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"Big old boat "
We went on the boat. It was a lot bigger than we thought. I'm fact, it was so big we didn't see much of it. I'm sure it would be fun to explore. We slept very well on the boat. Only complaint is constant announcements for the breakfast in the early hours of the morning. Incessant. We were v pleased to have our own toilet with complimentary shampoo. I wish I'd taken it with us.Read More Read Less
Calm seas and friendly staff really enjoyed sunset in Naples and sunrise in Palermo. Great value for money
'GNV Atlas' travelled on GNV AtlasRead More Read Less
We had a very good exprerience with Direct Ferrries and will definetly recoommend themRead More Read Less
Excellent all round... staff at port of embarkation (Naples), on board, abc on arrival (Palermo) all very helpfulRead More Read Less
The Naples Palermo ferry route connects Italy with Sicily and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Tirrenia service runs up to 11 times per week with a sailing duration of around 9 hours 15 minutes while the Grandi Navi Veloci service runs up to 10 times per week with a duration from 11 hours 30 minutes.
So that’s a combined 21 sailings on offer per week on the Naples Palermo route between Italy and Sicily. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
The Italian city of Naples, or Napoli as it is also called, is located in the Campania region of the country and lies on the Gulf of Naples, on southern Italy's west coast. The city is located in an enviable position between two volcanic areas, Mount Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei. The Roman ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae, which were destroyed the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, are located close to the city as is the city of Sorrento and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Also located close to Naples are the former parts of the Roman naval facility of Portus Julius, namely the port towns of Pozzuoli and Baia which are both to the north of Naples. The city is adorned with medieval, Baroque and Renaissance churches, castles and palaces and has long been an important centre for the arts and architecture. In the 18th century, Naples went through a period of neoclassicism, following the discovery of the remarkably intact Roman ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
The port of Naples is home to several ferry, hydrofoil and SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) catamaran services, linking numerous locations in both the Neapolitan province, including Capri, Ischia and Sorrento, and the Salernitan province, including Salerno, Positano and Amalfi. Ferry services also operate to Sicily, Sardinia, Ponza and the Aeolian Islands.
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.