Porto Ercole is a port town in Grosseto Province (Tuscany, Italy), with population around 3,000. This resort town is on the eastern side of Monte Argentario promontory, approx 40 km (25 ml) from Grosseto, 7 km (4 ml) from Orbetello and 12 km (8 ml) from Porto Santo Stefano.
- The town was first mentioned in 1296, when the countess of Savona, Margherita Aldobrandeschi (mid 13th century) ordered the building of Torre di Terra tower - the oldest building in Porto Ercole.
- The Italian painter Caravaggio (1571-1610), died here from fever on his way from Naples to Rome and was buried in a local church.
- In the latter half of the 20th century, the Dutch Royal Family had a summer residence here.
- Porto Ercole was once linked via rail to Orbetello (small railway to Santo Stefano) closed in 1944. The former station (Terrarossa) was 4 km from the town,
Porto Ercole cruise terminal
Porto Ercole has 2 harbours - old town's port (Porto Vecchio) and Cala Galera (northern bay).
Port Porto Ercole cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Porto Ercole, Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.