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Palermo to Taormina too far?

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Palermo to Taormina too far?

We are visiting Sicily for the first time in June. We are spending a week cycling round the west of the island, ending up in Palermo on the Monday. We leave again from Palermo on the Friday morning and aren't sure what to do for these last few days. Is it too far to travel to Taormina?

Any suggestions as to how we could better fill our days?

We are can hire a car if necessary or are just as happy using trains/buses.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Palermo to Taormina too far?

Go to the Aeolian Islands and take your bike!

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2. Re: Palermo to Taormina too far?

You can easily take a train from Palermo and it is quite cheep and takes just a couple of hours.

http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html

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3. Re: Palermo to Taormina too far?

Not too far to travel to Taormina for 3 nights.

Taormina is a good base with bus, train and excursions possible, so a car really isn’t necessary if you decide not to hire a car.

Trains are slow in Sicily – the bus is much preferred.

SAIS Autolinee runs buses from Palermo to Catania.

SAIS Autolinee:

http://www.saisautolinee.it/

Etna Transporti (tel. 095-530396) runs buses between Catania and Taormina.

Etna Transporti:

http://www.etnatrasporti.it/

It’s also possible to take the SAIS from Palermo to Catania’s airport (avoiding the city of Catania) and then taking the Etna Trasporti bus from the airport to Taromina.

sarakka’s suggestion is excellent!! The Aeolian Islands are beautiful. Visiting the islands would be a great experience and you would be able to hydrofoil from Palermo – very convenient and a different experience for you from western Sicily.

Vagabonda

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