I'm staying for a week in Pompei and then going on to Sicily.
I know that I catch the Circumvesuviana to Naples and then the train to Sicily but, crikey, the timetables and fares are hard to work out
1. Let's say I leave Pompeii on a Monday morning, can I get to Siracusa the same day? As far as I can see it takes about 8 hours to get to Messina and then a further 2 hours to get to Siracusa (must be a very slow train)
2. If this journey is going to take me 10 hours, is there an early train from Naples to Sicly - like 0600 or 0700? Apologies to all Neapolitans, but I keep hearing that Naples is not particularly safe. Is it safe to wait around the station in the early hours?