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Rental Car question - Catania

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Rental Car question - Catania

Hi

We have seen that it is widely recommended not to have a hire car in Catania if it is not strictly necessary.

We (3 adults) are visiting Sicily in November for 6 days arriving in Catania and departing from Palermo. Aside from the attractions of Catania itself, we want to visit Mt Etna and Syacruse (4 days of the 6)

Later to visit Caltanisetta and Agrigento en route to Palermo.

Is this best done by public transport or hire car?

Thanks in advance

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Here & There
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1. Re: Rental Car question - Catania

Public transport is perfectly acceptable for Etna and Siracusa, although you might also opt for a full, or half-day excursion for Etna.

And why Caltanissetta as Caltanissetta is a local town, low on attractions, and it hold very little interest for tourists.

So instead consider the direct SAIS Trapsorti bus from Catania to Agrigento.

Vagabonda

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2. Re: Rental Car question - Catania

Hi Vagabonda

Thanks so much for the reply.

Any recommendations for Mt Etna tours?

As for Caltanisetta, it was the only mineral museum we could find (one of our great loves)

Gordon

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3. Re: Rental Car question - Catania

Prego Gordon W,

You might then enjoy Museo della Zolfara in Montedoro.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

What kind of Etna tour interests?

There are many ways to enjoy Etna including summit tours, group bus tours, small group tours, private tours with a licenced alpine guide, jeep tours, cave tours, sunset tours, half-day tours, full-day tours, Etna tours combined Alcantara or a winery.....

But perhaps take a look at....

www.etnatribe.it/en/excursions-on-etna.php

http://www.etnasicilytouring.com/en/

http://www.etnamoving.com/

Enjoy!

Vagabonda

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