately priced in the off-season:

BB22 in Palermo, a B&B in an old palazzo. Pros: location, style, great people to help you with everything. Con: no elevator and your room could be on the third floor.

Casa Talia in Modica. Cluster of little stone houses on the city hillside. Walk to everything location, great views. Magical place.

Approdo Della Sirene in Syracuse. Great location in old palazzo on working harbor in Ortygia, helpful folks, get any kind of water view.

Agriturismo:

Azienda Agricola Mandranova (book thru booking.com). An olive farm near Agrigento that makes its own olive oil. We absolutely loved the cooking class we took here with owner Sylvia; her husband Guiseppe gave us the olive mill tour.

More info in my trip report (I'm on Day 12!)

We did not do this, but around Etna quite a few wineries have lodging. Etna wines are great.
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Jan 29th, 2016, 10:03 AM
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All of the lodging suggestions look wonderful! Thank you for the great recommendations, it will be hard to choose, I think. (I've already verified that most are still available for our dates).

Here's a good omen for the trip. I was working on Sunday's NYTimes crossword puzzle earlier, and one of the answers is "MountEtna"!

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Jun 10th, 2016, 06:48 AM
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bookmarking-Thanks for the great information.
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