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 Italy - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +1, summer time UTC +2 from the last weekend in March to the last weekend in September.

Electrical Supply

Voltage: 230 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Money

Euro

Communications

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.

Diplomatic Missions

Events

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

Emergencies - Dial 112

Publications

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)
ISBN-13: 978-1846230837

Italian Waters Pilot
By Rod Heikell
Publisher: Imray
8th Revised edition (May 2011)
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.

Adriatic Pilot
By Trevor and Dinah Thompson
Publisher: Imray,Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd; 4th Revised edition edition (1 Aug 2004)
ISBN-13: 978-0852887004

The Tyrrhenian sea: a sea-guide to its coasts and islands
By H. M. Denham
ISBN 0719533600

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

JimB's Sail Europe website for West Italy , East Italy , Sardinia and Sicily

Italian State Tourism Organisation.

Rod Heikell - Mediterraneo
http://www.mediterraneansailing.info/rodheikell.htm
Information on cruising in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and the rest of the Mediterranean.

Update History

June 2013: All formalities checked.

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Dobrich
Dobrich says:
Feb 26, 2014 01:20 PM

In the Agrigento area the San Leone Mediterraneo Yachting Club is a small extremely customer oriented entity. Good protection and 20 minutes from the Valley of the Temples.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Sep 24, 2014 12:24 PM

Posted on behalf of Nico Cortlever:
Capo San Vito:
During our approach of the harbour we hit an object in 13 m deep water. The depth of this object is approx 3 m. It can be a rock or a wreck. It is not on any of the electronic maps. The location of the object is approx. 38 11.19 N 012 44.19 W. Stay away from this area!
The anchorage north of the harbour is excellent in strong westerlies.

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