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    • Bus Timetable

      Siracusa Sep 26, 2016 at 11:22 AM

      Where can I get a timetable in English for buses from Catania to Siracusa and back for Sunday 9th October 2016?

    • Catania or Palermo?

      Sicilia Oct 21, 2016 at 7:05 AM

      We recently obtained well priced flights to Sicily and I also had enough points to stay at the Sheraton in Catania for free for a week in Feb. My question is, is there enough to do in and around Catania for a week in Feb, given that beaches will be out of the question? are we better off in Palermo? Accomodation around Palermo seems very reasonable too so I don't mind opting out of my points booking as it is refundable and perhaps booking a place in Palermo if there is more to do and see for our family. Thanks!

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      Getting Into Palermo

      by lstobart Online Now Aug 4, 2016 at 2:46 PM

      My English speaking-only in-laws and my wife will be flying into Palermo and making their way to the train station to go to Cefalu. Any general tips or thoughts on getting out of the airport and catching the train? Do's & don't's etc. Thanks.

      7 Answers Aug 10, 2016 at 12:38 PM
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      50th Birthday Celebration

      by 43beckos Online Now Jun 18, 2016 at 9:21 AM

      Hi VT
      Looking for somewhere special to take my wife for dinner on her 50th Birthday which we are celebrating in Palermo. Any suggestions



      1 Answer Jun 18, 2016 at 12:34 PM
    • Palermo/ corleone bus schedule

      by ducote Online Now Jun 7, 2016 at 1:02 PM

      I can find times on Ast to Corleone but am unable to find return times. Can anyone give me some return times for a day trip?

      3 Answers Jun 8, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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      Live Music eg Jazz & Jamming

      by GL12 Online Now Mar 21, 2016 at 8:52 AM

      Hi Folks

      I am coming to Palermo at the beginning of April. I was wondering does anyone know of any music bars for local music, Jazz, jamming or open mic etc ? Not looking for concerts just small live music venues.

      Many thanks in anticipation.


      2 Answers Mar 24, 2016 at 1:59 AM
    • Palermo to Siracusa

      by faigele Online Now Sep 29, 2015 at 7:55 PM

      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.

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2015 at 5:33 PM
    • day trip to Agrigento.

      by faigele Online Now Sep 29, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      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.

      1 Answer Sep 30, 2015 at 2:25 AM
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      Theater and traffic

      by TatyanaA Online Now Aug 2, 2015 at 4:59 AM

      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?


      5 Answers Aug 2, 2015 at 3:53 PM
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      suggestion for car hire company

      by JamesM85 Online Now Jun 27, 2015 at 8:03 AM

      Hi I will be in Sicily for about a week and need a car ,am travelling alone can u suggest a decent company to use?

      4 Answers Jul 13, 2015 at 1:13 AM
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      When churches are open?

      by Oleg_D. Online Now Jun 3, 2015 at 5:50 AM

      My experience taught me that it is almost impossible to get clear working schedule of churches in Italy. Common practice shows that they can be opened between 09:00 and 12:00 hrs. Usually I try to come between these hours and sometime it works. So, my question is:
      Does anybody know when are open churches san Francesco D’Assisi, Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Church and Cloister Della Magione, Santa Trinita and other churches built before 1530?

      5 Answers Jun 15, 2015 at 12:43 AM
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      Photos in museums of Palermo

      by Oleg_D. Online Now Jun 2, 2015 at 1:18 AM

      According to the law adopted on June 1 2014, known as "Decreto Franceschini" because of Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceskini, visitors became allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod in all state and municipal museums of Italy.
      My questions are:
      1. Is this low is still active?
      2. Are visitors allowed to take noncommercial photos in museums of Palermo?
      3. In Cathedrals of Palermo and Monreale, in Diocesan Museum (belongs to Diocese)?

      Thank you in advance. Oleg

      7 Answers Jun 3, 2015 at 8:17 AM
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      Bus #389 from Palermo to Monreale

      by Oleg_D. Online Now May 14, 2015 at 7:26 AM

      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.

      Sincerely, Oleg

      3 Answers May 19, 2015 at 4:17 AM
    • question about transport Palermo - Solanto

      by goshe Online Now 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

      10 Answers Aug 18, 2015 at 5:09 AM
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      driving from palermo to sciacca

      by dennyandconnie Online Now 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?


      3 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 4:32 AM

      by felixackuayi Online Now 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.

      2 Answers Apr 11, 2015 at 9:21 AM
    • Salsa in Palermo

      by OzJen Online Now Aug 31, 2014 at 6:03 AM

      Can anyone advise if there is any Salsa dancing in Palermo. I will be there on a Sat night.
      Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Sep 1, 2014 at 4:54 AM
    • 5 days - what to do?

      by Helly494 Online Now Aug 22, 2014 at 4:10 AM

      I am staying in Palermo from Sunday and wondered if anyone can suggest some tours and must sees to get the most out of my stay? Also any restaurant or bar recommendations would be appreciated.
      How easy is it to get to Etna and are there any other recommendations for areas outside of Palermo to visit?

      Finally I need to get from the airport to the Hotel Plaza Opera, any recommendations for getting to an from the airport easily?

      14 Answers Aug 23, 2014 at 9:57 AM
    • Noise near Piazza Marina

      by ShineyMcShine Online Now Aug 13, 2014 at 8:43 PM

      Hello, I am planning on being in Palermo in late September. I have an offer to stay in an apartment located in Palazzo Fatta in the Piazza Marina area. How noisy is this area, day or night?


      4 Answers Aug 14, 2014 at 6:44 AM
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      bus to Catania

      by aussolo Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

      I have downloaded some timetable information from SAISAUTOLINEE to get a bus from Palermo to Catania and am a little confused as to where it will arrive will it be in Catania town or does it take you to the airport. Has anyone does this trip?

      4 Answers Jul 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM
    • Fisherman's market and Beach

      by luqa17 Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 2:38 PM


      We will be visiting Sicily beginning of August and we would like to visit a fisherman's village in the Palermo region; this would be followed by a nice fresh seafood meal in some nearby restaurant! Can you suggest any places?

      Also, could you suggest any nice beach which is not normally so busy(such as Cefalu')?

      Thank you for your time!

      3 Answers Jul 15, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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      public transportation from Palermo to Modica

      by ohaiyo Online Now Apr 20, 2014 at 10:26 PM


      I am planning to travel from Palermo to Modica by public bus on October 5, Sunday. I have heard that the AST Bus Line goes there. Is that true? How many buses would operate on a Sunday?

      Thank you

      4 Answers Jun 11, 2014 at 5:21 AM
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      public transportation from Palermo to Selinunte

      by ohaiyo Online Now Apr 20, 2014 at 9:32 PM


      I am wondering if there is public transportation from Palermo to Selinunte. I found a posting from 2006 that states one can take the SALEMI Bus Lines service to Castelvetrano (100 minutes) and then transfer to a local Salemi orange mini-bus (25 minutes) to the Selinunte archeological site. The posting said that I could buy the Palermo to Castelvetrano round trip bus ticket a the Salemi lines ticket office on Via Balsamo and then purchase the ticket to Selinunte directly on the local bus.

      However, this posting was in 2006 and I will be going in late September. I am wondering if the information is still current.

      Thank you

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2014 at 1:03 AM
    • any ideas about a guys night out

      by brian1990 Online Now Apr 1, 2014 at 7:21 AM

      strip clubs / casinos? Either of the two would be a fun guys night throwing a party for my friend who is getting married.

      6 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 9:19 AM
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      bus station

      by aussolo Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM

      where is the bus terminal situated in palermo

      3 Answers Mar 22, 2014 at 11:33 PM
    • Transportation from Corleone to Palermo

      by mkchurch Online Now Feb 6, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      Is there transportation from Corleone to Palermo on Sunday mornings in April?

      6 Answers Feb 10, 2014 at 6:54 AM
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      Sicilian local items...fragrances..cosmetics..

      by philosykos Online Now Jan 25, 2014 at 7:31 PM

      Are thee any local Sicilian fragrances to be found in Palermo?? Just something traditional..I do not mean high end fragrances..What about any local remedies at the pharmacy?I enjoy looking for items in other countries that are local and been around for ages from fragrances..foods to special creams or ointments from the pharmacy..Any tips???

      5 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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      by philosykos Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      Finally decided to go to Palermo for a few days in March....I have read about "bag snatchers"????? Is this a real threat??? I can deal with pick pockets but thought of bag snatchers scare me..Re assure me please ..I should not worry...Thxs!

      17 Answers Jan 19, 2014 at 5:28 PM
    • Palermo driver?

      by mjcro Online Now Nov 6, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      We would like to hire a driver to meet us at the ferry and take us to a market, Monreale and then the airport where we will pick up a rental car and head out of town. I've read not to drive in Palermo. Any recommendations for a trustworthy car and driver for a half-day of sightseeing?

      1 Answer Nov 6, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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      logistics on getting around Sciliy

      by ohaiyo Online Now Oct 28, 2013 at 4:54 PM

      I am planning a two week vacation in Sicily in early October next year. I am reluctant to drive in a foregin country so I am more inclined taking the train or the bus. My priliminary itinerary is Palermo, Catania, Messina, Syracuse, Monreale, Ragusa, Modica, Agrigento, and Trapani. It is probably too ambitious for only two weeks. I need to know how to get around Sicily connecting these places by either train or bus. Any suggestions are welcome.
      Thank you

      7 Answers Feb 11, 2015 at 10:56 PM
    • Honeymoon and looking for luxury in Palermo - any suggestions?

      by boltonstars45 Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      On Honeymoon and looking for luxury in Palermo, been on tripadvisor and don't like the look of many. Can someone recommend another place to use as a base to do day trips from. Also are there places that are recommended to visit from Palermo. We are there for 5 days! Thanks!

      6 Answers Oct 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM