have been searching the various websites for bus transportation from Palermo to Erice: appears that the only way to get there by bus is to go to Trapani and then get a cable car up to the town. Is this correct,or does a bus also go up to the town? Thanks yet again, this has been the most challenging trip planning that I have ever experienced, but this website has been amazing!
Have searched the AST website but cannot get info for bus to Siracusa, only as far as Ragusa. Can anyone tell me the best way to get from Palermo to Siracusa? This will be the last leg of our trip to Sicily. We will not have a car. Thanks much, especially to "Rosata" who has provided several answers already.
What is the best way to do a day trip from Palermo to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. We will not have a car. Thanks.
Public transport Bagheria - Porticello - Santa Flavia ? where to find timetable? if there is not public transport, is it easy to take taxi?
please verify posting of 05/15 re: bus service from siracusa to fontanarossa airport in catania: is there a bus to this airport every hour? also how long does this trip take, does it make several stops or is it a direct trip? thanks.
please advise if info re: bus service from siracusa to fontanarossa airport in catania is correct per posting of 05/15: bus hourly directly to airport? and how long does the trip take? thanks.
We are planning to stay 5 nights in Siracusa, doing day trips to various towns. The idea is to stay on mainland Siracusa in order to be able to get on a road easier, to spend some time on a beach (maybe sun-bathing one or two mornings) and to have our dinners and see some night life on Ortigia. Question is - is it possible/doable to get from mainland to Ortigia and back every night? Does it make sense? Are we making our life easier or more limited staying on the mainland? Please advise!
I am arriving at Palermo at 10.40 approx on Ryanair. Is there a Bus service to Palermo and on to Cefalu? I can get no information on the Trenitalia website. Apparently there are no trains running between the Airport and Cefalu on Sunday!!! Ronan.
P.S. I forgot to indicate that I am arriving next Sunday.
On 21.9 I'll be in Milazzo going for Stromboli. I see only two ferries, one is to early 6am approximately, the second looks to be late for us to be in time for volcano hiking (we must be on Stromboli at 4pm. Of cause we can stay another night and make a hike on the second day, but I wanted also to visit Volcano island for half a day but cannot figure out how can we doit in only two days...
Only option I saw was using two ferry companies, Simemar from Milazzo to Volcano (9am - 10 there) and Ustica for Volcano-Stromboli at 15aprox., and the day after return to Milazzo. But I'm not sure Sinemar operates in September, at least there are no online bookings.
Maybe anybody knows what are options?
Hi, my wife and I are flying to Catania on October 8th (arriving at 12:00 noon) and out at 8pm on October 11th. We have a rental car at the airport. We're not going for a beach holiday but also don't want to be driving for hours on end each day trying to pack in too much in 4 days. I've already left out the west coast and Palermo since the highway A19 has a massive detour and takes much longer now to drive through the country quickly.
The sites I am interested in seeing are Cefalu, Milazzo, Taormina, Siracusa, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli.
Mount Etna might be nice but I would prefer, due to the lack of time to see little villages.
Is it possible to see all the towns I have listed in 4 days? Without rushing?
Would you pick one place as a hub and make day trips to all these places or would you change hotels every night of the 3 nights we are there?
I am open to any and all suggestions!! I look forward to your feedback
I know Sicilians are generally really accommodating of children, but does anyone have any personal recommendations on places to eat with them, that’s not too expensive?
What is the cheapest and quickest way to get from Palermo to Taormina?
im looking for some information.i read about excursions,but we would like to go and explore on our own.so is it possible to take the ferry and go to vulcano,stromboli.etc?and be there so long if we wanted,are there any timetables to find?are the smaller islands like panarea,salina,alicudi,filicudi nice to see in a daytrip,or is it too long for those island.any help is more than welcome
Hi we are planning to escape for the winter and wonder if Southern Sicily is a possibility. Nov-March.
If anyone can give me some honest info about the weather during these months I would be very grateful.
Thanks in advance.:-)
Will be staying in Taomina for 3-4 days . Where can I buy a SIM card and obtain a Vodafone service /data plan. ? Thank you
My husband and I are coming for 2 weeks to Sicily. We are flying to Catania, spent a night near the airport and take the car in the morning. My plan for now is following:
1 day - Enna, night at Piazza Armerina
2 day - Caltagirone , Ragusa, night at Siracusa
3 - Siracusa
4 - leave Sicarusa, drive to Agrigento (last evening visit the Valey of Temples). On the way visit Notto and Modica (is it not too much?), Night in Agrigento
5. Night in Erice
6-7 Palermo. On the way from Erice visit Monreale
8. Night in Milazzo . Spend half a day at Cefalu
9. Night at Stromboli
10. Visit Volcano on the way back to Milazzo.
11. Night at Messina
12-13 Nights near Etna, one day - tour up the volcano
14 - Night in Catania
Any advice very-very welcome
We're heading to Taormina at the beginning of Sept and have a 2.5 year old in tow. We'd love to go out to mount etna, so wondered if anyone had recommendations for tours that go there that are suitable when you have a toddler - i.e one that doesn't require a lot of walking
Any recommendations for other toddler-friendly activity are also welcome!
Are supermarkets open on sundays and which are the best ?
Can you give me the name of hotels around Taormina at a reasonable price?
What a shame on the ticket agent.
We were in Catania, wanted to visit Syracuse.
We went last Friday 31st July at around 9.15am.
We went to get the tickets from Piazza Station, Ast office.
The agent asked in Italian language diceanove venti euros.
We gave him €30 cause we understand €29.20.
He took them and gave us €0.80 change and said veloce,veloce il bus is leaving in Italian.
We run and whilst we were on the bus looked at tickets and found out he STOLE €10 and keep them in his pocket.
In the afternoon we went to the office to tell but the agent wasn't duty.
We were so upset that we left our luggage on the bus as well.
In the morning we went at the office , talked to the agent and he was shocked and said he don't remember.
He is not going to be rich but he is not fit for the job.
Tourists make sacrifices to have a holiday and won't expect to be maltreated and mostly ripped off.
Shame on him!
I'm coming for 2 weeks to Sicily and plan to spend day or 2 in Palermo. We are driving a car, but having read a lot of horror stories of traffic in Palermo, I booked 2 nights in Monreale, planning to go by bus. But... I've also got tickets to the Massimo theater and was told that taking bus at night won't be an option. So what is the easiest way to get from Monreale to Palermo and back, and if we need to go by car, where can we park to make our driving less stressful and parking safe?
how do i travel from Catania airport to Taormina please?
My flight arrives to Catania airport at 23:00. We are planning to take the car but I'm not sure rent car will be open so late. What a best options? Take a hotel not far and come in the morning to the office or get somehow to Catania (or Siracusa our destination for tomorrow - and deal with the car in the morning near the hotel?
I've read several Sicily travel books and read who knows how much on the internet and now I'm more confused than ever! I'm hoping some of you experts can give me some guidance on Sicily. We will be arriving in Catania on Oct 8th about 2:30 pm. We have a timeshare in Scicli starting on the 10th for a week. Our original thought was to rent a car and head straight to Taormini for 2 nights then drive to Scicli. Unfortunately we just realized that we have to fly back out of Catania instead of Palermo which has put a kink in our plans. With a week in Scicli and a car we figured we could see the most of the lower part of Sicily on day trips. We want to spend some time in Palermo doing some day trips out of there and are not overly interested in seeing the islands. We have traveled through Italy and Greece so have seen a lot of ruins and could skip that or when leaving Scicli we could go to Arigento and then spend the night in Enna. We love the small towns, being part of the culture, seeing the sights, local markets, etc. We don't like hoards of tourists (hopping on and off of buses) and fighting the crowds. That said, what we're looking for is help with our itinerary. Should we stay with going to from the airport to Taormini? When and where should we pick up a car and turn it back in? We have an early flight out of Catarina Oct. 23rd so have to spend the night there on the 22nd otherwise we really don't have any interest in spending time in Catarina. Thank you in advance for your helpful guidance.
I'm thinking of spending 2 weeks in September in Sicily and then 3- days in Malta. What is a best way to get from Sicily there? Ferry or plane? From Trapani, Catania or other place? I'd like it quick and on budget, better in the evening
Can anyone help me with info on getting to Catania Airport the end of July, either by taxi or private driver? Recommendations/cost/reliability would be appreciated!
Hello, me and my family will arrive at Palermo on Tuesday 7.July at 10:20. How is the best way to get to San Vito lo Capo? By bus? And at which times can we take a bus from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo after we arrive at Palermo Airport? Thank you very much.
Which is the best place in Sicily for two girls in their early 20' who want to have fun,visit,enjoy the sun and the beach and live an entire sicilyan experience?
can i fly from Catania to Syracusa ?