Palermo to Civitavecchia Ferry

The Palermo Civitavecchia ferry route connects Sicily with Italy. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Grandi Navi Veloci. The crossing operates up to 3 times each week with sailing durations from around 14 hours.

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.

Route and port details

Palermo to Civitavecchia Ferry Alternatives

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

Palermo - Civitavecchia Ferry Operators

  • Grandi Navi Veloci
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 14 hr
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Palermo Civitavecchia Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Palermo Civitavecchia route is a car and 1 passenger.

Palermo Civitavecchia Ferry reviews

  • "Sicily to Italy"

    No problems tickets easily obtained. Staff friendly cabin clean and tidy. I find going by ferry always interesting around the docks etc. The ticket cost very reasonable considering.

    'Chris' travelled Palermo Civitavecchia with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic

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  • "Not bad."

    I returned from a holiday in Sicily boarding from Palermo with the "Florencia". Despite being quite old, the ferry was tidy and clean. The bar service was poor. The cabin was clean but the shower didn't have a curtain and the water went everywhere. On the outbound there were people going to Tunisia sleeping on the floor, bar, etc... while on the return the trip was more pleasant and decent. I think i'll repeat the experience of travelling by ferry as I can take my own car, avoiding the stress of luggage allowance and airport check-in.

    'Anonymous' travelled Palermo Civitavecchia with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic

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  • "Hot cabin"

    I found the outside cabin temperature too hot on board of the ferry "Felicia". I've asked help to a staff member, who tried to adjust the temperature manually, but he wasn't successful. Despite being on deck six, we couldn't open the window and this created a sense of oppression. I would advise to inspect the air-conditioning system as the problem was extended to all cabins.

    'Anonymous' travelled Palermo Civitavecchia with Grandi Navi Veloci

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  • "Never again"

    The ferry trip from Palermo to Civitavecchia was your worst nightmare come true.first of all the toilets were absolutely filthy. From the time we boarded the boat none of the toilets were clean they wouldn't flush and water covered the floor. Midway through the 12 hour trip they were even worse. This ferry should never have been used as an overnighter because there was nowhere for anyone to sleep except on the floor. So all in all not a very pleasant crossing.

    'Stephen' travelled Palermo Civitavecchia with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic

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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, the 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.