I'm thinking of returning to Sicily for a short 10-day trip, western Sicily this time. I've read a few of the past threads and you suggested Masala as a base for someone using public transportation.
I've read about Erice, and I know I'd love the place. Since it's on a hilltop, so it's not the most convenient as a base, that's why you suggested Masala over Erice. Can't find any info on Masala in guidebooks.
My personal preferences - love Ortigia, Modica, Ragusa Ibla. Palermo, Catania, Siracusa, Roma, Milano - not so.
Do you think I'd like Masala?
If so, I'd like to spend two nights in Erice, 3 or 4 nights in Masala, and a few nights on one of the Egadi islands, or perhaps Pantelleria. For some reason, Pantelleria sounds more exotic. Havne't done much research yet. Just thought about Sicily last night. This will be be early Sept 2013.