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"Good & not so good"
The crossing was on time. We had a window cabin which was clean and well situated. The cafeteria line was very long and extremely slow. We finally ate in the restaurant and the meal was good. The negative part was the beds. The mattresses are too thin to and the springs protrude uncomfortably. The air conditioning didn't warm the cabin. We realise this is not a pleasure cruise but an inter island ferry service. Having a room overnight is a benefit but there is room for upgrading and improving the environment.Read More Read Less
"ac fan in cabin ceiling"
all lovely except the so noisy ac fan in the ceiling that kept us awake all night - should have asked to change cabins.Read More Read Less
"Very helpful and friendly "
Really nice people and super friendly and helpful had an issue with my ticket no dramas they helped me through it, thank you.Read More Read Less
Booking through Direct Ferries for our trip from Cagliari, Sardinia, to Palermo, Sicily, was a great move. Clear process, clear instructions, great value. Highly recommended for your Tirrenia bookings (we've also used Direct Ferries for Tirrenia bookings from catania to Naples, From Palermo to Catania, and From Cagliari to Civitavecchia - all excellent, with cabins top class for great value).Read More Read Less
The Sardinian capital city of Cagliari lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is regarded as one of the greenest Italian cities as it has a number of public gardens that visitors are able to enjoy. The most wooded site in the city is the 62 acre Monte Urpinu Park and is located on a low hill that is covered in pine and evergreen oak. Also in the city is the Park of San Michele, along with its medieval castle, and the Terramaini Park that has a pond which is home to flamingos and other wading birds.
The city can trace its history back to prehistoric times and has at various points in its past been under the rule of several civilisations. Of interest to many visitors to the city are the prehistoric Domus de Janas, which are prehistoric chamber tombs that date back to between 3,400 and 2,700 BC. There is also a Roman amphitheatre, three Pisan-era towers, a large Carthaginian era necropolis and a Byzantine basilica.
The port of Cagliari is divided in two sector, the old port and the new international container terminal. The port has scheduled services by passenger ship to Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and Trapani.
The city of Palermo is located on the Italian island of Sicily and lies on the island's north west coast and has a large and strategically important natural port, next to the Monte Pellegrino. The city is typically Mediterranean and can trace its history back to the 8th century and is today known for its Norman buildings, fabulous palaces and the hustle and bustle of its markets. Palermo's historic centre is the Quattro Canti district, which means 'Four Corners' and is where a number of the city's most spectacular attractions can be found. These include the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The cathedral's sheer size and lovely architecture really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Also popular in the city is the medieval Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi and the 12th century Castello della Zisa. For visitors who enjoy the performing arts there is also the Teatro Massimo which is a recently refurbished theatre that puts on regular performances.
Ferries from the city's port depart to Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples and Tunisia.