Ferry connections are offered annually and are more frequent in the summer. The important shipping companies are Tirrenia, Moby Lines, Sardinia Ferries and Grande Navi veloci (GNV). You can reach Sardinia from most Italian ports like Genua, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Piombino. The destinations in Sardinia are Cagliari, Porto Torres, Olbia, Golfo d’Aranci (Olbia) and Arbatax.
It is best to book in advance, especially in the summer, in order to guarantee a seat, or a cabin if desired, for the over. Season starts at the end of March/beginning of April.