will be in Alta Villa Milicia visiting homestead of grandparents. Want to go to Chiusa..father's birthplace. How far? any form of public transportation. Ideas for travel..cost .....thanks gloria
Welcome to Sicily and your ancestral town glomoo!
Check driving routes and estimated driving times and distances on ViaMichelin.
Altavilla Milicia is 83 km from Chiusa Sclafani and it would take 01h30 to drive at a petrol cost of 8,95 EUR
You can reach Chiusa Sclafani from Palermo on an AST bus.
And also Altavilla Milicia…
Your info is fantastic. As I have more questions I would like to be able to use your resource again. Thank you glomoo
Prego glomoo – Happy to assist any time!
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Vagabonda: Wish I had found your service earlier...non the less...Our grandparents brought to the US the feast of Madonna of Milicia. For years we witnessed our cousins carrying the Madonna on their shoulders...thru the streets of an Italian neighborhood. It is my brother's wish (who is 82) to witness this feast in Alta Villa. We are taking a tour of Sicily for 7 days..ending in Palermo on the 4th of Sept. Then we are staying at Hotel Club Solunto Mare ...any thoughts on this place.(Normande was booked) What can we expect in terms of festivities...is their a calendar of events? Are there places to eat or is it mostly street vendors? What is the best way to get back and forth to Casteldaccia...any places to eat and visit there...what about the Corvo wineries? Sorry to ask so many questions..what else should I know...............grazi.......glomoo
I called the Santuario Madonna della Milicia in Altavilla Milicia and spoke with the priest – The 2010 Festa della Madonna della Milicia is scheduled for the 7th and 8th of September. There's no program yet.
Click on ‘La Festa Programma 2009 to view last year’s schedule of events and check this site for postings on the 2010 schedule.
I also called the Comune Di Altavilla for you. They said the Hotel Club Solunto Mare is very nice, but a bit of a distance.
And they suggested Hotel Villa Mare di Rosanna Incandela or Residence Lido Sporting.
Where to Sleep…..
There is AST Pullman service to Casteldaccia.
And train service.
You can find restaurants on these sites under “Dove Mangiare”
These websites are informative:
And you can email questions directly, but no one speaks English!
This earlier thread discusses visits to the winery in Casteldaccia - You would have to take a taxi from the train station. Contact the winery and see if they could arrange a transfer for you.
Duca di Salaparuta in Casteldaccia:
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