Getting there and around Sicily
This trip was organised for us by LAI Travel, who have recently rebranded as 'www.expertosicily.com'. They take great care in selecting hotel accommodation and our choices were exceptionally good. Flying to Sicily from Manchester direct is currently only during the summer season, and there's only one flight per week — Sundays with Thompson at around £250.00 per person for 2012.
Car hire is the obvious choice, buth there are trains and buses too for the intrepid traveller who has plenty of time. Car hire facilities at Catania airport are typically Italian, involving minimal directions but friendly staff who sorted the paperwork speedily and gave us a big Fiat Punto diesel estate. Roads round Sicily are generally excellent with good signage.