There are 2 ferry routes operating between Pelagie Islands and Sicily offering you combined total of 15 sailings per week. Liberty Lines Fast Ferries operates 2 routes, Lampedusa to Porto Empedocle runs 5 times per week & Linosa to Porto Empedocle about 5 times weekly. Siremar operates 2 routes, Lampedusa to Porto Empedocle runs 2 times per week & Linosa to Porto Empedocle about 3 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Pelagie Islands to Sicily to get the most up to date information.
Located south of Sicily, closer to Africa than the mainland, the Pelagie island group makes up the southernmost part of Italy.
The Pelagie islands comprise of Lampedusa at the foot of the group (the principle island), the tiny Linosa (with its tiny village of pastel coloured houses) at the top, and the even smaller uninhabited Lampione (its only building is a light house) to the west.
The Pelagie islands are among the most stunning islands of Italy and boast some of the world’s best beaches. Rabbit beach in particular in the southern part of Lampedusa has in the past been voted the world's best beach by Trip Advisor!
The best time to visit this island group is from May to September as there isn't much going on out of season, even though the weather is generally warm year-round.
The main ferry services for the Pelagie islands connect Lampedusa and Linosa with Sicily.
The island of Sicily, located off the south coast of Italy is the largest of the numerous Italian islands and is surrounded by the Ionian, Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Seas.
Parts of Sicily are on the same latitude as the coast of North African which results in a mild climate that makes the island an attractive year round destination, not just with domestic visitors from mainland Italy but abroad too. As with many of the Italian islands, the tourist season peaks in the summer months.
On Sicily's eastern coast you’ll find Mount Etna, the greatest active volcano in Europe and undoubtedly one of the regions attractions.
Perhaps in part due to its geographical location, but in the main because of its obvious attraction as a destination, Sicily features a host of regular ferry connections with neighbouring islands and the Italian mainland as well as international connections with the likes of Malta and Tunisia.