We are hoping to go to Sicily in 2-3weeks time (2 adults and 2 teenagers). It's very last minute which I know is not ideal. It looks like the only hotel we can get (with a pool) is Hotel Orrizante in Acireale for which we'll need a car. I've read various horror stories about driving and realise the main issues are places like Catania and Palermo. What is the drive from Catania airport to Acireale like? Does it go enough around the outside of the town or would we be better off hiring a car in Acireale instead though that will then require us to get airport transfers etc?
Any advice gratefully received.