Passengers traveling by ferry to Terracina arrive in a beautiful city located in the Lazio region, after enjoying a wonderful sea journey under the summer sun!
Terracina is a part of Latina province, on the coast between Rome and Naples on the Roman Appian Way and has a history of 2.500 years. The town's origin comes back to the Etruscans, then it was inhabited by the Volsci and finally was found under the Romans' rule in a flourishing period. It was once an essential seaport due to its strategic location. A lot of buildings, streets, temples and monuments were built and the port was extended, a fact that contributed to the development of the city and the long period of prosperity.
The fall of the Roman Empire plunged the city into a long period of decline and devastation. During the following years Terracina played a significant role in the defense of the Papal States against the attacks of the Barbarians, being a kind of border. Noble families from Lazio and Napoli took over the administration, then the pirate attacks devastated the city, the disease of malaria came, and it was not until the 18th century that the town started to recover. After the severe damages from the Second World War Terracina followed a path of rapid growth and today it has become a beautiful location that apart from a tourist resort is an historical town which has kept its authentic character.
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Terracina to Ponza ferry route
The Terracina to Ponza ferry route connects the Pontine islands with the mainland with a sailing distance of 27 nautical miles and a ferry time of 1h 30m. The itineraries are seasonal and operate from May to September. Pets are allowed on board under conditions.
Terracina ferry port
Terracina port is located in the eastern part of the city and very close to the center. There is a parking area near the port and all the basic services are available like bars, restaurants, shops and a gas station. The proximity to the town gives an advantage to travelers to have a greater selection of boutiques, hotels and apartments for rent as well as ATM and pharmacy.
The port of Terracina can be reached by car, bus and train.
From Rome take exir nr 26 towards Pontina then the exit Terracina and the signs to the port.
Τrain station of Terracina is located at a distance of 2km from the Τerracina port. You can get off at Monte San Biagio/Terracina Mare stop and continue by bus or taxi.
There is a local public bus in Terracina with several stops to the main places of interest. For more information, ask your landlord or the tourist office.
For a taxi transfer, please call +39 329 793 1811 or visit Terracina Taxis.
Terracina Port from Rome Fiumicino Airport
Terracina port from Rome Fiumicino Airport can be reached with the fast train “Leonardo Express” in 30 min. As an alternative, you can take a taxi directly from the airport. You can book your taxi in advance online for a better price.
Highlights in Terracina
- One of the best places to see while in Terracina, is the old town. Take a walk through Piazza Municipio, the heart of the town, and you will see a significant part of the history of this place. Museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants are all gathered nearby. You will be impressed by the paved road with stones from the Roman Forum as well as by the archway
- The Temple of Jupiter Anxur is one of the most important sites in Terracina. Built in 312 BC is also known as “Jupiter’s Mount” and dominates the city offering a wonderful panorama from the the top of Monte S.Angelo or Monte Giove. From there you can also see the Pontine islands and if the horizon is clear you can distinguish even Vesuvius
- San Cesareo Cathedral, built on the ruins of a Roman temple, is located in the historic center of the town. After being restored through the centuries with the most extreme Baroque style with frescoes during the 18th century, the Cathedral remains impressive and of great artistic interest
- Between the Capitolium and the Forum, you can find the Palazzo Vinditi built in the 14th century, situated on the right side of the Cathedral
- The Church of Purgatory was built in 1780 in a Baroque style in the historic center of Terracina. It is preceded by a long staircase
- If you happen to be in Terracina on the 16th of July, you can attend the festival of the “Madonna del Carmine” protector of the fishermen. A procession by the sea takes place with the participation of fishing boats and fireworks
- Visit the port area and try a really delicious dish of fresh fish, caught and cooked by the local fishermen
Terracina beaches are visited by many tourists from Rome and other European cities because they have clean and warm blue waters with a sunny weather almost all the year. There are sandy, some equipped, some free, with many hotels and suitable for families with children but also for those who love outdoor activities. Due to the wonderful waters, Teraccina’s beaches have been awarded with the ”Blue Flag” for many years. The 15 km coastline offers several beach resorts with very developed services.
At a close distance you can also visit the following:
- Riva di Sisto, situated in front of Pontine island, is an organized beach with shallow crystal clear waters preferred by families with children and popular to divers because of the rich underwater sea life and various caves.
- Lido di Fondi or Salto Fondi, located between Terracina and Sperlonga, with fine sand, is preferred for those who love windsurfing and kitesurfing.