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Sicily: Public trans from Agrigent to Caltagirone

Sicily: Public trans from Agrigent to Caltagirone

Nov 12th, 2006, 03:47 PM
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Sicily: Public trans from Agrigent to Caltagirone

I would like to leave Agrigent about 1pm of Nov. 22 for Caltagirone. If you made a similar trip, would you let me know how it worked out. tnx

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Nov 13th, 2006, 02:58 AM
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Hello SaraLee,

My wife and I travelled the Agrigento-Caltagirone route by train, in reverse. Either direction, you will have to make two changes--in Caltanissetta and Gela--and the fastest trip is over four hours. You do get to wind through some beautiful countryside, perhaps on a almost empty train.

We were lucky--a month in Sicily and the longest train delay was five minutes.

And topping for anyone who can add any info on this route by bus.

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Nov 13th, 2006, 04:10 AM
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Hi Sara - You'd have to change by bus too, I believe.

For services around Caltagirone try:

http://www.saisautolinee.it

Hope this helps ...


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Nov 13th, 2006, 05:47 AM
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Thank you for the help. I am in 60s traveling alone, and arriving around 5pm in a new town would be too late for me.

I almost decided to go to Catania and take a day trip or join a tour to Pz Armerina and Caltagrirone in later days.

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Nov 30th, 2006, 07:05 AM
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JFYI for people who might plan a similar trip as mine, this was how I visited Valle dei Templi, the Mosaici, and the Steps in Caltagirone in 2 days:

Day 1
07:35 Train from Palermo to Agrigent (left the bag in a locker in station)
10:00 A city bus to the Valley of Temples(every 15 min, 10 min ride), and back
12:20 Train from Agrigent to Enna FS(2hr) where I found no sign of anything.
A kind man asked his friend to give me a ride to Enna Bassa bus terminal on his way home in Enna. I should have taken a bus from Agrigent.
15:05 AST bus from Enna Bassa to Piazza Armerina (30 min).

Day 2
09:10 Taxi from the taxi stand by the town market (10 min, 10e RT).
(City buses run in high season only)
11:00 The taxi picked me up and dropped me at Duomo on my request.
13:00 AST bus to Caltagrone (1 hr).
14:30 Taxi to a B&B near the steps (10e).

From Palermo, I made two afternoon trips: to Monreale by bus, to Cefalu by train. From Catania, I made two day trips: to Siracusa and Taormina by
Interbus buses. There were choices of means to make these trips easily.
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