Hotel Silvanetta Palace
Via Acqueviole 1, Milazzo, ME, 98057, it
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on the boat to Lipari (behind)
Santa Maria Maggiore taken from Palazzo D'Amico
parking in Milazzo and taking a ferry
Thank you for your advice. We will rent a car and drive. Do you know if there is suitable parking in Milazzo? We will need to park our rental car for 3 days while we are out on the islands. Surely there must be many lots to park, many people probably visit the islands for the weekend and park there car near the ferry port.
RE: parking in Milazzo and taking a ferry
There is a parking area very close to the harbour. They use a shuttle to drive to and from the harbour. When I used it it was enough expensive, but the servuice was good and affordable. i don't remember the name but you see a huge street sign just before entering the harbour, close to the railway.
Anyway there are also other garages in the premises.
Travel Tips for Milazzo
Milazzo - en route to the Aeolian Islands
We stayed here for one night before catching the ferry to Stromboli the following day. We arrived fairly late and it was dark when we were trying to navigate ourselves around the one way street system in the centre of town. Also we had somehow ended up on the wrong side of the peninsula to begin with. Apart from the castle there is not a huge amount to hold your attention for very long unless you're a ship spotter! There do seem to be plenty of places to stay in the area but the place we stayed was pretty dire but close to the port. There is also guarded parking but it is a fair walk from the port if you have a lot of baggage.
"Ticket office for the Aeolian Islands"
If embarking on a trip to the Aeolian Islands be aware that the ticket office at the Siremar Agency (Via Luigi Rizzo on the sea-front) only opens around an hour before departure. This would be fine if orderly queues were formed and people dealt with quickly but this was not my experience. We very nearly missed the ferry because of it. If you want to be sure of getting your ticket in time be very rude and push your way to the front of the queue as far as you can! Trust me - this is the only way and exactly what I did out of sheer frustration!
Milazzo - Gateway to the Eolian Islands
Milazzo - north of Sizily, close to Messina. Don't get disturbed by the industrial area of Milazzo, which you will see entering Milazzo by car coming from Messina. The beaches at the other side of the city are beautiful, no sand beach but little tiny stones, thus no annoying sticky sand to your skin. Nice long beaches, most of them public and still very clean plus you have public showers to wash off the salt water. It has a beautiful old city part up at the castle with nice pubs and bars that are crowded in summer time. Plus from Milazzo you have easy access to the 7 Eolian Islands, which are a must if you are in that area.
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