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Best way to see Sicily without hiring a car

Best way to see Sicily without hiring a car

May 20th, 2019, 12:40 PM
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There's something akin to this in Croatia, too!
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May 26th, 2019, 05:39 PM
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I found the bus and train service very good. But, I just read on one of the posts about Rome to Rio website. What a fantastic find, I was look for a bus or train from Bari to Conversano and it gave me all the information I needed.
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May 28th, 2019, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by PalenQ View Post
Montreale also has some kind of church with a zillions skulls and bones on display!
The church is in Evora, Portugal, and not in Monreale.

The name is Capela dos Ossos.


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Jun 3rd, 2019, 12:27 PM
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There is also a chapel with bones in Rome, no? And in Guanajuato, Mexico...

Whitehall: So that bill was fake or not??? I guess it was not since you were able to deposit it in the US. But how can you deposit euro in a Us bank account?
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Depends on how much time the OP has and how much ground he or she wants to cover in that time.

Buses just aren't going to run at the optimal times for when and where you want to go so there's going to be waiting. If you're okay with a slower pace and knowing it would limit how many places you can visit in a given time, I suppose it's worth the savings.

But as many have said, it's not a problem to drive at all, once you get out of the big cities, with the hassles of traffic and parking.

Also a lot of popular destinations are small towns which are kind of located in rural areas. There may be good long-haul bus service to get to those areas but once you get there, getting around may be problematic. May not be taxis or buses to do something simple like getting you to a place to get dinner.

The other consideration with driving is ZTL. You can't enter town centers without being penalized -- automated cameras to take pictures of your license plates and send you a bill months later. So if you plan to have a car, you will have to see which accommodations have parking or can be reached without entering ZTL. For instance, the two times I've stayed in Siracusa, the first time I parked outside the ZTL and hiked. The second time, I found a B&B inside the ZTL with its own parking and they made arrangements to report my license plate to the police so that they would know I was allowed to enter and exit since I was staying at a B&B inside.
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Jun 3rd, 2019, 03:46 PM
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Montreale also has some kind of church with a zillions skulls and bones on display!
I wonder if PalenQ means the Catacombe dei Cappuccini, in Palermo (not Monreale).>

Well yes I walked up to Montreale and before that I saw the chapel basement with all kinds of skulls and bones but it must have been still in Palermo:


<Montreale also has some kind of church with a zillions skulls and bones on display!
The church is in Evora, Portugal, and not in Monreale.> No not in Montreale but near it in Palermo - can do both Montreale and this weird collection of skeletons. similar to the one in Evora but more macabre if I recall correctly!
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Jun 6th, 2019, 06:11 PM
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As I understand it, the Capuchin monks displayed bones in many monasteries, Palermo's included. And they are not the only religious (or other) group to do so. There are all sorts of places in Europe where one can find ossarial displays; the one in Palermo is often mentioned as a particularly noteworthy one.
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