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1 week holiday to see Sicily!

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1 week holiday to see Sicily!

Hi, I am planing a week's holiday in Sicily based in Catania, but wanting to see Etna, Marsla, Corleone and Palermo as main points of interest. Any ideas if this is possible on the local transportation? would it be better to split the week between 2 places to make it possible?

Chris in the UK

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11. Re: 1 week holiday to see Sicily!

well we are looking for a little help on booking accommodation in Catania and Palermo!

13th/14th June in Catania

15th/18th June in Palermo

19th June back to Catania for flight home 20th June.

We aren't looking for deluxe hotels more homely B&B without being too basic! I have been looking online for weeks and can't make a decision so any advice would be greatfully appreciated

Chris

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12. Re: 1 week holiday to see Sicily!

It’s never efficient to split a destination, so consider seeing Palermo on arrival and ending in Catania, depending on your flights.

Will you arrive and depart from Catania?

Will you hire a car?

You would have many wonderful B&B options in Catania and Palermo.

In Palermo:

Butera 28 Apartments:

www.butera28.it/Butera28ENG/Butera28_home.swf

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187890-d112269…

Kalsuite:

http://www.kalsuite.com/

bed-and-breakfast-in-italy.com/pagina.cfm…

italianday.com/english/hotel/80/kalsuite.html

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187890-d622069…

Allakala B&B:

www.allakala.it

www.bed-and-breakfast-sicily.it/pagina.cfm…

www.siciliano.it/_pagina_beb.cfm…

travelsicilia.com/structures/allakala-palerm…

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187890-d968…

B&B San Francesco: Good budget choice!

http://www.sanfrancescopalermo.it/

www.siciliano.it/pagina_beb.cfm…

bed-and-breakfast-in-italy.com/pagina.cfm…

BB22:

http://www.bb22.it/

www.bed-and-breakfast-sicily.it/pagina.cfm…

www.siciliano.it/_pagina_beb.cfm…

www.i-escape.com/minihotel.php…

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187890-d631600…

Palazzo Filangeri:

http://www.palazzofilangeri.it/

www.siciliano.it/pagina_beb.cfm…

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187890-d611…

And though a hotel, Ambasciatori has a great location in the historic centre and a wonderful roof terrace – All at reasonable prices.

Ambasciatori Hotel:

http://www.ambasciatorihotelpalermo.net/

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187890-d529169…

http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/hotels/review.asp?n=hotel+ambasciatori&s=palermo

In Catania:

Hotel Etnea 316 is located on Catania’s via Etnea, the boutique shopping street – A good value!

http://www.hoteletnea316.it/

www.sicilyhotels.com/pagina_hotels.cfm…

360italy.com/new_360_content/…index.htm

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187888-d106…

Da Gianni e Lucia has a central location – full of character, convenient, friendly staff, and good choice.

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187888-d739165…

Hotel Del Duomo also has a stunning location – very convenient and it’s a well rated hotel. Very traditional, lovely – if you want tradition and a convenient location, and you want to stay in the heart of busy Catania, this hotel would be a good choice.

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187888-d641460…

And if you were to hire a car, it would be best to stay outside the city – Castello D’Urso Somma B&B would be a great choice.

Castello D’Urso Somma B&B:

http://www.castellodursosomma.com/

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187888-d657078…

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13. Re: 1 week holiday to see Sicily!

Once again you have helped with the holiday!

The flights are booked for Catania so we will spilt the holiday as we said, but thanks to your information we have booked (fingers crossed on one!) some great places to stay.....

a million thanks for helping me

(can't promise it won't be the last time!!)

chris

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14. Re: 1 week holiday to see Sicily!

Glad to have helped SouthCoastChris – My pleasure!

Where did you decide to stay? Fingers crossed on one??

Hope to hear from you on your return as well, and hope you will consider writing some hotel reviews.

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15. Re: 1 week holiday to see Sicily!

Hi

We are booked in to the Da Gianni e Lucia Ib Catania and in Palermo an apartment at Butera 28 (I had my fingers crossed for confirmation on that one but have it now!)

My travel friend is so very happy to have a kitchen to use in Palermo, he wants to be able to cook with all the wonderful produce around!

Many thanks again :o)

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16. Re: 1 week holiday to see Sicily!

Very nice SouthCoastChris!

You’ll love shopping the markets.

In Palermo, Life Vibrates in a Fading Market:

By DANIELLE PERGAMENT

Published: May 20, 2007

…nytimes.com/2007/…20journeys.html

Slideshow:

nytimes.com/slideshow/2007/05/15/travel/2007…

36 Hours in Palermo

By ARIEL FOXMAN

Published: July 27, 2008

…nytimes.com/2008/07/27/travel/27hours.html…

Slideshow:

nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/07/27/travel/0727…

Buon Viaggio!

Vagabonda

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