Take the train onto the ferry
across the Straits of Messina
wonderful way to travel from Sicily to mainland Italy
(or you can take it coming back) is to travel the rail
journey that takes you from Syracusa or Taomina to the
can travel overnight on a sleeper, but why miss the
amazing journey. The best option is to take the day
train, which leaves Syracusa at 8am, best to book the
day before as the train leaves every day, the cost is
55 Euros for the full journey.
rail ticket includes reserve daytime seats and the journey
is amazing, after a wonderful coastal journey through
the south of Sicily, the train actually shunts into
the ferry boat, engine, carriages and all, for to cross
the Strait of Messina to the Italian mainland.
train actually shunts onto the ferry for
now to climb out of your carriage in the bowels of the
ship, to climb up two decks to a breathtaking view of
the straits and the crossing ahead. Relax here with
a lunchtime snack or a cappaccino for the 40 minute
views across the straight of Messina
before docking, make your way back to your train seat,
once in the carriage, the train shunts off the boat
and continues itís journey with a fantastic scenic coastal
trip up the west side of the leg of Italy.
can jump off anytime, but we carried on to the Rome
trip, too good to miss, should be catalogued as one
of the great train journeys.