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Location: Acireale, Castelmola and Taormina

Day 1 - 15 Mar 2022

Acireale

Acireale, Castelmola and Taormina, Acireale
Acireale, Castelmola and Taormina, Acireale
Acireale, Castelmola and Taormina, Acireale
Acireale, Castelmola and Taormina, Acireale

Content: To begin our journey, we decided to make a stop in the town of Acireale. The cathedral there has beautiful details, and the Piazza Duomo is also cute. However as it seems there wasn’t much more to do, we decided not to spend much more time there.

Location: Castelmola

Day 1 - 15 Mar 2022

Castelmola

Castelmola, Castelmola
Castelmola, Castelmola
Castelmola, Castelmola

Content: Castelmola was our next stop, very quick to visit but this town is very charming and must be in your itinerary if you have the chance to have a nice weather as there is a beautiful panorama to look at there. It was however too quiet on March, as most stores were closed.

Location: Taormina

Day 1 - 15 Mar 2022

Taormina Centro

Taormina, Taormina Centro
Taormina, Taormina Centro
Taormina, Taormina Centro
Taormina, Taormina Centro
Taormina, Taormina Centro

Content: We head then to the center of Taormina and we loved there as it very charming.

Bam Bar

Taormina, Bam Bar

Content: Do not hesitate to taste the granite in the Bam Bar café as they are extremely tasteful !

Villa Comunale di Taormina

Taormina, Villa Comunale di Taormina
Taormina, Villa Comunale di Taormina

Content: This garden has a nice atmosphere and is perfect for a little break !

Théâtre de Taormine

Taormina, Théâtre de Taormine

Content: Definitely recommend the place for the view (but if you’re looking for detailed information or visits you won’t find it there)

Location: Unknown

Day 1 - 15 Mar 2022

Île Belle

Unknown, Île Belle

Content: To finish the day, we enjoyed the view of Isola Bella, you can also go down if you have a time !

Location: Etna and Catania

Day 2 - 16 Mar 2022

North Etna - Linguaglossa

Etna and Catania , North Etna - Linguaglossa
Etna and Catania , North Etna - Linguaglossa
Etna and Catania , North Etna - Linguaglossa
Etna and Catania , North Etna - Linguaglossa
Etna and Catania , North Etna - Linguaglossa

Content: One of the best highlights of our trip was this 3 hours trek in Etna Nord. We were alone with our guide (who was patient and passionate), totally recommend it ! The landscapes were amazing !

Location: Catane

Day 2 - 16 Mar 2022

Catane

Catane, Catane
Catane, Catane
Catane, Catane

Content: In Catania, I’ve loved to discover the Piazza Universita, the Via Etna street and the nice park of Villa Bellini

Location: Catania

Day 2 - 16 Mar 2022

Pasticceria Savia

Catania, Pasticceria Savia
Catania, Pasticceria Savia

Content: If you want to try some local pastries, I will recommend the pasticceria Sacia. However in my opinion nothing can be better than in France in terms of pastries ..

Le Quinte - pizza gourmet

Catania, Le Quinte - pizza gourmet

Content: A good pizza well deserved !

Location: Syracuse, Noto and Modica

Day 3 - 17 Mar 2022

Syracuse

Syracuse, Noto and Modica, Syracuse
Syracuse, Noto and Modica, Syracuse
Syracuse, Noto and Modica, Syracuse
Syracuse, Noto and Modica, Syracuse

Content: In Syracuse, I’d advise to walk from the city center to the Maniace castle, you will then see beautiful places and streets

Location: Noto

Day 3 - 17 Mar 2022

Noto

Noto, Noto
Noto, Noto
Noto, Noto

Content: Noto was a really nice stop to enjoy the architecture and take some pictures !

Location: Modica

Day 3 - 17 Mar 2022

Modica

Modica, Modica
Modica, Modica

Content: In Modica, we loved the walk from the city center to a panorama view (Belvedere di San Benedetto) it was very typical and calm !

Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

Modica, Antica Dolceria Bonajuto
Modica, Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

Content: If you come in Modica, you don’t have the choice but to discover the most ancient chocolate factory ! We tried a hot chocolate there but mostly we bought some chocolate : it was unique and delicious !

Location: Ragusa

Day 3 - 17 Mar 2022

Niria

Ragusa, Niria

Content: Our room was here very spacious and great. We were upgraded as we were the only customers (in March)

Location: Raguse, Agrigente, Scala dei Turchi

Day 4 - 18 Mar 2022

Raguse

Raguse, Agrigente, Scala dei Turchi, Raguse
Raguse, Agrigente, Scala dei Turchi, Raguse
Raguse, Agrigente, Scala dei Turchi, Raguse

Content: Raguse was definitely a sightseeing in Sicily : you can easily plan 2-3 hours in this beautiful city

Location: Ragusa

Day 4 - 18 Mar 2022

Caffè Italia

Ragusa, Caffè Italia

Content: Here was a best little breakfast, a cappuccino and a croissant with chocolate : simple but efficient

Location: Agrigente

Day 4 - 18 Mar 2022

Vallée des Temples

Agrigente, Vallée des Temples
Agrigente, Vallée des Temples
Agrigente, Vallée des Temples
Agrigente, Vallée des Temples

Content: The Valley of Templi was definitely a nice visit you can find there the Temple of Concordia which is one of the best preserved Greek temples !

Scala dei Turchi

Agrigente, Scala dei Turchi
Agrigente, Scala dei Turchi

Content: We loved to end our day in this beautiful place ! These white cliffs are just incredible to see. It’s the place to be for the sunset

Location: Trapani

Day 4 - 18 Mar 2022

CasaTrapani B & B and Apartments

Trapani, CasaTrapani B & B and Apartments

Content: We had a nice stay in this hotel / apartment. We had a spacious room with a kitchen

Location: Trapani and Erice

Day 5 - 19 Mar 2022

Trapani

Trapani and Erice, Trapani
Trapani and Erice, Trapani

Content: In Trapani, we did not have the best weather (but no rain) but we also did not have the crush for this city.

Location: Libero consorzio comunale di Trapani

Day 5 - 19 Mar 2022

Villa Regina Margherita

Libero consorzio comunale di Trapani, Villa Regina Margherita
Libero consorzio comunale di Trapani, Villa Regina Margherita

Content: This park was really nice to discover , if you plan a picnic it will be the best spot

Location: Trapani

Day 5 - 19 Mar 2022

Classique Bistrò

Trapani, Classique Bistrò
Trapani, Classique Bistrò

Content: We had a nice lunch break in this bistro, well situated. I’ve eaten mashed potatoes while my partner ate pulp. Even if the plate seem quite small, it was definitely enough with a dessert.

Location: Erice

Day 5 - 19 Mar 2022

Erice

Erice, Erice
Erice, Erice
Erice, Erice
Erice, Erice

Content: This village is places in the heights was an incredible discovery. From a nice landscape to a walk in the little streets and finally to the view of the castles.

Location: Castelluzzo

Day 5 - 19 Mar 2022

V78 Pub & Grill

Castelluzzo, V78 Pub & Grill

Content: A excellent restaurant to taste the different Sicilian cheese and charcuterie

Trigrana Vacanze Hotel

Castelluzzo, Trigrana Vacanze Hotel

Content: Here, we booked a hotel room but we finally had a whole house (big kitchen, 2 rooms and a bathroom). We also had a real breakfast (buffet). The price/quality was great.

Location: Zingaro

Day 6 - 20 Mar 2022

Réserve naturelle du Zingaro

Zingaro, Réserve naturelle du Zingaro
Zingaro, Réserve naturelle du Zingaro
Zingaro, Réserve naturelle du Zingaro
Zingaro, Réserve naturelle du Zingaro
Zingaro, Réserve naturelle du Zingaro

Content: If you plan to do a trek in the Zingaro reserve, I will recommend to enjoy this time and plan to stay there the whole day ! You definitely will need some breaks or some time just to sit down to enjoy the landscape during these 14 km !

Location: Palermo

Day 6 - 20 Mar 2022

BB45 - Holiday House Palermo

Palermo, BB45 - Holiday House Palermo

Content: Our hotel was well situated in Palerme. We had a nice room with kitchen. However, the apartment and the neighbourhood was very noisy. Parking our car in Palerme was also a disaster (you can find where to park at the end of this guide)

Location: Palerme

Day 7 - 21 Mar 2022

Palerme

Palerme, Palerme
Palerme, Palerme
Palerme, Palerme
Palerme, Palerme

Content: Beginning of the day : a walk through the city center and the typical market of Palerme. Do not miss to go through the Theater of Massimo : the streets are also very busy there and a lot of shops are available.

Location: Palermo

Day 7 - 21 Mar 2022

Cathédrale de Palerme

Palermo, Cathédrale de Palerme
Palermo, Cathédrale de Palerme

Content: Here I loved the architecture of the cathedral and the neighbourhood. It’s very central and a must-see when you are in Palerme. We quickly enter the cathedral. There are additional visits available but we did not do it.

Passami ù coppu

Palermo, Passami ù coppu

Content: An adress to note if you’re looking for a cheap (but very good) place to eat and to discover some specialities of Palerme

Palais Des Normands

Palermo, Palais Des Normands
Palermo, Palais Des Normands

Content: The chapel inside the palace is just unique to see ! The details are everywhere and dates back to the Middle Age. Unfortunately the royal apartments were closed during our visit.

Villa Giulia

Palermo, Villa Giulia
Palermo, Villa Giulia

Content: We visited this nice park in Palerme. Next to it you can also see the port of Palerme. It was a nice walk but I wouldn’t classify it as a must-see. I wanted to visit the botanical garden next to it but when I saw an overview, I definitely thought it was not worth it and it seemed not maintained, so I skipped the visit.

Eglise Sainte Catherine

Palermo, Eglise Sainte Catherine
Palermo, Eglise Sainte Catherine

Content: To have a beautiful landscape, I would definitely recommend this site. 100% worth it !

BB45 - Holiday House Palermo

Palermo, BB45 - Holiday House Palermo

Content: Our hotel was well situated in Palerme. We had a nice room with kitchen. However, the apartment and the neighbourhood was very noisy. Parking our car in Palerme was also a disaster (you can find where to park at the end of this guide)

Location: Santa Flavia

Day 8 - 22 Mar 2022

Sant'Elia

Santa Flavia, Sant'Elia
Santa Flavia, Sant'Elia
Santa Flavia, Sant'Elia
Santa Flavia, Sant'Elia
Santa Flavia, Sant'Elia

Content: Sant’Elia is the pittoresque town with a clear water and a beautiful landscape : it seems like it’s not very popular from tourists but I loved it there !

Location: Cefalù

Day 8 - 22 Mar 2022

Cefalù

Cefalù, Cefalù
Cefalù, Cefalù
Cefalù, Cefalù
Cefalù, Cefalù
Cefalù, Cefalù

Content: Cefalu is an excellent city if you want to enjoy a more moderate day and relax in the beach. The city is quick to visit but quiet charming. You can easily find a place to enjoy a drink or an ice cream 🍦

Location: Cinisi

Day 8 - 22 Mar 2022

Aéroport de Palerme

Cinisi, Aéroport de Palerme

Content: We actually fly to Paris the next day but very early. Here are some tips if you plan a trip to Sicily : ▪️ This trip was made during March. We did not have high temperature and consequently we did not have any time at the beach. Let’s be honest, it will be difficult to follow this road trip during summer as the temperatures are very high. In Summer, I will recommend you to choose to explore either the East or the West of the island. ▪️ We rent our car with the company Sicily rent car. We picked up the car in the airport of Catane and let it in the airport of Palermo. ▪️As in others many countries, you have to have a credit card and not a debit card to rent a car in Sicily. With the company Sicily rent car, you can rent with a debit card. However the car insurance was extremely high (we had to choose different things to insure), we only had the third-party insurance. Fortunately, nothing bad happened during our trip. ▪️ Driving in Sicily sucks. The speed limit is not respected. People are mostly driving and phoning. However the road are fine as they are many large axes. ▪️ To park in Sicily is not always easy, we never find free parking (we also preferred to pay than to search a park place for a long time) : you will have to plan a budget for the parking. ▪️ The worst city to drive or to park is definitely Palerme. For the 1st night we parked in a little garage for 25€ (only the night) and we had to leave the key. We were not confident. The next day, we found the best option to park in Palerme. In this parking, you can park for 24 hours for 15€. Save the adress : Parcheggio Porto Palermo : Parking Pier Saint Lucia ▪️Before driving to a city, note that there are ZTL zones meaning you cannot drive there unless you have a pass. Usually center city are concerned. Unfortunately we were not aware of it (it is not very well indicated), but they place security cameras to then send you the fees that be up to 100 euros even after your trip.