Depart 9.55pm overnight flight Sydney to Dubai on Emirates
Depart 7.55am Dubai to Larnaca, Cyprus (3hrs 40mins) then onto Valletta, Malta (2hrs 20mins) arriving 2pm
On arrival in Valletta we transfer to our hotel in Sliema. Accommodation is generally much more affordable in Sliema than in the walled historical centre of Valletta.
The old town of Valletta is easily accessed by a regular 7-minute ferry service (every 30 minutes) across Marsamxett Harbour. Spend afternoon exploring Sliema.
Accommodation (Highly Recommended): Ta Gianni Guest House, Sliema
Villa Antica Macina B&B is located in Nocelle, a UNESCO World Heritage listed village high above Positano, on the Amalfi Coast of Italy.
We found it a hair-raising bus ride up the steep, winding road to Nocelle – where you feel as though you are on top of the world and the views are spectacular. It’s worth the drive.
On arrival at Eliser B&B we had a warm welcome from Elisabetta who gave us a map plus recommendations on what to see and do. Her B&B is very well located in beautiful Anacapri – close to shops, restaurants, sights and with easy access to buses and taxis.
The entrance to the B&B is through a gate off Via Caprile, a short walk from Piazza Vittoria the main square in Anacapri. There is a flight of steps up to the B&B (no lift).
Aretusa Vacanze has an excellent location in Ortygia, the beautiful old town of Syracuse.
Finding some of our accommodation in Sicily has proved to be quite a challenge, however we have very clear instructions from Aretusa Vacanze B&B as to what to enter into our GPS, where to park and who to phone on arrival to help with the luggage. All goes to clockwork and when we phone, Michael meets us to help us take the luggage to the accommodation – about 100 metres away in a small pedestrian street.
Bella Giulia is located in Ragusa Superiore – the newer part of town and, for a change, it is easy to find our accommodation. We are able to park in the tiny street right outside, knock on the door and our host is there.
Our accommodation is in a small building opposite our host’s home. We have a first floor apartment – it is perfect for our needs. We are a group of five and have three modern apartments between us – each apartment is very similar but with different style kitchens and on a different level.