The Bar-Ancona route is opening, the fastest connection to Western Europe

The Government of Montenegro will restore the maritime route with Italy, and a ferry between Bar and Ancona could resume operations as early as 2024, as concluded during a meeting between Prime Minister Milojko Spajic and Adria Ferries CEO Alberto Rosi.
The ferry will be the fastest connection between Montenegro and Western Europe.
It was noted that the opening of this route could positively impact tourism in both countries, with particular interest in visiting Montenegro among residents of Northern Italy.
Therefore, Ancona is an excellent starting point for reestablishing maritime traffic, as residents from the north of Italy often waste significant time getting to Bari, whereas a faster ferry from Ancona could reach Montenegro in 10 hours, emphasized Rosi, whose company previously operated this route and is keen on revitalizing the entire project.
It was emphasized that it is crucial to involve Montenegrin companies in the project, with the Prime Minister noting that this could enable Barska and Crnogorska plovidba to bring additional value to Montenegro.
Initial analyses have shown that the line would function smoothly during the summer season, but further efforts are needed to promote traffic during the winter period.
The meeting was attended by the Italian Ambassador to Montenegro, Andreina Marsela, the President of the company, Mauro Maja, and the Director, Roberto Mataloni.