Thank you to Vagabonda and others for help in planning my upcoming trip to Sicily. The itinerary is set and the accommodation is booked. Most of the time we are taking our time to soak up the way of life, with a few shorter stays in between. I now have some specific queries to finalise things.
1 We fly into Catania with blu express on 17/4 at 17:15 are we likely to be able to catch the bus to Syracuse at 17:40 ? I do not want to wait for the 18:40 bus as we will have been travelling straight through long haul from Australia and will be a bit wrecked. Do we buy tickets on the bus ? In the airport? Easy to find? ( tickets and bus) ? Would I be better to book a private transfer in advance? Could I wait and see if we make the earlier bus, then get a taxi on the spot if we missed it? On the meter? Set fee in advance? How much?
We are staying on the lungomare towards the fort end of Ortygia in an apartment - if we get a taxi/ private transfer can they drive us all the way in? If we did get the bus to Syracuse from the airport how do we best get to our accommodation ? Shuttle bus + walk? We will have packs so are happy to walk a bit. Taxi? Is it easy to find the shuttle bus from where the airport bus drops us?
2 Any specific Syracuse recommendations? We are there 5 nights
3 when we leave Syracuse on Monday by hire car we will go to Ragusa via Noto and Modica we have got pac safe mesh so we can lock non valuable luggage out of sight in the boot ( trunk ) is Antica Dolceria Bonajuto open on Monday - what time do they close for lunch?
Stay 2 nights Ragusa ibla any specific recs?
Stay 1 night piazza Armina at villa clementine
Stay 4 nights in beach front house about 10 Kms south east of Sciacca
Any special recs?
Drive on motorway to modonie overnight - petralia soprana
Drive to Cefalu , return hire car, spend 2 nights old town apartment
Train to Palermo
4 we are staying in an apartment on via beati paoli. What is the best way to get here from the train station? Bus + walk? Which bus? + tickets? Taxi? How much? Meter or fixed?
We stay in Palermo 5 nights - any recs?
We leave flying Ryanair from trapani to Cagliari
5 Can you give the details of the bus transfer from Palermo to trapani airport + best stop in Palermo ? Our flight is at 19:45 what time do we need to go? Is there anywhere to eat at the trapani airport?
Any general recs?