Italy - General Info
UTC +1, summer time UTC +2 from the last weekend in March to the last weekend in September.
Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
International dialing code for Italy is +39.
A prepaid Italy SIM card and international cell phone for the best coverage and most affordable cell phone calling. ALL incoming calls, on your world cell phone regardless of their origin, are always absolutely FREE! . Your Italy cell phone service is entirely prepaid and there is no need for a deposit, credit-check or contract.
June Superyacht Regatta
Porto Cervo, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, hosts a Superyacht Regatta every June. Dates for 2008 are June 22nd to 26th - Boat International Superyacht Regatta – Silver Jubilee. Quite a spectacle with a showcase of over 20 superyachts gathered in one place.
Emergencies - Dial 112
IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club
Mediterranean Almanac 2009-2010
Rod Heikell and Lucinda Mitchell
Publisher: Imray,Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd; Revised edition (1 Jan 2009)
Italian Waters Pilot
By Rod Heikell
Publisher: Imray,Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd; 7th Revised edition edition (1 Sep 2006)
Italian Waters Pilot is the only guide for yachtsmen in English that covers the coasts of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Sardinia, Sicily, the Ionian and Malta in one volume.
Cruisers reported April 2012 that this pilot was generally inaccurate and out of date.
By Trevor and Dinah Thompson
Publisher: Imray,Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd; 4th Revised edition edition (1 Aug 2004)
The Tyrrhenian sea: a sea-guide to its coasts and islands
By H. M. Denham
PAGINE AZZURRE (Il Portolano dei Mari d'Italia) in Italian. This is updated annually and gives excellent listings of facilities and services at various ports. http://www.pagineazzurre.com
Rod Heikell - Mediterraneo
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