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Getting to Taormina from Rome

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Getting to Taormina from Rome

Any suggestions for the best way to travel from Rome to Taormina would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Getting to Taormina from Rome

We've done a similar trip by rail, though only from Naples - but even that was quite far enough!

You might try searching for a flight to nearby Catania?

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2. Re: Getting to Taormina from Rome

The best, and quickest, way is to flying to Catania.

There are many threads about this, have a look

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k4250…

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k5179…

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3. Re: Getting to Taormina from Rome

Thank you for your replies. I will check out the flights.

Peter we will actually be leaving from Naples now - could you tell me how your train trip from Naples to Taormina was?

Appreciate your help,

Anna

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4. Re: Getting to Taormina from Rome

Welcome to Sicily Annzie!

Air Italy and Alitalia fly direct from Naples to Catania – Book Alitalia on the Italian site for the lowest fares.

Save Money By Booking Alitalia Flights “Like a Local”:

roninrome.com/transportation/booking-alitali…

The train is long and tedious - Naples to Sicily:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187785-i421-k4797…

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5. Re: Getting to Taormina from Rome

I took the night time train, Rome to Taormina (Giardini) and quite enjoyed it. Especially the last part of the journey along the sicilian coast was very pleasant. I did write a review of the train - see the final post on this thread tripadvisor.co.uk/…40515814 and give me a shout if you want any more info.

I did do it by day once and kind of enjoyed it too - it was a long journey but I really had fun listening to and watching the Italians talking to each other. I did it first class, which I would highly highly recommend after seeing the huge crush of people getting on to the second class carriages in Naples. My only comment on this one was do not assume there will be food - provision yourself before you go!

If speed is your main goal, by all means fly, but the train can be enjoyable in a different way!

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6. Re: Getting to Taormina from Rome

Thanks for your help and ideas - the booking flights "Like a local" is fantastic.

Appreciate it!

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7. Re: Getting to Taormina from Rome

Thank as always Belfastgirl23!

Your assessment is fair, even if you’re not a keen flyer!! :-)

The journey in Sicily can offer views of Etna if not cloudy. But it is a long journey, lacking in food service....

And if speed is your main goal, by all means fly!

The best –

Vagabonda

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8. Re: Getting to Taormina from Rome

Prego Annzie,

Yes the little bit of effort it takes to book the tickets on the Italian site is surely worth the savings with the "Promo" rates!

Buon viaggio!

Vagabonda

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