Venice's Passenger Port counts on four main facilities: Marittima, San Basilio and Santa Marta, Riva delle Zattere and Riva degli Schiavoni.
The Passenger Terminals
The Marittima area includes three terminals and a fourth terminal that has yet to be completed but is already in use.
Terminals 103, 107/108, 117 and Isonzo 1-2 are dedicated terminals for large cruise ships, while Terminal 123 specialises in ferries linking Venice to Greece.
Medium sized cruise ships, mega-yachts and fast ships berth at S. Basilio and Santa Marta.
The efficient and advanced services offered by the Port of Venice enable it to host different types of ships: cruise ships even exceeding 300 m., ferries, high-speed craft and yachts.
Cruise ships account for a large share of transiting passengers. In 2011 2,239,751 passengers (1,777,073 on cruise ships) transited by Venice, confirming its position as the Mediterranean's chief homeport.
Ferries are also a major industry. Several shipping companies connect Venice to the Eastern Mediterranean year round. In 2010, Venice's strategic position was confirmed by 357.664 ferry passengers who transited by Venice.
Hydrofoils and fast ships connect the city with Istria, and indeed Venice is the ideal port to set sail to Slovene and Croatian coasts. Several daily services connect the two shores during the summer and this type of service was used in 2010 by more than 109,127 passengers.
Venice is becoming increasingly popular for yachts and mega yachts that can now moor in dedicated berths in some of the City's most panoramic areas: riva delle Zattere, riva degli Schiavoni and San Basilio. Yachting is being encouraged as testified by the services offered and the plans ongoing in this area.
An environmentally friendly passenger port
The passenger port is also committed to protecting the environment and is especially attentive towards sustainability issues.
Further information on the passenger terminal is available in the Venice passenger terminal (VTP) website.
Information on the dedicated services for yachts is available on the Venice Yacht Pier website.