|Subject: Re: Cinque Terre vs Sicily|
in Cinque Terre there are 2 private hostels (not YHI then no membership required). They are Mamma Rosa's in Riomaggiore and Ostello 5 Terre in Manarola ( http://www.cinqueterre.net/ostello/ ).
Have a look at: http://www.eurotrip.com/hostels/italy.html
About to get in Sicily from Naples, get there by ferry (about 8 h overnight or daylight) to go to Palermo; take a the train (better overnight) to get in Messina - Taormina (the train is embarched on the ferry so you don't have to change to cross the sea) 9 h. In Sicily it's better move around by bus but, on the main route, the train is better.
ciao, Marco in Milan - Italy