Hi all (especially Vagabonda if you're still active!),
Myself and my girlfriend are planning a trip to Sicily in mid April (Sat 12th - Sun 20th) flying to and from Palermo airport. We plan to stay in the west as we fly into Palermo and had planned to get a lot done, visiting Zingaro Nature Reserve, San Vito La Copa, Erice, Trapani, Egadi Islands, Marsla, Segasta, Celafu and Palermo itself.
This is all well and good but looking in to car hire it seems that it is incredibly expensive if you go with one of the main companies - and from reading previous forum posts I understand that this is important due to the bad reputation of companies like Sicily by Car/Auto Europa / Thrift / Sixt etc. I have looked on the interbus website to see what buses are like but it seems that it has no information for these dates - is this because they don't run during Easter?
Any help, recommendations or advice would be most welcome. Hiring a car seems like the best plan but once you add in all the zero excess etc that I have read is needed it ends up costing more than the flights out there.