It was just the matches that cause the palpitations! At that time as you say Andy was already qualified. Gozo was lovely but we had some tremendous thunderstorms that cut the power and blew out a window too! Then the sun shone and it was mega warm half an hour later. I am hoping that Sicily (Montalbano area) is as lovely!
It's lovely MA but the roads were full of potholes when we went six or seven years ago. Most fascinating were the roads up Mount Etna with all the scenes of bygone, though fairly recent eruptions, etc. Our flight was 4 hours delayed out from Gatwick, we got there in the dark and had to pick up the hire car and travel over badly lit and pot-holed roads, some with steep drops, to get to our destination. TBH I was terrified, a nightmare journey, our destination was excellent and a meal awaited in our room. Sure you will have a super holiday.