I am thinking of spending a couple of months in Sicily next year on my own exploring the area. My grandparents were from this area and would like to investigate their villages. I'm an active senior and would like to know if anyone else has done this and are there any suggestions you may have. Do you know of any apartments available in Ortigia or Siracusa? Have been to this area before but never on my own.
Mary, you lucky person! What I would not give for two months in Sicily! Make sure that you spend some time in the Aeolian and Edgadi Islands, and take the ferry to Malta and spend some time there.
You did not say what time of year you were going. Starting in June its realla hot in Sicily, so if you are going in the summer months make sure that you get a place with A/C.
You may want to check out some of the rentals in VRBO.com. Don't be afraid to pick an area other than Siracusa, since the freeways are really good.
Post this same question on Trip advisor.com. "Vagabonda" has a wonderful knowledge of the Island, and I am sure, will be more than willing to help you out.