04 Sep HOW TO GET TO SICILY AND HOW TO TURN IT ONTO THE BUS
Sicily is an enchanting island that overlooks the Mediterranean sea and that you can visit by bus thanks to Jonicatour. Every year Sicily is visited by many tourists from all over the world and is a land rich in history, traditions and boasts one of the most beautiful seas in the world. The best time for poster to visit Sicily and its beauties is surely the summer period even if in winter our beloved island gives the whole world the spectacularity of Etna covered with white.
Sicily does not miss anything. Mountain, sea and food are the 3 key words for a vacation that will never be trivial.
But how to get to Sicily?
Sicily is served by two international airports and three other national airports. Sicilian airports are connected with direct flights to and from major Italian and European cities.
The main airports are Catania Fontanarossa and Palermo Punta Raisi called Falcone e Borsellino.
Then there is Trapani Birgi Airport (Vincenzo Florio), which operates daily with a large number of companies, flights to Italian and European cities and Comiso; finally, the Lampedusa and Pantelleria airports with direct flights to the major cities to and from the peninsula.
Airlines that reach the Sicilian airports:
- ALITALIA – AIR ONE – www.alitalia.it
For Catania and Palermo flights departing from the main Italian airports;
- MERIDIANA www.meridiana.it call center Italy 89 29 28
For Catania flights departing from Bologna, Florence, Lampedusa, Malta, Milan Linate, Rome Fiumicino, Turin, Venice and Verona;
For Palermo flights departing from Bologna, Cagliari, Lampedusa, Milan Linate, Pantelleria, Rome Fiumicino, Venice, Verona;
For Trapani flights departing from Pantelleria airport.
- EASYJET www.easyjet.com
For Catania flights departing from Milan Malpensa airport;
For Palermo flights departing from Milan Malpensa airport, Rome Fiumicino.
- RYANAIR www.ryanair.com call center 899 018 880 Italy
For Palermo flights departing from Milan (Bergamo), Pisa;
For Trapani flights departing from Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Brindisi, Cagliari, Genoa, Milan (Bergamo), Pisa, Rome (Ciampino), Turin, Trieste, Venice-Treviso.
- TUI AIRWAYS Fly from more than 21 UK airports, direct to over 70 worldwide destinations, including Sicily Catania (CTA) airport.
How to reach Sicily by ship:
Sicily can also be reached by sea.
The major points of reference are the ports of Messina, Palermo, Catania, Augusta, Trapani, Gela and Porto Empedocle in Agrigento.
Other smaller but important ones for tourism are the small ports of Cefalù, San Vito Lo Capo Pozzallo and Capo d’Orlando where in 2017 the agreement for the connection with the Aeolian islands was signed.
Shipping companies that connect Sicily with other regions:
- SNAV – www.snav.it | info: Naples 0814285555, Civitavecchia 0766366366, Palermo 091 6014211
Snav ferries to Sicily are fast ships traveling on the Naples-Palermo (approximately 11 hours) and Civitavecchia-Palermo (approximately 14 hours).
- GREAT FAST SHIPS – www.gnv.it | info 010 2094591
Operates on three lines with destination Palermo: the first connects Genoa to Palermo with six departures a week all year; the journey takes about 20 hours; the second line connects Rome, the port of Civitavecchia with Palermo, has a three-weekly frequency and the duration of the journey is about 12 hours; the third line connects Livorno-Palermo and has a three-weekly frequency from Livorno. The duration of the journey is 19 hours.
- TIRRENIA – www.tirrenia.it | call center 892 123
Make connections from Cagliari to Trapani (around 11 hours) and Palermo (around 14 hours) and from Naples to Palermo (around 10 hours).
- SIREMAR – www.siremar.it | call center 892 123
The Siremar company operates in a market consisting of five distinct areas: the sector of the Aeolian Islands (with an extension to Naples);
the island of Ustica; the sector of the Egadi Islands; the island of Pantelleria and the Pelagie archipelago (Lampedusa and Linosa).
- GRIMALDI LINES – www.grimaldi-lines.com | call center 081 496 444
Make connections from Civitavecchia to Catania or Trapani and from Trapani to Tunis and from Salerno to Palermo.
- TTTLINES – www.tttlines.it | call center 800 915365
Make connections from Naples to Catania and vice versa.
From Catania you can also use the Ravenna Express, which connects the island with the Adriatic ports.
Finally in Trapani you can arrive by ferry from Tunis.
What destinations does Jonicatour cover?
The tour of Sicily by bus with Jonicatour, was created for those who imagine their holiday in Sicily an experience of beauty, art and culture. Some of the Sicilian places have been included as World Heritage Sites
With us, you will discover a land, through the beauty of art and culture, more noble thanks to the most ancient civilizations of history that have left evidence of their past in Sicily.
The bus tour is the best way to enjoy a holiday and in the meantime discover and discover all the secrets of our island. Whoever relies on us, relies on those who have had experience in the sector since 1960, people capable of making you enjoy the true Sicula culture.
Moreover, the coach tour of Sicily is ideal for those who want the convenience of not driving and reaching all the most interesting places in Sicily, for those seeking hospitality and kindness of the assistance staff and staff during the holiday and for those who know share your emotions in the company.
We will visit: PALERMO – MONREALE – ERICE – SELINUNTE- AGRIGENTO – PIAZZA ARMERINA – CALTAGIRONE- RAGUSA – SYRACUSE – TAORMINA – VULCANO ETNA – CATANIA – CEFALU’- MESSINA
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