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Autostrada A20 (Italy)

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A20 Motorway
Autostrada A20
Route information
Length: 181 km (112 mi)
Major junctions
East end: Messina
West end: Buonfornello-A19
Regions: Sicily
Highway system
Autostrade of Italy

The Autostrada A20 is a toll motorway on the island of Sicily that links the city of Palermo to Messina. The motorway from Messina follows the Tyrrhenian coast for 181 km (112 mi) until it meets the A19 Palermo-Catania at Buonfornello. The motorway A20, at its eastern-end, is also connected to the A18 Messina-Catania. It's a four lane motorway (two lanes for each direction) in its whole length. Consorzio per le Autostrade Siciliane is in charge for toll collection, management and maintenance of the motorway.[1]


  • History 1
  • Messina-Palermo 2
  • A19 from Buonfornello to Palermo 3
  • References 4


The construction of the A20 was really slow, partially because of the difficult orography of the Thyrrenian coast. The first stretch of this motorway, from Messina Boccetta to Divieto, was opened the 1 June 1972 but works for the entire length were completed only the 21 December 2004 with the opening of the exit for Castelbuono.


Type Exit ↓km↓ ↑km↑ Province European Road
Messina-Catania 0,0 181,8 ME
Toll station Messina Sud 0,0 181,8 ME
Messina Sud - Tremestieri Ferries 0,0 181,8 ME
Service station
"Tremestieri Ovest" (asimm.)
- 180,0 ME
Messina San Filippo 3,5 178,3 ME
Messina Gazzi 5,1 176,7 ME
Messina Centro
Ferries for Villa San Giovanni
7,1 174,7 ME
Messina Boccetta
Ferries for Villa San Giovanni
9,1 172,7 ME
Messina Giostra ME
Messina Annunziata ME
Toll station Messina Nord 21,0 160,8 ME
Villafranca Tirrena
(monodirectional to and from ME)
21,0 - ME
Service station "Divieto" 22 159 ME
Rometta 24,7 157,1 ME
Milazzo - Ferries for Aeolian Islands 38,5 143,3 ME
Service station
"Olivarella Sud" (asimm.)
- 140 ME
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto 47,2 134,6 ME
Portorosa - Furnari ME
Falcone 58,7 123,1 ME
Service station "Tindari" 61 119 ME
Patti 67,2 114,6 ME
Brolo-Capo d'Orlando est 84,7 97,1 ME
Capo d'Orlando (in project) 90,0 91,8 ME
Rocca di Capri Leone
Capo d'Orlando ovest
97,8 84,0 ME
Sant'Agata di Militello 106,6 75,2 ME
Service station
"Acquedolci Sud" (asimm.)
- 70 ME
Reitano-Santo Stefano di Camastra 135,0 46,8 ME
Tusa 144,0 37,8 ME
Pollina-Castelbuono 155,0 26,8 PA
Cefalù 168,0 13,8 PA
Toll station Buonfornello 180,8 1,0 PA
Palermo-Catania 181,8 0,0 PA

A19 from Buonfornello to Palermo

Type Exit ↓km↓ ↑km↑ Province European Road
Buonfornello - Termini Imerese est
Messina Catania
46,0 PA
Agglomerato Industriale 42,2 PA
Area Servizio "Caracoli" 34,0 PA
Termini Imerese 31,2 PA
Trabia 25,2 PA
Altavilla Milicia 17,2 PA
Casteldaccia 15,2 PA
Bagheria 12,2 PA
Villabate - Ficarazzi
5,5 PA
Palermo Brancaccio - Zona Industriale 3,5 PA
0,0 PA


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