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September 1, 2018
Messina, Sicily
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Travel

Flight

Catania

The closest airport to fly into is Catania airport. If you wish to rent a car, you can collect your car rental from the airport. If you wish to take a taxi, there are taxi booths at the airport. Note, the hotel is in Taormina about 60 to 90 minutes away from the airport.

Travel Note

Travel Arrangements

For your convenience, we are providing contact information for our travel agent, Deborah Cross. If you wish you can use your own travel agent or book online independently. Travel Agent Info: Dcross@simpletraveldeals.com 423-476-6300 | 404-944-7111

Hotel

Hotel Villa Diodoro

Via Bagnoli Croci 75
Taormina, Messina 98039, Italy
 01139 0942 23312

Please note that the below rates are subject to change, so book as early as you can. $338/night for standard room, $375/night for superior room. Hotel: It is 34 miles from the Catania (CTA) airport and a 10 minute walk to the historic city center. There is a hotel shuttle to a sister property on the beach, or it is a 15 minute drive. No car rentals at hotel, but complimentary parking. Complimentary Wifi. Rooms: The standard room features distinctive pieces of furniture and a peaceful view of the Mediterranean garden. The superior room offer guests an exclusive balcony that provides side sea views. A/C is available seasonally as is the case throughout Italy. Complimentary wifi. Check in is 1:00pm. Check out is 11:00am. Concierge. Restaurant Bellavista and a pool bar in addition to room service. There is a cocktail lounge and fitness center. Minimum check-in age is 18, so at least one person in room must be older than this. The City Park is next door.

Hotel

Hotel Isabella

58 Corso Umberto
Taormina, Messina 98039, Italy
 011390942 23153

Please note that the below rates are subject to change, so book as early as you can. $200/night Description: Situated in the heart of Taormina on Corso Umberto, The Hotel Isabella offers stylish rooms with great rooftop views of Taormina, a sushi and wine restaurant and bar and a lovely rooftop terrace. Nearby attractions include a Greek-Roman Theatre, ancient monuments and a premier shopping district. 34 miles to Catania Airport. Located in historic city center of Taormina. Just a few minutes walk to a Greek-Roman theater and city gardens. Beach is a 15 minute drive on their own or take a taxi. AC available seasonally. Elevator. Complimentary Wifi Breakfast Included *Packaged Bundle w/ Delta Airlines* Shuttle Service at additional charge

Travel Note

Transportation from Airport

The airport is about 60-90 minutes to Taormina. Note, option 1 and option 2 are only available through our travel agent, Deborah Cross. Transportation Options (listed in US dollar at a 1.23 conversion rate): 1. Private Car - up to 2 people $167.00 2. Private Minibus - up to 8 people $283.80 3. Shuttle Bus from Catania to Taormina $8.00. This can be booked online at, https://www.goeuro.com/buses/catania/taormina or www.interbus.it. 4. Taxi - approximately $82 - $115. This can be booked at taxi stand in airport upon arrival. http://www.sicilytaxi.com/en/596/1/car-with-driver-in-catania.html.

Travel Note

Passport

Please be sure to have a valid Passport. Note, your passport must be valid for at least the next 6 months in order to travel.

Travel Note

Currency Exchange/Cash/Accepted Credit Cards

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. We suggest using the ATM when you arrive to Catania airport for cash Hi as it is more expensive to change money there. Credit cards are accepted everywhere but most places in Sicily do not take American Express.