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Syracuse Getting There, Italy

Syracuse (Siracusa) is located at the southeastern corner of Sicily at 60 km from Catania. The city is easily reachable from other Sicilian cities by all means of transport.

By car: from Taormina take highway A18 for Catania, travel the whole length of the ring road of Catania towards Siracusa, and continue on State highway 114 up to destination. From Catania Airport follow Statale 114 up to Syracuse. From Palermo take highway A19 Palermo-Catania and continue on Statale 114 until Siracusa. From Agrigento follow Statale 640 towards Caltanisetta, then take highway A19 towards Catania and then take 114 up to Syracuse. Another option is to take the beautiful coastal road 115 via Gela, Ragusa, Noto.

Those coming from Continental Italy must take highway A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria and exit on Villa San Giovanni to get to the ferries that go to Messina. From Messina you must take A18 up to Catania and state highway 114 up to Syracuse.

By train: Syracuse is connected to Catania and Taormina by a service that runs quite frequently, app. one per hour. If you are coming from other major Sicilian destinations, you must make a change. From Rome there are some direct trains for Syracuse (via Naples), the trip lasts 11-12 hours. For times consult the Trenitalia site.

Another option is to use the AST "Azienda Siciliana Trasporti" bus service.

By plane: the nearest stop is the International Airport of Catania (CTA), offering connections to major Italian and European airports, including all the capitals. From the airport the Alibus shuttle service goes to Catania station every 20 minutes. There is a direct bus service from the Airport to Syracuse offered by Interbus.


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