Italy-Croatia by water.

Jan 13th, 2007, 07:15 PM
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Italy-Croatia by water.

Hi All,

We're flying into Milano and think we might enjoy a week in Croatia - it looks obvious to catch a boat from SanMarino to somewhere interesting on the Croatian coast - Hvar maybe? Is this possible?

I've read of 6hr car ferries but was hoping for something a tad more atmospheric or, if that not possible, maybe a fast luxurious catamaran? We're not driving.

Creative ideas welcome! Links especially appreciated.

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Jan 13th, 2007, 07:27 PM
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Don't be put off by what are called car ferries. Look at this website: Most vehicle ferries are very luxurious. We have taken them between Sicily, Rome, Naples and they are wonderful.
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Jan 13th, 2007, 07:37 PM
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Thanks Ann1.
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Jan 14th, 2007, 12:08 PM
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By the way, boarding in San Marino would be quite difficult, since this tiny state is located on a steep hill about 15 miles away from the sea.

Seriously speaking, the best option is to take the train from Milan to Ancona (4 hrs) and then catch your ferry there.
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Jan 14th, 2007, 04:02 PM
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The most convenient route is from Ancona. Ships run all year to Split and Zadar, and in summer also to Vis, Hvar and Korcula.
The biggest and most atmospheric ship is Blue Line's ANCONA, with wooden-panelled lounges and, when I sailed in her, even a pianist playing in the dining saloon. See or though they may not have summer schedules yet.
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Jan 22nd, 2007, 07:06 PM
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Thanks Geoff & StefM.

So I shouldn't ask for directions to the San Remo wharf huh?
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Jan 28th, 2007, 05:28 AM
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Has anyone taken the catamaran from Ancona-SPlit? We want to spend more of the day in Venice before heading to Croatia so are willing to overnight in ANcona then take the catamaran the next morning rather than the overnight ferry where we would have to be there a couple hours ahead. Someone implied that its sailing is weather determined. Is it reliable the end of August?
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