Hi All, Firstly I feel a bit of a fraud joining an Adventure Rider forum – I'm very much a motorcycle tourist, not an adventure rider. (I like good tarmac roads, comfortable hotels with nice showers and aircon, relaxing with a beer and a nice dinner at the end of the day, not being up to my waist in mud and gravel, spending hours negotiating ghastly border crossings with corrupt bribe-demanding officials and fixers, sleeping in ditches/Mexican brothels/tents in blizzards, much as I enjoy reading about the adventures of those who favour the latter kind of trip). I love touring Europe solo on my Ducati Monster (3 trips from England to World Ducati Week at Misano and back, with various Alpine detours) and the UK and Isle of Man, when my husband joins me on his own bike. I discovered the ADV Rider forum when hooked on Antihero's Coast to Coast with an Italian Supermodel and Round the World With An Italian Supermodel trip reports (and now have an original portrait of my Monster painted by Dennis – Antihero - on my wall at home). I know the dates haven't yet been announced but I'm already starting to plan a WDW 2018 trip with a fellow Monsterista, involving a few days in Sicily (we're both Inspector Montalbano fans) before heading to Misano. Has anyone here taken a motorcycle on the ferries operated by GNV or Grimaldi between Genoa and Palermo, Palermo or Termini Imerese and Civitavecchia or Palermo and Livorno? (We'd thinking outbound from Genoa to Palermo, return crossing ports depending on which day ferries are running, to best coincide with arriving in time for WDW). I've taken my bike on cross Channel and Isle of Man ferries where the crew strap your bike down with a pad over the seat, but have no idea how well geared up Italy-Sicily ferries are for bikes. (I get the sense some of the Sicily ferries are primarily used by lorries, while others are a bit more tourist friendly). Any tips on ferries to, and riding round Sicily, gratefully received (beyond "avoid riding/driving in Palermo" and "Sicily is bigger than you think and getting anywhere takes longer than you'd expect").