A great way to get to Sardinia in Italy is to go down to the
port at Bonifacio and try and hitch a lift on one of the boats.
The crossing should only take about an hour and a half. Of
course if you want to take a regular ferry to Sardinia there
are four services daily in high season and it only costs four
The best way to see Sardinia is by car. The big name rental
companies have offices in Cagliari but with a hefty $300 deposit
you can rent a vintage Fiat Topolino from a local operator.
Cagliari to Palermo
There are lots of ferry companies serving the Cagliari/Palermo
route srossing from Sardinia to Sicily, but prices jump considerably
during the summer months. An overnight sleeper cost $30 and
a cabin will set you back about $80 per person, but you've
got to book in advance. Of course if you want an easier trip
than this you can always fly. There are five flights daily
from Cagliari to Palermo.
The only way to get around downtown Palermo is on a zippy
scooters. It is great fun, but the roads are really dangerous,
every drivers is a nutter. Renting a 50CC scooter costs about
$40 a day and as a tourist you've got to be careful on the
streets of Palermo and although the local don't, its advised
to where a helmet for safety.
You can catch the hydrofoil to the Aeolian island of Stromboli,
just five hours from Palermo, but you should always check
departure times because the slightest breeze and everything