Parking in Messina

Parcheggio Cavallotti

Undercover, multi-level car park close to the port and train station. You will need to purchase a parking ticket from the ground-floor ticket office once you have parked your car. Scratch the time of arrival on the …
Ferry in Messina

Caronte & Tourist

Runs frequent car ferries to/from Villa San Giovanni (passenger/car €2.50/37, 25 minutes). From Tuesday to Sunday it also runs one daily service to/from Salerno (passenger/car €30/94, nine hours).
Bus in Taormina


Interbus services leave daily for Messina (€4.30, 55 minutes to 1¾ hours, up to six daily), Catania (€5.10, 1¼ to two hours, up to 16 daily) and Catania airport (€8.20, 1½ hours, up to 12 daily).
Parking in Taormina

Lumbi Car Park

North of the centre, connected to Porta Messina (at Corso Umberto I's eastern end) by a staircase (five-minute walk) or a free shuttle bus.
Parking in Taormina

Porta Catania Car Park

One of the most convenient places to leave your car is the Porta Catania car park, at the western end of Corso Umberto I.
Airport in Catania

Catania Fontanarossa Airport

Sicily's largest airport, Fontanarossa is 7km southwest of Catania city centre.
Tickets in Catania

Terminal Bar

Sells AST bus tickets. Opposite the train station.
Cable Car in Taormina


Connects Taormina with Lido Mazzarò.
Train in Mount Etna

Ferrovia Circumetnea

A good way to enjoy armchair views of Etna is to jump on the Ferrovia Circumetnea train. Operating out of Catania, this slow train follows a 114km trail around the base of the volcano, stopping off at a number of sm…
Ferry in Ionian Coast

Virtu Ferries

From May through September, Virtu Ferries runs daily ferries from Pozzallo (south of Catania) to Malta (1¾ hours). Fares vary depending on length of stay in Malta (same-day adult return €87 to €138, open return €115…