Type Of Travel
Sicily was our first travel destination with our newly born baby (at the time of travel, Jules was just 3.5 months), so we went on the safe side: direct flight, car rental from a reputable company right in the airport, and hotels or guesthouses where we would be sure to have all we need. That definitely means extra-costs! And yes, we definitely enjoyed Sicilian cuisine, went to some really pleasant restaurants and sampled some nice Sicilian wine…
Itinerary & Time Of The Visit
We spent 9 days in Sicily, and with only that much at hand, we decided to focus on some of the highlights on the eastern part of the island: we spent 2 nights in Cefalù, 1 night in Taormina, 3 nights in Syracuse, 1 night in Ragusa and last but not least 2 nights in Agrigento.
|Costs per Person per Day in €||2018|
|Long Distances’ Transport||€ 36,50|
|Short Distances’ Transport||€ 0,00|
|Total Transport||€ 36,50|
|Restaurants & Food||€ 35,80|
|Drinks & Going Out||€ 12,20|
|Every Day Life||€ 0,00|
|Total Living||€ 89,80|
|Visits & Tours||€ 3,50|
|Total Tours & Activities||€ 3,50|
|Total Sicily:||€ 129,80|
Guesthouses & Hotels
We chose centrally located (for the needs of the itinerary) hotels and guesthouses, where we would be sure to have all we need with a baby. And we splurged at some places, so yes, this was a big chunk of budget, but the price / quality ratio was definitely good, and some of the guesthouses (for instance in Ragusa) were outstanding!
|City||Hostel / Hotel
per Night (€)
(1 to 5 Stars)
|Taormine||Hotel Ariston and Palazzo Santa Caterina||Hotel||106,00||***|
|Syracuse||B&B Five Room||Guesthouse||85,00||****|
|Raguse||B&B Giardino Di Pietra||Guesthouse||75,30||*****|
|Agrigente||Villa La Lumia B&B||Guesthouse||80,50||****|
Restaurants, Food & Drinks
Sicily simply offers amazing food, and this is a part of the trip to anywhere in Italy. We spent a lot of time in various restaurants, and sampled some fantastic Sicilian cuisine and wines. Of course, it had a price, but price / quality ratio is great!
|Type of Meal||Type of
(1 to 5 Stars)
|Cefalu||Ti Vitti Pizzeria||Lunch||Restaurant||13,00||***|
|Valguarnera Caropepe||Osteria Al Canale||Lunch||Restaurant||29,00||*****|
|Santa Maria La Scala||Trattoria La Grotta||Lunch||Restaurant||23,00||****|
|Modica||A Putia Ro Vinu||Lunch||Restaurant||14,25||**|
|Agrigento||Villa La Lumia B&B||Diner||Bed & Breakfast||35,00||****|
|Type of Drink||Type of
(1 to 5 Stars)
|Cefalu||Ti Vitti Pizzeria||Bottle of Wine||Restaurant||20,00||**|
|Valguarnera Caropepe||Osteria Al Canale||Bottle of Wine||Restaurant||25,00||*****|
|Santa Maria La Scala||Trattoria La Grotta||Bottle of Wine||Restaurant||8,00||****|
|Siracusa||Enoteca Solaria||Glass of Wine||Bar||5,00||*****|
|Siracusa||Fratelli Burgio||Bottle of Wine||Restaurant||14,00||****|
|Mirzamemi||Il Borgo||Glass of Wine||Restaurant||5,00||***|
|Vittoria||Sikelia||Glass of Wine||Restaurant||5,00||***|
|Agrigente||Siculo||Glass of Wine||Restaurant||4,00||****|
|Castelvetrano||La Pineta||Bottle of Wine||Restaurant||18,00||****|
Since Sicily was the first travel destination with our newly born baby, we went on the safe side and rented a car from a reputable company right in the airport. This means significant extra costs.
Nonetheless, there seams to be almost no ways around renting a car in Sicily if you want to really discover the island and its various highlights in a reasonable time frame.
Also, we read several blog posts describing some apocalyptical road conditions & driving habits in Sicily. True, it was at times slightly uncomfortable, with people driving excessively fast and aggressively or excessively slow, but all in all driving is not that challenging in Sicily and road conditions are good. This is nothing in comparison with driving in other continents like Africa or Asia, believe me! But yes, local drivers can be nerve wrecking, sometimes…
Tours & Activities
With an baby, this was not our priority…
Splurge At Reasonable Costs?
There is a great range of really nice guesthouses that are not absurdly expansive. It was a very pleasant part of this trip. Food is also amazing in Sicily, and you should treat yourself with some fine local cuisine and nice wines at some point. And the good news is: this is not necessarily expensive!
Sicily is no budget destination, but you can definitely travel on a completely different budget, if you rent a car from a less known company, if you save on accommodation and especially on food, which was a significant chunk of our budget (but worth it!).