Sicily transportation

I'm planning a 5-day stay in Sicily, and have tentatively made hotel reservations in Aci Trezza. My concern is availability of public transportation, as I'd like to make a day trip to Taormina and one to Siracusa, plus I will be arriving and departing from Catania. Would I be better served to make hotel accommodations elsewhere? Thanks so much.

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
5677 posts

On the map it looks like Acitrezza is close to Acireale, which may be a better option since it's bigger and probably has better public transportation links. From Acireale you can take a bus to Taormina and another bus to Siracusa with a change likely in Catania, or just go into Catania and take a bus to Siracusa. Personally I think Siracusa deserves at least an overnight, it has several archeological sites/museums that are extensive, and the old island of Ortygia is beautiful. If you like cities more than small towns, why not spend 2 or 3 days in Taormina and 2 or 3 days in Siracusa?