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Boccadifuoco Agency has always been committed to the respect of the environment and a more sustainable future.

About us

In 1973, following the establishment of an Operational District in Siracusa by Agip SpA for drilling activities in the Strait of Sicily in search of hydrocarbons, our company started using the port of Siracusa as a base for supply vessels to and from the drilling platforms; it gained contracts to provide services as a shipping agent and a port company able to provide customs brokerage, amongst others. So, our company became bigger and gained acknowledgement at an international level; in the following years we have been working with important oil companies and companies in the sector of hydrocarbons such as Montedison SpA, Conoco, Amoco, Gulf, Lasmo, Elf….


Boccadifuoco Agency presently operates as a shipping agent in South-eastern Sicily, providing services such as customs brokerage, import/export, loading/unloading, and is renowned as a leading company in its sector, thanks to a great deal of experience acquired in many years and the cooperation with many important companies such as Enichem (nowadays Syndal), Polimeri Europa SpA, Agip Petroli SpA , Montedipe, Dow Italia, and others..

2 Aprile 2016

Cruise around Sicily

Yacht will arrive in Trapani. Re to your arrival in Trapani, pls note the Marina di Levante is located in front of the city historical center. The city center is full of nice shops, cafes, restaurants and beautiful buildings and churches. From Trapani by cable car it is possible to reach Erice an ancient medieval town on the top of the mountain, which dominates Trapani port. The town is dedicated to the son of Afrodite and is famous for its castles and for the cobbled and narrow streets. From Trapani within 30 minutes drive it is also possible to visit: Segesta: Greek archaeological site. It is possible to admire the doric temple and the greek theatre. Marsala and Stagnone: Fascinating landscapes in the middle of the beautiful salt pans. In Marsala it is also possible to have a taste of the famous desert wine Marsala doc. Recommended restaurants: “Ai Lumi” “Taverna Paradiso” “Serisso 47” “ Caupona”(Trapani)— “Monte San Gliuliano” (Erice) From Trapani to Egadi Island The Egadi islands (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo) are really wonderful places specially if your Guests wish to enjoy their time, relax, swimming in crystal clear water. These three islands are marine reserve. They are almost untouched and only few anchorage points are allowed. If you will anchor of the Egadi islands it is necessary to make an authorization to the Marine Natural Reserve, so please let us know a day before and we will provide for you. Favignana is the biggest and the most touristic. Favignana is famous for “Cala Rossa” for the color of the sea. Levanzo is the smallest. The little town faces the sea. Levanzo is famous for the “Grotta del Genovese”, Cape Grosso and the bay of Cala. Minnola.Marettimo is the most wild and unspoiled island. It covered with spontaneous vegetation. […]
2 Aprile 2016


In brief Once one of ancient Greece’s most important cities, today Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian) is a lively town of about 125,000 on Sicily’s southeast coast. The city overflows with amazing remnants from its long history. Romans, Vandals and Normans are but a few of those who ruled here after the Greeks. In Syracuse’s harbor, Ortygia Island (also called Città Vecchia or Old City) is the site of many of the main attractions, including the seventh-century cathedral and the Fountain of Arethusa. History: Syracuse was founded in 734 B.C. by settlers from Corinth who were inspired, in choosing the name, by the local name for a nearby arsh, called Syraka. In the fifth century the influence of Syracuse was felt all over the Mediterranean. Despite a certain decline, Syracuse remained the best known and most important city in Sicily, and indeed the eastern emperor Constant II for a period made it the capital of his empire. It was only with the Arab conquest, in 878, that Syracuse lost its supremacy among Sicilian cities and its true slow decline began. The dominations common to all Sicily were shared by Syracuse too, which never again reached the incredible vertices of the fifth century, but changed into that tranquil city that it is today, the silent and proud heir to a magnifìcent past. It is small, pretty, seated on the shores of the gulf with gardens and promenades going down as far as the waves. “Syracuse, in the words of Guy De Maupassant, who visited it in the late nineteenth century, is something quite different from the magnificent metropolis that it was in the fifth century”. At that time, when Dionysius I reigned, it was one of the biggest and most powerful cities in the Mediterranean, embellished by temples and palaces, gardens and […]
2 Aprile 2016


In brief: Volcanic Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea provide the cinema-worthy backdrop for Taormina, Sicily’s legendary resort town. Twisting mediaeval streets and a second- century Greek theatre add to its romantic air, which inspired the writings of D.H. Lawrence and Truman Capote. Take a cable car to the beach, or walk uphill behind the Church of St. Joseph for panoramic views. History The origins of this town can be related to prehistory: in the late Bronze Age a group of Siculi settled on top of a hill in front of the Ionian coast of Sicily. The inhabitants of Naxos, city destroyed by Dionysius I of Syracuse, found a place, in which they could refuge in the little town of Tauromenion. Dionysius occupied Tauromenion in 392 B.C. There was a period of decline, but with the Byzantines the city was able to recover from this decline, and in 902 it was one of the last places to surrender to the Arabs. The Islamic domination was not accepted, and the people rebelled twice. After the second revolt, in 969 only the fortification protecting Naxos, called Tambermin, was saved. In the thirteenth century, after the foundation of some convents, a new life was given to Taormina. Its fortune began in the nineteenth century, when, after a visit by Goethe, who praised its beauty all over Europe, it became almost a must in the “Grand Tour”. Travellers of the last century were the forerunners of the tourists, who every year visit Taormina, the capital of Sicilian tourism. Monuments One of the main monuments is the Ancient Theatre, not only because of its intrinsic artistic value, but also because of its picturesque position. The panorama that can be enjoyed from up there has been defined as something you really must not miss once you […]
2 Aprile 2016


  In brief: On the routes of the mythical Ausonians and Cnydian sailors north-east of the Sicilian coast, whipped by a salty wind, the Aeolian archipelago spreads out, like a fan, its seven enchanted isles which, because of their explosive volcanic nature, are sisters of the Hawaiian islands, the pearls of the Pacific. The Aeolian islands, starting in remote times, were colonised by Neolithic peoples interested in exploiting obsidian, an insuperable material for making carving tools. Between the sixteenth and fourteenth centuries B.C., the islands became an important commercial stage on the metal way, and in particular on the tin route, which from the British Isles went down to the orient, passing through the Straits of Messina. Later, in the Roman epoch, the archipelago prospered with the sulphur, alum and salt trade, which however gradually declined, until the islands were abandoned. This was due to further eruptions and also to the fact that the Second Nicea Council designated them a dwelling of the devil and a place of physical manifestations of this disturbing presence. Then in the Norman epoch the islands were gradually re-peopled and started a new season of splendours, taking on what is more or less their physiognomy now. Lipari As you approach Lipari, it appears lively and picturesque, dominated by the rock on which the ancient town stands; it has always been the heart of the archipelago. In its museum, which is one of the most interesting in the Mediterranean, there are countless vestiges of the history of the island and the successive stratifications, as in a gigantic palimpsest of a period of 5000 years of  civilisation perfectly legible in the open diggings among the imposing walls with bastions. On Lipari a volcanological tour is an absolute must, amid flows of obsidian and white expanses of pumice,  materials with […]