Depending on where you live there are different option to travel to Sicily.
The advantage of travelling by car is that there is no need to hire a car during your stay on Sicily. On the other hand the distance is long so it is only worth doing in case of a longer vacation. The cost of toll roads through Italy is about €125,-- and the ferry between Villa San Giovanni and Messina €66,-- round trip.
Car and ferry
Instead of driving through Italy it is also possible to take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo. The duration of the trip is about 20 hours. For more information use the following link: www.snav.it. Especially outside the high season this can be a good and economic alternative when you don’t want to drive all the way through Italy.
Apart from scheduled flights there are several low cost carriers with direct flights to Sicily. Ryanair offers flights to Sicily from a great number of cities in Europe. A site with all flights in Europe that can help to find cheap tickets is www.airtraffic.eu.
As there is no public transportation near the house it is advised to rent a car. This can be done via one of the following sites:
Some car rental organizations have an ‘own risk’ policy that is only mentioned at the time the car is picked up. For an extra fee this own risk can be insured as well but can introduce unexpected and considerable extra costs. The companies mentioned above have the advantage that they offer an ‘All inclusive’ insurance with no unexpected costs at a later time. With Economy Car Rentals you should select the 'Theft & Damage Excess Protection' package. The related terms and conditions of this package: http://www.economycarrentals.com/Products/Refund.aspx?type=zero
Other Car rental sites:
When you want to do a trip by scooter of mountainbike these can be hired in Cefalu: