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Address: | Via Vittorio Emanuele, 98100, Messina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 390923873813
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We took the hydrofoil to visit Lipari, the boat is old and shabby and I think it's too expencive compared to the service they offer

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
carlotta a
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Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our boat from Tropea to Panarea was canceled due to storms and rough seas. So we took the train to Villa San Giovanni and the ferry across the Messina Strait. Arriving in Messina, the Ustica ticket office was right where we disembarked. The staff informed us that unfortunately no boats were likely to run from Messina to Panarea which disappointed... More 

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Varese, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor organization, extremely incompetent and rude. We booked the expensive fast ferry from messina to the island of Salina. The ship of course left 45 minutes late and instead of going directly to salina as planned we left for Reggio Calabria. Once there we went all the way back to Messina and surprise surprise, the ship broke down. We.... More 

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Thank Gianluca L
Catania, Italy
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58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The cruisèr is fast and well organized . The problem arises on peak holiday periods or on winter when the high seas isolate the island community and vice versa.

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Cefalù
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We travelled as a group of 5 adults to the Aeolian islands. We used Ustica ferries to travel from Messina to Vulcano, then Vulcano to Stromboli and finally Stromboli back to Messina. All ferries were reasonably punctual; loading and unloading was efficient and the ferries were comfortable enough - bearing in mind that the gain in speed (65 kmh according... More 

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Thank Thorpe R
Melbourne, Australia
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327 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Our experience with Ustica Lines from Milazzo to Lipari was good. The crew efficiently loaded luggage and passengers and ensured that everyone had a seat. The hydrofoil left on time and the ride was a smooth as it could be. The crew handed out sick bags when the journey got rough. The young people on the journey enjoyed the heaving... More 

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UK
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The day we meant to sail Ustica Lines was on strike and all that was shown in the office was a note saying tickets are valid with Siremar. We tried to exchange our tickets but the Siremar agent just shouted at us and said wait for the Ustica ticket office to open which was not going to happen as they... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We took the hydrofoil to visit Lipari, the boat is old and shabby and I think it's too expencive compared to the service they offer

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Thank carlotta a
Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I had a pretty bad experience with these guys. I was just surprised at how inefficient the whole experience was! I had to get from Salina to Milazzo to get a connection to Catania aiport at 12.30pm. I got a boat that allowed me to get into Milazzo with 45 minutes to spare before my Connection. However!!!! In Salina -... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We used the ferry service to travel from Messina to Calabria and it was very good, it is a very busy service as it is popular with both locals and the tourists. We had no complaints at all.

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Thank Arch124
Genoa, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

travelling at Ustica Lines is great from Reggio Calabria to Messina and vice versa. It's departure is on time and is very fast. Clean and Well managed facility.

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