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Transportation from Aci Castello to surrounding areas

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Transportation from Aci Castello to surrounding areas

My family 4 adults 2 children (9 and 8) has reserved a home in Aci Castello for mid August, 2019. I have been trying to find info on availability of local buses and trains to be able to visit the surrounding areas from Taormina to Siracusa..and small towns in between. Would appreciate any info or references on where (if they exist) to look. Any experiences by travelers would be welcome.

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1. Re: Transportation from Aci Castello to surrounding areas

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3. Re: Transportation from Aci Castello to surrounding areas

Hi Sheldon H,

Well Loco2 won't be very useful for you as Aci Castello doesn't have a train station.

And even if it did, transport information is always the most accurate and updated on the site of the actual service provider.

Aci Castello isn't the most convenient base without a car, and especially not on Sundays, so avoid travel on Sundays.

Transport to smaller towns connects via the larger towns in the area.

Catania is the largest town in the area, and Catania is also a transportation hub, and so you might always connect via Catania.

Catania's local AMT bus service runs service from Catania to Acicastello, Linea 534. Feriale is weekday service, including Saturdays, and Festivo is Sunday service.

http://www.amt.ct.it/?page_id=48

http://www.amt.ct.it/pdf/orario534.pdf

http://www.amt.ct.it/pdf-linee/534.pdf

AST also runs bus service from Catania to Acicastello, but there's no service on Sundays or holidays.

http://www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it:8080/

You would then take the train, Interbus or AST bus service from Catania onward to Siracusa.

http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

http://www.interbus.it/

Aci Castello's nearest train station is located at Cannizzaro.

If you were to take the train from Cannizzaro, it's a half hour's walk. Avoid walking the SS114, and that's a busy road, and not recommended to do. It's also intensely hot in August.

https://tinyurl.com/yc5w6ewm

You might take AST from Acicastello to Acireale, and then take Interbus from Acireale to Taormina.

Interbus would arrive directly in Taormina at Taormina's Terminal Bus located on via Luigi Pirandello near Porta Messina.

If you were to connect via Catania for Taormina, you would take Interbus from Catania to Taormina, or take the train from Catania to the Taormina-Giardini station.

Taormina shares its train station with Giardini, the Taormina-Giardini train station, and the train station is located below town on the coast near Giardini at Villagonia.

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You would then take Interbus or Taormina's local bus service (trasporto urbano) ASM Servizi Municipalizzati di Taormina from the train station up to Taormina, Linea verde.

www.taorminaservizipubblici.it/index.php…

www.taorminaservizipubblici.it/index.php…

Vagabonda

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Here & There
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5. Re: Transportation from Aci Castello to surrounding areas

rome2rio hasn't been reliable for Sicily.

tripadvisor.com/…59704147

For those traveling here in Sicily, consider becoming familiar with transport sites here for the most current and updated information.

Vagabonda

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6. Re: Transportation from Aci Castello to surrounding areas

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Vagabonda

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7. Re: Transportation from Aci Castello to surrounding areas

We stayed in Aci Castello, and although we loved the place, we found driving to other places rather tricky (confusing junctions and busy roads on the Catania side). I wouldn't choose it as a base again. We didn't use public transport, although there is a tourist bus that runs to Catania (or rather from Catania to Aci Castello).

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Here & There
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9. Re: Transportation from Aci Castello to surrounding areas

Hi Hannah F,

Yes, Aci Castello and Aci Trezza are lovely villages, but not convenient bases.

The tourist bus bus from Catania runs to Aci Castello and Aci Trezza.

Vagabonda

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10. Re: Transportation from Aci Castello to surrounding areas

Well good for you DemiHale1, but locals have found it to be inaccurate, and locals know the most efficient routes.

On this thread alone, Rome2Rio recommended taking the train when Aci Castello doesn't have a train station.

Vagabonda

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