We want to book trip to Sicily in August, but after reading lots of posts and guides, still not sure where to stay. We want to travel around Sicily, rent bikes sometimes, visit few places and nature reserve, plus Aeolian Islands. My question is- what city is better as a starting point to other interesting places, Palermo or Catania?we like historic, old towns rather then modern and 'new', also less interested in night life. Thanks!!!!!