Tirrenia di Navigazione, father of the old
Italian cabotage traditions, from 1936
regularly links the Mediterranean ports with its fleet offering a service in
constant evolution. The Tirrenia group
forms one of the biggest European shipping company.
The fleet has about eighty vessels, the
group carries out approximately 100.000 crossings with twelve million
passengers, covering three million nautical miles every year. They transport two million vehicles,
embarking six million five hundred metric lines of commercial vehicle.
Tirrenia was the first to introduce fast ferries, ships belonging to the new technical generation.
The new ferries Vincenzo Florio and Raffaele Rubattino started running between
the end of 1999 and 2001 having the fittings of cruising vessels rather than
cabotage vessels. The Bithia and Janas are even more impressive, faster and
possess all comforts, with a length of
214 meters they transport 2700 passengers and 900 vehicles between Genoa and Porto Torres at
a cruising speed of 29 knots. Entering
the market respectively in 2001 and 2002 these very modern twin vessels offer
high standard fittings and services as well as reducing the crossing time.
In 2003 the fast ferry Athara, same class as the Bithia and Janas, joined the
fleet covering the Island of Sardinia.
In 2005 the new ferries Nuraghes and Sharden where launched, offering more garage
space and retaining the cruise style fittings.
Sardinia: Genoa - Olbia - Arbatax
Sardinia: Genoa - Porto Torres
Sardinia: Civitavecchia - Olbia
Sardinia: Civitavecchia - Arbatax
Sardinia: Civitavecchia - Cagliari
Sardinia: Neapel - Cagliari
Sicily: Neapel - Palerme
Sicily: Cagliari - Palerme, Trapani
Tremiti Islands: Termoli - Tremiti