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From Rome to Palermo

by Natalya2006

Hello everybody,

We plan to visit Rome in September and then go to Sicily. Who knows what is the best way to get to Palermo from Rome.
Thanks in advance for your reply.

Re: From Rome to Palermo

by halfdeaf

there are two ways, you can fly or take the train.

The flight takes about 1h to 1h 30min. I flew with Alitalia in June and it cost me about 250 euro (I booked it the week before so I probably didn't get the best price) for that leg of the journey. www.alitalia.it.

I've never taken the train from rome to Palermo but the ride is about 10-12 hours. and it costs about 40 euros. www.trenitalia.com.

Best Regards
Arnar

Re: From Rome to Palermo

by leics

It's a matter of cost versus time taken: your choice.

http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html

will give you train timetables and fares (click cart icon) in English.

One-way second-class fare is about 58 euros: substantially less than a flight will cost. Journey time as stated above, mostly with changes though there are some direct trains.

If you do decide to fly, book tickets as soon as you can for cheapest fares.

Re: From Rome to Palermo

by Natalya2006

Thank you, friends, for your replies.

Re: From Rome to Palermo

by Laurel914

I flew into Palermo (from Venice) which was pretty cool if you have a window seat because all I could see was water until just before we landed. After Palermo I took the train to Naples (about 9 hours so add another hour and a half to get to Rome past Naples). It was kind of a long train ride, but I have to say it was really cool and worth the length because the entire train is ferried across the sea between Sicily and Calabria in the bottom of a boat. You're able to get off the train to go up and stand on the deck of the boat. It really did make the long train ride completely worth it.

Re: From Rome to Palermo

by beejay421

I flew from Rome to Sicily and returned by train. The train was delayed getting on and off the ferry and we had quite a wait. The train trip was very long and I felt that the airfare was certainly worth the money, especially if you want to make the most of your time in Italy.

Re: From Rome to Palermo

by artist37

You might check out a ferry service. I don't know the exact time frame, but there is an overnight ferry - you could sleep all the way.

Travel Tips for Rome

Chasing your treasure

by morganna

Stroll around all the city and buy a good guide. Get lost inside that madness of Roman rests, fountains, churches and squares. There are thousand of little churches (look the travelogues) and you can find lots of treasures inside almost by chance.
This Caravaggio's painting in the left is a good example, in San Luigi dei Francesi. Other ones could be Sta. Maria dela Vittoria (Bernini's Sta. Teresa) or San Pietro in Vincoli (Michelangelo's Moises).
That's it... use your feet! There is an amazing great surprise in every corner !

Domus Aurea

by kedi+

Usually Rome tours take 3-4 days and unluckily this time can not be enough to finish all the Rome. So many people leave Rome without seeing Domus Aurea.. It's being found just few years ago and archeological works are still going on. It's still forbidden to enter some rooms for security...
The Domus Aurea or "golden house" is one of Nero's most extravagant projects. After two-thirds of Rome were decimated by the great fire in 64 A.D., Nero used this land as a site for his new palace. It was not so much a palace as a series of buildings scattered over a landscaped "countryside" including an artificial lake. It was extravagantly crafted, boasting rooms and hallways decorated almost entirely in gold. Severus and Celer, the architects in charge of the project, utilized a revolutionary movement in architecture that emphasized arches and interior spaces.
After Nero, Trajan changed this place and made constructed his famous Trajan Baths... It's known as he did this for the hate for Nero.

Trinity College- Irish Pub in...

by MaulLove

Trinity College- Irish Pub in Rome
This is the only bar I went to in Rome, so I can't really compare it to any others. Friendly people, and as a young lady, I didn't have to buy any drinks, guys paid for all of them(That was really cool). The Guinness was good, make sure to try a shot called Grappa (I believe that's how it's spelled). Casual, I wore a simple black dress, my friend wore pants and a shirt with a band logo.

Zodiaco restaurant

by Angelinka

It's zodiaco where all romans go there buy an ice cream and loose in the panorama of Rome.

Lo zodiaco dove i romani si comprano un gelato e lo mangiano di fronte alla meraviglia del panoramam di roma

San Pietro in Montorio

by pasquito

Many people ask me where they can go to in Rome to get away from their fellow tourists. My answer is always climb up the hill to visit the tiny, perfect, church of San Pietro in Montorio. It is semi-hidden in the courtyard of the Spanish School at Rome, but the building is always open. It was built by Donato Bramante in about 1502, to mark the supposed spot of the martyrdom of St Paul the apostle. You will probably have the place to yourself to examine and enjoy.

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