Venezia Terminal Passeggeri S.p.A. (V.T.P.) was founded in 1997 by the Venice Port Authority and operates one of the largest homeports of the world. It’s one of the most important gateways for cruises to the Adriatic and eastern Mediterranean, with over 19 million cruisers transited through its facilities since it opened.
The terminal stretches over a total area of 290,000 m2 and is conveniently located centrally between main road, rail and air connections, within a short walking, sailing and driving distance to the center of Venice. Thanks to steady investments in port infrastructure (nearly 70m Euro spent between 1997 and 2015), cruise ships calling at the Port of Venice can count on ten modern multifunctional terminals, six dedicated quays across Marittima, Santa Marta and St. Basilio., wide spaces for motor coaches and taxis, and facilities for provisions storage. For homeport or in-transit guests, plenty of services and amenities are available to ensure a pleasant stay within the port premises, including easy access to the historical city center with its shops, duty free, area to drop off luggage, water taxis, refreshment areas, and over 2,000 parking spaces.
River cruise ships, with vessels sailing in the lagoon and along the Po River, and catamarans/hydrofoils with seasonal connections to/from the Istrian Peninsula also enjoy the facilities managed by V.T.P.
In 2016, Global Ports Holding acquired its stake in Venezia Terminal Passeggeri S.p.A as part of a strong consortium.
Venice is the setting of some of the world’s greatest works of art and literature, including Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and Casanova’s History of my Life. This city is like a living museum, inviting you to dream, to admire and to gaze in wonder at all you see. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and offers an exciting array of excursions and activities to suit everyone’s taste. Visit St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, then take a trip through glass creations, lace traditions and mosaic treasures on the islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello. Enjoy a serenade on a gondola, then take a leisurely stroll through an intricate labyrinth of hidden passageways, clusters of tightly packed buildings, ornate squares and bridges.