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Taormina to Cefalu

Tutrakhan...
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Taormina to Cefalu

I am a 65 yr old female professor, traveling alone to Sicily for the first time in January. I had hoped to get some writing done, and while there is plenty to see everywhere, I do not want to spend my 2 weeks arsing about on buses trying to get to it all. I am flying into Catania, where I will spend three nights, and then wanted to go to Taormina for another three before heading on to Cefalu, where I have already booked 5 nights in a historic spot right on the beach for some think time. I am 1) on a budget and 2) only like quiet historic places/neighborhoods. But I need some advice on Catania to Taormina re transport and advice where to stay in Taormina. And will it be difficult to get to Cefalu from Taormina? Thanks!

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Here & There
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1. Re: Taormina to Cefalu

After 6 January Taormina is less than optimal as Taormina is a seasonal resort.

Beach resorts towns would be quiet in January, so no concern about that!

Cefalù is also a beach resort, but also a town that becomes more local during the low season, but if you appreciate historical neighbourhoods, then consider the historic centre, and not the lungomare.

Take the direct Interbus service from Catania to Taormina, and the train from Taormina to Cefalù.

Vagabonda

Tutrakhan...
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2. Re: Taormina to Cefalu

Thank you very much! Vagabonda, what I am exactly looking for is an authentic, historic town, not a resort, (in season or out), so I'll take your advice and skip Taormina. With this in mind, what else would you suggest I see before I get to Cefalu? Real old town, real people, real food.

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3. Re: Taormina to Cefalu

Prego Danubegal,

You would probably really enjoy Sant'Ambrogio, lovely and local.

A perfect place to write, and lovely views of the sea....

http://www.sicilianexperience.com/

Tindari is also lovely.

Vagabonda

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4. Re: Taormina to Cefalu

Non touristy beach towns around Palermo:

https:/…66991587

Vagabonda

Tutrakhan...
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5. Re: Taormina to Cefalu

Thanks again for steering me to this thread, which has exactly the kind of information I'm looking for. I've decided to go from Catania to Marsala/Trapani and head to Cefalu from this direction.

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