Boat mooring, here are the top 8 ports in Italy


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Italy, a country for…. travellers. Today, indeed, the peninsula offers 200 marinas spread over 7,600 km ( islands included) of coastline. In the Mediterranean, only Greece offers more since its thousands of islands total 13,676 km of coasts. But, in terms of port hospitality, Italy is at the top with 90,000 modern marinas and 80,000 “old-fashioned” ports. Thus, the total number of Italian berths for boats from 6 meters on is 170,000. More specifically, the area with the greatest accommodation capacity is the northern Adriatic, with 30 equipped marinas and 17,000 berths.

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Costo dell’affitto annuale di una barca di 12 metri

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However, the maritime tradition of these regions causes the total amount of berths from 6 meters on to reach 30,000 berths. Sicily is experiencing an interesting growth not only thanks to foreign tourists but also thanks to Italian yachtsmen who take their own boat to the south. This has been possible also thanks to low-cost flights that, even out of season, make a weekend in the South really cheap. As for prices, the table above gives an idea of the current rates at the Italian marinas. Our survey is based on the annual rate for a 12-metre boat. For a 9-meter boat, instead, the cost is even 25/30% lower while, for a 18-meter boat, you have to double the cost foreseen for a 12-meter boat. The Ligurian Sea, thanks to the proximity of north-western, Milanese and Turinese yachtsmen, offers higher rates. Very interesting are, instead, annual rates in Sardinia and in the Ionian Sea: prices are about the half of the Ligurian ones. On the rise are mooring rates in the northern and central Tyrrhenian, especially because of the proximity of the most charming Italian islands. Equally noteworthy are the marinas in northern Adriatic that are also excellent starting points to visit Croatia. On the next pages, you can find some among the best marinas in Italy that stand out for services and hospitality.

Toscana (Livorno) | Marina Cala de’ Medici | Hospitality and services in the heart of the Etruscan Coast

Between the well-known seaside resort of Castiglioncello and Rosignano Solvay raises the Marina Cala de’ Medici, a cutting-edge and easy-to-reach marina. Consisting of an inner breakwater, a quay and a northern basin, it hosts 9 jetties. Thanks to its geographically strategic position, the marina is an ideal starting point to sail to the Tuscan archipelago or Corsica. The Cala de’ Medici is also a environment-friendly marina. Its staff offers 24h/24 mooring assistance. The marina includes a lively 3,000 square meter village with many shops, restaurants, coffee bars, a gym, a spa, a specialized shipyard and a yacht club which often organizes sailing competitions and yachting events. Finally, the marina offers the opportunity to book your berth directly from your smartphone, tablet or PC through the official App. Numero posti barca totale: 650 – Lunghezza metri max: 36 Profondità metri: 6

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Isola di Cavallo (Corsica, Francia) | To the discovery of southern Corsica

Situated just in front of the southern point of Corsica, Cavallo Island is part of the Lavezzi Archipelago and the Bonifacio Strait International Marine Park. This is why, the only access point to this private island is represented by its modern and well-equipped marina. It’s an experience not to be missed, a great opportunity to find out a pristine nature and to relax in a silence rarely found in other places of the Mediterranean, between turquoise waters and white-sand beaches. For summer 2018, the port of Cavallo proposes a special 50% discount on mooring rates ( excluding the period between 8th and 20th August). Equipped with a well-signalled access channel, the port of Cavallo offers many services, including water and electricity supply on the dock, Wi-Fi connection, toilets, showers, mooring assistance and skilled staff. In the surroundings of the marina raises the Hotel des Pecheurs, a 5-star hotel with exclusive suites, an elegant restaurant and a cutting-edge spa. Numero posti barca totale: 200 – Lunghezza metri max: 35 Profondità metri: 3

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Sardegna (Olbia Tempio) Marina Cala Dei Sardi | In the wonders of Costa Smeralda

Marina Cala dei Sardi is the largest and the most environment-friendly marina in Costa Smeralda. Situated in the Gulf of Cugnana, between Porto Rotondo and Portisco, it consists of jetties, breakwaters and Seaflex system, a special mooring system by Marinetek, a company specialized in the manufacturing of gloating marinas, that combines stability with respect for marine streams. The marina offers a wide range of services, including electricity, drinkable water, Wi-Fi, reception, toilets, showers, coffee bars, restaurants, parking, CCTV cameras, shuttle and taxi service, galley supply, mechanical, electric and electronic assistance, rigging and sails service, 24h/24 mooring assistance. Numero posti barca totale: 140 – Lunghezza metri max: 70 Profondità metri: 3-6,8


Sicilia (Capo d’Orlando) | Opposite the Aeolian Islands, surrounded by the Sicilian beauty

Inaugurated in 2017, the Sicilian marina has immediately proved to be an important player within the Italian and Mediterranean yachting scenario. It’s a real 5-star resort immersed in the beauty of the north-western Sicilian coast, just a few miles away from the Aeolian islands. Elegant and modern buildings complete this sophisticated tourist facility. Services include technical assistance, boat storage, a filling station and a 3,000-square-meter shop ping galley with boutiques, bars, restaurants, cigarette shops, mini markets, ship chandlers and laundry. Other services include water and electricity supply, 24-hour surveillance, weather forecast, fire-fighting system, Wi-Fi and 860 parking spaces. Numero posti barca totale: 553 – Lunghezza metri max: 40 Profondità metri: 3,5-5

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Liguria (Genova) | Marina Genova | An excellence in Ligurian coasts

One among the most modern marinas, situated just 10 minutes away from the centre of Genoa and 5 minutes away from the international airport, this marina has got the prestigious RINA “Marina Excellence” certification. It includes three docks, 500 berths, exclusive ship chandlers and much more. It has recently got the “Marina Resort” certification thanks to the presence of a Boutique Hotel and 9 restaurants. This is why the Marina is a place to live throughout the year, where yachtsmen can often enjoy art and cultural events. Services include a 24/7 Hospitality Desk, a Master Lounge, a fitness area and a Yacht Club. A village with over 200 apartments and exclusive shop chandlers complete the Marina Resort. Numero posti barca totale: 500 – Lunghezza metri max: 130 Profondità metri: 15

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Liguria (Loano) | Marina di Loano |Exclusively for everyone

Overlooking the sea of the tourist village of Loano, plunged in the green olive trees of the Ligurian Riviera, the Marina di Loano is a perfect location for anyone looking for a cutting-edge marina. The port facility, indeed, offers many opportunities to enjoy the magic atmospheres of the sea in all seasons as well as a cutting-edge conference centre named Marina Centre. The basin of the Marina di Loano is easy to reach and protected by a massive inner breakwater which makes it a safe port in all seasons and in any weather condition. High-quality hospitality and safety are guaranteed 24/7 throughout the year. Services include 24-hour mooring assistance, 100 CCTV cameras, Internet connection, laundry, restaurants and pubs, diving centre, sailing school and windsurf rental at Circolo Nautico Loano. Finally, the Yacht Club offers high-quality services, like “Il Ristorante”, a guest house, a spa and a solarium. Numero posti barca totale: 900 – Lunghezza metri max: 77 Profondità metri: 3,5-5

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Liguria (Varazze) | Marina di Varazze | The ideal starting point to explore Ligurian and French coasts

The strategic position and the proximity to the main cities of northern Italy and central Europe are among the main strong points of the Marina di Varazze, open 360 days a year. Immersed in the green, at the foot of the Beigua Regional Natural Park, the port is linked to the heart of the picturesque village by a lovely promenade. The architectural complex, designed in the total respect of environment, includes 8 different buildings inspired by the Ligurian beach resorts of early 1900s. The experience that Azimut-Benetti Group and its Chairman Paolo Vitelli have decided to transfer to the port translates into the driving philosophy of the project, that is the desire to provide yachtsmen with the best holiday never experienced both at land and at sea. Services include Wi-Fi, web-cam service, night video surveillance, watchmen and Alfa Servizi Nautici, a well-equipped shipyard for the maintenance of boats up to 400 tons and 50 meters in length. Numero posti barca totale: 800 – Lunghezza metri max: 45 Profondità metri: 3-8

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Toscana (Pisa) | Porto di Pisa Quella “porta” per la Toscana That “gate” to Tuscany

Nestled between the mouth of the Arno river and the village of Marina di Pisa, Porto di Pisa is a cutting-edge environment-frien- dly marina which combines the old maritime tradition of the Republic of Pisa with the most modern and advanced techno- logies. Situated within the Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli, the port finds in the respect and sharing of the sea its main vocation. Services include: mooring assistance, electrici- ty and drinkable water supply, Wi-Fi, 24-hour surveillance, bilge waters collection, toilets (located at distance of up to 100 meters away from each berth), 500 parking spaces (250 of which are co- vered) in the large private parking. An amazing green peninsula hosts the Yacht Club Repubblica Marinara di Pisa Restaurant and Lounge Bar. Numero posti barca totale: 354 – Lunghezza metri max: 50 Profondità metri: 5




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