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Old Oct 23rd, 2002, 10:58 AM
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Going to Sicily

My wife and I have 3-4 days to spend in Sicily before we go on to Naples for 5 days. Would appreciate any sugestions on how to maximize our short time period.
 
Old Oct 23rd, 2002, 12:05 PM
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Don,

You need to be more specific. Sicily is big with lots to do, what do you want to see?

There has been a lot written on Sicily, so search for ideas.
 
Old Oct 23rd, 2002, 12:10 PM
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Stay in Taormina the whole time and take days trips from there.
 
Old Oct 24th, 2002, 06:22 AM
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richard j vicek
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Good morning, Don B. Would split up
with two days in Taormina and two days
in Palermo. Palermo is just to far
out of Taormina to be as day trip, and
get a good feel for Palermo. It is a
congested city for driving and would
suggest you use a tour(s) for seeing
of the main attractions of Palermo
and Monreale (don't miss). Places out
of Palermo might be Mondello, Segusta,
Selinunte on the way to Agrigemto, and
also Cefalu on the way to Palermo. From
Taormina you have Siracusa and Pza Amerina of very good interest..
Richard of Lagrange Park, Il..
 
Old Oct 24th, 2002, 08:01 AM
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I was supposed to stay in Palermo 2 days but only stayed one and rented the car a day early. I found that that was enough to see the city. I agree that Monreale is great to see - especially if you're staying in Palermo for 2 days.

Besides Taormina, I really enjoyed the sights of Siracusa - wonderful natural and man-made "ruins"...

Dona
 
Old Oct 24th, 2002, 01:08 PM
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Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions!
 
Old Oct 25th, 2002, 10:20 AM
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How long a drive is it from Taormina to Siracusa?
 
Old Oct 25th, 2002, 04:34 PM
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richard j vicek
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Good evening, Phyliss
It is about 111 km from Siracusa to
Taormina, that would put the driving time of just less of two hours...
Richard of LaGrange Park,Il..
 
Old Oct 25th, 2002, 07:59 PM
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DonB,

The two places that have not been mentioned are the Lipari and the islands. They are the most amazing islands. Also, Agrigemto and the Valley of the Temples are truely amazing and were my favorite day traveling ever.

Beth
 
Old Dec 15th, 2002, 06:22 AM
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Anyone, have a private guide for 1 day to meet our ship in Sept. in Taormino? We like to do private tours with mini vans instead of bus trips!!! Please advise asap! Arlene
 
Old Dec 15th, 2002, 05:10 PM
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You do not need a tour or a van. Taormina is walkable to everything major that you would want to see.
 
Old Dec 16th, 2002, 09:31 PM
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I've toured the entire island of Sicily & my favorite cities were Siracuse (especially Ortygia), Cefalu, Taormina, & Palermo. Cefalu & Taormina are both beautiful coastal towns; Cefalu has a little more character & is not as touristy as Taormina, but either town is great. You should experience Palermo at least for one day. Also, a "must see" is the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.
 
Old Dec 17th, 2002, 04:52 AM
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Lee
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Anybody ever been to Sicily on a Carousel tour?
 
Old Dec 21st, 2002, 08:53 AM
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Message:in the western side of the island, close to Agrigento you can try verdetecnica. Check out : http://www.verdetecnica.com
 
Old Dec 26th, 2002, 07:34 AM
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I can't believe no one's mentioned Mt. Etna ! If I was going, and certainly hope to do so one day, I'd include an expedition to see the volcano. Or as another poster mentioned, you can explore the Aeloian Islands, which are off the north coast of Sicily --- take a ferry from Messina to Lipari. Lipari is the largest of these cluster of islands. You can also do a daytrip to island of Stromboli, whose volcano is "mildly active".

A couple of websites to seek out more info:
http://www.etnaholiday.it/index_ing.htm
http://stromboli.sicilian.net/

 
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