Sicily

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  1. Oswyntail

    Oswyntail Established Member

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    Travelling to Sicily in a couple of weeks, and planning to get around by rail. Is there a site that has timetables, and advance bookings? Any experiences or hints?
     
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    Went from Naxos (by Taormina) to Catania and back a few years ago. The train from Messina was about 50 minutes late, then proceeded at no more than 50mph to Catania. Hopelessly late but marvellously chilling for a holiday trip. Very comfortable LHCS with corridor compartment stock. As is usual in Italy, very cheap fares.
     
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    Did the Messina to Roma sleeper yesterday.

    Awful avoid.

    1st class you got a pillow, a sheet and a carton of pineapple juice.

    No towels, no toiletries, no running water. Rough fast journey with harsh breaking so very little sleep.

    Plus point nice Craft Beer shop in Messina.
     
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    Having been to Sicily 7 times. Just rent a car. A week can be had for less than £50. Most of the best sights simply cannot be seen by train
     
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