Driving to Sicily

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  1. Cyclewalkbob

    Cyclewalkbob Funster

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    Hi,
    Thinking on going on a c&cc guided trip down to Sicily in May

    What are the state of the roads? What is it like driving on them?

    We normally go to France/Germany and was wondering if it was worth travelling all that way.

    Thanks
     
  2. gozomike

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    The state of the main roads in Italy is OK but some of the minor roads are very rough.
    Driving standards are generally terrible.
     
  3. buttons

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    I remember Rick Stine's land rover doing a disappearing act while filming a tv show there. He had suspicions that the police and Mafia were involved. Enjoy your trip:Wink:
     
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    Hi been to Italy and Sicily several time's never no problems, i think you would enjoy the trip, we did, we used the messina ferry to the island around and 15mins in all ,cheers Alf
     
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    Agreed with alfandM, I've worked around Sicily for a few years and have driven there once in the motorhome. The main roads are good and the minor roads are little worse than some the UK...:RollEyes:
    It's a different world out there. Yes, try and avoid any involvement with authorities of any form. Go with the flow, driving can be a little crazy.:Eeek:
    I see you may be heading there in May, could be a good time: Not too hot and August time is to be avoided due to all the Italians being on holiday then.
    Plenty to see there if you are interested in Greek/Roman history. Syracuse is a fascinating spot. Plus the Mount Etna tour...:thumb:
    On that trip we then took the ferry from Trapani to Sardinia for a week then across to Corsica for a week before getting the ferry back to Genoa. Happy days...:Smile:
     
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