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Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

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Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

In early November We are hiring a car at Palermo airport and driving to Palermo but I don't want to drive in the city. Can you recommend please where to stay with easy public transport into the city?

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1. Re: Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

Actually, the place in the outskirts with the best transport connections is the airport itself (but NOT the area around...).

From the airport you can reach central Palermo by bus and stay there.

www.prestiaecomandè.it

Then you can go back to the airport and get a rental car there when you need it . You will not need or want a car during your time in Palermo.

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2. Re: Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

Welcome to Sicily lemonieanne!

Yes, avoid driving in Palermo. Perhaps stay directly in Palermo without the car hire, and then take public transport. Palermo is a transportation hub with excellent connections.

Day Trips from Palermo:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187890-i418-k6262…

Otherwise, perhaps base in Trapani or Castellammare del Golfo. Castellammare del Golfo is a convenient base at the crossroads of the A29, and the town is located half an hour's drive from Palermo's airport.

Then park at the airport when seeing Palermo and take the bus to the city.

Where to stay in Western Sicily?:

tripadvisor.com/…46528988

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3. Re: Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

Thanks Vagabondo - but car hire already booked as we are then heading off to Taormina and Ragusa/Syracuse. Would really appreciate an idea of a suitable area to stay on the way in that would be easy to get out on the way to Taormina.

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4. Re: Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

Thank you - that sounds like a good idea!

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5. Re: Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

Did you find a place to stay on the outskirts of Palermo? I have the same problem...

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6. Re: Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

Then perhaps consider Cefalù if heading to Taormina after Palermo lemonieanne. You would then take the train from Cefalù to Palermo.

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7. Re: Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

Consider Cefalù east of Palermo, or Castellammare del Golfo west of Palermo.

Terrasini is another possibility west of Palermo.

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8. Re: Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

Thank you for all your help - some good ideas to consider.

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9. Re: Where to stay on outskirts of Palermo

Prego and best wishes lemonieanne!

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