in the planning stages of a trip to sicily for about 3w in late april/early may. we like a mix of seeing the attractions and just enjoying the local lifestyle. i like the beach for a walk or swim but I NEVER sunbake and so aren't looking for that type of thing, also we don't need wild nightlife or resort style locations.
arrive catania airport (via Rome, from Australia) catch bus to syracusa stay 4-5 nights in an apartment in ortygia (I know we could "see" it in a lot less but to get over jet lag, settle in, get into a "holiday" mood etc).
collect a hire car on departure from syracusa
2 nights ragusa (via noto and modica)
2 nights piazza armerina
2 nights somewhere between agrigento and sciacca
7 nights apartment old town marsala - to take a holiday from the holiday and have a base for the west - trapani, erice, egadi's mazara, seliunte etc)
2 nights castellammare del golfo or scopello (which?)
return hire car to palermo airport bus into palermo
palermo 4-5 days (inc day trip to cefalu) in apartment
bus to palermo airport and depart
how does this sound? Changes? specific recommendations?
mid range budget, prefer smaller accommodation types
thank you in advance