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How to book ferries from Italy to Malta

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Italy and Malta operated by 1 ferry company – Grimaldi Lines. The Salerno to Valletta ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 26 hours 30 minutes.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Italy Malta crossing between Salerno and Valletta.

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Ferries from Italy to Malta

About Italy:

Italy is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Together with Greece, it is known as the birthplace of Western culture.

Full of high art and monuments, almost every small village in Italy offers a few interesting locations. From the Roman ruins, Byzantine cities and Renaissance masterpieces to cobblestone streets, beautiful churches and wide variety of stunning beaches, Italy is a place that provides rare experiences that can never be overrated.

Italy is the ideal departure country for those travelling by ferry with numerous amazing destinations, many of them domestic on offer. With so many miles of coastline and famous islands to choose from, the list of destinations is truly unrivalled. In terms of international travel, Italy is connected to almost all of the countries in the Adriatic Sea as well as featuring numerous links to Greece, Tunisia and Spain.

The short island crossings are usually made with small passenger vessels while the longer international journeys are operated by luxurious cruise ferries.

About Malta:

The nation of Malta is a small European archipelago to the south of Sicily, consisting of the inhabited islands Malta, Gozo and Kemmun.

As one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries, Malta packs a huge punch, with a constant flurry of wonderful sights and sounds. Limestone cliffs contrast with bright blue sea and golden beaches whilst the aromas of the unique Maltese cuisine, a mix of Sicilian and Middle Eastern, tantalise the nostrils. Its long history, stretching all the way back to the fourth millennium BC, is always on show, with numerous museums and beautiful historic buildings found throughout the islands, particularly within the UNESCO World Heritage lauded capital, Valletta.

Lying just eighty kilometres from Sicily, Malta is well connected to the Italian island by ferry, with frequent crossings all week from a couple of Sicilian cities to the Maltese capital.