Isola del Giglio is an Italian island and comune situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the coast of Tuscany, and is part of the Province of Grosseto. The island is one of seven that form the Tuscan Archipelago, lying within the Arcipelago Toscano National Park. The island is connected to the mainland by Porto Santo Stefano, a seaport town on the west coast of Italy, on the slopes of Monte Argentario.
The island is separated into three parts, firstly the Giglio Porto, or the port, on the eastern coast, near the port. Giglio Castello, the castle and fortress located upon a hill, and finally Giglio Campese, situated on the north-western coastal side and is a modern sea resort. The main sights of the island are the remains of a Roman villa of Domitius Ahenobarbus, from the 1st-2nd century AD near the port. The church of San Pietro Apostolo inside Giglio Castello has an ivory crucifix by the sculptor Giambologna.
There are loads of ferries to Sardina, from mainland Italy, France and Spain and today, NetFerry explores the island’s ports. We recommend a trip to this unforgettably beautiful island that lies the middle of the Meddeterenean sea, to explore its varied landscape that ranges from lush forests to crystal clear coastlines.
Tenerife and Gran Canaria are the two most popular Canary Islands, and tourists flock here for the sunshine and warm temperatures all year round. Both islands have unique volcanic rock formations, plenty of sandy beaches, great local food and entertainment, so there's a lòot to explore. Today Netferry compares the two islands to inform you before your next trip to the Canary Islands.
Formally a penal colony, The Tremiti Islands are an undiscovered gem off the coast of Puglia. The five islands are called San Domino, San Nicola, Capraia, Cretaccio and Pianosa are part of the larger Gargano National Park. The mainland ports with ferries to the islands are Vasto, Ortona, Vieste, Manfredonia, Rodi Garganico, Capoiale and Termoli. Cars are not allowed on the islands, so you will need to park your car at one of the ports above. If you are travelling by train, Termoli is ideal, as there is a bus just outside the station that goes straight to the ferry port. Another, less eco-friendly, way of getting to the islands is by helicopter from Foggia, it costs around 50 €. It takes about 20 minutes, a company called Alidaunia runs the service twice daily.
Despite the fact that the islands were used to hold prisoners in the 18th century and later as a place that Mussolini sent homosexuals, today the ferry from Termoli is a delight. It heads towards two little islands, before edging into a pretty little inlet. To the left, you have San Domino's Aleppo pines on top of limestone cliffs. To the right, the Abbazia di Santa Maria a Mare abbey, built by Benedictine monks in the 11th-century dominates the view of San Nicola while little fishing boats dot in the waters in between.
Algeria is the largest country on the African continent and has a brilliantly varied physical and cultural landscape for travellers to explore. The north of Algeria is mountainous and then the Meditteranean coastline is characterized by charming, historic cities such as Algiers and Constantine.
Algeria is great for travellers who aren’t afraid to get off the beaten track and there are plenty of ruins and ancient archaeological sites to visit that are free of other tourists. Djemila and Timgad feature some of the best Roman sites in existence and they include fascinating, vast and perfectly preserved Roman towns. You can stroll around in complete peace and take some stunning sunset photographs of these magnificent ruins, that don't feature hundreds of other people!
The Netferry features many ferries to Tunisia from mainland Europe, especially Italy. There are connections from Genoa, in the north of Italy, from Civitavecchia, just north of Rome, and Salerno, south of Naples and Palermo in Sicily. Tunisia is a great holiday destination because it combines beautiful Mediterranean atmosphere with that of North Africa. The landscapes in Tunisia are varied, from the stunning coastline to the lush inland vegetation to the dessert, as the edge of the Sahara is within touching distance. Because the country isn't huge, travellers can experience so much in Tunisia and get a feel for the culture here.
Tunis, the capital
In the last decade, Croatia has become one of the most desirable tourist destinations in Europe! When you think of Croatia, you think of sun, sea, music festivals and fair prices. Here at Netferry, we have ferries travelling to several Croatian destinations, and we have separated them into beach holidays or city breaks, depending on your preference.
City breaks: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar
Saranda lies on Albania’s southern coast and is a land of wonders, with enchanting beaches, crystal clear waters and fragrant olive groves. Saranda was known as Porto Edda in the 1940s, (controversially) in honour of Edda Ciano Mussolini, Mussolini's wife! Today the city looks like an open-air museum, there are the remains of an ancient synagogue with colourful and amazing mosaics and Lëkurësi castle overlooking the city from a hill.
Saranda has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, much loved by many European and especially Italian, tourists. Netferry explains how to get to this interesting summer seaside destination by ferry from Italy. If you are willing to take it easy and enjoy the boat trip over to Albania, then there are regular ferries from Brindisi to Saranda. One company serves all routes with a weekly ferry, the journey takes about 9 hours. These ferries can also carry vehicles, so you can travel safely with your vehicle in tow and get around easily once you disembark. Summer 2020 will see a new route from the Italian port of Bari, direct to Saranda and the journey time is approximately 11 hours.