Messina Straight (cruise-by)
Only two miles in width, the Messina Strait separates the mainland from Sicily. On a clear day you’ll enjoy exquisite views of the land on both sides, including the town of Messina itself, in Sicily.
With almost 5,000 miles of coastline, a cruise to Italy could take in a number of different ports, each with its own distinct character. Maybe you’ll explore Rome’s iconic colosseum, on a tour from Civitavecchia, or sip on sweet limoncello in Sorrento. Perhaps a cruise-by experience in the Messina Strait appeals, giving you time to stop and unwind, enjoying the view.
There are many ports throughout Italy that could be included on your cruise, from Trieste in the northeast to the beautiful Messina Strait cruise-by between the mainland and Sicily.
In the south of Italy, Naples is a vibrant city where unforgettable cuisine, exciting nightlife, and urban art forms are found at every corner. Close to Mount Vesuvius, those who are interested can take time to explore the remarkable ruins left behind in Pompeii, after the volcanic eruption in 79 AD.