Travel from italy to sicily

Ferry to sicily from italy

In our guide you will find information about accommodation, culture, gastronomy, travel, flights, history, monuments, routes, circuits, myths, nature, etc… Everything to make your vacations in Sicily as pleasant as possible.

You will know the most important cities of Sicily: Palermo, capital of the island, Catania sleeping under the volcano, Syracuse with the beautiful Ortigia peninsula and the archaeological park, Agrigento and its valley of Greek temples, the quiet Ragusa, Noto reference of the Sicilian baroque, Cefalu with its beaches and its Norman cathedral, Monreale mixture of Arab and Norman crafts, Taormina and the panoramic view of the Roman theater with Etna in the background, Messina and the strait that separates the island from Italy; and its monuments and most emblematic places to visit.

Excursions to the most emblematic places of the island: the Golas of Alcantara, Selinunte with its Greek temples, Segesta, Piazza Armerina with its Roman villa of Casale, Trapani, with its salt mines and its mills, Caltagirone and its ceramic staircase … Etna and its landscape of lava and fumaroles. Fascinated by the sunsets on top of a volcano, between salt pans or on the beaches that drink the sun.

How to cross sicily by car

There are many, many places that you must visit during your visit to Sicily: Etna volcano, Palermo, Catania, Ortigia, Taormina, Noto …. with its beaches, its handicraft stalls, its Roman and Greek ruins and its dishes that are a very clear example of why Italian gastronomy is one of the most emblematic in the world.

Travel to Sicily! Imagine strolling through historic streets with an espresso or gelato in hand, lying on the sand by the sea, letting the sound of the waves lull you to sleep, or indulging in thousands of unique flavors as you dine on a typical dish of the region.

Your itinerary can be as varied as the cities, towns and beaches you are about to visit, and with Kerala Travel tours, you will be able to tour this island like a local. Dare to get out of the routine and book your getaway now!

How about touring Segesta, which is characterized by an extremely well-preserved temple from the Greek period. What if you go to Erice, a cobblestone village with a medieval air that will make you take a leap in time. Or if you visit La Scala dei Turchi, a white rock cliff that will give you a more than magical sunset.

Ferry to sicily from calabria

Ferries crossing from Italy to Sicily via Messina leave the mainland from a little fishing village called Villa San Giovanni, in the region of Reggio Calabria. The unique thing about this ferry is that there are also boats crossing a train leaving from the main railroad station. The trains are actually driven onto a long ferry that has the railroad tracks inside.

The Strait of Messina connects the Tyrrhenian Sea with the Ionian Sea in southern Italy. Although the strait is only 3.5 kilometers wide at the narrowest point (i.e. the distance from Villa San Giovanni to Messina is 8 kilometers).

The car ferry takes about 20 minutes, a very pleasant trip in which it is a special treat to get out of the car and feel the breeze blowing while seeing Messina from the sea perspective (except my friend Alfons, who was left sleeping inside the car …). Most of the ferries have a cafeteria on board, with all kinds of drinks and food, perfect for a snack during the short trip.

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Breakfast and visit with local guide of the impressive archaeological site of Valle dei Templi. The site is composed of seven monumental Greek temples in Doric style, built with volcanic tuff rock and seen from afar, painted in the color of the sunset, create a surreal atmosphere (entrance fee not included). We continue to the westernmost part of Sicily to reach Marsala, an ancient Phoenician settlement now famous for its renowned wines. Free time for lunch and continuation of the journey to Sicily to Erice, perched on Monte San Giuliano overlooking the sea and offering beautiful views of the salt pans of Trapani and the Egadi islands in the background. Afternoon arrival in Palermo, capital of Sicily, transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.

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