We will be staying in Potenza and then traveling to Taormina. Would like to know the best options to get toTaormina in the early evening on the same day as we are departing.
1. Drive to Taormina by car even though we have heard horror stories about the condition of the autostrada?
2. Drive to Naples leaving Potenza very early AM in order to catch the 09:50am flight on Alitalia to Catania, renting a car and then to Taormina?
3. Is there ferry service from Naples to Messina and when does it run? Then car rental in Messina.
4. Is there a hydrofoil from Naples to Messina and when does it run? Then, car rental to Taormina?
5. Train?-although we have heard that it is not the most pleasant.
Again, we would need to depart Potenza and arrive Taormina by early evening of the same day.
We are 4 seniors travelling together.
Thank you for helpful advise.