I am planning on arriving FCO in September, and then either to Catania or Palermo. What is the best website to use to maximize savings?
Donna, here's a link to a picture of what I see on www.easyjet.com for a couple of days in September. http://gyazo.com/28622d3171e81c407471be519a66775f Easyjet is a large EU budget airline. They fly modern jets and are very reliable. Just carefully read their booking and luggage weight and size restrictions. They do make extra money by charging extra fees for most everything.
Ditto Larry; Easyjet is awesome. As with any lo-cost inter EU airline, read their T&C's; weight limits, luggage restrictions, etc. We use Skyscanner.com and Whichbudget.com to look for the lo cost inter EU airlines.
donna, I'd also highly recommend EasyJet. They're my preferred budget airline in Europe, and I use them as much as possible. I've travelled the FCO - PMO route with them and it was very "easy". Cheers!
I'm a fan of Whichbudget.com to see which discount airlines fly between cities.
Another good search engine is skyscanner.com. It lists both budget airlines and national carriers.