Saturday, February 22, 2014

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Reaching Italy by ship

Reaching Italy by ship    
For sea lovers, it is possible to reach Italy by ship. There are many national and international passenger ship and ferry companies that link the main ports in Europe to Italy. Ticket prices are very high in the summer and vary depending on the weight of the passenger's vehicle loaded on the ship. The Navi Veloci fleet sails between Barcelona and Genoa. Sea links between Greece and Italy are guaranteed on the busiest routes: from Igoumenitsa, Corfu and Patras, Blue Star Ferries sail directly to Venice and Brindisi, while Superfast Ferries operate services to Ancona and Bari. Fragline Ferries sail from Corfu to Brindisi; Grimaldi Ferries, one of the best-known Italian companies, link Tunis and Barcelona with Civitavecchia, Salerno, Livorno and Palermo. Tirrenia Navigazione ferries operate numerous services throughout the year between Tunis and the major Italian islands, Sicily and Sardinia. 
Marmara Lines link Çeme in Turkey to Ancona and Brindisi. Jadrolinija runs between Dubrovnik, on the Croatian coast, and Bari, while Virtu Ferries is the best option to travel between Malta and Catania. For information, see: 
For further information:
Grimaldi Lines - - Spain, France, Sicily, Sardinia, Malta,Tunisia and Corsica.  
Gnv Grandi Navi Veloci - Sardinia, Sicily, Spain, Tunisia, Malta, Morocco  
Moby Line - - Sardinia-Corsica-Elba Livorno-Civitavecchia 
Snav - - Sicily-Sardinia-Greece/Croatia-Aeolian Islands
Emilia Romagna Lines - - Croatia -Slovenia  
Saremar - - Corsica-Sardinia      
Travelling inside Italy
Italian islands are an ideal destination for holidays. Discovering Sicily, Sardinia, the Tuscan Archipelago, Lipari, Lampedusa, Stromboli, just to mention a few, is undoubtedly a unique experience. Several ferry companies make different routes throughout the year.

Large vessels provide a connection for the main Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia and Naples are the main starting points for landing on Sardinia.

In order to get to Sicily, arriving to the ports of Palermo and Messina, however, it is advisable to start from Naples and Villa San Giovanni in Calabria, the town stretched out on the popular Straits of Messina. Many ships carried their overnight trips and travelers can choose to stay in a cabin or book a seat on the covered bridges. It's also possibile sleeping on the upper decks of the ship, outdoor, using its own  (sleeping bag or anything else), purchasing the simple passway-bridge.

The smaller islands are connected by ferries and hydrofoils. On board most ships and ferries, it is possible to transport vehicles , with an increase of the basic fee. It 's important to remember that many companies make very attractive offers and discounts if you book in advance.

Below are listed the sites of major shipping companies which make connections among the Italian ports.

For further information:
Grimaldi Lines - - Spain, France, Sicily, Sardinia, Malta,Tunisia and Corsica.  
Gnv - Grandi Navi Veloci - Sardinia, Sicily, Spain, Tunisia, Malta, Morocco  
EneRmaR - - Sardinia  
Moby Line - Sardinia-Corsica-Elba Livorno-Civitavecchia  
Tirrenia - - Sardinia-Sicily  
Snav - Sicily-Sardinia-Greece/Croatia-Aeolian Islands  
TTT Lines - - Naples-Catania  (Campania-Sicily)
DiMaio Lines - - Sardinia  
Emilia Romagna Lines - - Croatia - Slovenia    
 - - Elba Island-Capraia-Giglio  
Siremar - - Aeloian Islands-Aegadian Islands -Pelagie Islands-Pantelleria-Ustica  
Saremar - - Corsica-Sardinia  
Caremar - - Capri-Ischia-Procida  
Linee Lauro - -  Naples Bay- Aeolian Islands
Blu Cruises - - Naples Bay
Capitan Morgan - - Naples, Salerno e Gaeta  
Sea Shuttle - -  Naples Bay  
Metrò del Mare - - Naples-Salerno-Cilento  
Meridiano Lines - - Reggio Calabria -Messina (Calabria-Sicily) 
Caronte&Tourist - - Salerno - Messina (Campania-Sicily) 
Vetor - Ponza and Ventotene  Islands
Mare Giglio - - Santo Stefano Island, Giglio Island, Giannutri  
Med Mar - - Naples BAy, Aeolian Islands, Sardinia and Tunisia  
Consorzio Marittimo Turistico 5 Terre - -
Navigazione Libera del Golf - - Naples Bay/ Tremiti Islands/Amalfi Coast
Snap Navigazione - -  Pontine Islands    Traghetti delle Isole - -  Sicily    
- - Trieste (Friuli Venezia Giulia) 
Ustica Lines -  - Aegadian Islands, Pantelleria, Lampedusa, Linosa, Ustica, Tunisia, Naples, Venice   


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