I'm looking for a couple who might want to do a short pretrip trip in southeast Sicily. We're signed up for the tour but plan to arrive in Catania on the 29th Oct. My idea is to stay in an agriturismo near Ragusa I have already selected for two days to recuperate. Then to stay for two nights in Ragusa at Epoca – Camere con stile, a bed-and-breakfast recommended by Rick in the center of town. Ideally, you would be able willing to share a rental car for the four days. Then on to Palermo to drop the car and to start the trip. Please contact me if this interests you.