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1. Posted by MattyRex (Full Member 129 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Hi guys!

I’m off to visit Sicily next June. Does anyone have any tips on areas to stay and things to see. I’m there for a week and I’m hiring a car from Catania airport.

Cheers

Matt

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3693 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Suggestions:

Mt. Etna and the Catacombs are 2 that I recall.

Maybe a hotel in Catania not far from Elephant Square will do.

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With enough time, perhaps a visit to Syracusa. For travel out of the city research how much time it will take and decide if it is worth the effort.

Simple Google type search will give you some hints. Sample below:
https://www.visitsicily.info/en/10cosea/catania/

From this TP forum:
https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Sicily/

  • I lived in Sicily when I was a kid in the military a half century ago!

"Hiring a car."
I hope the parking has improved!

3. Posted by zzlangerhans (Travel Guru 366 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Sicily is one of my favorite places in Europe. Catania is actually a fantastic city although most travelers give it short shrift. Check out the morning markets and the area around the university. If you go to the west of the island do not miss Erice. I've written about Sicily fairly extensively in my travel blog.