Cruises from Porto Santo Stefano
Porto Santo Stefano is a seaport town on the west coast of Tuscani, Italy. It lies 65 km NW of the major cruise port Civitavecchia, two hours from Rome. The port is on the north side of a 10 km wide ‘island’, joined to the Italian mainland by three narrow 5 km sandbars, one of which has an entry-exit road. Its twin town Porto Ercole lies on the east coast of the ‘island.’ Between the two sandbars are two lagoons.
The town has a large artificial harbour with marina and a ferry terminal that links to the small nearby Giglio Island. (It was on Giglio that the cruise ship Costa Concordia came to grief in 2012.)