Travel in Italy

Travel within Italy By Sea - Ferries

Italy has a total of almost 5,275 miles of coastline, including the peninsula itself and all the numerous islands around the country. There are many services linking the islands by sea to the mainland: the main links are by car ferries and hydrofoils. In addition, ships from all the countries around the Mediterranean are moored in the well-equipped Italian ports. The main Italian ports of embarkation for the large islands of Sicily and Sardinia are: Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples and Villa San Giovanni.





Civitavecchia Cagliari

Run By: TIRRENIA shipping line
Winter season: Daily at 18.30 (Tel. 081-3172999)
Summer season: Daily at 18.30
All year round:
Journey time: Approx. 14 hours
Daily at 18.30 (Tel. 081-3172999)

Civitavecchia Olbia

Tel. 081-3172999 From January to 31 May: Once a day at 23.00 From 1 June to 17 June: Twice a day at 08.30 and 23.00 From 18 June to 23 July: Every Saturday at 15.00 From 27 July to 4 September: Daily three times a day at 08.30/15.00/23.00 From 12 September to 31 December - Once a day at 23.00

Civitavecchia Arbatax

Winter season: Twice a week (Wednesday+Friday) at 18.30
Summer season: Twice a week (Friday+Sunday) at 18.30
Journey time: Approx. 10 hours

Genoa Porto Torres

Winter season: Daily at 20.30
Summer season: Twice a day at 09.30/21.00
Journey time: Approx. 9 hours

Genoa Olbia

Winter season: 3 times a week (Monday+Wednesday+Friday) at 18.00
Summer season: Daily at 18.00
Journey time: Approx. 13 hours

Genoa Arbatax

Winter season: Twice a week (Monday+Friday) at 18.00
Summer season: Twice a week (Monday+Friday) at 18.00
Journey time: 19 hours

Fiumicino Golfo Aranci

Summer season: From 11 June to 11 September daily at 08.30
Journey time: 4 hours
Tel. 081-3172999

Fiumicino Arbatax

Summer season: From 25 June to 31 August only (Monday + Wednesday) at 19.00
Journey time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Tel. 081-3172999


  • The Adriatica Shipping Line, Zattere 1411 - 30123 Venezia, Tel. 041 781861 - Reservation via Fax 041 781864 (only for Travel Agents), connections by Ferry: Brindisi with Igoumenitsa and Patras in Greece and Corfu; Ancona, Bari, Trieste with Durres (Albania); Ancona, Bari with Bar (Montenegro); Ancona, Bari with Dubrovnik and Spalato (Croatia); by Hydrofoil, from June into September, Trieste to the Istrian Peninsula.
  • The Ventouris Ferries, c/o P. Lorusso & Co.;
  • Via Piccinni 133 - 70100 Bari, Tel. 080 5212840;
  • or 5217643, Fax 080 5218229, connects: Bari with Igoumenitsa and Patras in Greece, and Bari with Corfu; Brindisi with Igoumenitsa and Corfu.
  • The Marlines c/o Pierpaolo Santelia Agency
  • Via Latilla 15 - 70100 Bari, Tel. 080 5231824
  • or 5275447 Fax 080 5230287 connects Bari with Igoumenitsa.



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