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How do I get here from Roma or Napoli ?

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How do I get here from Roma or Napoli ?

Ciao A tutti!

I am currently living in Turkey, but will have a 5 day holiday at Christmas, and I would like to get somwhere western for the festivities. I have travelled to Catania twice before when I used to work in Italy, and I am in love with this breath-takingly romantic city!

But, so, I was planning on using the budget airline of "blu-express" to fly from ome to Catania;howveer, it looks like that airline isnt operating duing xmas! Since my trip will only be 5 days, and also, I will be on a tight budge (turkish liras do NOT equal euros), can anyone advice another travel option?

Are trains from Napoli a feasible method, or will the time take too long? What about other bduget airlines?

Any advice is most welcome!

Thanks so much-

Lane

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1. Re: How do I get here from Roma or Napoli ?

You can reach Catania by:

- air (besides Blu, ALitalia from Rome or Air Italy from Naples)

- train www.trenitalia.com

- bus http://www.saistrasporti.it/

- ferry traghettilines.it/en/sicily/ferries-naples-c…

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2. Re: How do I get here from Roma or Napoli ?

Welcome to Sicily RobinSpringLN!

The train is not your best option, but you could take Air Italy or Alitalia (book Italian site for lowest rates) from Naples to Catania, or take the overnight TTT Lines ferry and save the cost of a night's hotel.

car rental or train from naples to Palermo:

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Best wishes!

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3. Re: How do I get here from Roma or Napoli ?

In May two of us (females) took the train (Trenitalia) from Rome to Naples. It was very efficient and not that expensive. The train ran hourly and the trip was just over an hour long. We switched to local trains (Cicumvesuviano) to visit Ercolano Scavi and then on to Pompeii. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and efficiency of all the trains.

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4. Re: How do I get here from Roma or Napoli ?

There's no problem with that train route or trains in Northern Italy - Trains in Southern Italy and Sicily are substandard!!

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