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Naples - Etna (ferry question)

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Naples - Etna (ferry question)

Hi,

I'm planning to hire a car to drive from Naples to Etna (via the gorgeous Amalfi Coast) but rather than another long drive back a few days later I've noticed I can take the ferry from Palermo direct to Naples for a fairly reasonable price??

I've looked at:

www.snav.it/en/timetable-and-fares.html

... but it doesn't seem to list that route. Am I correct in that there is just one sailing a day (overnight departing 8pm)? Any ideas what time this arrives?

Thanks!

Simon

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1. Re: Naples - Etna (ferry question)

Welcome to Sicily simonp820!

Driving is not recommended in Naples, the Amalfi Coast, or the route on the A3 between Salerno and Reggio di Calabria - The A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria has been undergoing a 15-year long reconstruction program, so expect delays and check road conditions.

www.stradeanas.it/index.php…

http://goo.gl/wI8zG

car rental or train from naples to Palermo:

tripadvisor.com/…31360205

If visiting Mount Etna, a departure from Catania to Naples would be much more convenient – Check the TTT Lines site.

http://www.tttlines.it/

You might also fly Air Italy from Catania to Naples.

http://www.airitaly.it/en/index.aspx

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2. Re: Naples - Etna (ferry question)

Thanks for the info - will check out the other ferry.

The Amalfi Coast drive is routinely touted as one of the best in the world - are you really saying I shouldn't bother?

It'll be a weekday in June btw.

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3. Re: Naples - Etna (ferry question)

Definitely see the Amalfi Coast, but the ferry or public transport (SITA bus) is the way to see the coast.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g194873-i751-k5281…

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