Naples. Ferry dock (Calata Porta di Massa)
From Naples to the Ischia island can be reached in several ways. The most famous and fastest (and most expensive) - a high-speed boat, it is about an hour and costs about 20 euros. The boats (local name is Aliscafo) departures from the piers Beverello (Molo Beverello, on map ), next to the Castle Nuovo. But I had nowhere to hurry, so I chose the second option - to the island on the car ferry.
The ferry berths are in Porto di Massa ( map ), between the cruise and cargo port.
Entrance to the port to the left of the Naval Station ( map , passing a couple of times along the port, tired of answering questions of auto tourists). You can also enter through the gate of the cargo port to which abuts the Via Duomo ( map ). To this gate from the station Garibaldi a little more of kilometer, I'm not straining reached on foot walking for 20 minutes. Parking (in this photo) is located next to the pier.
Hall of Ferry Terminal, decorated in a contemporary vein, but I do not know how to sit comfortably on these designer benches. If you go to a hall with a berth ticket offices will be on the right. In offices, as well as in the lobby was deserted, I came in 30 minutes before ferry departure.
On the right are marine terminals ferry lines to Sicily and Sardinia. Meanwhile, in the harbor quickly entered another car ferry. My attention was drawn to enough large boat, make maneuvers in narrow harbor at high speed.
In my time I have seen enough as slow to moor a ships on Volga river, and looked like the ferry turned around almost on the spot, I imbued with deep respect towards qualification of Neapolitan skippers..
the buffet has a small gaming area, where there is a half-dozen "one-armed bandits". Someone has decided to try his luckBehind the buffet there is a small games area with half-dozen "one-armed bandits". Already someone tries luck..
On the quay Calata Porta di Massa are two companies - Medmar and Caremar. These ferries carry flights to Ischia, Procida, Capri. Schedule can be seen here: Caremar , Medmar . On these sites, you can buy tickets in advance, but this is not worth it - it's cost extra 4 euros. Perhaps, in a high season, it makes sense, especially for motorists, there's nothing i can say.