I want a room for Thursday & Friday nights at the end of April. I want to sightsee, not interested in beaches/leisure time. I scanned the forum and tried to book at Sea Palace, Villa Margherita and Villa Gaia, but they all are booked up for the weekend. I was able to get a double room for €85/night (pushing my budget by about 20%). I have plenty of time to cancel, if need be. I'll be arriving by train from Palermo and returning there by train.
Any tips for one day's sightseeing would also be appreciated.