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Ferries Villa San Giovanni

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 From June 1th to September 30th, The Concell Insular de Formentera regulates the entry of motor vehicles on the island. See more.
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Ferries to Villa San GiovanniPort connections and services

The port of Villa San Giovanni is one of the most important terminals organized for passenger ferry traffic and for the embarkation of railway wagons; in fact, the train lines extend all the way to the embarkation piers.

The port of Villa San Giovanni is the largest and the most busy port in the entire region of Calabria. In addition to passenger transport, it is also used for the transport of cargo and has experienced considerable improvement in terms of economic and commercial development.

Passenger ferry traffic from Villa San Giovanni reaches 10 million units per year, and during the summer period this number increases considerably.

The port also plays a significant role in transporting railway convoys, as it is connected to the railway Station, from where it can be reached directly.

The ferry terminal, which has recently been enlarged, is dedicated to the passengers of the Villa San Giovanni ferry. Inside there are refreshment areas with toilets and comfortable rooms for waiting for the ferries.

🛥️ The shipping company that operates the connections to and from Villa San Giovanni is Caronte&Tourist. The company manages the connections to the port of Messina, making it the main center of commercial connections in the Strait of Messina. The connection is active all year round, every day.

Near the port, passengers disembarking from the ferry for Villa San Giovanni will find a range of services including bars and restaurants, ATMs, a supermarket, a ticket office, various shops, a car park and car and motorbike rental service.

Villa San Giovanni ferries About Villa San Giovanni

Villa San Giovanni lost part of its seaside and fishing town appearance after the 1908 earthquake that hit the Strait of Messina.

You can start your visit to this beautiful Calabrian town from its historic center, rich in ancient buildings and churches that survived the earthquake. You can continue your visit with a walk along the beautiful Cannitello promenade that runs along the city.

The monument dedicated to Garibaldi is an attraction not to be missed. It used to be in Reggio Calabria's main railway station and is now in Villa San Giovanni.

The Fontana Vecchia (Old Fountain), is one of the most characteristic monuments of the town, dating back to 1830, it is a testimony of the old traditions of the people, it is defined as old because when running water arrived throughout the country it lost its importance.

In addition to the historical monuments, in Villa San Giovanni you can see beautiful beaches. The most famous beach is Cannitiello, 3 km from the town center. Here you will find bathing establishments, lido's and hotels.

Another beach worth visiting is Catona Beach, 4 km from the town center, characterized by fine, light colored sand and a crystal-clear sea. There is also a beach club.

How to reach the boardings:

Address: Via Salvo d'acquisto, 24, 89018 Villa San Giovanni (RC) Italy

GPS coordinates: latitude 38.222786, longitude 15.633118

By car, you can reach the port of Villa San Giovanni through the Salerno Reggio Calabria (A2 highway) and follow the signs for the boarding. The railway station is very close to the boarding points and can be reached on foot in about 10 minutes. Reggio Calabria airport is about 15 km from the ferry terminals Villa San Giovanni and is connected by shuttle service.

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