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      Ferry from Milazzo to Lipari

      Sicilia Yesterday

      Is there any reason to prebook the passenger ferry from Milazzo to Lipari the first week in June?


    • question about transport Palermo - Solanto

      Palermo Apr 28, 2015 at 3:02 AM

      Hi everybody, how much costs taxi Palermo - Solanto(hotel Domina)? I'l have some days in this hotel and would like to visit Palermo. Also bus or train Palermo - Solanto? Because plan to go to spectacolo in teatro Massimo and after 9 or 10/11 pm to come back from Palermo to hotel...?
      Thanks in advanse

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      Ragusa Apr 27, 2015 at 7:52 PM

      we will be in the region at the the end of may using marina di ragusa as our base. one day we just want to veg near the sea. planning a day trip to the Baroque towns (Ragusa, Modica, Noto). are there others that you might consider better? thought about visiting Noto on our way to Siracusa. if we included Noto in the day trip then we could spend an afternoon at Vendicari Nature Reserve. suggestions?



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      driving from palermo to sciacca

      Palermo Apr 26, 2015 at 7:07 AM

      in late may my wife and i are driving from palermo to sciacca for a 3 day visit. it appears to be less than a 2 hour drive. we enjoy wandering as we travel. any small villages or sights to see along the way?


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      Staying in Noto?

      Noto Apr 28, 2015 at 9:08 AM

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      I want to visit Sicily soon and I would stay about 2 days to visit this city Noto, Modica, Ragusa and Palazzolo Acreide. It pays to be these two days based in Noto or is it better to stay in Syracuse and make a one-day visit to these places? Thank you for answer.
      (I can write in spanish or portuguese)
      São Paulo, Brazil


      Palermo Apr 11, 2015 at 3:15 AM

      Can I please have someone show me shops in PALERMO,SICILY where I can get affordable accessories or appliances &gadgets to buy. I'm attending 5 day meeting and need something to buy and carry back to my country.

      Thank you.

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      Neighborhoods in Siracusa and Ortigia

      Siracusa Apr 24, 2015 at 10:31 AM

      I'm looking for a self catered apartment in Siracusa or Ortigia for a week for my husband, 9 month old and myself, are there any areas we should avoid?
      We would like to be able to walk to restuarants, cafes and sites (we will not have a car, arriving via train/bus from cefalu).


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      Staying in Trapani?

      Trapani Apr 28, 2015 at 8:54 AM

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      I want to visit Sicily soon and I would stay about 2 days in Trapani to visit this city, Erice, Segesta, Isola Favignana and Marsala. It pays to be these two days based in Trapani or is it better to stay in Palermo y make a one-day visit to these places? Thank you for answer.
      Rodolfo, São Paulo, Brazil

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      Looking for two/three places for staying as a base for visiting East Sicilia

      Sicilia Apr 6, 2015 at 1:51 PM

      We arrive to Catania Airport from Barcelona (Spain) three people and we will rent a car. Arrive: 6 August and departure 14 August, 8 nights and 7 days.
      We would like to visit the east area and Agrigento o Cefalu.
      Could you recommend two/three places to use as a base for visiting this area and also Agrigento?
      we would prefer to stay 2/3 nights in each place.
      Thanks in advance!
      Regards from Barcelona

    • Messina shopping

      by Missyiris03 Online Now Sep 1, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      Our cruise arrives on a Sunday? will the shops and restaurants be closed?

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2014 at 2:11 PM
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      Messina's Bus Station

      by FunLovinTourist Online Now Jul 12, 2014 at 3:13 AM

      I will be on a cruise in early September that stops in Messina, and I'm going to spend the first half of the day in Taormina and the second half of the day in Messina. It appears that the bus is a little easier and cheaper than the train for getting to Taormina, because the bus goes all the way up to Taormina (Via Pirandello, to be specific), as opposed to the train station (Taormina-Giardini) from where I'd have to pick up another bus or a taxi.

      I understand that the Messina bus terminal is located on Piazza Della Repubblica. From what I can tell, that's a big square, so can anyone please tell me in what part of that square I should wait for the bus to arrive? Is there a sign? Do many buses leave at the same time? Is it going to be difficult to figure out which bus goes to Taormina? I used Street View on Google Maps but i didn't see an obvious bus stop.
      The other question is, where do I buy tickets for the bus? Is there a kiosk somewhere, or do I just buy tickets on the bus?

      Many thanks in advance. I look forward to exploring this area of Sicily very much!

      3 Answers Jul 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM
    • Transportation from cruise ships in Messina

      by jhd9023 Online Now Jul 10, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      Are tours of messina available from a cruise ship docked in Messina?

      What is the best way to get from the ship to the center of town?

      J Dormon

      2 Answers Jul 10, 2014 at 2:41 PM
    • Taormina trip

      by Taiwanie Online Now Sep 24, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      Hi, I will be in Messina on 16th Oct. . The cruise ship will be arrived at 08:00 and I would like to see if anyone on this forum will be traveling alone or you need one more person to make up the numbers that you need for a tour trip to Taormina. But I do need to get back at four o'clock though.

      3 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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      Taxi in Messina, Sicily, Italy

      by LigiaG Online Now Sep 22, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      Hi! We will be in Messina on next Oct 1st and wonder how much will cost a taxi for a 3 hour excursion, with 4 people, to Taormina. Do you know a taxi drive phone?

      7 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 11:27 PM
    • rental car messina

      by jgo1958 Online Now Aug 25, 2013 at 4:18 PM


      3 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 4:59 AM
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      by loveRMlove Online Now May 27, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      When is the best time to get Married in Messina ,
      Best Weather and not a lot of people ?

      3 Answers May 28, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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      Circumetnea Train”

      by dcinnv35 Online Now May 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Does anyone have a schedule for this train? We are stopping here for a day on a cruise and would love to take this on Sept 15?

      4 Answers May 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM
    • Scooter hire in Messina

      by palin2013 Online Now May 5, 2013 at 7:07 AM

      Is it possible to hire a scooter or moped for the day in or near the cruise terminal?

      Thanks in advance

      5 Answers May 6, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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      In the area around Messina

      by babettu Online Now Aug 27, 2012 at 4:05 AM

      Can anyone help me find some information about any interesting places to visit in the vicinity of Messina.

      I will be arriving by ferry at Pozzallo early morning, I will be staying for 4 full day's there. My 1st stop will be in Sovaca.

      I have already been to Messina and Taormina, so I wish to visit other places which are in that area. By the way I'll be travelling with my own car.

      Do you have any suggestions how I would plan my itinerary and any b&b where I can stay over night.

      Thanks in advance


      8 Answers Oct 28, 2012 at 3:38 AM
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      privat guide in Messina

      by AlleyB Online Now Aug 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      My wife and I will be arriving in Messina by cruise ship in a couple of weeks. I have a little difficulty walking but with the use of a hiking stick I get around. Because I walk at a slower pace than most, large tours are not a real option for us. Can anyone recommend a private guide/driver to take us to Taormina and the nearby areas? Are there any other options that seem worthwhile? Thanks.


      1 Answer Aug 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    • Help needed Messina to VSG

      by Nancynero Online Now Jul 12, 2012 at 7:36 AM

      Our cruise ship is docking at Messina, we're will will be leaving the ship to meet family in Villa San Giovanni. Can anyone tell us the best way to get there considering we will have our luggage.

    • Adventure in/or around Messina?

      by summerboatgirl Online Now May 27, 2012 at 11:53 AM

      Hi all,

      We will be in Messina for about 5 hours and was wondering if there are any high adventure activities offered there? Rock climbing, repelling, canyoning, ect?

      If not, any great ideas on how to create a memorable big birthday in this port??


    • SUNDAY DRIVER ! needed. seriously, short hop/outside the box

      by potomacruiser Online Now May 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM

      I'd like to take my family out to Tindari. And I understand it's not far. But I don't know the best way to contact/contract with a taxi driver who only wants a half day fare (and feels like working on Sunday). A late lunch in a village on the way back, maybe.

      This is MY anti-crowd, anti-Taormina notion -- we will be exhaustively covering Pompeii just days before.

      I'm eagar to hear all opinions. thanks.

      1 Answer May 23, 2012 at 9:13 AM
    • Messina

      by johcam Online Now Apr 29, 2012 at 1:46 AM


      We are going to Messina on a cruise ship in October. Please can anyone help us what to see in Messina and how far are they from the cruise terminal.


      5 Answers Sep 9, 2012 at 6:47 AM
    • Organ recitals and classical music

      by Margitaina Online Now Aug 24, 2011 at 2:16 AM

      I plan a day trip to Messina medio October. Where do I find information on organ recitals in the Cathedral and classical music events in the city?

      1 Answer Aug 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM
    • Mount Etna-anxious to see it

      by MarilynDoucette Online Now Jul 21, 2011 at 4:04 PM

      We are planning a cruise to Italy in Sept.-we wanted to fly to Palermo first-how far would this be from Mount Etma? Would there be a better place to go to see it? What other tourist attractions are there? Looking forward to hearing from you.

      4 Answers Jul 22, 2011 at 2:00 AM
    • Messina

      by Tana85 Online Now Jun 14, 2011 at 5:53 AM

      Is Messina a good base if wanting to travel to Aeolian Islands and Taormina??

      what does Messina have to offer? things to do?

      what is the fastest wat to travel to get Messina or Aeolians Islands for Napoli.

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2011 at 9:32 AM
    • accomodation

      by joeyjojo321 Online Now Jun 12, 2011 at 5:50 AM

      can anyone suggest a good hotel and location to stay in messina. Decent, not too overpriced approx 100euro a night for 2 people??

      1 Answer Jun 12, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    • High altitude Etna tour from Messina. Who offers this?

      by gospelle Online Now May 14, 2011 at 12:39 AM

      The ship tours and almost all the Etna day tours I can find from Messina seem to go to the Silvestri spent craters and that's it. I want to go up higher and see more cool volcano stuff! There are bus tours from the North and at Sapienza in the South there are cable cars and other bus tours. These are the types of things I want to do.

      Does anyone know if such a tour is possible from Messina on about about a 7 hour max time frame? can start a tour around 10:300-11:00am and must be back by 6:00pm.

      1 Answer May 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM
    • Bus service

      by nagyboo Online Now Apr 6, 2011 at 8:54 AM

      We are staying at the Villa Morgana hotel in Ganzirri in May. We are comming from Taormina by bus. I understand bus number 79 and 81 go to Ganzirri from Messina. My question is whether one of the theese busses stop at or near this hotel or is there a main bus station in ganzirri? Thank for any help.

      2 Answers Mar 1, 2013 at 9:50 AM
    • How to do I get from Messina to Reggio calabria

      by versage Online Now Jan 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM

      I will be arriving in messina on a cruise ship and was wondering how to get to Reggio calabria...

      3 Answers Jan 26, 2011 at 1:17 PM
    • Main interesting sites at Messina

      by frankfar Online Now Jan 12, 2011 at 4:43 AM

      Hi to everyone!
      We'll be coming to Messina for a day with a Criuse Liner, i would like to visit Messina by walk from the harbour. Any help to show interesting sites in the vicinities where to spend the day. Don't mind to walk certain distances bu there's a limit mates!! Thanks in Advance!!

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM
    • Beaches in Messina

      by dconnors Online Now Jan 9, 2011 at 5:59 PM

      We will be in Messina for one day off cruise ship....what beaches close by are recommended, is there a fee?

      1 Answer Mar 1, 2013 at 9:50 AM
    • taxi from Messina, Italy to Taormina

      by teacher29 Online Now Sep 19, 2010 at 8:15 AM

      Do we need to make arrangements in advance? How can we find an english speaking driver? What will it cost each way? Can we design our own itinerary to Taormina?

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2010 at 2:33 PM
    • taxi from port to taormino

      by bhoffman483 Online Now Jul 30, 2010 at 9:18 AM

      Please forward any info on a car iwth driver to take 4 adults from Messina Port at 8am and drive us to Taormino. We need to be back to the ship by 12pm.
      Thank you

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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      Which train station?

      by hawkhead Online Now Mar 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM

      I see from the Trenitalia site that there are four stations in Messina. What is the difference between Messina Centrale and Messina Main Station?

      3 Answers Mar 22, 2010 at 12:59 AM
    • Messina taxi to Taormina

      by travelbuglady Online Now Nov 2, 2009 at 11:58 AM

      Does anyone know where by the cruise docks to get a taxi to Taormina and how much they charge. Also, can you easiliy get a taxi driver to agree to be at Taormina at a certain time to get you back to the cruise ship? If not, are there plenty of taxis in Taormina? Thanks. We will be traveling over Thanksgiving this year.

      5 Answers Nov 20, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    • train travel from lamezia to messina

      by lauprenidrag Online Now Oct 27, 2009 at 7:20 AM

      My family and I would like to travel by train from Lamezia Terme Centrale rail station DIRECTLY to Catania Airport Sicily (or nearest rail station).Can anyone tell me if this is possible and if so where can I find info for timetables and booking?. We will be travelling April 2010.
      I would really appreciate any info you might have.
      Many thanks, Paul.

      2 Answers Oct 27, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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      Recommendation of day tour companies for cruiseship traveler

      by FreeCloud Online Now Jul 17, 2009 at 7:28 AM

      In September, my friends are planning to take a Holland American line with following excursions. It seems the cruiseline arranged tours are filled, can anyone recommend good/reliable day tour (that could take you from the dock, tour and back to dock?) at Messina, Sicily?

      Is there any good day tour company picking them up from the cruise ship, have a tour of around etc then take them back to the cruise ship? How much would this cost?

      If you have any day tour company recommendation for places below also, it would be very helpful:
      - Athens (from dock Pireas)
      - Corfu
      - Katakolon

      - Ephesus, Turkey
      - Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thanks in advance for any help!

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2009 at 11:37 PM