2 week self drive in August starting in Catania

  Family of 3 visited Italy in August 2017

“I am interested in 'Spectacular Self-Drive Tour Around Sicily - 14-Day Itinerary "
We have already booked the flight tickets arriving at Catania to start the trip for 14 days.
We would like the arrangement including car rental, hotel or guest houses (preferable authentic Italian style house or home).”


Giorgia Carraffa, a local specialist from Italy, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary based on Spectacular Self-Drive Tour Around Sicily - 14-Day Itinerary.

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Spectacular self-drive tour around Sicily

Day 1: Arrival and drive to Syracuse
Day 2: Syracuse - Noto
Day 3: Vendicari Natural Reserve or Plemmirio
Day 4: Marzamemi - Ragusa
Day 5: The Sicilian Baroque
Day 6: Agrigento and Menfi
Day 7: Menfi - Sciacca
Day 8: The Salt Road - Trapani
Day 9: Favignano or Levanzo , the Egadi islands
Day 10: Trapani and Erice
Day 11: The Zingaro Natural Reserve - Palermo
Day 12: Palermo and Monreale
Day 13: Cefalù - Taormina
Day 14: Mt Etna - Taormina
Day 15: Departure

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Hi, 
Thanks for contacting us! 
I'm Giorgia and I'm glad to help you with this request! Well August is the pick season so we should look quickly for the best accommodations because the rooms go away super fast in this period! 
I read that you already have the flight that arrives in Catania on Aug 12th. Can you let me know if you will depart from Catania again or from Palermo? 
Are you interested in having private guided visit of the main sites like for example Agrigento, Syracuse, Mt Etna? 
About the rooming, would you like a triple room or a double and single room? 
Thanks for all this information ! I will wait your answers and then prepare the best itinerary for you! 
I wil look forward to hearing from you 
Giorgia 


Hi Giorgia, 
Nice to hear from you ! Indeed, it's peak season and we need to be fast to get all arrangement done..

Please find below answers to your questions; 
1. Yes, we will depart from Catania as well. 
2. Yes, we would like to have guided private tour for the main sites. 
3. We are traveling with our 14yr old son, if the triple room's bed a sofa bed, then we will take a double room and a single room since he is quite tall. We would also consider to take an apartment. 
4. My husband prefers a bit of easy itinerary to stay a few days on a coast city like Taormina to explore. 
5. For the car rental, will I arrange myself or you will assist here as well ?

Thank you, 


Can you please check if we can have a bigger or more comfortable car ? 
Can you please explain a bit how it works after I agree the itinerary and pay today ?

We will most likely take the option with triple room offer, if we get the last 2 questions clear here today.

Yes no problem. I can ask for a bigger car like a ford focus or similar for example? Consider a small supplement of 80 dollars for this. 
If you are happy to book with us, you can go ahead with the payment pushing the bottom " book now " and pay by credit card. In few days I will send you all the services vouchers, list of the hotel, rental car vouchers, Emergency numbers you cna contact during the tour. At the first hotel , you will also find an envelope including some maps, road book and other information, 
I can also suggest you to rent a GPS that will help you a lot during your drive. I can't include it in the price because it has to be paid on spot but I can reserve it for you if you want. 
So please if you will be happy to go ahead with the booking just let me know and I will update the correct final price. 
Thanks! 
Giorgia
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