I am hoping to do a tour of south/eastern sicily and then want to base myself for a week or so in the west. I am a sole traveller and am thinking of basing in Palermo and doing trips from there. Where should I go?
Palermo is a transportation hub, and a very convenient base for day trips.
There are three bus options from Palermo to Monreale, the AMAT #389, AST, and Palermo City Sightseeing; AMAT #806 or Palermo City Sightseeing to Mondello; the train or SAIS Trasporti to Cefalù; SAIS Autolinee or the train to Enna; SAIS Autolinee to Piazza Armerina, and then local bus to the Villa Romana; Autoservizi Cuffaro bus service, or the train from Palermo to Agrigento, and then take the local Trasporti Urbani Agrigento bus service from Agrigento to the Valley of the Temples; Autolinee Gallo to Sciacca; Autoservizi Salemi to Castelvetrano, and then take the Autoservizi Salemi tratte urbane bus service from Castelvetrano to Selinunte; Tarantola Bus from Palermo to Segesta; Autoservizi Salemi to Marsala; Segesta Autolinee to Trapani and then AST or Azienda Trasporti e Mobilita' Trapani (ATM) and the funivia from Trapani to Erice; the train or AST to Bagheria/Solunto/Santa Flavia; AST, SAIS Trasporti (Autolinee Gallo), or Autoservizi Stassi to Corleone; Autoservizi Russo to Castellammare del Golfo; Autoservizi Russo to San Vito Lo Capo; SAIS Autolinee to Catania; Interbus to Siracusa; Siremar to Ustica; Segesta Autolinee to Trapani and then Ustica Lines or Siremar to the Egadi Islands.
Hi The tour I am looking at is only on the south/east part of Sicily from Messino down the coast to Scoglitti, which is why I'd like to see more, that is the western part. So I was thinking of catching a bus from Catania to Palermo (or ??) It will be in June so would it be nicer to be staying on a beach and doing day trips from there. Any suggestions for an active 70+ solo lady???
Palermo is a port city, and not a beach destination.
You might base in Palermo and day trip to Cefalù, or your might base in Cefalù (charming beach resort town), and day trip to Palermo.
Hi, yes they are the two I think suit me best, also mentioned was Masala (which has facilities for day trips from there)