I'm finally going to Sicily with my Roman husband and my 4-yr-old daughter. So psyched, but overwhelmed by the sheer number of places I want to visit/see.
I know I have to be realistic, and 7 days isn't that much time especially in a place like Sicily.
This will be a "side excursion" from Rome, where we will be visiting family. Currently thinking about flying into Canania from Rome, rent a car to get around, and fly back to Rome from Palermo at the other end. The question is, how do we divvy up the time?, how much can we see?, where do we stay?, etc., etc.
My interest is antiquity, my husband's is wining/dining, and no one knows what my daughter's will be two months from now.
So far, what I find appealing are: Taormina, Mount Etna, Syracuse, Villa Romana del Casale, and Agrigento. I don't think we can get to Selinunte on this trip. It's still too much, right? Is Palermo itself a must-see?
We can take another trip to Sicily in the future (we HAVE TO go to Rome every other year, any way), so we don't have to see everything on this trip. I like packed itineraries, but I don't want to rush around my family, either.
If anyone can weigh in on their favorites and suggest an itinerary/route (or two separate itieneraries -- one for now and another for the next time), I would really appreciate it. Any insights regarding anything would be of great help.
Thanks in advance!