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September 1, 2018
Messina, Sicily
#mr&mrsManiatty

Whitney & Matteo

    Sicilian Wedding
    FAQs
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FAQs

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How far is Taormina from Catania airport?

Answer

Approximately 70 min

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Where should I book my hotel?

Answer

Everyone will be staying in Taormina as it is the closest tourist destination (shopping, restaurants, ruins, etc. within walking distance).

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How far is the church in proximity to Taormina?

Answer

The church is in the small village of Massa San Giovanni, which is about 45 to 60 minutes from Taormina. We will be providing transportation for the full wedding day from Taormina to the church, reception, and then back to Taormina. We suggest eating a meal before boarding the buses as the next opportunity for food will be at the reception beginning at 6:30 pm. We will provide water and mini snacks for the bus ride to hold you over. Please see the schedule for times and pick up locations.

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Can I book accommodations closer to the wedding and reception?

Answer

Yes, but we are recommending everyone stay in Taormina. Please note, the city of Messina is not a tourist destination, therefore has limited shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Also, English is not commonly spoken there.

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What is the currency exchange rate in Italy?

Answer

The currency used in Italy is Euro Dollars. Keep in mind that the currency exchange rate changes daily. The current rate is 1.23 but is subject to change.

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Where can I get cash in Euro or exchange my US dollars?

Answer

We suggest using the ATM when you arrive at Catania airport for cash as it is more expensive to exchange currency internationally.

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Are credit cards accepted?

Answer

Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere but most places in Sicily do not take American Express. Most taxis only take cash as well.

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What’s the weather like in Taormina?

Answer

Taormina can be very warm in August and September so take light clothing. Temperatures rarely fall lower than 22°C (72°F).

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How to make calls in Italy from a US cell phone?

Answer

When making a call to a Italian phone number from a US phone, you must either dial 011 39 or +39 before the phone number.

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Will I be able to use my phone while in Italy?

Answer

I suggest leaving your phone on airplane mode and using WiFi connection throughout your entire trip as cell phone usage internationally can get expensive. WiFi is usually offered or accessible everywhere you go in Italy. Please speak to your cell phone provider about international calling and usage for further information.