My wife and I are booked into Residence Marsa Sicla for the week of October 18 -- flying into Catania and, most likely, flying out of Palermo (neither is booked yet). We know it's a bit remote but expect to take day trips to Syracuse and surrounding areas. We will also be spending a second week in Sicily, which is why we're thinking of flying out of Palermo. We will be renting a car if there is no other way to get around easily. Our interests are history, culture, food, wine and beaches.
Are Agrigento, Taormina, Etna and other places on the east coast too far for a day trip from Sampieri?
Where should we spend the second week? It's okay to spend a few nights in different places. We enjoy walking to restaurants and sights instead of driving.
Also, please give any B&B or hotel advice for along the way. While money is always an object, a splurge or two are okay.
Sorry for the long post...Edited: 22 July 2014, 21:37