A day or two in Sicily? Worth the trouble of getting there?
November 22, 2009 3:04 AM Subscribe
Is a quick trip to Sicily worth it? I've got a ticket to fly to Rome 4-11 December, and am considering a quick trip to Sicily (max 3 days, min 1 day) via a low-cost air carrier.
I spent three days in Rome 10 years ago, but I'll want to do the big sight-seeing (Vatican, Colosseum, Capitoline Museums) again.
I'm drawn to Sicily, because my family is from Termine Imerese, but I don't know anyone there, so it's not like I'm going to literally see any family members.
A couple of additional factors: First, 8 Dec. is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a national holiday, so everything in Rome (and I'm sure in Sicily?) seems like it will be closed. (Strolling around the streets of Rome and gawking at ruins is always open, though, thankfully.) Second, we won't have a car in Rome, of course, but it seems like we would definitely have to rent one in Sicily. Is this going to be a hassle?
Also, Mr. Clover and I are prone to overscheduling when we're on vacation, so I'm trying to balance the feeling of "I'm not going to be so close to Sicily in the foreseeable future" with the fear that we'll spend our whole trip transporting ourselves with no time to see anything of interest.
We are coming from Europe, so jet lag is not a factor.
Can we have any kind of meaningful vacation experience in Sicily in such a short time? Or should we stick around Rome?