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Car Rental drop-off

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Car Rental drop-off

Vagabonda:

We will arrive in Ortigia by car and plan to drop off the car the next day. Auto Europe offers two drop off locations in Siracusa - 9 Via Dei Mille, and Corso Umberto N.54.

We planned to drop off the vehicle and then wander on foot before heading back to Ortigia. Which location would you recommend?

Also, plan to visit Catania by bus from Ortigia.

Where in Catania would be best location to get off bus to see the Centro and the market, etc?

Appreciate your advice.

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1. Re: Car Rental drop-off

Siracusa: Via dei mille is on Ortigia

Catania: get of at the bus station, everything in walking distance

Sal

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2. Re: Car Rental drop-off

Ciao ninosgirl,

Avis is located at 9 Via Dei Mille on Ortigia near the bridge to the island. Europcar is located at Corso Umberto N.54, a short walk to the bridge for Ortigia. Both are convenient if you’d like to drop off the car and walk Ortigia, but obviously Avis is more convenient. If you’d like to wander to the archaeological park, Europcar would be more convenient, but there’s only about a 5-minute walk between the two locations.

Siracusa runs a free shuttle from Ortigia to the bus-train stations.

The free shuttle from Siracusa’s train-bus station is run by AST (Azienda Siciliana Trasporti). There are two different routes for Line 20.

On the half hour, the shuttle departs the train-bus station and circles the island of Ortigia.

On the quarter hour, the shuttle departs the train-bus station and heads for the centre of Ortigia (Piazza Archimede).

The route is clearly posted on each bus.

This shuttle service runs all year.

And as Sal said, take Interbus from Siracusa’s Corso Umberto (di fronte Stazione FS) to Catania’s Via Archimede ang. Via Liberta´ near Catania’s train station.

http://www.interbus.it/

It’s about a 20-minute walk to the Piazza del Duomo or 18,00 euro by taxi.

Regards,

Vagabonda

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3. Re: Car Rental drop-off

Thank you Sal and Vagabonda.

Since we will be staying on Ortigia, I will choose the location at Via dei Mille

Thanks for the information re bus also.

Hope you are enjoying your summer. Very hot here in eastern U.S.

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4. Re: Car Rental drop-off

Ciao ninosgirl - Hope you are enjoying summer as well!

Ask AutoEurope if there are any differences in rates between Avis and Europcar rentals because both locations are acceptable.

Best Wishes!

Vagabonda

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