We are fit 70 year olds. We will be in Paris for the tennis next May and will have a week in Malta enroute and are considering a week in Sicily also. We are well travelled but have not visited either Island. I have friends from Malta and therefore am aware of the area, but Sicily is a bit of a concern. Some forums depict it as a problem, particularly for elderly visitors. We love history and usually enjoy walking and exploring. Can anyone provide a truthful opinion on travel in Sicily (based in Palermo) or should we forget this idea?