Even though I haven’t posted a question yet (I’ve been reading current/past posts and doing searches for specific information), I wanted to thank Vagabonda for her wealth of information. I am unexpectedly going to Sicily in April (originally I was leaving in March for Tunisia but the tour company I was going with has let me rebook another trip so I’m going to Sicily instead). Sicily was one of my future trips (probably with a friend I usually travel with and we would have done the trip independently) but now I’m going with a tour group and although I’ll be seeing most of what I want to see, I’m going to consider this trip a reconnaissance mission for another future trip to Sicily.
Anyway, my question is how walkable is Palermo? Would you compare it in size to Florence? We’re in Palermo for 4 nights (day trips to Monreale, Erice and Cefalu) and I do have a day on my own in Palermo (the tour includes a ½ day tour that first day). I’m trying to set up an itinerary for that free day and have on my list: the Archeological Museum, Duomo, Capella Palatina, one of the Oratorios (I’m not sure which one) and walking through the Kalsa area. Too ambitious for one day?
Thanks for any advice. I usually don’t have just 10 weeks to research a trip but I’m very excited to be going to Sicily!