The Port of Venice
Located at the top of the Adriatic Sea , the port of Venice is not only a maritime and commercial hub with the eastern Mediterranean but also with central Europe , given its relative proximity to the Alpine passes. A fact that has its historical evidence with the glorious destiny of the Serenissima Republic of Venice.
Obviously, compared to the end of that centuries-old experience, in 1797, many things have changed but, over time, especially during the twentieth century, the port area of the lagoon city has experienced a new expansion phase in which another fundamental has emerged. feature: multifunctionality.
In fact, none of the various activities that pass through the port of Venice prevails over the other: from agri - food to energy , passing through the chemical and steel sectors , the various supply chains are balanced with the consolidated commercial and tourist vocation of the city.
And, speaking of tourism, the cruise sector deserves particular mention. Venice, in fact, is what in technical jargon is called "home port", that is, a terminus of various cruise routes. Finally, as for passenger traffic, the city is connected by sea (ferries) with the ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras, and during the summer season (hydrofoils) with the opposite coastal towns of Slovenia and Croatia .