I've looked at so many ways to get to Sicily from Florence that I'm dizzy! I was trying to avoid flying but finally to make things easy, looked at flights. There is a night flight leaving FLR at 8:55 p.m. and getting to Palermo at 10:10 p.m. for $54 which seems really reasonable to me. But...I'm concerned about the 10 o'clock arrival time as far as then getting into Palermo and to my hotel. In reading about Palermo, it sounds like a mighty big, in some areas iffy, city for a solo, 71-year old female traveler.
So, are there any hotels at the airport for a one night stay, and since that doesn't really appeal to me, can someone tell me what a taxi would cost to a hotel near the train station, or a bus or ???
Just makes me a little nervous thinking about arriving in downtown Palermo at that time of night.