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Caronte & Tourist

98121, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 371 8510
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Necessary transport to Sicily.

We drove our rental car over 300km from Policoro to make our way to Milazzo. Not being familiar... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Gene J
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Come A Long Way

I just want to say that the service to and from Messina, Sicily and Reggio Calabria have improved... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Smhd2020
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United States
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good12%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
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“buy a ticket” (3 reviews)
“ticket booth” (3 reviews)
“multi level” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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98121, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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+39 090 371 8510
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We drove our rental car over 300km from Policoro to make our way to Milazzo. Not being familiar with the directions, we set our Google maps to "Villa San Giovanni Imbarchi, E35, 89018 Villa San Giovanni RC". We did not pre-purchase our ferry ticket because...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I just want to say that the service to and from Messina, Sicily and Reggio Calabria have improved tremendously!!! I first took the Caronte in 1972 and it was an unpleasant experience if you did not speak Italian. Service, staff, ferries,etc. improved as the years...More

Thank Smhd2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We booked our tickets for this ferry a few month in advance online. Since we needed the license plate number of our car, that was a bit of a problem, since we didn't know the plate number at the time, because we would have a...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Based on not great review average, I thought our trip from Messina to the mainland might be a hassle. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mid-Saturday morning - combination of GPS and signage led us to the right place. Simple to drive the car...More

Thank JimGunther
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

When you google how to use this reggio to messina ferry, there is no easy answer and lots of conflicting information. We decided to drive and try our luck. We found the best way is to arrive at the port, go to "buy tickets here"...More

Thank Angelovski
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Getting from Italy to Sicily is quite straight forward using the Caronte and Tourist ferry service. On the Messina side, the signage to the ferry is ordinary. We ended up at the wrong ferry and then needed to negotiate the Messina traffic to find Caronte...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

... so you suck it up and take the Caronte & Tourist ferry from Villa di San Giovanni to Messina in Sicily. CAUTION:IF YOU BUY THE TICKET ONLINE, MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR ACTUAL PAPER TICKET AT THE BOOTH BEFORE YOU GET IN LINE FOR...More

Thank c_and_p_CT
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CaronteAndTourist, Owner at Caronte & Tourist, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear customer, we are very sorry for the inconvenience occurred. At the same time, we need to specify that in the confirmation email we send, it is well defined that in order to boarding you have to go to the ticket office with the attached...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

A basic 40 min. ferry ride from the mainland to Messina, Sicily. We stayed in the car as there was not much to see. Paying and finding the way to the actual ferry parking area was a little difficult (signing would probably help)....also a "free...More

Thank Laurie F
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is a company which provides ferry service between Sicily and Calabria going between Messina and Villa San Giovanni respectively. The service seems to be reliable as the departures were strictly on time. And it's pretty frequent with departures scheduled every 40 minutes during business...More

1  Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Punctual, professional service. Took the ferry when the water was very choppy, but everything went very smoothly. No problems.

1  Thank VS2211
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jrfitts1
7 April 2016|
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Response from CPMalta |
Hi there, no there is an electric vending machine you can buy tickets on the spot the ferries operate every 45 mins or so :) good luck
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