Caronte & Tourist

Caronte & Tourist, Messina: Hours, Address, Caronte & Tourist Reviews: 2.5/5

Caronte & Tourist
2.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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2.5
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W&M
Deventer, The Netherlands666 contributions
Walking tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
We visited the tourist infopoint at pza. Antonello and got usefull information for a walk around the city. The map we got was very helpfull.
Written November 1, 2019
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SeekerOfGoodValue
Saint Louis, MO333 contributions
No need to reserve.
Sep 2019
We were headed from Messina to the mainland. Not sure when we would arrive. Used GPS to locate ferry entrance, bought our ticket, cued up, boarded, and locked the car. The trip across is not long. Many people clustered around the food bars. I went forward to enjoy the view. (In nice weather choose the view.) Exiting was very efficient.
Written October 26, 2019
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Fernando A
Mertola, Portugal198 contributions
Be careful with return paper tickets - otherwise they will demand you to buy new ones
Aug 2019
LAst week after purchasing a return ticket to Sicily I arrived Messina to board and , having purchased ticjet online I presented the ticket on the phone I was requested to present the printed ticket from the first trip. I was not expecting this and presented on my phome both invoice and PDF ticket. The 2 guys on the desk were absolutely unfriendly, unhelpefull and only requiring me to pay a new ticket. I demanded to talk with their manager and they absolutely didn't take any action-. Only the guy that was organizing the lanes outside : Vicenzo , had a positive attitude and tried to calm things, In the end I found the paper that was given to me in the previous trilp more than a week before, and solved. Not to the attitude of the guys in the ticket desk. It looks that is an attitude from the company. If they sell online, they shoudl accept on phone or even reprint, it's normal with airline boarding pass. Also boarding cars is a disaster, a total lack of organization.
Written August 27, 2019
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Mizner
Boca Raton, FL117 contributions
Very pleasant night on the Siremar Sansovino from Naples to Salina
Jun 2019 • Solo
I was very pleased with my travel on the Sansovino. I booked an outdoor cabin online, and had to exchange my voucher at the ticket office at the maritime office which opened at 3pm. The port has a lot of construction and it is a bit confusing, but I found the gate for foot passengers and was able to board at 7pm. The cabin has bunk beds and is very clean. The ferry is old and not a lot has been done to glitz up the place, but everything is clean and acceptable. Dinner options are served once the ferry leaves, and there is sufficient variety. In the morning, I was impressed by the fresh and crisp cornetti and the excellent cappucino. It is worth getting up early to watch Stromboli and Panaera pass by and watch people going on and off each island. I recommend this as an easy way to travel to the islands and on to Sicily.
Written July 7, 2019
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John H
Calitri, Italy77 contributions
organized and not confusing
Jun 2019
We never took the ferry before and this was a pleasant experience. Just make sure you have your computer generated reservation turned into a ticket at the bollentina and then scanned by the agents near the car entrance. The staff are very helpful.
Written June 26, 2019
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Lupo T
Melbourne, Australia75 contributions
Ferry rides
Nov 2018 • Family
Found this ferry company to be easy to book online from home. Very efficient on both arrival and departure from two ports. Price reasonable. Recommended
Written November 23, 2018
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Dear Lupo T We are very pleased to receive this positive message. Our goal is to satisfy the needs of our passengers as much as possible by providing efficient services for a pleasant crossing. We wait for you soon aboard of our ships. Best regards
Written April 12, 2019
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jamieanddrew
Philadelphia, PA3 contributions
Messina to Salerno: Cozy cabins do the job, but this is more of a cargo ship.
Jun 2018 • Couples
We took the overnight ferry from Messina to Salerno. The port in Messina was more industrial than we were expecting. Boarding at midnight felt weird, but we got there okay with a taxi. If you buy online, exchange your vouchers for the actual tickets at the booth near where the boat is docked. Boarding the actual boat is odd without a car, because it's really set up to load vehicles and trucks. We were the only ones who boarded without a vehicle and while we made it, the ship is clearly not made for this. The crew at the port were very nice and helped us take our luggage up the ramps and get us to the reception. We booked a Superior cabin for 2. It had 2 small beds that were comfortable for us, a tv with a couple channels, a bathroom with a shower, and luggage storage. We couldn't get the wifi to work but as it was an overnight trip, we didn't need it. Waking up to Salerno was beautiful. FYI they ask you to pack and leave the rooms around 9 but the announcements are all in Italian. There is a small cafe on board with quick breakfast items for sale. Similar to boarding, to disembark without a car was also quirky. There is a long road from the boat to the actual coastline and the port crew there also helped us by giving us a ride down the road. Don't expect to be able to find a taxi at the port in Salerno. Public busses stop there, but there is nowhere to buy tickets (they are sold in Cigarette stores), though we did see one other couple who seemed to work something out with the driver. We ended up walking towards town with our luggage to connect with the Sita bus, but it was a hard walk with rolling suitcases on cobblestones and narrow sidewalks.
Written June 20, 2018
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Piazza A
World147 contributions
Still the best The old Vintage Caronte
May 2018 • Friends
Some people get on this boat just for the kick of crossing the “stretto” or to eat a famous Arancino with Sicilian beer on the deck of the Caronte the bar is packed with people as soon as the boat starts loading The tkt if you cross on foot is only 2.50 each way rules don t really apply nobody checks . As you see I n the pic you are not supposed to stay in the area where the vehicles are but nobody really listens . If you travel with car there are different tkts one way is 38€ regular car . Return within 3 days 43 € best deal. However you are traveling if you want to cross over you need the old marvelous Vintage Caronte
Written May 30, 2018
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD6,936 contributions
Necessary transport to Sicily.
Nov 2017 • Couples
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 internet research said there were 2 companies and we could not time our exact arrival.
Driving on the E35 superhighway, the last 20 km or so are nearly all tunnels approaching Villa San Giovanni, but the signage is self evident following "porto". Then all at once the freeway ends and the ferry signs get hard to spot. We followed the trucks/cars through 3 or 4 city streets, made a left turn, and suddenly we arrived at the port in full view of several ferries.
We slowed at the 2 clerk ticket booth to buy a ticket, but cars behind started blowing their horns, so I proceeded into the middle of 3 lanes, soon surrounded by vehicles parked solid in rows. I got out and walked ~100m over to the booth and purchased our ticket(40 Euros) for 1 way to Messina.
The boarding process was a bit chaotic with the tight 3 lanes needing to come down to 1 lane to enter the ship. We saw one large SUV trap a small car when the driver unknowingly turned hard in front and scraped his bumper. It seemed some drivers were a bit nervous with the process while others were so used to it, they had little patience for new people.
The 30 minute passage goes quickly, lingering in the cafeteria, using the restroom, and taking a photo of Messina's 1555 Lighthouse. The disembarkation process was very efficient. We all followed the freeway signage pointing straight ahead as everyone was taking it to either Catania or Palermo. This 3.5 km uphill 4 lane city street was hampered by several stoplights, lots of cross traffic, and narrowing lanes due to cars parked everywhere. After gaining the freeway 20 minutes later, all was proper to Milazzo.
Written November 11, 2017
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Smhd2020
United States175 contributions
Come A Long Way
Oct 2017 • Couples
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 went on. This past September (my 10th trip) was the best yet! Now they actually give you directions in English once you board the Caronte (multi-level/car)...You do not have to worry...just about everyone speaks some English...from the ticket booth to the food vendor! Be sure to try the arancini (rice ball filled with meat and cheese covered with bread crumbs and fried)) mostly found in southern Italy especially Sicily! The Caronte also sells panini filled with various lunch meats and cheeses. During the summer months, there is a great variety/flavors of gelati. Be sure to take a stroll on the upper deck...but most importantly lock your car!

There is construction on the Messina side (autostrada), so a GPS would be most helpful to navigate the roads especially in the city area.
Written October 16, 2017
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