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Ventotene is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the coast of Campania, Italy with a length of 3 km and a maximum width of about 800 mtrs. Ventotene is part of the Pontine Islands. The island of Ventotene is made up of the remains of an ancient volcano. Ferries from Ventotene sail to Naples on the mainland coast of Italy with the operator SNAV. This is a route that operates in the summer only, and with the simple booking form from AFerry, you can easily find the best ferry for you.
Ferries to and from Ventotene
SNAV has the latest and the fastest fleet in the Mediterranean composed mostly of hydrofoils and catamarans. SNAV ferries are capable of reaching speeds of up to 38 knots. All of the SNAV catamarans and hydrofoils have cafeterias and snack bars on board.
Navlib runs a fleet of 10 hydro-propelled jets and 2 catamarans. There is plenty of seating available on board each vessel allowing you to relax and enjoy the view of the coast.
The Romans called the island of Ventotene Pandataria. It was the place of exile for the banished daughter of emperor August, Julia the Elder in 2 BC, as reaction to her excessive adultery, and of Agrippina the elder, grand-niece of Tiberius, in 29 AD.
Ventotene is more suited to those looking for some serious peace and solitude. In the small village and around the roman harbour you will find colourful houses and on the promenade several bars, restaurants and pizzerias.
Ventotene port facilities
The port of Ventotene is small and busy and offers a variety of services and facilities.
Getting to Ventotene
You can reach Ventotene by sea from the ferry port of Naples (Napoli in Italian). Ventotene is also well situated to visit other Pontine Islands.