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Traveling from Cefalu to Taromina via mountains or coast?

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Traveling from Cefalu to Taromina via mountains or coast?

We (two couples, experienced travelers) are traveling by car and are interested in seeing some of the interior of Sicily in additon to the coastal circumnavigation of the island, which we are doing ultimately. Just wondering if you can offer insight into a route through Madonie and Nebrodi mountains to Taromina, or if the coastal route (autostrada) is more rewarding. We enjoy getting off the beaten the path but wonder if it would take more than a day to navigate the mountain roads. WE are traveling April 21 to Taromina. from Cefalu. Thanks for your guidance.

We are also visiting Siracusa, Ragussa, Agrigento, Marsala, Erice, Palermo in 13 days.

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1. Re: Traveling from Cefalu to Taromina via mountains or coast?

Generally, when driving from point to point, it's always better to take autostrada when possible.

The interior route is quite slow, detours are possible because of road conditions (some parts of the roads are damaged after winter, and could be closed), it would take an entire day.

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2. Re: Traveling from Cefalu to Taromina via mountains or coast?

We travelled the interior route, stopped to visit small towns along the way, and it was absolutely wonderful. But we stayed overnight in Gangi and Randazzo, so we spent three days on the trip. I cannot imagine that it would be much fun to do in one day.

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3. Re: Traveling from Cefalu to Taromina via mountains or coast?

Welcome to Sicily MarilynFHS!

There are several possibilities – The two autostrade routes, the A20 along the coast and the interior A19, then also the SS113 along the coast (to be avoided), and routes through the Madonie and Nebrodi.

The drive through the mountains would be very slow driving, and depending on the route, the road condition could be poor quality especially after winter, and especially the Nebrodi with many detours, mudslides, poor signage....

Consider the toll-free A19 with beautiful rolling countryside.

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