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The capital of “Stupor Mundi”

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Ferries to Palermo (Sicily)

Depart on a Siremar ferry for Palermo, with daily departures from the island of Ustica. Our ships take you to discover the wonders of Palermo, the "all port" city, the starting point for your trip to Sicily.

Enjoy the trip and enjoy ours onboard services, including the possibility of bringing your vehicles on board so you can visit the city in comfort once on land.

The capital of “Stupor Mundi”

Palermo was the capital during the reign of Emperor Frederick II, King of Sicily, the "stupor mundi" that rendered it magnificent and paradigmatic in the cultural landscape of the time.

Its thousand-year history is marked by the succession of domination that enriched the city, giving it an immense and varied Monumental artistic heritage. The Punic walls, the Art Nouveau villas, the archaeological excavations of Roman vestiges and Arab-Norman mosaics, the finds dating back to prehistoric times, the magnificent Spanish palaces, and baroque remains through to the medieval palaces.

This mix of styles and cultures together with the climate and natural beauties render Palermo a compulsory destination for enthusiasts of cultural tourism.

How to reach the Siremar departure point:

Follow the signs to the port.

Public transportation:

Bus and tram service from: Piazza Indipendenza, Piazza Principe di Camporeale, Via Carmelo Lazzaro, Via Cardinale Mariano Rampolla, Via S. Vincenzo dei Paoli.

Places of interest close to the boarding area:

Teatro Massimo
This is the largest opera house in Italy and the third in Europe. Constructed in 1875, the prestigious halls of the Teatro Massimo are a clear example of eclectic neoclassical style.

Trip duration:

  • From Ustica c.a. 9 hours

Travelling time may be subject to variations due to meteorological conditions.

Ticket offices

Agency: Naviservice S.r.l. di Pietro Barbaro Group
Banchina Sammuzzo interno porto
Ph. +39.091.324255
Opening time
Every day