There Are Several Ways To Explore Sicily. Find Out How
The beautiful black sand beaches, a volcano to ski, desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.Aaah!!! And not tomention 9000 mummified citizens in Palermo to keep you awake at night. Plus there are hundreds of places for entertainment shop and eat run by Sicilians who have always welcomed their travelers wholeheartedly.
Why choose Sicily? Because it’s a treasure trove
Rather tagged as a mere part of Italy, Sicily is the Mediterranean’s most intriguing destination that you might have come across. Unique in itself, it is the perfect blend of cordial hospitality, zestful traditions and ancient culture. The sunny Mediterranean climate makes travelling in Sicily a very pleasant experience all year around.
Sicily has been born out of an ancient Mediterranean culture and today this island boasts a fascinating mix of cultures, with eye quenching sight-seeing that include rugged Norman churches, fiercely Baroque Palazzos and well preserved Greek Temples.
How to get to Sicily.
Taking a flight
Depending from where you are starting your trip to Sicily, your best deal in terms of both money and time will be taking a flight to the place. Presently there are 3 airports in Sicily – Trapani’s Vincenzo Florio Airport is situated in Birgi about 9 miles from the city, in Catania, Vincenzo Bellini Airport is said to be the 3rd largest airport of Italy, situated at Fontanarossa that is about 7.5 miles from the city center and finally Palermo’s Falcone Borsellino Airport is located at Punta Raisi which is 19 miles west of the city. There’s a 4th airport just finished near Ragusa at Comiso, in the south-east side of the city.
All of these airports are well-versed and well-connected to the countries and cities across the world. Discount/budgeted airlines are worth considering for the trip, not only they let you enjoy the trip with good savings, but gives you non-stop services to all the destinations of the world to reach Sicily. You will want to look at the flights both from mainland Italy and elsewhere in across the world. However, there are limited number direct flights to Sicily, particularly from Europe. Your airline options will vary for each of these arrival airports. Try to advance book your flights to enjoy the huge savings on your airfare.
Choosing a water route- Ferry or boat
Sicily is well-linked via sea to the Italian mainland. Fortunately, the boat and ferries services are connected with the waterways provides great convenience and make your trip easier to deal with.
There are many different ports connected to the mainland Italy to choose from; naturally you will prefer the closest to your destination. When choosing the water route to reach Sicily, ensure that the boat and ferry departure can accommodate your car. If you are planned on using more than one mode of transportation, make sure that your water transportation services you have chosen is able to accommodate it well.
The majority of ferries to Sicily depart from Villa San Giovanni, Calabria. The frequency of the boats and ferries is good. Other places that boast aquatic connections to Sicily are Genoa, Cagliari, Livorno, Tunisia, Naples, Civitavecchia, Salerno and Malta. Some of the more popular ferry transportation companies that take daily routes to the Sicily are SNAV, GrandiNaviVeloci, TTN Lines, Grimaldi Lines and Tirrenia. The longest crossing time is 19 to 30 hours depending from the destination you started and the shortest is 9-15 hours.
Take the train to enjoy the landscaping views
This is perhaps the best en-route for the easy backpackers and the most convenient ways to reach Sicily. Generally the train trip will take about 12-16 hours of travel, depending from which cities of Europe you have started.
The trains from mainland Italy arrive at the port of Villa San Giovanni or Reggio Calabria. The trains with few stoppages halt at fewer destinations that include Catania, Syracus, Messina Centrale and Palermo.
By bus, the original way
There are several long distance bus transportations available in Italy that will safely transport you to the Sicily. There are several departure bus points available providing good commute to the travelers wants to reach Sicily. The majority of the commuting services that run long haul services are from Rome, England, and Naples.
Driving through car is some experience
If you are looking forward to have an adventurous trip to Sicily, hop in the car and drive through. If you’re coming from anywhere in mainland Italy, you will find several car hire billboards trying to lure you into hiring a car, so no worries there. With good GPS system and a driving map you are all set to your destination Sicily. For people who enjoy driving and love to experience nature’s caress first hand, this is the route of choice.
Whether you are looking to spend time with your family on a good, pleasant vacation spot or planning your honeymoon destination or just you are a wanderer by heart – Sicily is the great place to be. Enjoy your vacation by choosing any of the commute modes to see this exotic bit of earthly paradise.
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