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Agrigento-Realmonte

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Agrigento-Realmonte

I've already seen that there are buses running from Agrigento to Realmonte and back, of course. I would like to visit Scavuzzo - la miniera di Salgemma and the Cattedrale di Sale. I checked it's not too far from Realmonte. Would it possible to find buses or even taxis?

HELP, VAGABONDA !

Thank you.

Nalini

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1. Re: Agrigento-Realmonte

Ciao Nalini_1,

The Cattedrale della Miniera di Sale is not the easiest place to visit, and a visit must be arranged in advance, and even then it’s still not easy, because this is a working mine, but it is absolutely wonderful and the experience of a lifetime!

There are definitely no buses.

You would hire a driver – Perhaps contact Michele Gallo from Sicily TravelNet.

Cattedrale della Miniera di Sale

saline e miniere di sale

Italkali SPA – Miniera

Contrada Scavuzzo, 92010 Realmonte, Agrigente (Sicilia), Italy

Salt mines:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g494955-i9813-k231…

The best -

Vagabonda

Lisbon, Portugal
posts: 24
reviews: 61
2. Re: Agrigento-Realmonte

Grazie Vagabonda! I thought it might be DIFFICULT yes, ACC ! :( I've already contacted Sicily TravelNet , Waiting for their answer.

Now I saw that some buses run until 14 April only - (http://www.autolineelumia.it/ )

I saw some photos, The place is Stunning!

I'll keep you and my fellow travellers in the loop.

Grazie ancora. Ciao.

Nalini

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3. Re: Agrigento-Realmonte

Ciao Nalini_1,

Yes, Autolinee Lumia runs the bus service from Agrigento to Realmonte – Continue to check for updated schedules past April.

But the mine is located between the SS115 and the Scala dei Turchi, so it's not convenient to reach without a car.

If you can’t arrange a tour, you could take a taxi and arrange the visit with the mine on your own – Check your PMs.

Vagabonda

Vagabonda

Lisbon, Portugal
posts: 24
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4. Re: Agrigento-Realmonte

Thanks, Vagabonda, I will definitely arrange a private tour! This wouldn't be the first time. Last year in September I did that to go to Etna, to Savoca, to Accireale, ecc. Who knows when I'll go there again? Well I know I WILL ! So many things to see!

YOU ARE QUICK ! WOW !

Best regards,

Nalini

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5. Re: Agrigento-Realmonte

Prego Nalini_1,

The Cattedrale della Miniera di Sale is surely worth the effort!

It might be easier to get a taxi from Porto Empedocle.

This email has worked well for contacting Michele Gallo - gallotourguide@gmail.com

Buona Fortuna!

Vagabonda

Lisbon, Portugal
posts: 24
reviews: 61
6. Re: Agrigento-Realmonte

Grazie mille! Sei unica!

Going to write to Michele Gallo. I'll leave Palermo early in the morning to have time to visit Agrigento and then.. ALLEZ ! Cattedrale! :)

Nalini

Lisbon, Portugal
posts: 24
reviews: 61
7. Re: Agrigento-Realmonte

Ciao Vagabonda! Thx a lot for the info.

Got the answer from Michele Gallo. I'll have to remind him at the beginning of April because only then people will know if the mines are working or not.

Take care.

Nalini

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8. Re: Agrigento-Realmonte

Grazie mille Nalini!

The mine would not work the national holidays around Easter.

For your own planning, you might contact Italkali for their work schedule during this period.

Vagabonda

Lisbon, Portugal
posts: 24
reviews: 61
9. Re: Agrigento-Realmonte

Once again, grazie mille, Vagabonda! Your tips are precious!

A presto.

Nalini

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10. Re: Agrigento-Realmonte

Prego Nalini,

Contact via the number in the PM and be sure to get a written confirmation.

http://goo.gl/Gpkjy

Grazie e buon Divertimento!

Vagabonda