Jul 16th, 2005, 03:59 PM
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my name is chris and my wife and I are planning our first trip to europe. we are planning on going to sicily the first two weeks of october. we will be in sicilt for nine days and would appreciate any suggestions as to what and where we should go.
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Jul 16th, 2005, 04:08 PM
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My mother and I spent the same amount of time there 2 years ago. It was a fantastic trip.
What sort of things interest you?
I really enjoyed Palermo. It's a big, crowded city, but the markets are amazing-so lively!
Also, Sicily has some of the best Greek ruins in the world, some of which you can still walk through. Don't miss Agrigento and Segesta.
Also, there's no shortage of great food and wine there.
If you want to get some ideas from my travelogue, go to my website: and look for the Sicily 2003 trip. That trip focuses on the center and the west coast. I have another trip in 1999 that was mostly the east coast (see the RTW trip on my website.
Have fun!
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Jul 16th, 2005, 04:12 PM
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Sicily is full of wild geraniums that grow everywhere!
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Jul 16th, 2005, 05:05 PM
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Feel free to read my trip report. Just put "Betty's Consolidated Sicily Trip Report" in the search box, and it should come up.

I took my trip in May 2004.
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Jul 16th, 2005, 07:34 PM
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WE were in Sicily in October, 2003 and enjoyed it very much. Here's the URL of my web page describing the trip. Maybe it can help you...
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Monreale has awesome cathedral. Enjoy your trip!
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My daughter and I went to the eastern side of Sicily this past March to check out a school that she is going to do an exchange with next spring. We loved it!!! We flew to Rome and then took another flight to Catania(what a fabulous view out of the plane going by Mt. Etna). We spent most of the time down near Sircusa (actually Ortigia where she will study). The food,scenery and people were wonderful. The one thing that I am interested in is why Sicily for your first trip to Europe? The reason that I ask is that because "in my opinion" Sicily is a different kind of Europe traveling (ie, not the usual public transportation, harder language barriers, not having one city that you could use as a base,etc.) Just curious?
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Jul 17th, 2005, 11:41 AM
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Here are some shots of Sicily to pique your interest:
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Jul 18th, 2005, 01:22 PM
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Someone just did a trip report and mentioned Villa Casale (spelling? sorry but I can't find the thread)-friend of mine said it's spectacular. We couldn't work it in our visit and think you need to drive? Hope you will do a report. It's a wonderful place to visit.
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Jul 18th, 2005, 01:28 PM
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Chris, it's under Sicily Journal.

"Roman Villa of Casale near Piazza Amerinas"
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Jul 18th, 2005, 02:41 PM
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I have a brief report here on Fodor's from my trip to Sicily in May 2005. Click on my screen name and you'll find "Trip Report: Northwestern and Central Sicily."

I particularly enjoyed the interior of the island, the city of Marsala, and a day trip to Favignana.

More details and pictures can be found on my blog:
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