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Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

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Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

Hello Vagabonda,

Could you please give walking directions? (I've seen the reverse directions only)

Thank you so much!

How long would the walk take?

Much appreciated!

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1. Re: Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

Ciao linfer,

Walking down to Taormina is faster for most than walking up to Castelmola, but it still would depend on how fit you are, and how many times you stop for photos! Most would allocate about two hours and the entire outing to Castelmola should take about half a day.

These sites offer information from Castelmola to Taormina….

Taormina - Castelmola Walk:

italyheaven.co.uk/sicily/taorminawalk.html

Best of Sicily:

http://www.bestofsicily.com/mag/art122.htm

And you would appreciate Welshtraveller111’s informative report and photos!

Walk from Castelmola to Taormina:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187889-i2142-k427…

Castelmola is a joy and it’s a delightful outing – Enjoy lunch on the terrace at Gallo Cedrone in Castelmola.

The best –

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2. Re: Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

Vagabonda,

Mamma mia, I just realized I have been to Castelmola, back in 2005!

I was looking at pictuires of Castelmola, and eccolo Bar Turrisi! I remember that bar.

When I was there, it must have been at the time of the day when no restaurants nor shops, except Bar Turrisi was opened.

And, I don't remember the walk being that long. It was a path along the hillside. Is there a shorter way? According to what I've read recently, part of the walk is through resiedential neighbourhood, am I right?

So, what am I getting at? I have only one full day in taormina, (the day after the long flight), and I've been wondering if I would have the energy to go to Savoca in the morning, and hike to/back from Castelmola in the afternoon. Now, I'm thinking,if I'm tired after Savoca, I don't have to go to Castelmola. Whew!

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3. Re: Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

It’s understandable that you would remember Bar Turrisi!

This is lovely – Also photos of the path!

Itinerary Porta Catania – Castelmola:

sicilyholidays.biz/uk/…

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4. Re: Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

It's been driving me crazy. I don't remember how I got up to Castelmola. But we know I did, because I did go to Bar Turrisi.

I remember taking a bus down from Castelmola. I remember talking to an artist in Castelmola.

I remember taking a short hike (from Taormina) to a huge rock, not Castelmola, and walking back down to the town of Taormina. I could be wrong. There're other trails from Taormina, besides the one to Castelmola, right?

This time, I'll make sure I document everything, in writing. I don't trust my memory anymore!

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5. Re: Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

There's even multiple walks between Taormina and Castelmola!

casaleonardi.dyndns.org/itinerary_en.htm

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6. Re: Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

It seems like I did walk #5.

Which is the one Welsh traveler did, #3 or #4?

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7. Re: Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

There's not sufficient information in Welsh's report to determine which route he took. Also keep in mind that it's easy to veer off any route by taking the road, a different street, another path, different steps - I have never taken the same route twice. Once I dropped out on Corso Umberto between Porta Catania and Porta Messina. Enjoy the walk whichever route you take.

Buon Viaggio!

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8. Re: Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

I see, the paths criss-cross. Thank you.

44 hours to go!

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9. Re: Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

Hopefully you are prepared and just relaxing now vteotl! :-)

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10. Re: Walking from Castelmola to Taormina

Definitely not my final question:

When I get to CTA (from B&B Placido) can I easily locate Giuntabus?

First I need to know how to pronounce Giuntabus, like "giusto"?

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