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
Most credit cards are widely accepted.
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.
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.
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
Italian Waters Pilot 2015
By Rod and Lucinda Heikell (Fully revised 9th Edition)
A yachtsmans guide to the west and south coast of Italy including the islands of Sardinia, Sicily & Malta.
ISBN - 9781846235993
Price - £37.50
Corsica and North Sardinia
Including La Maddalena Archipelago
By RCCPF / John Marchment
Publisher: Imray; 3rd edition (2013)
By Trevor and Dinah Thompson
Publisher:Imray,Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd; 6th Revised edition edition (1 April 2012)
The Tyrrhenian sea: a sea-guide to its coasts and islands
By H. M. Denham
Published by John Murray Publishers (1969)
ISBN 13: 9780719518829
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
Information on cruising in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and the rest of the Mediterranean.
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.
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