I know 5 days is too little for Sicily, but when we moved to Umbria for a year, we promised ourselves we'd get to Sicily, and this is the only time we've been able to do it with the children's school vacations. And I figure a taste of Sicily is better than nothing, right? So our family of 5 is arriving on May 10th.
We fly into Trapani, and given our short amount of time, we'd like to settle somewhere close so we dont' waste too much time in transit. I considered staying in Trapani, as I've read nice things about the center, but then I realized this is our only beach vacation this year, and ideally we'd settle in a spot with a great beach.
San Vito Lo Capo sounds amazing, but it sounds like it might be shut down since it's not tourist season? If we stayed in Trapani, we were going to head over to Favignana, but would that have the same problem?
Any ideas of a place we could go (we can rent a car), easy driving distance of Trapani that has lovely beaches, and a town that feels real, and not shut down because it's May (we're okay skipping points of historical interest in favor of lively town with great beaches)? We'd love to witness Sicily people and town life that we've heard so much about. If it's better for us to drive a distance to get what we're looking for, we're willing to do it, but would prefer staying within easy reach of Trapani.