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Palermo - Civitavecchia is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Palermo to Civitavecchia Ferry

The Palermo Civitavecchia ferry route connects Sicily with Rome. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Grandi Navi Veloci. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 14 hours 30 minutes.

Palermo Civitavecchia sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Sicily to Rome page.
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Palermo Civitavecchia Ferry reviews

  • "Good service but negative post sales"

    In conclusion the journey on board it was more than satisfied. All the attempts to contact the customer service (by phone or email) failed. We booked three month in advance and we realised we paid so much more than the price that was offered after.

    'Excellent' travelled on Excellent

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  • "From Palermo to Civitavecchia"

    Be aware that arrival at the docks is not easy. Firstly the sign postings for embarkation are nearly non existing. Departure for Civitavecchia is not on the list of departure destinations. We, as many others turned into the wrong gate. When we eventually arrived at the right gate entrance was refused until we had a valid ticket to show. WE had to return to the first gate, which was via nearly a kilometer of driving, back, find parking , walk nearly 600 metres to the ticket office return to the car, back to the second gate to be ushered in. After that the rest was easy. Nice boat, nice cabin lovely crossing. Arrival at Civitavecchia and disembarking was easy. It would be helpful if Direct Ferries warned passengers about embarking at Palermo. And why cannot a ticked be issued in advance, print out via computer. So much easier.

    'Splendid' travelled on Splendid

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  • "Excellent journey"

    I relaxed because I had to go to Romania

    'Splendid' travelled on Splendid

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  • "Very Nice Ship"

    I was very impressed with the accommodations on the ship. The room we booked was very nice and clean with a bathroom with shower and towels. We did not eat aboard the ship. I was disappointed that the gift store was closed and also at least one of the bars. Maybe this was because we were travelling mid October.

    'Splendid' travelled on Splendid

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Palermo Guide

The Italian city of Palermo is located in the north west of Sicily, by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city has a reputation across the world for its history, gastronomy, culture and architecture with a its origins dating back over 2,700 years. Many visitors flock to the city and it has become Sicily's main hub for culture, commerce and tourism. The city's centre has many examples of fine palaces and churches which give way to areas whose way of life doesn't seem to have changed for centuries. This is perhaps most evident in the markets in Palermo, whose Arabic origins can still be seen today thanks to the noise, aromas, colours, narrow streets and with the excellent array of produce on offer and the general 'souk's atmosphere.

From the city's port, ferry services operate to destinations include Genoa, with a crossing time of 21 hours, Civitavecchia, 14 hour crossing time, Naples, 10 hours and 30 minutes, and Tunisia, 10 hours. It is recommended that foot passengers check in 1 hour prior to departure and vehicles 2 hours prior to departure. For all departures to Tunisia check in should be 4 hours prior to departure.

Civitavecchia Guide

The Italian city of Civitavecchia lies on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast in the Lazio region of the country. The city, which is home to just under 60,000 residents, is home to a cruise and ferry port and is located around 80 km to the north west of Rome. The city can trace its port's history back over one thousand years to 101-108 AD, when the Emperor Trajan ordered the port of Centumcellae to be built in order to accommodate deepwater shipping for the Roman capital. After this period, they fell under the rule of a number of different Counts and Popes.

In the city visitors will find examples of restored medieval and Baroque structures which includes the large Forte Michelangelo which is a fortress that was commissioned by pope Giulio II in the early 16th century and the 17th century defensive walls behind the port. The wall forms one side of the Lungoporto Gramsci which is an elevated pedestrian walkway. From here there are excellent views to be had of the cruise ships and ferry basins in the port.

Car and passenger ferries link Civitavecchia to Sardinia, Sicily, and other destinations within Italy and abroad.

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