Sixteen centuries of joint development
The history of Venice is closely linked to the history of its port, the source of its artistic greatness and wealth.
The Adriatic regains its central role
The Port of Venice's position means it can act as the main entry point to a vast area of Central Europe - including amongst others North-Eastern Italy, Austria and Bayern - in addition to Eastern Europe and some of the European Union's most dynamic markets.
The Port of Venice is also located at the intersection of three main European corridors:
- Scandinavian – Mediterranean Corridor;
- Mediterranean Sea Corridor;
- Adriatic – Baltic Corridor.
The Port of Venice is also the northernmost terminal of the Motorways of the Sea that cross the Eastern Mediterranean and connect Central Europe with North Africa and the Middle East.
The Port of Venice's strengths
The Port of Venice is one of the major European ports for project and general cargo, and one of the main port in the Adriatic for the number of containers handled.
In addition, it ranks as the first cruise homeport in the Mediterranean hosting 2 million passengers yearly.
A leader in many traffic segments, it is the only port in Italy to benefit from a river port providing freight transport by barge along the Po river.