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itinerary suggestions and comments please 10 days in Sept

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itinerary suggestions and comments please 10 days in Sept

Still working on what to see and do but do have itinerary outline. Welcome any particular places not to be missed. have spent many hours reading advice and trip reports. I do know we're missing Taormina and Etna. We particularly like architecture, history,,markets, wine and food..and time to just sit. We're not beach people. As we will have a driver I'm hoping/ expecting that he'll have some recommendations for places to stop and I know we're just doing a "drive by" in a way and missing big chunks of Sicily but this is what we have so far. Appreciate all the help from everyone on the forum. Especially find Trip reports useful as they give a sense of the time required for various places.

Day 1 Palermo arrive at hotel by about 2 pm. Hotel Porta Felice

Hoping to book Stanze al Genio museum for late afternoon.will simply do a short walk in the area as well. trying to book L'Ottava Nota for dinner

Day 2 Morning-1/2 day walking tour booked with Conchita Vecchio

Evening Opera, Barber of Seville..late supper after opera.. not sure.. do we need to prebook something or can we find a light supper near the Theatre?

Day 3 Morning pick up by driver from New Travel Services drive to Planeta Winery at Ulmo do tasting drive to Mandranova Olive Orchard.. 4 pm cooking class o/n Mandranova

Day 4 Visit Valley of the Temples.. have allowed full day for this hope to stop along the coast on drive back to Mandranova o/n Mandranova

Day 5 leave Mandranova visit Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone arrive 4-5 pm in Modica 3 nights here Palazzo Failla Hotel

Day 6 visit Ragusa and Modica

Day 7 country side in area hope to do wine tour at COS or tour/dinner at Gulfi still sorting

Day 8 Transfer to Siracusa stop in Nota along the way for visit.. end of driver services

afternoon in Oritiga stay at b&b la Via della Giudecca 3 nights

day 9 Siracusa archeological sights ..expect to get a guide.. for 1/2 day. Do we do this onsite or should we prearrange?

Day 10 Ortigia

Day 11 early transfer to Catania fly to Naples

thanks in advance for any recommendations ideas. Esepcially looking for restaurants in Modica and oritiga. Not Michelin but good local food.

Thank you to all.. getting excited about our trip as we leave soon!

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1. Re: itinerary suggestions and comments please 10 days in Sept

Hi traveller47,

Palermo is a late-night city, so you would find someplace for dinner at 22.00 after the opera, but perhaps consider Kursaal Kalhesa, open until 1.30.

http://www.kursaalkalhesa.it/

tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187890-…

Although a bit further afield from Agrigento in the opposite direction of Palma di Montechiaro, perhaps enjoy the Scala dei Turchi after your time at the Valley of the Temples. You would pass Realmonte between Planeta and Mandranova, but you wouldn't really have time to stop.

There's not much along the coast between Agrigento and Palma di Montechiaro, although there is the Castello Di Palma Di Montechiaro.

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Perhaps enjoy a seaside lunch in San Leone at Oceanomare.

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Prearrange your Siracusa guide - Consider Rosa Rizza (338/1033130) or Diana Mazza (335-6020727)

rosa_rizza@hotmail.com

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Enjoy authentic local cuisine in Modica at La Contea, Locanda del Colonnello, Trattoria La Rusticana, L'Oste Del Borgo, Taverna Nicastro, Hostaria della Musica....

Siracusa is blessed with many good ristoranti , trattorie and osterie – Sicilia in Tavola, Dioniso, Osteria La Gazza Ladra, PIANO B, Red Moon....

Ciao -

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2. Re: itinerary suggestions and comments please 10 days in Sept

Thank you so very much for all your help. I was hoping to visit the Scala dei Tuirchi and did realize we won't have time on the 20th...but we should certainly be able to do it after the Valley of the Temples.

Thank you for the Siracusa guide recommendations and all the restaurant suggestions! I wish we had time for more meals in Sicily!!!

I'm going to try and post every few days ( inspired by Journeyer although certainly not a poet like she is )

but it will help to keep a record of our travels.

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3. Re: itinerary suggestions and comments please 10 days in Sept

It's been my pleasure traveller47 and thank you in advance for your "live" trip report!

The suggestions are typically trattorie and osterie, but there are many outstanding restaurant options on Ortigia as well - Regina Lucia, Apollonion Osteria da Carlo (fixed menu), Algila Ristorante, Oinos Ristorante.....

Buona vacanza!

Vagabonda

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