I've been reading through this forum and the experts have been so helpful. I hope to get your input and advice on my itinerary for the last week of August. I'm a 30-yo, 5"2 female!
I arrive in Palermo on Saturday 1pm after a very long flight from Asia. I'm hoping to get started with a walking tour of the classic must-sees at about 3pm and have contacted a guide.
On Sunday, I'm undecided on what to do. Should I go to Agrigento, or try to combine Monreale in the morning with Bagheria? A really good Italian friend suggested that I would really like Bagheria, although I'm not sure what made her think so. I'm leaning towards the latter - Monreale and Bagheria, but checking the bus site seems to suggest that there isn't the 389 running on Sunday. Help?
I would ideally have liked to do a street food tour on Monday but only got one for Tuesday, which will end at 1.30pm. I have to get to the port for my ferry to Panarea which leaves at 1.50pm. Is this doable - do I need to leave the tour early? What does one do on a five-hour ferry - any tips to make it feel nicer? I contemplated going to Taormina/Milazzo to take the ferry but with the short amount of time I have, it looked like too much fuss..
About me - I really love to eat! I would have liked to sneak in a day trip to a winery, or some natural area to walk around/hike in and then have an agriturismo-style lunch but can't find any. I'd ideally like to break up my trip with a more leisurely/nature-filled place on Sunday. Please advise me on a foodie day trip and nice restaurants for a single gal in Palermo! (I eat constantly, but prefer smaller meals to big ones! Easier to digest.. more to try!)
I've also looked up cooking classes and they are all in the 150 euro range. Does anyone have ideas for anything cheaper, or a class that might cater to making dinner instead?
I also like learning about history/culture and really don't know much about Sicily beyond binging on the Godfather movies.. but with a proper guide, I usually enjoy myself with cultural learning very much.
So many questions! Grazie mille in advance!