How's Sicily?

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by Colinyellowspanner, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Colinyellowspanner

    Colinyellowspanner Funster

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    Any funsters been to (or are at present on) Sicily? We love Italy, were there last May (En route to Croatia) but have fancied heading further south next time. However, some mhomers we've spoken to have said that S. Italy generally, and Sicily in particular is becoming run-down, threatening, and a bit "Wild West" now that their economic woes are really starting to bite. Any info or thoughts anyone?:driving2:
     
  2. Cyclewalkbob

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    I think you are worrying unduly.

    We are going for a month in May- 20 days on Sicily itself.

    From my research there is so much to see and do over there that you will not be disappointed.

    Rather than drive the whole of Italy we are catching ferry from Genoa to Palermo, round the island and then the ferry back!

    We have cycled extensively in northern and central Italy and are really looking forward to visiting Sicily, me for the historic sites and the OH to see Inspector Motebalano swimming!

    When are you thinking of going?
     
  3. mentaliss

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    Well my wife and I drove down through Italy crossed over via the Messina ferry over to Sicily, not wishing to dampen your enthusiasm we found (southern) Sicily very disappointing, poor and generally run down, parts of it quite frankly were filthy, uncollected rubbish every where, dogs scavenging rubbish heaps on the road side and I could go on however, northern Sicily is better, we found the best kept secret of SICILY was a really nice sea side town on the northern west tip called San Vito and a bonus of La Pineta campsite,.....Mondello town was also very nice as was the visit to Agrigento for the the' Valley of the Temples' site, we caught the ferry from Palermo back to Naples as the drive down through southern Italy should be avoided as there is miles of major road works and serious delay's... If the wife and I were to do Sicily again we would cross over from Italy via the Naples/Palermo ferry
     
  4. Rustie

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    Hi there - thanks for the info...we're planning a trip down to Sicily as well so all this information is very timely!
    When did you do your trip? We are leaving UK next week (ish) and going through W France (via friends near Bordeaux) before going along the south coast and into Italy...
    Many thanks for and advice about Italy!
    happy travels...
    Rustie:thumb:
     
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  6. mentaliss

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    We left September..Clermont, Montpellier,Genoa, Luccy Pisa, Siena, etc etc

    PS, San Vito has just been awarded the No1 Italian beach by Trip Advisor
     

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