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2 days in Sicily/Catania

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2 days in Sicily/Catania

Hi Trip Advisor,

Apologies if this sort of thing is asked all the time, but I'm looking for a bit of guidance to plan for a couple of days in Sicily in early July.

As far as details go, we (my girlfriend and I) arrive by boat to Milazzo (I think). We will have spent the week before making our way by water down from Naples, and want to have a relaxing couple of days somewhere, with some nice sites hopefully nearby. We arrive on a Friday (quite early) and depart from Catania airport on Sunday morning. Given the limited time, and arrival/departing location, it seems that looking around the East seems wise? Syracuse perhaps?

Hiring a car is an option, though if that is not required, then we don't need to.

Ideally we would like to be somewhere picturesque, with a beach nearby, but with the option of a nearby lively nightlife for the Friday/Saturday night (restaurants etc).

Any help greatly appreciated!

Cole

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1. Re: 2 days in Sicily/Catania

Welcome to Sicily Cole W!

Consider Taormina or Siracusa, both conveniently positioned for Catania's airport.

Taormina is a better beach destination.

You wouldn't require a car hire for either Taormina or Siracusa. Interbus runs direct service from either to Catania's airport.

Best wishes!

Vagabonda

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2. Re: 2 days in Sicily/Catania

Thank you for your quick reply!

Actually after some more looking it seemed like Taormina might be the way to go.

Is there anything you could suggest that is absolutely essential in such a short stay?

Thanks again

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3. Re: 2 days in Sicily/Catania

Prego Cole W,

Taormina positions more conveniently from Milazzo as well, and Siracusa isn't a beach destination.

Taormina’s Teatro Greco is its top attraction. Walk the Corso Umberto; admire the stunning views from piazza IX Aprile; explore Taormina's historic centre and alleys; take the funivia; enjoy the beach; take a boat ride into the Grotta Azzura; shop; take the bus up to Castelmola for views of Taormina below and then trek down from Castelmola to Taormina.

Taormina is also a base for excursions to Mount Etna.

Vagabonda

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4. Re: 2 days in Sicily/Catania

Wonderful, thank you so much.

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5. Re: 2 days in Sicily/Catania

Prego Cole W,

Enjoy!

Vagabonda

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