The Port of Venice boasts a number of advantages, and enjoys a strategical posit
The Port of Venice boasts a number of advantages and enjoys a strategical position.

This makes it the best choice for freight transit in both import and export.


The Port of Venice is the leading Mediterranean homeport for cruise ships. Because it has several passenger terminals it can diversify its offer to cater for cruise ships, ferries, fast ships sailing to the coast of Istria, yachts and mega yachts.

Isonzo terminal
Isonzo terminal
103 terminal
103 terminal

Available facilities

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 and Terminal 123 are dedicated terminals for large cruise ships.
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 2014 1,945,322 passengers (1,750,698 on cruise ships) transited by Venice, confirming its position as one of the Mediterranean's chief homeport.

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.

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.

Cruiseships at the Port of Veniceq
Cruiseships at the Port of Venice

An environmentally friendly passenger port

The passenger port is also committed to protecting the environment and is especially attentive towards sustainability issues.

Further information

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.