I am starting the early planning for an 8-day trip to Sicily in April 2016. Roughly 4-days on the west and 4-days on the east. We have climbed to the top of Mount Etna before, so we do not need to do that. We are interested in the history, the ruins, wine, olive oil, and pistachios.
• Agrigento – Ruins
a. Trapani – Salt pans and museum
b. Erice – Funicular to top of mountain
• Palermo – Hub city for four days.
• Corleone – just because – CIDMA museum
• Marsala – Possible, not sure
• Segesta – Ruins
• Eryx – Ruins
• Taormina – Second hub city for three days.
• Catania – Last city, fly home.
• Olive Oil Farm – Azienda Agricola Mandranova near Palma di Montechiaro
• Pistachio – Tour farm, possibly near Bronte
• Winery or two
Any other thoughts? Did I miss anything? Tour guides? Thanks for any tips or suggestions.
Where does the bus from Catania Airport stop in Giardini Naxos. We shall stay in Via Tysandros.
i was wondering if somebody could let me know about the limo company Sicily tour Service for their airport transfer service as i would like to get a limo booked for the same. Has anyone used their services? Should i go ahead with them? as i want a comfortable travel.
Dear travelers and especially citizens of Palermo,
Please, advise me, is bus #389 or 389P still transporting passengers from Piazza Indipendenza, Palermo to Cathedral at Monreale. Some people said me that this bus brings passengers only to foot of the hill but not transports to center of Monreale anymore. What is the real situation with that bus? Thank you in advance.
I'm travelling with friends to Eastern Sicily on Wednesday 13th May. We have a pretty tight itinerary as we are only staying for 4 nights. However, we have one free day at the moment, and are considering a trip to Savoca - we do have a rental vehicle. Does anybody have any knowledge of Savoca - particularly somewhere that 7 of us could have a relaxing lunch?
Is there any reason to prebook the passenger ferry from Milazzo to Lipari the first week in June?
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
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
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
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?
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?
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).
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.
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
What is the best way to travel from Almalfi to Taormina, Italy
Hi all! very happy to be trying to put together a new journey. I will be 1 month in Europe (from september 2nd to october 2nd). On september 19th I have to be in Dubrovnik Croatia and everything is planned from there. BUT, I want to visit Sicilia and Grecia (greece) first.
I will be arriving to Rome, and I was thinking to take a flight to Palermo or Athenas. From there, I have nothing planned. I don't know if it's best to go first to greece or first to sicily. What I do know is that most likely I will be traveling to Dubrovnik from BARI on the ferry.
So, what are your thoughts on this? I really appreciate any opinions. Thank you!
We are going to Noto in May and would like to visit the sight seeing places from the city (churches and monuments) does anyone know what entance prices are for these places? I also see while we are in Noto, that there a is a flower festival, what are the prices to visit this event?
If I only had time for one, which should I choose? It is a heart-breaking choice...
I will go to Sicily next summer. Can you tell me good location? And also serious companies for an apartment on the island?
I know from Taormina you can do more day excursions then from Cefalu but I see that the hotels have a better location in Cefalu. So We are thinking of staying in Cefalu for 10 days,in May without a car, and wondered if it's possible to arrange a day trips to interesting places ( like Mount Etna, Palermo, and other interesting places from there. Does anyone know of any organised tours from Cefalu ?
We (family of 4 - 2 aduls, 2 teenage daughters) are considering either Villa Belvedere or Villa Angela. Both look extremely lovely, and I just can't decide! I know they are located in different areas, Belvedere closer to town and Angela up in the hills. I do not know how much of a difference this will really make to us once we are there. Please share any opinions
I am Maltese and am travelling to Sicily. I would like to know how to travel Catania to Trapani and vice-versa. Vince
Would be arriving after 7 p.m. to Hotel in Catania...at Via S Michele..Till what time can I find a supermarket open? And where would be the closet one to me?? Also shops till what time?Many thanks!
Hi and thanks in advance. Please only answer this question if you are 100% sure. Even the girl at the Virtue Ferries counter wasn't clear...
I am a US citizen and I am in Malta. I have a scooter and everything is legal (tags,Ins.) but I lost my physical license.
The girl at the ferry said a passport is all they need and I might only have a problem if I get pulled over for something if I drive in Sicily. I don't want to plan a week-long trip and not be able to get off the boat in Sicily. Due to time I cannot get another shipped from the US or get a temporary...already checked.
So...will I get a ticket and not be able to disembark if I show up with proof of ownership, paid tax, insurance in my name and a passport, but no physical drivers license for the bike?
How to travel between Catania and Rogliano calabria
We will stay in Ortigia for a week and we are planning to rent a car. Usually on our Europe trips we rent cars from hotel we're staying and it can be done without using a credit card. Now, we are staying in private studio and there isn't an option of renting car, so could you advise me on such places where to rent a car. Also I am aware that Ortigia is mostly inaccessible for parking, what is the cheapest option to park there or nearby?
Hi there. We are very excited to be going to Sicily on Saturday. We are spending the first 3 days in Palermo, then to Catania for 3 days, then Taormina for 5 and (unfortunately) all the way back to Palermo for the final night to catch an early flight back to the UK in the morning. Could anyone please tell us about any left luggage facilities at both Taormina and Catania? We'd really like to stay in Taormina as long as possible and don't particularly want to hang about in Catania between buses, so it would be a great help to know which one is easier and safer to leave luggage at - so that we can (preferably) check out of our hotel in Taormina and stick around there for a bit or, if not, get to Catania earlier and have somewhere to leave our luggage if we can't get a speedy connection. Many of the buses seem to come in a minute or two after the bus to Palermo leaves! Many thanks.
I'll be in Catania second week of October and I wonder how to go to Mount Etna without renting a car? Do I need to sign up to an organized tour? If I catch the only daily bus, how far will it take me? Grazie.
About 10 years ago during our fantastic stay in Taormina, I asked my wife to marry me on a view terrace at sunset. Needless to say she said yes (the setting must have been the final push) and I presented the (way too small) engagement ring. 7 years later we got married (in 1 metre of snow) and I would really like to give my wife a special gift that reminds her of that spot.
I would like to print a picture of that terrace during a cloudless sunset (or anything near that) with part of the fence in the picture. Of course I didnt have my camera with me during that evening, so maybe someone from this forum can help us out.
I have made some prints of the exact spot where I said goodbye to my freedom, maybe they can help determine the location.
View from google maps (not good enough to print sadly):
If anyone can help me then I would be thrilled, I know my request is very specific but anything is better that the crooked streetview picture.
Thanks for reading this and a big thanks for any help you can give me.
Hi, me and my fiancé wil be travelling to Taormina next week and we thought about getting married there,just the two of us. Would that be possible ?