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Old 09-20-2008, 06:57 PM
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Diane,
Why would you want to rent a car in Messina? To save money because there are four of you? Not going to happen. Train, round-trip, to Taormina for four adults will be $41.50. A bus will be less than that. The car rental would be at least 3 times that amount.

Have you ever driven in Italy? Have you ever driven where two lane roads are probably 30% less in width than they are in the states? Do you realize that the roads are not well marked?
I can answer yes to all of these and can say that I have no desire to drive in Sicily. I am also somewhat fluent in written Italian and still have no desire to drive - I'll take the train.

There are a bunch of us on the same cruise that are going to do self-tours using the bus and/or trains in Messina. You do not want a car!!
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