Parking in Monreale
If you drive to Monreale, which we did, there is a large carpark just down the hill from the cathedral. Simply follow the signs and pay for parking. It requires a walk uphill, but nothing too strenuous, in order to get to the cathedral. But we did not do this. Since we were visiting in the off-season, we were fortunate to find a free parking spot on the side of the cathedral. This was very nice since it gave us the opportunity to get a good view of the outside of the cathedral and a reason to wander the narrow streets of Monreale. On some of these streets, you really have to wonder how the residents get their own cars up these narrow alleys!
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Bus from Palermo city center
There are different buses to go to Monreale, bus 380 that start in Piazza Indipendenza and A.S.T. bus- Our hotel manager told us that the best one is run by A.S.T. and take off in front of the train station, actually on the other side of the square.
They explained us that the normal bus stop in an area that is not as safe and that this one is more reliable.
Tickets on sale in the tobacco boot inside the train station, if I remember correctly the cost was 2.9 Euro each person round trip.
For timetable during winter select line 13 in the list here, for summer timetable here
In any case make sure to ask the driver what time will be the last bus and if it will depart from the same spot in Monreale.
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Bus from Palermo to Monreale
The bus for Monreale is number 389 and leaves from Piazza Independenzia near the Norman Palace. It leaves from the West side of the square - if you can get your bearings ! The maps of Palermo all look North to South but are in fact running West - East beacuse the city is on the North coast. Once you figure that the rest is easy!
Bus tickets ,as usual, are on sale at Tabacchi and cost Eu1.05. It is ALWAYS worth buying your return ticket at the same time and validating it on the way back, wherever you are going in Palermo or Sicily, or Italy, for that matter
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