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Another itinerary question!

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Another itinerary question!

4 of us visiting Sicily in October without a car. So far we have booked an apartment in Palermo for 4 nights hotel for 2 nights in Agrigento, and I have found some nice apartments in Syracusa (ortygia) for our last 5 nights. Where possible we prefer to do day trips rather than changing accommodation every night especially as we are relying on buses between locations.

My question is, how to fit in a day visiting Etna - I know it's not well connected to Syracusa, but would it be possible to get there and back in a day and if so, what route - would we need to go via Catania? I have tried to search for answers but the responses all seem to advise seeing Etna from Taormina, which isn't on our list this time. Grateful for any advice.

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1. Re: Another itinerary question!

Salve MsRiley!

Yes, you would go to Etna via Catania.

The only public transport to Etna is the morning AST bus from Catania to Etna.

http://www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/

So you would first take an early morning train or bus from Siracusa to Catania.

You woud return to Catania from Etna in the evening, and then continue onward back to Siracusa.

Vagabonda

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2. Re: Another itinerary question!

You might also join a tour in Catania, or a group on the mountain itself.

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

http://new.etnaexperience.com/

http://www.etnaguide.com/

And there's also a chance that a tour would run from Siracusa to Etna.

http://www.boccadifuocotravel.com/

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3. Re: Another itinerary question!

Many thanks again Vagabonda!

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4. Re: Another itinerary question!

Prego e buon viaggio MsRiley!

Vagabonda

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