Thank you Biondo and Vagabonda for responding to my earlier posts. The more I read, the more places to get to--two weeks are not enough! Now I'm wondering if we should spend 3N in Palermo or use our days to explore the West coast. We'd still like to spend 1N in San Vito lo Capo for its beach and reserves. Maybe another 2N in Trapani? The Egadi islands look pleasing (but we're planning 3N Lipari).
Maybe we can keep our car throughout the duration and stay 1N near Palermo and take the train/ bus to the city to check out the interesting markets. Which area would be a good base for parking and getting to Palermo by public transport?