Emilia Romagna Lines is an Italian ferry company that has connected the Emilia Romagna region with Croatia for about six years. It was a fast and pleasant way to go from Ravenna, Rimini, Cesenatico and Pesaro to Croatia’s Adriatic seaports. Over the years they have brought Italians to Rovinj, Porec, Pula, Hvar, Mali Losinj and Zadar via fast passenger boats.
No more. The Cesanatico-based ferry company has closed its doors as confirmed by a spokeswoman for the Emilia Romagna tourist portal. No explanation was given but, since the website is down, the phone numbers disconnected and the brick-and-mortar shop closed, I think we can assume that this ferry service is gone for good.
A complete list of companies running ferries from Italy to Croatia is here. Lines from Venice, Ancona and Bari are up and running but the boats from Trieste to Istria have not yet begun. A representative of Triestelines confirmed that the hydrofoil is expected to start running in June but no date has been set.