There are 2 ferry routes operating between Rome and Sicily offering you combined total of 2 sailings per week. Grandi Navi Veloci operates 2 routes, Civitavecchia to Palermo runs 1 times per day, & Civitavecchia to Palermo Termini Imerese which runs 1 times daily.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Rome to Sicily to get the most up to date information.
The island of Sicily, located off the south coast of Italy is the largest of the numerous Italian islands and is surrounded by the Ionian, Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Seas.
Parts of Sicily are on the same latitude as the coast of North African which results in a mild climate that makes the island an attractive year round destination, not just with domestic visitors from mainland Italy but abroad too. As with many of the Italian islands, the tourist season peaks in the summer months.
On Sicily's eastern coast you’ll find Mount Etna, the greatest active volcano in Europe and undoubtedly one of the regions attractions.
Perhaps in part due to its geographical location, but in the main because of its obvious attraction as a destination, Sicily features a host of regular ferry connections with neighbouring islands and the Italian mainland as well as international connections with the likes of Malta and Tunisia.