Many travellers on their European travels visit both Italy and Croatia and are looking for the best travel options between these two countries. The city of Split, situated on the Croatian coast is one of the main entry points to Croatia. From Split you can do the island hopping and visit Brac, Hvar, Korcula and other islands.
The flight between Rome and Split is quick - it lasts only 1 hour 10 minutes. Plus, both Fiumicino Airport (see here ground transfer options from Rome to Fiumicino) and Split Airport are easily reachable from the cities.
One of the easiest ways of getting from Venice to the city of Split is to take a direct flight as the journey time is only 1 hour. Spanish low-cost airline Volotea offers flights between these two destinations during the summer season (April until October).
Another option would be taking one of the numerous high-speed trains from Venice to Rome and from there catch a direct flight to Split from Fiumicino Airport (choose from Vueling & Croatia Airlines & Wizz Air flights - more info in the text above).
The port of Ancona in Central Italy is connected by car/passenger ferries to the port of Split. Two operators running on these routes are Jadrolinija and SNAV. Jadrolinija runs ferries all-year round while SNAV has ferries only during the summer season. These ferries are modern and comfortable and can carry both passengers and cars so there are ideal if you are travelling by car.
The journey time is around 10 hours and it's usually overnight journey - ferries depart in the evening and arrives in the morning.