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To see "other" Italy, it is enough to visit Sicily, which is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the only region in the country with its own parliament. One of the most unique regions not only of the state, but of all Europe is filled with mysterious legends about the mafia, and drank like its best wines.


Traveling by ferry

The island is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Messina, so water transport is very common. In addition, it is washed by three seas at once - the Ionian, Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian. The island is connected with Italy by regular ferry services, and regular crossings with Malta and Tunisia have also been established. The fare depends on the carrier, season and comfort of the ship. On long-distance routes you can book a ticket for a ferry with a cabin.

Popular flights

Ships arrive in Trapani, Catania, Pozzalo, Palermo and Messina, which is located only five kilometers from the coast of the mainland. It is this port that is in high demand, so tickets for ferries staying in Messina must be booked in advance.

Among the most popular areas:

  • Favignana - Marsala (runs five times a day, travel time - only half an hour);
  • Lipari - Messina (1 h 25 min.);
  • Reggio Calabria - Messina (up to 16 times a day, the duration of the crossing is 35 minutes);
  • Salina - Milazzo (up to 10 flights per day)
  • Vulcano - Milazzo (ferry runs 16 times a day) and others.

Services are carried out by Virtuu Ferries, TTT Lines, Grimaldi Lines, Siremar, Tirrenia, Liberty Lines, Grandi Navi Veloci and Caronte & Tourist, so it is possible to choose the most suitable flight from many options.

Normans, Greeks, Arabs, Vikings, Romans managed to make their unique contribution to the cultural heritage of the region, which boasts an exciting and rich history. Sicily is a special flavor, incredible nature, warm climate, diverse recreation, as well as numerous natural and man-made attractions. Add to this temperamental and hospitable locals, delicious cuisine - and you will understand what this island attracts travelers from all over the world.