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Giarre to Taormina by bus

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Giarre to Taormina by bus

Hello, I am planning to take the early Circumetnea from Catania and then a bus at Giarre to Taormina. I don't want to take the train because I need a transportation up the hill to Taormina (problem in my leg).

I found a bus but the bus stop is in Piazza Duomo of Giarre, and I think the timing is too tight for this (train arrives at 14:32, bus departs at 14:45, and distance is 1,1 km accoding to google maps...)

This is the bus I found:

http://www.interbus.it/Orarietariffe.aspx?locPartenza=3130&locArrivo=0(7155&DataPartenza=16/06/2012

What about the other stop, Villa Comunale? Maybe it's closer to the station and I can take the bus there. I can't find this Villa Comunale in google maps.

I would be very grateful for any help. Thanks.

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1. Re: Giarre to Taormina by bus

Are you planning to take the Circumetnea around Etna, or is your goal to travel from Catania to Taormina?

Why not simply take Interbus from Catania to Taormina?

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2. Re: Giarre to Taormina by bus

Hello, I replied to your question right away, I don't know why it did not show then.

I am planning to ride the train in order to see the volcano sights, which I love. Then I would like to spend the afternoon in Taormina.

The web site for Buda buses is not updated since 2008, but just knowing if they still operate, and how often the buses come, would be helpful.

Thanks.

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3. Re: Giarre to Taormina by bus

Or even knowing if Villa Comulale stop is closer to the train station, that could help me decide if I have time to take that bus. Thanks.

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4. Re: Giarre to Taormina by bus

Autolinee BUDA runs the route between Giarre or Riposto and Taormina.

http://www.autolineebuda.it/

www.autolineebuda.it/buda/orariBuda.pdf

You might find Giarre Riposto more convenient than Giarre - The Circumetna station is near the Villa Comunale at Corso Italia/Via Roma.

Buses depart Riposto for Taormina at 7.10, 9.30, 10.50, 11.05, 13.10....

Buses from Giarre depart 10 minutes later than from Riposto.

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5. Re: Giarre to Taormina by bus

If you were to take the train from Giarre to Taormina, Interbus and Taormina’s ASM (Servizi Municipalizzati di Taormina) runs bus service from the train station up to Taormina.

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6. Re: Giarre to Taormina by bus

Thank you so much, that's an excellent idea!

I only see a Via Roma/Corso Italia crossing in the Riposto side, not in Giarre. I think they are two different villages. Would you please confirm this?

Thanks.

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7. Re: Giarre to Taormina by bus

Yes, the Villa Comunale at Corso Italia/Via Roma is in Riposto near the Giarre Riposto train station.

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8. Re: Giarre to Taormina by bus

Thanks a lot, it would have been impossible to find out by myself :)

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9. Re: Giarre to Taormina by bus

Prego Lovelava,

Everyone will be happy to assist you on arrival – Just ask and reconfirm with the Circumetnea staff when you purchase your ticket in Catania, and even locals will assist you with finding the Villa Comunale.

Regards,

Vagabonda

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