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Affordable accomodation options ortigia/syracuse, taormina

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Affordable accomodation options ortigia/syracuse, taormina

Hi there,

A friend and I are looking forward to our first time in Sicily in August this year (unfortunately this is high season but this is the only time we can go). Planning on flying into Catania then hiring a car and 3 nights siracusa- staying ortigia if possible, 3 nights taormina, 3 nights aeolian islands, 3 nights palermo. Does this itinerary sound reasonable? Have been reading all the amazing information on the forums in TA, but most of the forum comments on accomodation seems to be the more expensive options. We will be travelling on a budget and ideally 100euors/night or less would be great. Any advice on good, clean hotels or b&bs in nice locations, in any of these places, that aren't too expensive- especially siracusa and taormina? Any tips would be a great help.

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Affordable accomodation options ortigia/syracuse, taormina

Check accommodation www.venere.com www.bed-and-breakfast-in-italy.com

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2. Re: Affordable accomodation options ortigia/syracuse, taormina

A few weeks ago I stayed in Syracuse at Hotel dei Coloniali: the location was great and the price was too. Wishing you a super trip!

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3. Re: Affordable accomodation options ortigia/syracuse, taormina

Ortigia will be fine in August, as will Taormina probably, but you will need to book the Aeolian islands by Easter, and your crossing will need to be booked early.

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4. Re: Affordable accomodation options ortigia/syracuse, taormina

Welcome to Sicily travelplans88!

August is peak season and the priciest time of the year in Sicily.

Return the car at the port in Milazzo.

There are restrictions for ferrying the car to the islands (with the exception of Salina) in August.

You also wouldn't require the car in Palermo. You could then take the direct Ustica Lines hydrofoil service from the Aeolians to Palermo.

Book accommodations as soon as possible if seeking low-cost accommodations in August.

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Vagabonda

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5. Re: Affordable accomodation options ortigia/syracuse, taormina

Thank you everyone for your contributions, much appreciated. B&B Charme La via della Giudecca seems to be a good reasonably priced option for syracuse. Thanks again

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6. Re: Affordable accomodation options ortigia/syracuse, taormina

Prego travelplans88,

Yes, B&B charme La Via della Giudecca is lovely!

Enjoy!

Vagabonda

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