Once in Sicily the best Way to travel around is by car.
Anybody arriving by car from the north can take the Autostrada del Sole (A1 Milano – Napoli) motorway and drive towards Salerno (A3 Napoli-Salerno) and along the Autostrada del Mediterraneo (A2 Salerno-Reggio Calabria) motorway until Villa San Giovanni and then board one of the ferries that cross the Straits of Messina. The ferry companies are: Blu Ferries - Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and Caronte & Tourist. The main towns are well served by adequate motorways. The A18 from Messina to Catania, a toll road, passes through Taormina, Giarre and Acireale. The A19 links Palermo and Catania, is free and crosses the interior of the Island passing through Enna and Caltanissetta. Take the Dittaino – Agira exit for the Sicilia Outlet Village shopping complex. The A20 toll road from Messina to Palermo, follows the northern coast of Sicily, passing through important towns such as Milazzo, Patti, Capo d'Orlando, Cefalù and Bagheria. The A29 links Palermo with Mazara del Vallo and Trapani and passes through the western Sicilian towns of Alcamo, Castellammare del Golfo and Castelvetrano. This motorway is free but has no petrol stations. The road between Syracuse and Gela, momentarily in use up to the exit of Rosolini, is free and sees relatively little traffic. Other smaller town and country roads are naturally slower but the majority offer tourists the chance to admire spectacular scenery.
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