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Talete parking - Siracusa

modica
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Talete parking - Siracusa

It seems that the free parking in Talete Ortigia SIRACUSA is no more. Friends of mine were ticketed last week, because the vigile said, it is now pay and display 24/7. So, even there are no signs announcing the change, you must buy a ticket if using the car park on weekdays, at night, at weekends, etc.

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1. Re: Talete parking - Siracusa

This change has just occurred this month (November) - The Comune di Siracusa website has not yet been updated.

www.gepapark.com/parcheggi_a_siracusa.htm

Parking is still very reasonably priced.

From 8.00-14.00, the fee is € 1,00.

From 14.00-20.00 the fee is € 0,60 per hour.

From 20.00-8.00, the fee is € 1,00.

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2. Re: Talete parking - Siracusa

I agree, hardly extortionate - but the fine is 24 euros, and ruins your day as you have to go to the Vigili or the PO to pay it. As all the guidebooks and so on say it is a free car park, it's best to be aware!

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3. Re: Talete parking - Siracusa

Any fine is an inconvenience! Guidebooks are outdated before they print – Guidebooks simply can’t stay as current as the internet.

Hopefully Siracusa has enacted this system during the low season and will be fully posted in time for spring and the start of the new tourist season, but surely Talete should be posted prior to the enactment and fine.

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4. Re: Talete parking - Siracusa

The Comune di Siracusa has updated their website....

http://www.comune.siracusa.it/Home.htm

tariffe parcheggi:

…siracusa.it/Mobilit%C3%A0_e_Trasporti/DOCUM…

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Edited: 24 December 2011, 18:45
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5. Re: Talete parking - Siracusa

Thanks for the latest info, Vagabonda!

Google Translation of the latest Talete rates:

Monday to Saturday from 08.00 to 14.00, flat rate € 1.00;

Monday to Saturday from 14.00 to 22.00, hourly rate € 0.60;

Monday to Saturday from 22.00 to 08.00, flat rate € 0.60;

Sunday, from 08.00 to 22.00, hourly rate € 0.60;

Sunday, from 22.00 to 08.00, flat rate € 1.00;

Monthly subscriptions for residents in Ortigia

contract workers in Ortygia monthly fee € 30.00.

Edited: 25 December 2011, 03:22
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6. Re: Talete parking - Siracusa

Prego Joe B - This link may be helpful for the translation...

http://goo.gl/RR2Dh

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7. Re: Talete parking - Siracusa

I just parked there two days ago and was looking for what other people had been talking about: the one euro a day fee. However, when I went to the machine (no one was around to help, the attendant's station was empty) to try to figure it out, I found that you could 'buy' time with a certain expiration date (which can extend to a few days). The automated pay station was a bit challenging to maneuver using bills but coins did perfectly. I was able to purchase a ticket for about 23 hours (or so) for E6.20.

When I came back to retrieve my car, there were a lot of officers and a patrol car circling the garage - maybe to check on cars/tickets.

Hope this helps.

Edited: 25 December 2011, 07:28
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8. Re: Talete parking - Siracusa

Thank you alamosf!

It’s good that you were steadfast alamosf, or you would have surely been fined, and the fine is a nuisance, costly, and time consuming.

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9. Re: Talete parking - Siracusa

I am curious to see where the parking is located and how far it will be from our hotel. Does anyone have a map location for the parking lot? Also, is it covered parking?

I am thinking of staying at L'Approdo delle Sirene http://www.apprododellesirene.com or B&B Via della Guidecca http://www.laviadellagiudecca.it/. Does anyone have any information on either of these bed and breakfasts and their proximity to the parking? Is one preferred more than the other?

Thank you,

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10. Re: Talete parking - Siracusa

Welcome to Sicily batbsimba!

Ortigia is compact, so nothing is very far…

Yes, Talete is covered parking.

www.gepapark.com/parcheggi_a_siracusa.htm

Here’s a map…

siracusaweb.com/main/siracusa/circolazione/d…

And a photo of the rather unattractive parking garage…

…myblog.it/archive/2010/04/12/i-mille-destin…

http://goo.gl/oBddG

http://goo.gl/bCZAs

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