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Museums closed on Mondays ??

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Museums closed on Mondays ??

Hi (Ciao Vagabonda),

Nowhere in the "Lonely Planet" book could i find any info about Museums closures - but on one of the other Forums someone advised to "take note" of that ?!

We will be in Lipari - arriving around noon on a Sunday and leaving around noon on Tuesday (22 April to 24) - and would like to visit both the Museum AND the OBSERVATORY (for which one has to make reservations ?? - how to contact them ? - we really want to see the Observatory) and yes, we'll hike up to the crater on Vulcano somewhere in between too.

IF Museums are closed on a Monday are they open on a Sunday ?

Planning our trip i am truly finding out that "the devil is in the details" !

Different subject : I have just followed that thread on Trapani vs. Castellammare d.G. and found Vagabonda's knowledge and suggestions invaluable - we wanted to stay 2 nights in Trapani to explore Erice, Mozia, Marsala and Segeste but now think of staying in C.d.G. and make the trip(s) from there (we have a rental car). Hotel Al Madarig or Punta Nord Est ?

Then we will drive on to Cefalu (on a Monday - 30 April) but wanted to stop on the way to see the Cattedrale - obviously not a good idea if one can't drive there ...is there an easy way somewhere in the vicinity of Monreale to park (reasonably safe !) and take a taxi (possibly arrange ahead of getting there) ?



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1. Re: Museums closed on Mondays ??

Ciao romana_0120,

Contact each museum for a current schedule because there are closures due to restorations, and schedules often vary from guidebooks, and even from museum website postings.

Lipari’s Museo Archeologico Eoliano does not close on Mondays – It’s open every day of the week from 9.00 to 19.00 with mid-day closings from 13.30 to 15.00.

Ring to set an appointment at the Osservatorio Geofisico di Lipari, 0909811152.

With intended day trips to Erice, Mozia, Marsala and Segesta, Trapani is the more convenient base.

Hotel Punta Nord-Est is a bit from the town centre, so decide location first.

Obviously you can drive to Monreale, but it’s not recommended.

The shortest route to Monreale requires driving the outskirts of Palermo. After the autostrada, traffic is very challenging, almost as bad as driving in Palermo itself, and parking in Monreale is also difficult. There’s public parking at the end of Via Venero (about a 10-minute walk), but expect to pay the posteggiatori.


You might drive the route over the mountains from Fulgatore and Partinico.

Getting to and parking in Monreale




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