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one week in sicily: syracuse, agrigento & piazza armerina?

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one week in sicily: syracuse, agrigento & piazza armerina?

My wife and I will be spending approx. 8 days in Sicily in May. We want to spend the bulk of our time in Syracuse but must sees are Agrigento and Piazza Armerina. Is there any sensible itinerary that would cover those 3 destinations by bus and/or train? It looks simple on the map but I'm not having much luck finding an itinerary that makes sense. We will probably fly into Catania.

And, a related question: I love tromping around in ruins, my wife loves the beach. Any suggestions given this itinerary?

Thanks!

Here & There
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for Sicily, Taormina
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1. Re: one week in sicily: syracuse, agrigento & piazza armerina?

Welcome to Sicily Peter O!

It would be difficult to see and appreciate Agrigento and Piazza Armerina from Siracusa all on one day via public transport.

Your easiest public transport from Siracusa to these destinations is via Catania – Train or Interbus from Siracusa to Catania, and then SAIS Trasporti from Catania to Agrigento, and Interbus from Catania to Piazza Armerina.

http://www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html

http://www.interbus.it/

http://www.saistrasporti.it/

Vagabonda

Here & There
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2. Re: one week in sicily: syracuse, agrigento & piazza armerina?

If you were to travel between Piazza Armerina and Agrigento - 6 days in eastern Sicily - itinerary review please!

tripadvisor.com/…46322696

Vagabonda

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3. Re: one week in sicily: syracuse, agrigento & piazza armerina?

Thanks for the info. Vagabonda. My original plan was to take the bus from Catania to Syracuse, spend 4 nights there, train to Agrigento, stay a night or two, bus from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina and stay a night or two, bus to Catania and home. Does the train from Syracuse to Agrigento make sense, or should we do everything by bus via Catania?

Also, does anyone have any beach suggestions as part of this itinerary?

Peter O

McMinnville, Oregon
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4. Re: one week in sicily: syracuse, agrigento & piazza armerina?

The best of Sicily Tours. My wife and I just got back and the tour was fabulous.

5. Re: one week in sicily: syracuse, agrigento & piazza armerina?

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