I have 21 nights in Italy in September (first time to Italy) and I want to spend 8 nights in Sicily. I am a female traveling alone; don't speak Italian; plan to use public trasportation; on a low to medium budget; perhaps first seeing a few well known/recommended sites/places initially and then spending 4 days in one coastal town or island to just hang out and enjoy the beauty. Any itiniary suggestions? And your preference to either fly or boat to Sicily from Rome? Thanks.
I don't know very well Sicily, i'm from Puglia (always in south of Italy) and now i'm living in Rome.
I think that is better try a fly to Sicily... it's famous that to go in Sicily via Cars or Train from Rome is a terrible adventure!!!
Too long km... in too long traffic in too long time...
It's better use aereoplane.
I don't know how are boats transport... but if there are equal to boats transport to Sardegna (other isle of italy...) it's better too use Aeroplane...
I think that is better to you, find some other friends to this travel, or take some contact with someone of the place...
Or simply find on internet diary of travel of other people... so you can move perfectly... in a different reality.
Pay attetion to men that try to fooling you in shops when you buy something. It's simple that they try to sell you something to high price because they see that you are foreign.
you can take train from rome to sicily and check here time table:
You can go to Taormina that is really beautiful but crowded and after move to Milazzo and go by boat to Eolie Island ... take care of Panarea that is the most expensive better Lipari or Stromboli
You can see a little part of sicily but is the closer area and it' really beautiful
You can also go to neaples and you must find a boat for Palermo or Eolie island
it's only in italian but you can have an idea looking the map
Thanks for the tips!
I will check out the time tables and the islands mentioned.
A big part of the fun of a trip is in the planning.
Yesterday I made a reservation for my first 4 days at Giorgio's House in Palarmo as a home base to that side of the country.
Also any top sites not to be missed in Sicily?
I am not from italy, but there are alot of cool things to do in Palermo. The opera house in palermo is where they shot the famous scenes in the Godfather, where Al Pacino's daughter get shot. I know..kinda chessy, but cool...pretty none the less. Also in a town up the mountain in Palermo...there is this crypt with really old skeletons...there is even a little girl that is over 100 yrs old and still has hair and skin...interesting if you like to see stuff like that. I was only in Palermo for a couple of days, but I would definately head over to Mt. Etna...it is suppose to be beautiful. Anyway...hope this helps!