Strait of Sicily Tunnel

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The Tunnel under the Strait of Sicily is a proposed megaproject to link Sicily and Tunisia. The distance between the coastlines is about 155 kilometres (96 mi) and would be reached by five tunnels constructed between four intermediate artificial islands which will be built with the excavated material. A preliminary study was promoted by the ENEA institute.[1]

The connections across the Strait of Sicily, as of 2011, are by car ferry and air travel. There are ferries Palermo–Tunis (3 round trips per week), Trapani–Tunis (1 round trip per week), Civitavecchia–Tunis (2 per week), Genoa–Tunis, and Marseille–Tunis.[2]

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  1. ^ (in Italian) Progetto Enea Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ "Ferries Guide 2011: TUNISIA". Retrieved 4 March 2011. 

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