Virtu Ferries
Explore Sicily On A Day Tour

If you're looking to do a bit of shopping and sightseeing in Sicily on your Malta holidays, it's only a stone's throw away.

Virtu Ferries operate the Maria Delores, a high speed passenger and car catamaran, on the Malta/Scicily route to Catania and Pozzallo year round.

There are 1-day excursions:

  • from Malta to Mt Etna and Taormina between March and October
  • from Malta to Mt Etna and Modica between November and February
  • and from Sicily to Malta between June and October

And there are also 3-full-day tours that visit typical Sicilian villages and ancient / World Heritage Sites and include accommodation at a B&B or guesthouse.

The ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo takes 90 minutes and to Catania it's about 3 hours.

Jean de la Valette

Virtu's new catamaran the 'Jean de la Valette' will replace the Maria Delores at the end of September/early October 2010.

Virtu Ferries

It will accommodate passengers, cars, campers and tourist operators and seat 800 passengers.

Of course there is also first class seating with a separate kiosk and two VIP lounges.

Whether you shop til you drop or stay a little longer to explore the wonders of Sicily, you're sure to have a fun and exciting time.

The departure offices in Valletta, Catania and Pozzallo are open 2 hours before departure.

Virtu Terminal, Valletta

Valletta Sea Passenger Terminal
Pinto Road
Valletta, FRN 1910
Tel: +356 2206-9022
Fax: (+356) 2123-5435

Mon. to Fri.: 08:30 – 13:00 / 13:30 – 17:00
Sat. 09:00 - 12:00 hrs

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