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For those who prefer an alternative to air travel, Just Sicily can organise ferries for those wishing to travel by road or by rail whilst visiting the Italian mainland and/or Sardinia and Corsica en route.
There are a number of different options to cross the English Channel to France, depending on your location in the UK but the Eurotunnel (www.eurotunnel.com) or ferries from Dover to Calais are the quickest and usually the most reasonable route. The onward route is through France and Italy to reach Sicily. There are ferries from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Palermo, Naples to Palermo or if you drive right down to the south there are regular car ferries and hydrofoils from Reggio Calabria or Villa San Giovannia across the Straits of Messina into Sicily that take between 20 and 30 minutes.
Alternatively, how about a Tri-Island Tour through Corsica, Sardinia and onto Sicily? Drive to Corsica accessed via Corsican ferries from Nice, Toulon or Marseille in the south of France. Corsica is 8 miles north of Sardinia accessed by a 50 minute ferry journey from Bonifacio in southern Corsica to Santa Teresa on the northern tip of Sardinia. Sardinia is approximately 220 miles from Sicily which can be reached by ferries from Cagliari in the south of Sardinia to Palermo or Trapani.
Just Sicily can advise and book accommodation in Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica, with any day arrival and departure and any length of stay (subject to availability).
Please click here to view our Tri-Island Grand Tour or call our Reservations Team for more details on 01202 489040.
Over the last few years my family and I have taken to driving through France and Italy which we find less stressful, allows us take as much 'stuff' as we want and is a great way to see more of Europe.
We incorporate an overnight stop in France and wonderful French dinner and the next day lunch in Italy on the way to the ferry over to the islands, a great way to arrive into your holiday destination!
Travelling by car can be great fun and a great way to see some of Europe's top attractions however you obviously must have the time!