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Driving and Parking: Messina and Taormina

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Driving and Parking: Messina and Taormina

Currently in Cefalu and heading east next week. Along the cost to Taormina. How is drving on the coast road at this time of year? How is parking in both towns? Can I park overnight in Taormina for free or do I need to pay my hotel fee? I am very central. Is it safe to park in a public car park?

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1. Re: Driving and Parking: Messina and Taormina

Take the autostrada (A20) and not the coastal road SS113 from Cefalù to Taormina.

Taormina is a pedestrian town with parking garages at both ends of town. If your hotel doesn't offer parking, then park at the (safe) parking stations.

…taormina.me.it/informazioni/…Parcheggi.aspx

www.gotaormina.com/en/taormina/parking.html

Vagabonda

Edited: 6:53 pm, September 06, 2013
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2. Re: Driving and Parking: Messina and Taormina

Grazie! My hotel offers parking for €10 per night so I thought I'd seek lower cost alternatives!

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3. Re: Driving and Parking: Messina and Taormina

€10 is a very good rate for parking in Taormina!

www.taorminaservizipubblici.it/index.php…

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4. Re: Driving and Parking: Messina and Taormina

Wow! Expensive!

Do you know if 1 week parking allows you to remove your car for say 6 hours and park it again with the same ticket?

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5. Re: Driving and Parking: Messina and Taormina

Oh and also, you say take the A20.

We have the car all day and would love to see some small coastal towns. Are we still best to take the A20?

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6. Re: Driving and Parking: Messina and Taormina

Yes, you can remove the car and return after a day of sightseeing when you've purchased the ticket for a week.

When driving point to point, take the autostrade, but if you'd like to explore smaller towns, then drive the coastal route, or perhaps the autostrada to the towns you'd like to see. The coastal route is slow driving through towns, and sometimes you would encounter detours up through the hills and then back down to the coastal towns.

Taormina to Cefalu':

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187892-i344-k3127…

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7. Re: Driving and Parking: Messina and Taormina

Grazie - as ever!

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8. Re: Driving and Parking: Messina and Taormina

Prego and best wishes for a lovely holiday!

Vagabonda

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