My girlfriend and I booked a timeshare in Malta and we are planning on leaving from Rome and heading there by ferry. However, we don't have any idea what would be the best way to go about this. I am not sure where the ferries leave from, I doubt we could hop on a ferry directly from Rome. We are assuming that we will take a bus or possibly a train if absolutely necessary to a destination that does offer a ferry ride to Malta.
A point in the right direction would be great if anyone has ever done this!
PS we are planning on doing this on or around May 17
A few years back you could take a ferry to Sicily from Malta, and I guess you can find time tables and prices on the internet.
yes there are ferries only from Sicily to Malta. I have been living there many years ago and recently I went for a couple of weeks with my sailboat in Malta.. For new year eve I just did a wonderful charter with guests from all over.. That would be great to bring you in Malta sailing as I did for other guests.. but the sailboat Miaplacidus is in canteer for ordinary maintanance..
Well coming back to your question:
From Rome you can go by train or bus to Sicily, in Catania. From Catania there is a bus connected to the fast ferry leaving from Pozzallo to Malta. Or there are slow ferries from catania too. Check on internet for these connections.
I would never go to Catania by train or bus.. is very long and boring and the train is a disaster, no good environment on the train. Better the bus.
By the way i suggest you to take a cheap flight rome - catania.
Or if you want to see also Palermo.. you can take the ship Napoli - Palermo.. very good.
If you want to look the pics about our Malta adventure of last month check on facebook Miaplacidus Sailboat!
Ha, I read only now you are going on the 17 may... well that period i'll be sailing in Aeolian Islands 😊
Thanks for the advice, must appreciated. However, we decided to scrap the Malta idea and cancelled our timeshare. Instead we are going to take the train from Rome to Brindisi and take a ferry straight to Greece
You should check out the air malta web site they have flights from Rome to Malta and would be much faster then taking the train then ferry. A flight should only take a couple hours at the most. If you are planning on going one way you should be able to get tickets for about 70 euros each and could probably fly from Malta to Greece if that is want you had in mind.