Are you heading to Sicily this summer? Here’s a great Sicily travel itinerary for a two week road trip, primarily focused on the east coast.
I shared this on my Instagram (check it out on @nneya for some great videos) but for you guys, my NAPW day ones, I’m sharing my ultimate Sicily travel itinerary with where we stayed. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing more details on each location, but here our roadtrip guide to get you started.
2 Week Road Trip in Sicily Itinerary
We flew from Bergamo to land in CATANIA. For this Sicily road trip, we of course, suggest you rent a car and book well in advance. The city of Catania is a short drive away from the airport. Take a beautiful drive through Catania’s old town and have an OG italian ice: the Sicilian granita. Catania’s old town can be superficially explored in an afternoon. Enjoy!
Drive to SIRACUSA. During this trip, we’re not heading to Taormina. Catania is in between Taormina to it’s north and Syracuse to it’s South. It is 50 minutes to each. If you want to add an extra day onto your itinerary and do Taormina, here’s my guide.
2 nights at Hotel Gargallo (Via Gargallo, 58, Ortigia) A great location in the center of Oritgia modern, recently furnished rooms, good breakfast and a good rate. Expect to carry your luggage from parking near the water. Hotel Gargallo is on a small street. Also notable properties Algilá Ortigia Charme Hotel and the airy Ortea Palace Luxury Hotel.
Wake up and explore beautiful ORTIGIA, an island that’s the historical center of Syracuse.
Time for a day trip! Drive to the beautiful canyon and lush lagoon-like area RISERVA NATURALE CAVAGRANDE DEL CASSIBLE
Spend the morning at RISERVA DEL PLEMMIRIO and drive to Ragusa Ibla to begin your stay.
2 nights in Ragusa-Ibla at Intervallo Boutique Hotel (31 Via Scale, 97100). Beautiful modern accomodations at a great rate. Closer to a B&B with the manager full of information. Breakfast has a stunning view of the city and UNESCO Sicilian baroque architecture.
It’s hot in Sicily and most of our explorations of the towns and cities were done in the evening, around aperitivo time. We found this best with the sun not to hot and shops open! However, definitely try to explore a few options during the daytime.
Spend the morning checking out the town of Scicli and return for the late afternoon and evening in Ragusa-Ibla.
Explore countryside of Noto Valley during your drive to the hotel and evening in MODICA.
6 nights at agriturismo Masseria Cianciò (C.da Cianciò-Graffetta, 97015 Modica), a mom and daughter run, stunning Provence inspired masseria. Equipped with a beautiful garden, the restaurant is farm to table and we had a delicious meal on property one night. Eager for breakfast each morning, it was one of the best breakfasts we’ve ever had. We booked the dependance suite. Great for families, we can’t wait to bring the baby there. Best of all, there’s a pool!
Beach day and TONNARA DI VENDICARI visit and the evening in NOTO
Beach day and evening in Noto. Get into the Sicilian way of life!
Beach day (we have parking down to a science now) and dinner in one of the coastal towns of Scicli.
Beach day and evening in MARZAMEMI, this seaside town is the perfect place to visit for a golden hour aperitivo.
Beach day and Modica coastline sunset. Here, we had one of the most magical aperitivo’s I’ve ever had in Italy. I won’t tell you where! You’ll have to do some work to find it!
Drive to AGRIGENTO and visit the VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES archeological park.
Spent 2 nights at B&B Palazzo Bibirria (Via Duomo, 60 92100 Agrigento)
Spend a beach day at SCALA DEI TURCHI
Ciao ciao Sicilia! Drive to Catania airport!
PHOTOS BY MICHELE & NNEYA RICHARDS SCAGLIONE
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