"A crossing between Ancona and Durres"
Reviewed 16 June 2014 by Danuser Christine
We are used to make the crossing between Sete and Tanger Med aboard a larger and better equiped ferry: -the AC wasn't working properly -the only restaurant which was open was too small and the food was canteen quality -there was only one lounge and it had been turned into a dormitory by passengers -our campervan was stuck between the trucks and it took us some time to disembark -I'll recommend this ferry, but with some warnings
'Danuser Christine' travelled Ancona Durres with Adria Ferries on Claudia
Reviewed 28 July 2013 by Jerome
The catering was horrible on both crossings. The food was tasteless et of poor quality. You'd better bring your own meal. The reception on board is not great. We arrived safe and sound, which is the most important, although both times with a delay. There is no need to be 3 hours before boarding as mentionned on the tickets.
'Jerome' travelled Ancona Durres with Adria Ferries on Michela
|Bari - Durres with Adria Ferries - 12 Sailings Weekly / 7 hour crossing|
|Bari - Bar with Montenegro Lines - 5 Sailings Weekly / 9 hour crossing|
|Bari - Durres with Ventouris Ferries - 14 Sailings Weekly / 9 hour crossing|
|Brindisi - Vlora with Red Star Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 4 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Brindisi - Durres with Red Star Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour crossing|
|Brindisi - Vlora with European Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 7 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Trieste - Durres with Adria Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 37 hour crossing|
Ancona is a provincial capital of the Marche region, not quite midway down the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is one of Italy's more important ports, the terminus of the main rail line through central Italy, and the point of departure for many lines of passenger ships and ferries to Croatia, Albania and Greece. The town is finely situated on and between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno to the South, occupied by the citadel, and Monte Guasco to the North, on which the cathedral stands. The latter, dedicated to S. Ciriaco, is said to occupy the site of a temple of Venus, who is mentioned by Catullus and Juvenal as the tutelary deity of the place. After the fall of the Roman empire Ancona was successively attacked by the Goths, Lombards and Saracens, but recovered its strength and importance. It was one of the cities of the Pentapolis under the exarchate of Ravenna.
Durres is the most ancient and one of the most economically important cities of Albania. It's located on the central coast about 20 miles west of the capital Tirana, at one of the narrower points of the Adriatic Sea. The city was founded as Epidamnos in 627 BC by Greek colonists from Corinth and Corfu. Its geographical position was highly advantageous, being sited around a natural rocky harbour which was surrounded by inland swamps and high cliffs on the seaward side, making the city very difficult to attack from either land or sea. Epidamnos was noted for being a politically advanced society, prompting the ancient philosopher Aristotle to praise its political system. However, Corinth and Corfu quarrelled over the city, helping to precipitate the Peloponnesian War in 431 BC. Today Durres is an important link to Western Europe due to its port and its proximity to the Italian port cities, notably Bari.