Take a ferry from Italy to Tunis and discover the Tunisian capital with its obvious French colonial past , an interesting mix of French and Arabic diversity.
Tunis is the capital and largest city of Tunisia and the sixteenth largest in the Arab world. It is located in a large Mediterranean bay (the Gulf of Tunis), behind Lake Tunis and the port of La Goulette (Ḥalq il-Wād). As the country's capital, Tunis is the center of Tunisian political and administrative life and also the center of the country's commercial and cultural activities, reflecting the rich diversity of the country. Its French colonial past is still evident throughout the city and the country, as the country only gained independence in 1956. The city is divided into two parts: the old, walled, Muslim quarter and the newer European quarter. The streets of the old part are narrow and winding, with many well-furnished bazaars and magnificent mosques. The Muslim quarter also includes the Bey's palace, which now houses a museum of arts and antiquities; and the Mosque of Elijah , which served as an Islamic university. The old part of Tunis, Medina, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Other attractions in Tunis are the Zitouna Mosque (Great Mosque), the largest in Tunisia, or the National Bardo Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of Roman mosaics in the world. Another popular attraction is the National Museum of Carthage, while the Roman ruins at Duga and El Jem are some of the most beautiful in Africa.
Plan your trip to Tunis and book your tickets in advance to travel to an exotic place in a mix of the European and Arab world.
Ferry schedules from Italy to Tunis
Regarding the ferry schedules from Italy to Tunis, there are different ferry companies that operate from different Italian ports! The main ferry routes for this connection are the following:
- Civitavecchia to Tunis : the crossing is served by 2 different shipping companies that operate 2 crossings per week with mainly evening departures and a travel time of between 18 and 27 hours
- Salerno to Tunis: 2 weekly connections with afternoon and evening departures with ferry duration from 12 hours to 25 hours.
- Palermo to Tunis: is currently operated by 2 ferry companies running 3 times per week with a sailing duration from 10 hours to 11 hours 15 minutes , depending on the ferry operator
- Genoa to Tunis: is currently operated by 2 ferry companies 4 times per week with a sailing duration from 19 hours to 23 hours 15 minutes depending on the ferry operator
Sailing distance from the main Italian ports to Tunis
The sailing distance from the main Italian ports to Tunis and more specifically, from Civitavecchia is estimated to be 325 nautical miles, 312 miles from Salerno, 594 from Palermo and 461 miles from Genoa. Whichever route you choose, your trip will be a unique experience up to your destination.
Ferry types from Italy to Tunis
The type of ferries operating from Italian ports to Tunis are large conventional ferries offering a wide variety of accommodation , as well as vehicle transport. They are suitable for all needs from the most economical solutions, such as deck or airline type armchairs, to comfortable cabins of all categories for a comfortable journey for both night and day crossings.
Useful tips for your journey from Italy to Tunis
- Check our online booking engine for all revised schedules, prices and offers (if any)
- The journey from Italy to Tunis sells out quickly, so book your tickets in advance in order to find the best itinerary and offer.
- Arrange to be at the port at least 2 hours before departure for check-in and embarkation procedure as the Italian ports of Genoa, Civitavecchia, Palermo and Salerno are very crowded especially during high season
- Visit our pages dedicated to Italy and Tunis to find useful information about cities and ports as well as the means of transport
- We suggest you to book a cabin, as the trip lasts many hours and your stay on the ship will be more comfortable