One and a half million passengers cast off on a cruise from the Port of Venice every year, making it one of the most important ports for the industry in the entire Mediterranean. But given the conformation of Venice and this huge affluence of people, not only departing, but also arriving intent on spending a few days as tourists, finding a place to leave one’s car becomes a nightmare. Parclick, however, lets you find your parking space to leave Venice on a cruise, and you can save money by early booking, so that you don’t feel lost when you arrive in Venice, and can park immediately without any pointless waits. If you want to park easily before setting off on a cruise, Parclick gives you numerous solutions. If you’re looking for a parking spot to go on a cruise, closest as possible to the Passenger Terminal, you can park at Piazzale Roma, just a stone’s throw from the terminal itself, and reach it on foot taking a tiny piece of Ponte della Libertà (Bridge of Liberty), or by using the shuttle People Mover. A cheaper option you can find on Parclick is to park at Mestre, on the mainland and to reach the terminal via the 4L bus line that crosses Ponte della Libertà, which connects the mainland to the lagoon city. Getting off at Santa Chiara Customs, you’ll find yourself right outside the harbour. An alternative it to get from Mestre to the terminal by train, taking just one stop to get to the station of Venice Santa Lucia, just a few metres from Piazzale Roma where you can take the People Mover.
As previously mentioned, the Port of Venice is one of the most important in the Mediterranean for number of passengers served and number of cruise ships that moor and set sail everyday. But there are also numerous ferries and high-speed boats that depart from this port. Depending on the vessel, the passenger harbour is divided into two parts: the Marittima with its ten passenger terminals for large cruise ships, and the San Basilio and Santa Marta areas for ferries, high speed ships, and medium sized cruise ships. Once you’ve parked in Piazzale Roma or Mestre, and reached the harbour, you can use the internal shuttle to take you from one terminal to the other. There are many cruise holiday companies that make Venice their starting point, and among the most famous international and Italian ones, we can find: