Port of Venice

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Cruise ships at the passenger terminal (Venezia Terminal Passeggeri) in the port of Venice.
Aerial view of the cruise ship terminal (Venezia Terminal Passeggeri).

The Port of Venice (Italian: Porto di Venezia) is a port serving Venice, northeastern Italy. The port of Venice is the eighth-busiest commercial port in Italy and is one of the most important in the Mediterranean concerning the cruise sector, as a major hub for cruise ships. It is one of the major Italian ports and is included in the list of the leading European ports which are located on the strategic nodes of trans-European networks. In 2006, 30,936,931 tonnes passed through the port, of which 14,541,961 was the commercial sector, and saw 1,453,513 passengers. In 2002, the port handled 262,337 containers.[1]


  1. ^ Fletcher, C. A.; Spencer, T. (14 July 2005). Flooding and Environmental Challenges for Venice and Its Lagoon: State of Knowledge. Cambridge University Press. p. 263. ISBN 978-0-521-84046-0.

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Coordinates: 45°26′15″N 12°20′09″E / 45.43750°N 12.33583°E / 45.43750; 12.33583