I am planning a roughly one-week trip to Sicily for the latter part of May.
Originally, I wanted to go to San Vito lo Capo for the beautiful beach and to soak up the atmosphere in a nice little town. However, it looks like it would impractical to go there because it is quite far from most of the places i want to visit. (Are there day trips from Palermo?)
Someone I know suggested Cefalu as an alternative destination, saying that it is also nice place with a nice beach. It is much closer to my other points of interest, which would shorten travel time greatly. Other postings make Cefalu sound like a nice place to visit, but could you compare and contrast it with San Vito lo Capo?
Incidentally, here are the constraints of my trip:
Thu 21: Fly into Palermo late in day.
Fri 22: Explore Palermo & Monreale.
Sat 23 to Wed 27: Want to visit S.Vito or Cefalu, Piazza Armerina, Villa Romana del Casale, Mt. Etna, Taormina.
Thu 28: Arrive at hotel near Palermo airport.
Fri 29: Early morning flight out of Palermo to continue vacation.
I am not driving, so I'll be relying on bus, train, and taxi to get around. Also, I don't speak Italian, but I'm trying to learn using Fluenz Italian.