Port of Venice Italy Information for Cruisers

Terminal location, parking information, transportation options, things to do, weather, special events




Good to know

Italy is part of the European Union and uses the Euro. See www.xe.com for exchange rates.

There are yellow directional arrows pointing to main landmarks around the city of Venice.

The Acqua Alta, or high tides, wash water into low-lying area of Venice like the San Marco Piazza. These occur from November-March, and sometimes even earlier into October. There are walkways constructed, but be prepared for wet feet.

Standard business hours for shops are 9am to 12:30pm and 3 to 7:30pm Monday to Saturday.


US Residents Only

The United States Mission in Italy comprises the American Embassy in Rome and the Consulates General in Milan, Florence, and Naples.

The U.S. Mission to Italy conducts diplomatic relations with the Republic of Italy and coordinates the activities of all U.S. Government personnel serving in Italy.

Bilateral cooperation includes political, economic, commercial, defense and security, educational, and exchange activities.

The Embassy and Consulates General also provides consular services, including visas for visitors to the United States and passports and other services for United States citizens in Italy.

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Getting around Venice

By foot

Venice is easy to explore by foot, but wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk many bridges.

Vaporetti (Water bus)

Travel cards are available for different amounts of time for the vaporetti that traverse the canals of Venice. The cards are also good on the Mestre and Lido urban bus lines.


Private water taxis are available. Rates are posted on the City of Venice website and meters are available, but rates can be negotiated. Water taxis tend to be the most expensive travel option in Venice.

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Area Events


Lasts 10 days and ends on Shrove Tuesday, usually in March, Venicians take to the streets on their way to masquerade balls and celebrations around the city.

Festa del Redentore

Every July, a pontoon bridge is built across the canal that separates the Giudecca from Venice proper, so people can make the pilgrimage to the church that celebrates the end of the plague. The evening before, boats line the canal and the celebration culminates in a fireworks display.

Voga Longa

An annual 20.5-mile row held in late May or early June each year. The Venetian waterways swell with rowing craft of all shapes and sizes as boats seek to navigate the route. The festival was formed to celebrate Venice's rowing heritage.

Regata Storica

On the first Sunday in September, a resplendent seagoing parade features decorated gondolas followed by three regattas.

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Venice, Italy

The city of Venice conjures up images of gondola rides on Italian canals. There is no shortage of sights to see in this city where tourists have long outnumbered the residents. No cars are allowed in Venice, so walking or boating is a must.

One of the many canals in Venice, Italy.

Port Authority

Local Name: Porto di Venezia
Authority: Autorita Portuale di Venezia
Address: Zatere, 1401
Venezia, VE 30123
Telephone:041 4334111
Email: apv@porto.venezia.it
Website: www.port.venice.it
Size: Large
Coordinates: 45° 26' 51" N, 12° 16' 59" "

  Terminal Information

There are two cruise ports in Venice, Italy.

Venezia Terminal Passeggeri S.P.A.

Address: Marittima Fabricato 248
30135 Venezia

Terminal Isonzo 1-2

A two-story building, divided in two parts: Isonzo 1, with a surface of 8,681 sq. m., was opened in 2009, while Isonzo 2, with a surface of 8,681 sq. m., was opened in 2011. Designed for providing all passengers a smooth experience while embarking and disembarking, it counts among its amenities a fully licensed bar and café, a shopping area, a duty free shop and one VIP Lounges in the Departure Hall of each part of the Terminal, as well as a 1,432 sq. m panoramic terrace allowing outgoing passengers to enjoy the timeless beauty of the Lagoon City.

Terminal 107/108

The Terminal 107/108 is a two-story facility restored at the end of 90s. Equipped with a modern adjustable gangway and designed for easing the transit of in and outgoing passengers without compromising security and customs controls, it allows the simultaneous berthin of more than one large ship. There is easy access to parking and public transport. In the terminal are duty-free shops, one dining area, and a playground for children.

Terminal 117

A former warehouse converted into a modern cruise terminal, it was opened in 2006 to ease the increasing numbers of ship calls. Divided into two separate functional areas, both on ground foor, with a 2.705 sq. m. Departures Hall and a 2.525 sq. m. Arrivals Hall, it is provided with three waiting rooms, a duty free shop, VIP lounge, and a dining area.

Terminal 103

Terminal 103 is a state of the art facility, opened in 2003 and set on two levels with departures on the frst foor and arrivals on the ground foor.  No food or beverages are available in Terminal 103.

San Basilio Terminal

Address: Ponte Novo De Santa Marta
30173 Venice, Italy

San Basilio is used for medium and small-sized ships. There are food and beverage vending machines and two public phones available.

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Road access to the Marittima area of the Port and other port facilities located on the island of Venice (S. Marta and S. Basilio) is provided by the Ponte della Libertà which is well connected to the Romea State Road (SS309-E55), Padana Superiore Regional Road (SR11), the Triestina State Road (SS14) and the motorways (A4 and A27).

Construction plans are in place to relieve some of the congestion in the area. Until the roundabouts are finished, be prepared for back up in peak times.

There is a multi-story parking garage available for parking. Parking is only guaranteed by reservation.

Cost for car: 95.00/€ week, 1.00/€hour
(for a max. of 10.00/€ day*)

Visit: http://www.vtp.it/terminal/prenotazione.jsp for more information about parking at the Port of Venice.

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  Things to do in the area

Rialto Bridge

A true Venician landmark, the Rialto Bridge was the only way to cross the Grand Canal until the mid-19th century. The Rialto Market at one end of the bridge contains fish, fruits, and vegetables. The wider center span ends near two shops that sell Murano glass.

St. Mark's Basilica

Some of the best Renaissance artists labored at St. Mark's to create breathmaking mosaics and scenes from the Bible. The church is a popular destination for tourists. The Piazza San Marco is the port of Venice's main square and open space.

Palazzo Ducale

Today's palace was built from the early 14th to early 15th Centuries, replacing earlier fortifications. The palace is linked to the Port of Venice's prison via the Bridge of Sighs. Citizens could submit written complaints about the way Venezia was run in the Bussola Chamber. Now the building is a museum where paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese are on display. Traces of the older fortifications and corner towers are still visible.

City Hall

Stockholm City Hall, with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, unique art treasures and magnificent banquettes, is one of the most famous silhouettes in the city and a popular tourist attraction.

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