Genoa to Palermo Ferry

The Genoa Palermo ferry route connects Italy with Sicily. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Grandi Navi Veloci. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 21 hours.

Genoa Palermo 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.

Route and port details

Genoa to Palermo Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Sicily page.

Genoa - Palermo Ferry Operators

  • Grandi Navi Veloci
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 21 hr
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Genoa Palermo Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Genoa Palermo route is a car and 2 passengers.

Genoa Palermo Ferry reviews

  • "it was best experience at great price..."

    All was good only there was no water in swimming pool... Could not find anything wrong... Highly recommended...

    'Kanaksingh' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Superba

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  • "Driving From UK to SICILY"

    By far the most; Comfortable, safest, relaxed and best value for money to drive to Sicily from the UK, Grandi Navi Veloci on the la Superba, twicw now I have used this service and twice now it has proved to be a mini cruise on an excellently equiped ship. I would always recommend this method of travel.

    'Paul Aquilina' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Superba

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  • "Great Service!"

    What a deal. How can you beat it at this price? It would cost who knows how much to drive the length of Italy, with tolls, and the stress of roadworks. This was like a giant cruise ship. Bars, restaurants, cinema, casino, playroom for kids, showers for those sleeping in pullman seats. I went off-season, so very empty and plenty of space to stretch out and sleep. Don't know how comfortable it would have been in high season with just one seat per person; I'd probably have chosen a cabin, but as I was traveling on my own, it would have meant a shared 4-berth cabin. My only regret was that a man in an office told me there was no internet connection, so left my laptop in my car (no access to cars after departure). Yet of course there was Wifi (how could Italians be separated from their telefonini for 22 hrs!) The captain said the sea condition was 'rough', but the ship is so huge it is very stable so very little movement. I I would highly recommend this option for getting to Sicily. There is an Ibis Styles right opposite the port, so it's only 1 minute to an overnight hotel. All in all it was an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

    'Lynn' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema

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  • "Only one complaint"

    I found everything fine and convenient. However, long before disembarking,thhe toilets werde closed. In addition to my own dismay, I observed several agitated and unpleasant quarrels beween needy travellers and cleaning personell, but mostly desperate people in search of someone who could help them. There should be clear announcements about the availablility of WC facilities.

    'Klaus Grossmann' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Superba

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Genoa Guide

The Italian city of Genoa lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is located in the Liguria region of Italy. The city's old town, which has a long and rich history in art, music, architecture and gastronomy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Additionally the city was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2004 and is also the birthplace of Niccolo Paganini and Christopher Columbus.

The maze of squares and narrow streets make up Genoa's historic centre. The city has influences of the medieval about it, along with 16th century and Baroque influences (San Matteo square and the ancient via Aurea, now via Garibaldi). Visitors can still see remains of the 17th century walls near to San Lorenzo Cathedral, which happens to be the most attended place of worship in Genoa.

Genoa's port is Italy's largest commercial and industrial port, and one of Europe's busiest ports in the Mediterranean Sea. The ferry terminal, located in the Calata Chiappella, between Ponte Asserto and Ponte Colombo, is on many levels and is accessible by passengers in wheelchairs. On the terminal's top level visitors will find waiting rooms and a shopping centre. Ferries operating from the port generally depart towards Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Spain, Tunisia and Morocco.

Palermo Guide

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.