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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 October.

Yachting Essentials

Electricity
Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz

Calor/Propane Gas
Bock Camping gaz and Italgaz are widely available in marinas, chandleries or in towns/cities.

Fuel
When fuel or a fuel berth is listed, then that is normally for diesel. For Gasoline (petrol) is often necessary to jerry can it from the nearest fuel station in the town.

Facilities
'All facilities' in a marina description indicates that water, electricity, toilets and, usually showers, are available. If they are not, then what is available is listed separately.

Opening Hours

Many businesses and services are closed for a 2 hour or more lunch break. It can vary between 12:00 and 15:00.

Many services, especially cafes and restaurants, close outside of the holiday season.

If planning visiting one of the smaller or remote marinas or harbours outside of the season, it it advisable to contact them in advance. otherwise you may not find any staff available.

Money

Euro

Most credit cards are widely accepted.

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.

Many marinas and some harbours have WiFi. It is not always free.

Transport

Tickets on public transport must be endorsed in a ticket machine before you start a journey. Officials patrol public transport and will issue an on the spot fine of Euros 100 to 500 (reduced to Euros 50 if paid immediately) if you don’t hold an endorsed ticket.

Only use officially licensed taxis. These will have a taxi sign on the roof. Make sure the meter in the taxi has been reset before you set off.

Diplomatic Missions

Events

June Superyacht Regatta
Porto Cervo, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (http://www.yccs.it/en/), hosts a Superyacht Regatta every June.

Emergencies

Carabinieri (national gendarmerie of Italy) -  Tel: 112

Police, ambulance, fire - Tel: 113

Medical emergencies - Tel: 118

Coastguard - Tel: 1530 - http://www.guardiacostiera.gov.it/

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Italian Waters Pilot 2015
By Rod and Lucinda Heikell (Fully revised 9th Edition 2015)
Publisher: Imray
ISBN -9781846235993
A comprehensive yachtsmans guide to the west and south coast of Italy including the islands of Sardinia, Sicily & Malta.

Mediterranean Almanac 2015/16
By Rod and Lucinda Heikell (9th Edition)
Publisher: Imray (2015)
ISBN - 9781846235993
This new ninth edition contains numerous revisions throughout, but in particular the text, plans and photographs have been completely overhauled. There are a large number of new and amended plans and Rod Heikell has taken a lot of care to research the details of marine developments. Where it has been available information is given on proposed changes and extensions to yacht harbours. Marine reserves are now an important feature of the coasts and off-lying islands, particularly in Sardinia and Sicily, and this edition provides updated details of the latest regulations.

Corsica and North Sardinia
Including La Maddalena Archipelago
By RCCPF / John Marchment
Publisher: Imray (3rd edition 2013)
ISBN: 9781846235535
The RCC's guide to the beautiful cruising coasts of Corsica, the Bouches de Bonifacio and Sardinia's island-studded north coast has been thoroughly updated and revised by John Marchment during 2013. Full details are given of new marine reserves and their associated regulations.

Adriatic Pilot
By Trevor and Dinah Thompson
Publisher: Imray (7th edition 2016)
ISBN: 9781846236907
Adriatic Pilot is the standard guide to Croatia and the neighbouring countries of Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania which is now celebrating 25 years of publication. It also provides coverage of the eastern coast of Italy and is the only guide to the Venice Lagoon and harbours adjacent to Istria. At present, this is the only book that covers the entire Adriatic region in a single volume.

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. www.pagineazzurre.com

Italy Tourist Board
http://www.italia.it/en/home.html

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

A useful short guide to the ports and marinas in Sardinia and the facilities they offer can be found at www.sarnow.com

Update History

March 2017: Formalities and general information updated.
February 2017: All Italian ports updated.
May 2016: Chandleries added.
January 2016: Formalities, security, transport, links checked/updated.
April 2015: Publications reviewed/revised
October 2014: Clearance, Customs and Immigration checked/updated.
June 2013: All formalities checked.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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vtomanov
vtomanov says:
May 25, 2017 03:08 PM

I'm investigating different options for my trip from France to Greece and looking for suggestions for:
1. place/marina/mooring around Genoa/Italy to leave my sailing boat (9.98x3.5m 2m draft) from 11 Jul to 20 Jul.
2. place/marina/mooring around Naples/Italy to leave my sailing boat (9.98x3.5m 2m draft) for a week from 12th August.

inlu
inlu says:
May 09, 2017 06:31 PM

Warning for the marina Fossa de Gallo. Extremely boring marina with a 1 km walk to the nearest village. Expensive and you get nothing but a berth. They charged us 70 euros in early May.

Boatnotes
Boatnotes says:
Mar 03, 2017 12:14 PM

We arrived from Corfu, first port of call was Le Castella, a very sleep little fishing town with a fort worth visiting. We couldn't reach anyone at the marina so we went inside the fishing port and moored alongside for one night. The fishermen said it was ok. We found one pizza place open and had the best pizza and calzone for around €5 each!!

Armando Addati
Armando Addati says:
Jan 11, 2016 07:14 PM

I am available for any information regarding cruising in Italy, specially on the warnings and advices. In particular I can help you if you are cruising on: Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Rome, Calabria, Rocella Ionica. Please do not hesitate to ask I'll be happy to help you. You find my contact information in my profile. Armando

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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