My wife and I are in the beginning stages of planning a trip to Sicily in the spring or fall of 2006. Let me give you a little background before I go any further:
I used to live in Sicily for 2 years from Nov 1983 to Oct 1985 when I was in the Navy but I am sure some things have changed by now. My current wife has never been there before so it will all be new to her.
My question is whether to do this trip as an independent trip or take a tour such as Trafalgar or Globus? Even though I lived there for 2years I didn't learn much about the Island as I was basically working all the time. Yes, I did get to Agrigento and Siracuse and Taormina but didn't learn much about the history,etc. I did however fall in love with Mt. Etna and have always wanted to go back and take a tour to near the top.
Is there anyone out there that has done both the tour and independent way? Any ideas about this subject would be appreciated.