Taormina to Lipari
There are a few options to get from Isola Bella to Taormina-Giardini Naxos train station the first is a bus that runs direct but it doesn’t run that frequently and bus drivers have a bad habit of ignoring passengers waiting and drive by. I went with the other option was to catch the cable car to the top of Taormina village which runs about every 15 minutes and takes 5 minutes to reach the top and costs you €3. From Taormina village the buses run more frequently to the train station so that is the option I picked.
The train from Taormina drops you off at it’s final destination Messina Train station which is a fairly decently large station but if you are heading to the ferries just continue along the platform north following the ferry signs and don’t go into the main station area. The station is a little rundown and be aware the walk to the ferry area is a little bit of a hike and there is a few different paths you can follow.
The train drops you off at Messina Train station which is a fairly decently large station but if you are heading to the ferries you have two options to get to the ferry terminal
- Continue along the platform north following the ferry signs. The station is a little rundown and be aware the walk to the ferry area is a little bit of a hike as it’s the longest path to Ustica & Bluferries
- Exit the station and walk along the road to the station, while it’s longer I would suggest walking along Via Calabria as it’s not as busy as Via Guiseppe la Farina
The area around the train station and ferry wharf is kinda depressing but the most amazing thing is the wonder street art decorating the buildings around the station area. That is certainly worth checking out if you are passing through the area for sure!