Area: Campania
Place: Ventotene

Port of Ventotene

On this page you will find information on the port and the possibility to search all the Ferry Timetables by and for Ventotene, easily bookable online.

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The port of Ventotene is served by the following companies

The Port of Ventotene

The port of Ventotene has a modern part, the New Port of Cala Rossanoand an ancient part, the Roman portAt the New Port of Cala Rossano both medium and large boats dock, as well as the ferries and hydrofoils that connect the island with the mainland; at Porto Romano, on the other hand, a small number of boats find shelter, mostly of medium and small size .

The maritime connections with Formia, Terracina and Ponza they are insured all year round even if the frequency varies according to the season; the connections with Naples Mergellina and Casamicciola Terme (Ischia Island), however, are made only in the summer months.

The average travel times are between 1 and 2 hours.  

How to reach the port of Ventotene

Ventotene has an area of ​​less than two square kilometers so it can be easily turned on foot or by bicycle.

Services available on the Port of Ventotene

  • Bars, restaurants, craft and souvenir shops
  • Diving center
  • Boat rental
  • Mountain bike rental

Ticket offices on the Port of Ventotene

The ticket offices of the shipping companies are located on the "Porto Nuovo" square.

Shops within (or near) the Port of Ventotene

As often happens to small islands, the port is the first tourist postcard in the area. Ventotene is no exception. The discussion applies above all to the Roman port along which there are bars, restaurants, pizzerias, diving centers, clothing stores, typical products and souvenirs.

What to see near the port of Ventotene

Those arriving by ferry or hydrofoil on the port of Ventotene can immediately start their visit. The very first thing to see is Porto Romano, an extremely valuable engineering work that continues to amaze after more than a thousand years. In fact, the Romans excavated thousands of cubic meters of tuff to make the landing. The caves we see walking - now used as bars, diving centers, etc. - are still those built in the 1st century A.D.

From that time also the fishpond at the foot of the lighthouse. Here too we are in the presence of an absolutely state-of-the-art fish farming system by the standards of the time, further demonstrating the level of technological development reached by Roman civilization. 

Still on the subject of Roman traces, the Archaeological Museum on the ground floor of the Bourbon fort where the town hall is located is absolutely worth a visitWhile, with reference to the Bourbons, if it can be visited, it is worth stopping on the island of Santo Stefano where the rulers of the Kingdom of Naples had a prison built for Risorgimento political opponents. As it is sadly known,  the fascist regime also used the prison of Santo Stefano, and the island of Ventotene, to imprison or exile those who opposed Mussolini's dictatorship. Cala Nave beach and the church of Santa Candida, patron saint of the island, are not far from the port.