Sicily Experts: Eastern Sicily? Where?

Old May 1st, 2007, 02:47 AM
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Sicily Experts: Eastern Sicily? Where?

I will be at my aunt's home in Calabria the 1st week in July. For 2-3 nights I would like to jump over to Sicily, we will have a rental car. I spent 10 nights in Sicily in 2003 and stayed in Palermo, Sciacca, Siracusa and Taormina. I will have a significant other with me who has only seen Rome. I love gorgeous beaches. My thoughts are either Cefalu or Lipari, or if we want less of a beach mini-vacation Modica or Ragusa- any thoughts? Hotel ideas?
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Old May 1st, 2007, 02:51 AM
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I realize that Lipari is another island and we would have to take a ferry from Milazzo....
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I didn't much care for Cefalu and left early, so if those are your 2 choices I'd say Lipari. Personally, though, given only 2-3 nights, I'd go back to Taormina - I've spent some time there on each of my 3 trips to Sicily and will do so again.
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Uh oh, Cefalu or Lipari, Cefalu or Lipari - I'm thinking. Both are beautiful. ok with 2 or 3 nights I would pick Lipari because there is so much more to do and you could hop over to the wonderful little island of Vulcano (10 min hydrofoil).
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What about Modica? The only thing about that is that beaches would be a drive away.... I have always been curious about that corner of Sicily.
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we just stayed at casa talia in modica. loved the b&b but modica was not our favorite baroque town -- Noto and Scicli were. also went to Duomo in ragusa for dinner. you get quite a bit of wine if you order a wine flight, and we shared ONE. you could stay in ragusa also at locanda serfina or there is a brand new 4 star whose name escapes me. baroque towns were very interested and liked them better than siracusa.

beaches at cefalu, imo I would not call beautiful. but the water was very clear and many restaurants along the avenue next to the beach -- typical beach town with moutainous backdrop. we enjoyed a day trip up into the mountains from there and then hopped on the A19 and arrived in Palermo late.
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