Out of date information!

The information in this article is seriously out of date. I would have agreed with the article six years ago, but especially since 2011, Sicily has seen a marked improvement in services, transportation, safety, generosity of welcome, and overall ease of travel. I am in Sicily several months a year, rarely hear of purse snatchings any longer, and the land and cities are better maintained. This is primarly because tourism is lucrative and so the environment does continue to suffer, but still there are many old orchards, trails and wild beaches.

Patti Trimble (USA)