Ferry to/from Catania
HOW TO GET TO CATANIA BY FERRY
In the following lines, we have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to reach Catania as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get to Catania by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices, and real-time departures and arrivals with the ferry to/from Catania.
THE FERRY PORT OF CATANIA
The ferry port of Catania is located in the south part of Catania city. The ferry ships dock at Stazione Marittima that is 10-15 minutes walking to the city centre (1,3 km).
FERRY DESTINATIONS FROM CATANIA PORT
- Ferry Catania-Salerno
- Ferry Catania-Malta
Give a departure port and a date and find all possible ferry connections to and from Catania!
Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to/from Catania. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules to and from Catania by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
DETAILS FOR THE PORT OF CATANIA
Via Dusmet s.n.
Phone: +39 095535888
Grimaldi Lines at the port of Catania
Via Cardinale Dusmet
c/o Vecchia Dogana
Tel.: +39 0955862230
HOW TO REACH THE PORT OF CATANIA
From Catania Central Railway Station “Papa Giovanni XXIII Square” (distance 2,1 km)
- On foot: along via VI Aprile, Westwards, “Piazza dei Martiri” square and Via Dusmet
- By public bus: take the number 427 or 429 or 431R or 439
- By metro: Take the “Borgo – Port” line
From the highway A18 (Messina-Siracusa) and from A19 (Palermo – Catania):
- Exit Catania ring road and follow the signs Catania City Centre – Port
Note: All above information for Catania was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
SCHEDULES, PRICES AND AVAILABILITY TO/FROM CATANIA BY FERRY
Book your ferry to/from Catania with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your ferry trip to your destination! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-Ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ticket to and from Catania.
With go-Ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of the most shipping companies, to compare prices, to find information about routes and vessels, to look for alternative routes and to print instantly your prepaid Catania ferry ticket. Ferry schedules may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest cull of dates, schedules, prices and availability to/from Catania by ferry. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best deal for the ferry ticket to and from Catania at a price that fit your budget.
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BOOK IN ADVANCE YOUR FERRY TO/FROM CATANIA
Arrange your ferry journey to Catania in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Catania in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Catania you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry to/from Catania. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Catania without using it!
During the high season, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Catania, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel in Catania without having booked the ferry pass to/from Catania. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Catania!
Save time in Catania!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to/from Catania, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets to/from Catania but also to save time in Catania; besides receiving a service and attention of first.
Have a bigger choice of Catania Ferry Tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to/from Catania, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to/from Catania is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more Catania Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to or from Catania, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Catania and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Catania.
Get the best deal by Catania Ferry prices!
Ferry tickets to/from Catania can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking ferry tickets to or from Catania up to 3-6 months in advance.
Feeling Great having Catania ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation to or from Catania in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry to/from Catania, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ON THE FERRY TO/FROM CATANIA
Book your ideal accommodation option on the ferry to/from Catania and arrive fresh and rested to your destination! Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ride to or from Catania port.
Catania is Sicily's second biggest city, with a populace of around 300,000. It lies on the Ionian Sea, under the shadow of Mount Etna, or "A Muntagna" as local people allude to it.
Mount Etna is ever-present and has to a vast degree molded both the history and the genuine presence of Catania. On a few events, volcanic emissions pulverized the city, the most wrecking of which occurred in the 17th Century. In 1669 Catania was shrouded in magma and afterward, only 24 years after the fact in 1693 a quake shook the town down to its establishments.
The response to this last fiasco was stunning: the whole old piece of the town was revamped in Baroque style, with extensive, wide open squares and roads. The most striking angle, be that as it may, was the building material utilized: magma! Catania is basically a "dim" city and remarkable on the planet for this.
Visiting Catania is very simple, as the old town focus is moderately little. A perfect beginning stage would be the principal square in Piazza Duomo.
This superb square and all its surrounding structures were planned by one man, Giovanni Battista Vaccarini from Palermo (don't make reference to this to Catanians, notwithstanding, as their contention with Sicily's capital is extraordinary!).
The Cathedral, devoted to St. Agata, the city's supporter holy person, remains on the site of an eleventh Century church that was essentially crushed in the 1693 ejection. Its substitution is an exceptionally amazing, forcing Baroque structure that joins some Roman segments taken from the amphitheater. These are not by any means the only Roman components, be that as it may, as underneath are some Roman showers. Inside, the Baroque subject proceeds with a few fancy houses of prayer and a fresco recording the 1693 seismic tremor. Bellini, Catania's most acclaimed child, is covered here, as seem to be (in cinder frame) three Aragonese rulers: Frederick II, Louis and Frederick III.
Alternate sides of the square are similarly amazing and incorporate the Diocesan Museum and the Municipio, (town lobby) worked in 1741. In the inside stands the city's image, a magma elephant wellspring conveying a pillar. It bears a confounding engraving, MSSHDEPL, which as indicated by some is an abbreviation for "The brain of St. Agata is rational and unconstrained, regarding God and freeing the city". Such is the commitment to St. Agata in Catania that there are another two houses of worship named after her, one directly over the street from the Cathedral, the other only a short leave off Via Etnea.
Traveling south from the piazza you will go under the seventeenth Century curve of Porta Uzeda towards the port. A fast directly here will bring you into Catania's beautiful, clamoring and odorous angle showcase. Arrive before lunch and you will enter an alternate world, a climate that has remained for all intents and purposes unaltered for many years.
On the off chance that you don't lose all sense of direction in the turmoil of the market and travel southwest, you will come to Piazza Federico di Svevia and the old stronghold of Castello Ursino. This commanding structure was worked by Frederick II of Hohenstaufen in the thirteenth century on a rough precipice neglecting the ocean. Nonetheless, the enormous magma spill of the 1669 emission drove the ocean back, making in one come up short swoop another coastline and stripping Castello Ursino of its key position.
Moving back northwards you will go over a fairly extraordinary part of the city: its old origins. Catania was established in the eighth Century BC by Greeks from Chalcis. It along these lines turned into a Roman city and incredibly, considering the sensational arrangement of volcanic emissions and quakes that have so beset the territory, three venues have made due from this period.
The Teatro Romano, in Via Vittorio Emanuele, was based on the site of a Greek auditorium in the second Century AD. Its utilization of magma stone shows to what extent the discharges of Etna have been put to great use. Nearby is the Odeon, a littler auditorium utilized for increasingly private events, for example, melodic exhibitions. The Amphitheater, found in Piazza Stesicoro at the intersection of Via Etnea and Corso Sicilia is and not typically open to people in general, however, can be seen from outside. It is well worth enquiring about an uncommon visit, in any case, as it was the biggest amphitheater in Sicily, said to suit around 15,000 onlookers. A captivating warren of sections keeps running underneath it, inferring its progressively renowned cousin the Colosseum.
The zone around the primary amphitheater is offered over to a progression of houses of worship and the Museo Belliniano, committed to Catania's most well-known child, the writer Vincenzo Bellini. A short walk northeast will take you to another building committed to his memory, the musical drama house Teatro Massimo Bellini. The musical show season keeps running from around October to June and is certainly justified regardless of a visit if a musical show is your thing.
After execution, you could go for some food in one of the numerous eateries in the region. The mark dish of Catania, Pasta alla Norma, is likewise committed to Bellini and comprises of broiled pieces of aubergine, a rich tomato sauce and salty ricotta cheese... Buon appetite!